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Today, we remember those millions of men and women, who fought and died in Europe and the Middle East. We will remember them.

Posted by volcol on Nov 11th, 2010

Now then, to business.

We've been very busy once again this month, and seen some great new additions to the team.

Firstly, I was in for a surprise when Daniel "DannyCon" Conroy posted in our recruitment thread over at the WWI Source forums. A stunning modeller, Danny has totally remodelled our current Lewis Gun, we can promise the fully textured item in the next update.

Next up, We now have an exceptional animator, Christopher "Tank" Davis, who's going to be working his magic on all of our new weapons. He's been working on the Gewehr 98 recently, but due to technical faults, we can't share with you the full animation :( We hope to share these animations as soon as the issue is fixed. Until then, here's the WIP reload.

We've several new map in the works, including work from Info_player_start and Ashton. Currently, we are looking at a total revamp of our current textures (see jobs below)

Media:
-New Stick Grenade
-Lewis Gun High Poly
-Enfield SMLE WIP
-Ypres 1917 WIP Shots
-Finished Huhle Shots

Game news:
-New melee weapons to be included.
-The inclusion of the Jam Tin Grenade and also the Egg grenade, for the early war maps.
-Potential new rain effect for Passchendaele

Community Art competition:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

We are holding a competition for concept artists, however, all relevant entries are welcome.

The task is as follows, we would like the community to produce a piece of artwork to depict the above poem. All art styles of art can be used, however, artwork must be tasteful and on topic. The work best portraying the pain and suffering of those who faught in the war shall be declared the winner (by developer vote)

Deadline: 5th Dec 2010

Winner shall have his/her artwork used as in game menu art and it shall also be used in the next WWI Source news update.

Jobs:
3D modeller, must be able to UV their own work - texturing is a bonus. Work will include props and various other items found on a battle field.

Texture artist, we need an environmental texture artist to bring our maps up to scratch.

Character animator, someone with experience in character animation.

All applicants please apply in the recruitment thread found here: Ww1-source.net

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

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Hendrix
Hendrix Nov 12 2010, 10:57am says:

we WILL Remember them.

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Shoelip
Shoelip Nov 13 2010, 4:45am says:

You guys are Canadian? Not that I have a problem with it or anything, I just didn't know before.

I don't think I'll enter the contest though, not because I'm terrible at drawing (which I am), but because I never win anything, and losing a contest would be a terrible birthday present. :p

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volcol Author
volcol Nov 13 2010, 9:01am replied:

We're not Canadian, we just find this peom more fitting to what we are trying to accomplish.

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Shoelip
Shoelip Nov 14 2010, 3:26pm replied:

Er, I was talking about the fact that you call it Rememberance Day instead of Veteran's Day. Or do Europeans celebrate the same secular holiday on the same day as north Americans?

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volcol Author
volcol Nov 17 2010, 3:25pm replied:

We call it rememberance day, or armistice day in some parts.

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ Nov 13 2010, 7:12am says:

please no gore. Gore is overrated in showing the pain of war.

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