Star Wars: The New Era was the first large Star Wars modification attempt made on Source Engine. It was produced by Invision Games, a group of over 60 modders and Star Wars fans that have evolved from the Movie Battles 2 community and a mod team working on "Star Wars: Source" before. Star Wars: The New Era was supposed to become a class-based multiplayer experience featuring objective-based scenarios. The project was abandoned in 2013 after all of the remaining team members dropped due to time constraints after starting to study or working in the industry. Initially, the latest state of the mod was planned to be released under Creative Commons license to allow the community to continue the work. Unfortunately, getting in contact with many former team members in order to open-source their work did not work out, so the decision was made not to release any assets without express permit by the respective authors.
The Kultima Festival took place in Paris from the 2nd to 4th of November 2007. This festival, paired with the Chibi Japan Expo, portraits any kind of fictional arts, ranging from models and card games to films and computer games. Invision Games has been there with a small booth and a Team Deathmatch prototype as a sneak peak of the game. In this video, you are actually able to see the first moving gameplay sequences.