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Here is a small summary info about Lost Alpha development timeline from 2012 summer till 2013 summer... and a little extra.

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A lot has happened since last year, so let's see a quick summary of what we did, and what we are doing nowdays, with better words "where we are heading to?" :)



DezOwave members’ comments with some interesting information edited into a “Q&A” form



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dezodor Author
dezodor

finally, authorized :)

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Lоner
Lоner

Holland? The thought of Dez being in my country kinda feels awesome :)

Also, really in depth. Thanks for the info here guys. I'll link it on facepunch and other sites as well, people should read this.

Also, I always knew barin worked with you guys!

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Swirekster
Swirekster

This is very good info! :)

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PonkoWonko
PonkoWonko

Guys, I want to give you all of my money when it becomes a retail product. It looks amazing.

Oh and greetings from HOLLAND

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Chezzlor
Chezzlor

Very nice. I was longing for detailed information and direction. This sounds quite promising guys. If this is published as a paid product I will happily buy a copy for myself and friends. However I would assume it may take a little while longer if so.

If not I would still be happy to get a free copy anyway!

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Beac
Beac

Awesome guys, love to see the detailed story behind the mod (game?) as it is now! As always, very excited. Take your time.

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CobraMad
CobraMad

It was a really interesting report. So far, I like the current orientation because it seems to be very polished. I think you guys are doing a great job.
I would even pay for it, if you decide to "sell" your addon (since it's not a "simple" mod but a new experience).

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LeNimble
LeNimble

Very detailed, a great read. It really fills me with joy to know that Stalker just won't die. It really is a special universe. Thanks for everything.

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Finlander
Finlander

Beautiful

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nashathedog
nashathedog

From the vid you've done a great job on vegetation and the audio choice for the swamp map shown. A really enhanced rebuild.

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♠Atroxyph
♠Atroxyph

It's a very interesting article. Good luck in the future with the project!

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lowenz
lowenz

Hope for Q3 2013 now :D

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MemoHK
MemoHK

Those of you who say you'll buy the game when it comes out, better donate to them. They always need support from fans. ;)

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angryreefer
angryreefer

Thank you ive been waiting for an update on whats going on, im just glad its still alive. Love live lost alpha.

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Expack
Expack

FYI, for those who are wondering where the "Isn't GSC closed?" question comes from, it's from a report by a Ukrainian news site ( Gamasutra.com ). Said report was and is being reinforced by former members of GSC Game World ( Pcgamer.com ).

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Expack
Expack

nt

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DoctorSpanky
DoctorSpanky

WANT!

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jwill58
jwill58

Do you have a "Donate" link we can use to help you guys in Real Life . I know it takes money to get by and a little xtra cash might help you guys work better because you may not worry so much about other things. I will be honored to donate, as Im sure there are more men and women who would donate as well. Got a link ? :-)

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MemoHK
MemoHK

You can donate by going to their official page. The donate button is on the right side of the website. Dezowave.com

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vIE888
vIE888

Don't stop, I really like what You're guys doing!
Great work so far, I'm waiting for some more.
Don't rush, there's always a time for ambitious projects.
Thank You and Good Luck!

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Legacy_of_Blood
Legacy_of_Blood

Thank you for this wonderful mod. Good to see you guys are good and the development is still going.

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Goatvomitor
Goatvomitor

It just keeps getting better!

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CAPTAINJAPAN
CAPTAINJAPAN

Great update! It cleared up a lot of questions and the worries I had about the game. I thought GSC was a money-sucking vampire that turned into a joke, but now I see theres nothing to worry about.

Keep up the good work

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smellydrinks
smellydrinks

When you say 30 levels do you mean outdoor maps? If not how many outdoor maps are we talking about?

I'll happily buy it when its released either way!

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boredgunner
boredgunner

I'm pretty sure that includes underground/indoor maps too. This might be outdated but it's worth a look:

Moddb.com

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smellydrinks
smellydrinks

Holy hell that's an impressive list!

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Lagahan
Lagahan

Guys, I'm delighted that you are going to be making revenue from this at release.
I'm studying games development myself, having been following this mod since around 2009/10 and seeing the sheer amount of work you have put into this, you deserve to make money on it.
I might even send you guys money for a round of beers if you make release before summer 2014!

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Erik313
Erik313

Absolutely beautiful

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neeeksta
neeeksta

Show me a download link and I will throw digital gold at it as hard as I can!
Great reading, inspiring stuff hope it all goes well, keep up the good work.

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DonReba
DonReba

Thanks for the update.

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Mr.tibbs
Mr.tibbs

Fantastic update!

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logan35
logan35

Really thankful that the dezowave team takes time to talk to their fans in little updates like this, thanks guys!!!

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Guest
Guest

'Authorized', Dez? Is that indication of some success with GSC? I'm not anonymous, by the way - I'm steelyglint (GSC & Steam), or Red Schuhart on the old PS site.

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dezodor Author
dezodor

i was referring to the moddb site, usually a day passes by before they authorize the news you post. before that, its not visible to public.

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Strechea
Strechea

Hey will the game be 3rd person?

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Cossack-HD Creator
Cossack-HD

Watch the happy new year 2013 video (it's here in the article) - there are both 1st and 3rd person modes.

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BruZLi
BruZLi

Awesome news! I'm so happy that you guys posted incoming news about your team, overall game progress and some cool details. Thoose new tree textures look astonishing! Looks more or less better than Call of Pripyat, especially the vegetation in Cordon, right in the rookie camp, unbelivably astonishing! Looks so dense and realistic, now you can really say it's a green forest zone, that depicts the real exclusion zone around Chernobyl in real life! I'm simply amazed and excited that i read this, thanks for posting info to us fan's, it means the world for us that keep an eye on this project like no other out there!

Just, a quick question that bothers me to know: Will you also update weapon textures to new hi-quality ones, or will you just use the old vanilla ones? The vanilla Obokan always looked bad and low quality, well most of them vanilla weapons look like that, even in Call of Pripyat. So will there be changes in weapon textures, or will you just stick the vanilla ones?

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Bangalore
Bangalore

"We are also working on Russian and Italian text translations."
What about a hungarian translation? :-P

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BruZLi
BruZLi

I just hope they add the russian audio language, and english dialogue text. Best combination IMO, i just hate the english audio language in all three games....

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

" So, you aren't remaking “the old, forgotten S.T.A.L.K.E.R.” any longer?
We have to make the game less hardcore and give more hints to the players."

I hope there will be a lot of options to turn this "hold-my-hand" options off. The old stalker looked and was hardcore. Also, The Arena sucks :p. But I just hope, if this becomes retail, it will be on steam. And the ultimate dream, a nice retail release, like I said, with a nice collector's edition, but that's dreaming I guess :).

"As a little insider info, we can tell you that there will be also a comic story published as a part of the project. Definitely one worth watching :)." => Awsome!

I just hope this project doesn't radical change course, and stays your guys "dream"! We all know here what we want of the ultimate Stalker game ;).. Also wondering about the story, since it's a side story now, and not a "re-imagining" of the original story?

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Xeros612
Xeros612

"I hope there will be a lot of options to turn this "hold-my-hand" options off."

Agreed. I'm hoping that the GSC-demanded "make it easier" isn't nearly as bad as even Metro:LL, let alone other modern shooters, along with having a "hardcore" option either present or added as a mod.

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WinterOG
WinterOG

I'm getting pretty excited to play this now. I can't wait.

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Firmament
Firmament

So, LA is not dead... It even looks more and more promising! Great news :)

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