For the last few weeks, the world has been quite busy dealing with hangovers and filling stomachs with Christmas goodies. In actuality, there is not that much for us to report this month because we've been taking a bit of a holiday break ourselves. We have loaded some of the last release candidate builds to the Steam servers, and they're quite ready to go. It's up to Valve to press the button now.
Besides that, a few developers have been compiling a few things, and adding finishing touches. Below, we've put together a quick video to show you a couple small things that we have been working on.
Rabidpenguin, one of the team's newest additions, is a very talented modeler and animator. He has been working on animating a couple of models overdue for such an honor, over the last few weeks. His latest score are two commonly used models in cyberspace, the cyber-shard and the ice-mine.
Sverek, our new sound engineer has been working diligently on adding new sounds, and changing old ones, to move away a lot of our sound base from Half-Life 2 oriented sounds. He has proven to be quite a hard worker, and has made exceptional progress.
Finally, a few of the mappers have made an update. Venciera, original author of Cybernetic, has been working pretty hard to give his map some fresh updates. Flying cars, a floating hostage pod and a teleportation device are just some of the things he's been perfecting.
Turning the page, to a little bit of a different side of things, we have great news for everyone regarding the statistics system. To kick it all off, we will give everyone a glance at all of the first 42 achievements available in the 1.2 Statistics system.
To close it up, we'd like to let everyone know that all supporters can now access the 1.2 stats system for use, and if they'd like, defect identification. Upon 1.2's release, the stats system will host a larger array of features for the Dystopia community than the previous system. Also, supporters will have many exclusive features available to them.
Check out the new stats system, available now for supporters! And have a happy 2009 everyone!
Finally, make sure to help get Dystopia nominated to the top 100 for the ModDB Mod of the Year Awards for 2008!