Immerse yourself in your favorite media and share with your friends by personalizing 3D worlds with your favorite stuff.
Over the Summer Source Media Arcade has been getting a complete over hall from the ground-up, including a rewrite of the entire mod using the MUTLIPLAYER Source SDK Base. Many NEW features have worked their way into the current private beta, as well as a plethora of upgraded old features. Here are some of the highlights from the work that has been done.
Posted by SM_Sith_Lord on Sep 10th, 2011
Over the Summer Source Media Arcade has been getting a complete over hall from the ground-up, including a rewrite of the entire mod using the MUTLIPLAYER Source SDK Base. Many NEW features have worked their way into the current private beta, as well as a plethora of upgraded old features. Here are some of the highlights from the work that has been done:
Last Friday, the official private test server went LIVE once again and multiplayer testing has resumed on a near-nightly basis. Currently the focus of the multiplayer tests are to work out the bugs in the artwork downloading and in-game match making systems. Testers are also being encouraged to explore in singleplayer mode as well with a focus on the web-scraping and user interface systems.
On the art side of things, I have begun preliminary work on the new map designs. Even though combat is far from the main focus of the designs, the maps will have good flow and allow players to quickly get from one area to the next. Each area will have a particular theme associated with movie/game genres. For example, a Western-themed area to hold all of your cowboy games and classic Western movies. A science fiction area to house all of your space shooters and Star Wars sagas. The transition between the Western and Sci-Fi areas can contain items which are a mix of the genres, such as StarCraft II and Firefly/Serenity. When more than 2 genres are thrown into the mix you can quickly see how the FLOW of the map can become very interwoven and complex.
It has never been easier to use Source Media Arcade. Out-of-the-box you will automatically have EVERY Steam game that you own; at your finger tips and ready to be placed in a 3D arcade. The DAY that new Steam games are released they will be in your library complete with screenshot and marquee images without you even thinking. Even adding non-Steam games is now highly automated with massive online databases of information for games, movies, and TV shows at your fingertips. You will be ready to go in a matter of seconds.
If these overview updates are too few and far between for you, keep an eye on the official development blog, subscribe to my feed, like me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter for the details on every little thing I do (as far as game design goes).
But if you'd like to get into the mix before everybody else, I am still looking for intelligent, dedicated gamers to volunteer their time to the PRIVATE beta testing phase that is going on RIGHT NOW! If you're planning on using SM Arcade when it's released, your feedback during the beta testing phase would be HIGHLY valuable because you are the very person I am trying to please. Just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave me a post in the forums, or private message me on ModDB and let's exchange Steam friend IDs. Just remember that beta versions require more effort to use than the fully-polished release versions.