Fight a massive deep space war and participate in the destruction of capital ships in this innovative blend of FPS and space combat. Bomb important systems, escort a squad of marines to cause damage from the inside. Watch as railguns fire projectiles the size of buses at the enemy hull. Fight with many futuristic weapons including a flamethrower and remote controlled SMG.

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Talk of maps, features, balance and Steam Distribution.

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A few weeks ago, we were approached by Valve to distribute Eternal Silence on Steam. You may have heard about 5 other mods releasing on Steam last week. They have seen great success as their projects were marketed to some 15 million gamers. We're happy to announce Eternal Silence will get the same treatment within the next month.

We are wrapping up development on 3.2, and it's doing pretty good. Since the last news post, we've gone and redone all of the infantry balancing. Many of our testers said the difference was instantly noticeable, so for all those who thought our infantry combat needed just a little tweak, it's here. We've increased damage on most of the weapons, increased armor on all players and introduced interesting class differences which promote a different approach to combat for each class.

Distribution on Steam gives us many perks, but we are most excited about being able to instantly update everyone to the latest ES. We expect to release patches much more frequently, since it's so simple now. Over time you will see us adding achievements, stats and other goodies.

I'll close with some map screenshots our mapper Michael has cooked up. He has forked development of es_nebular into es_ice, a new map we will be promoting. The infantry layout has changed for both teams and the space is less foggy. This is only the beginning, we have another half-dozen maps under development behind the scenes, but we can't ruin all the surprises.


There are many more pictures posted in our gallery so check those out too.

3.2 will be ready next month. Keep an eye out for a Steam Update about us. We expect a good turnout for this one.

Dan

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TwistAndShout
TwistAndShout

Sweet! A deserving mod. Congrats!

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crimson_omen
crimson_omen

nice this is something ES needs, last i checked there wasn't anybody on..

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Nathanius
Nathanius

More people on the best space sim since Bridge Commander, better in some ways coz you can dump the ship when it's about to blow and go shoot whoever was shooting at you!

That brings to mind, escape pods for the fighters. Are you going to do anything like that? Just something simple that you can use to get back to the capital ship if you're quick enough to hit eject before you're blown out of the stars?

Just a thought!

Nice work!

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sonicboy3060
sonicboy3060

Sounds like a nice idea

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Congrats, it all sounds great

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56er
56er

This is (or will be) the best mod from the steamed games!
I can t wait to see 3.2, also the tweakening.
I would may be integrate another class, called defenders, being the opposite of hackers, having more health and stuff that makes a BIG bang...
and maybe a medic for the hacker class, and a silencer for the SMG, that would be great(my fantasys are going along with me sometimes;)

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sonicboy3060
sonicboy3060

this was that upcoming third party game there putting on steam. I saw it in the patch notes like yesterday. Good mod. But i hope they put Obsidian conflict on steam though.

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MCDT
MCDT

Also, Empires should make it in too. It WILL do though.

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viper276
viper276

THANK GOD(this was excitment not yelling)
That great news

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats guys. Releasing off steam was a huge success for us and I can't wait to check out the newest version of ES when its out on steam.

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skimmary
skimmary

This is one of the most enjoyable Sci-fi games i've ever played. Even better then the most star wars games. And this isn't even a game! It's a free mod!!!! Which makes it 10 times betetr! Great news when it comes on STEAM and then it should hit big time :]

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Lez
Lez

Saying that it is not a game is extreamly disrespectful to the work they have put in. Mod's are games too.

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urinal-cake
urinal-cake

Agreed with Lez.

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supersonic255
supersonic255

yayzors me cant wait for this awesome mod

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longshanksAOC
longshanksAOC

Looking forward to seeing you guys on steam with the other mods and us. An extremely deserving mod that will definitely be widely received :)

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Mastix
Mastix

I'm so happy =)

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