Zeitgeist. A single player project set in the futuristic 1930s of an alternate history. Find the masterminds behind a bombing attack, and dive into a world of devastation, science, secret societies and intrigues. Features: - Dynamic gameplay combining free movement, role playing and action elements. - Realistic locations with a high value of recognition set in several European cities such as London, Venice and Prague. - An entertaining, suspense-packed background story, taken straight from the 2000 pages of three novels. - The unique atmosphere of the 1930s; streamline design, futuristic architecture, zeppelins and neon signs blending with the age of steam, monarchy and industry. - Zeppelins. “... for the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.” - Lao Tzu

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New location, update on progress, new blog announcement

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Have you been to the museum lately?

Well, whenever it was, certainly it's been too long ago! The museum is always worth a visit. There is so much to see! Sculptures from Egypt, paintings from the continent, rare books... and, honestly, are YOU always certain that this is "just an old, dusty mummy" in that coffin next to you?



As you can see, we spent a lot of time creating new assets and improving the existing material. Also, with the more modern touch of the Bauhaus and "Art Modern" style buildings both in the 3D-skybox and the accessible parts of the level, we hope that the Steam- and Dieselpunk fans and Dystopia-worshippers among you can sleep a little bit easier now. This new location bordering Montague Place will be of quite some importance to the story, as back in 1934 (and, also, in Zeitgeist's 1934...), the British Library had been a part of the museum. As you can imagine, Mr. Czerny is an enthusiastic reader...



We would also like to point your attention towards our new Blog . In that blog, we are going to talk about our progress with Zeitgeist, probably some random facts and comparisons between architecture and lifestyle from the 1920s/30s area and today, and, which is probably more important, share all that we know with you through tutorials.

For starters, Patrick and Bastian wrote a pretty much all-explaining Maya 2011 specific tutorial due to a brutal lack of Maya and source workflow tutorials. It will explain the whole process of creating a cube in maya and compiling it for source; we hope that it will be helpful to many of you!

By the way: we'd like to thank all the people who gave us their vote in this year's MOTY-contest, and sorry! for not informing anybody by making an update six days ago. In fact, all of us were taken by surprise that it's mid-november again - haven't the summer holidays been over just a week ago?! We really do appreciate all of your votes, and this year we can really need all the support you can give us!

Best regards,
The Zeitgeist Dev Team

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Wow, amazing work as always. I'm glad you're doing tutorials.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Great level work, I'm intrigued by the boat looking car.

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MARiN3
MARiN3

that looks awesome !

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D3ads
D3ads

Amazing work as usual! I would say that the 2D backdrop kinda sticks out though, since it's so obviously just a set of alpha images, is that just a placeholder until you model the backdrop properly?

Also in this image, the wheels of the car on the right are sinking into the ground, quite noticable :P

Albatros-ld.com

I look forward to seeing some gameplay footage eventually and hope you guys win something in the MOTY awards!

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Classic319
Classic319

Absolutely fantastic!

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pixelburp
pixelburp

Lovely looking shots - nice to see you've tried to clutter up the streets with the manhole covers, fallen leaves, telephone boxes etc., that's what really brings a street scene to life :)

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Looks really good. Great work!

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

Almost perfect. But I still think you should try to remove the fog effect.

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jjawinte
jjawinte

I'm going to agree with your comment, but solely for the purpose of performance. Lowering the density a bit for this reason would do just fine.

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Ekonk
Ekonk

Yes yes YES!

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Jike
Jike

Albatros-ld.com

the lamps dont seem to have shadows, sticking on top of the image

but it all looks awesome, great atmosphere, I want to play it :D

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jjawinte
jjawinte

As "pixelburp" mentioned above, one thing I too appreciate and which weighs heavily in my overall opinion of any mod or game, ( I don't believe " clutter " is the proper word ) are the smaller details a developer takes the extra time and effort to include for enhancing an environment. In case you don't know me, I'm all about environmental detailing.

It doesn't need to be extraordinary either by any means. It's as simple as just staying true to time-period themed models, props, decals and structure designs or reinforcing a seasonal period with the placement of a few small clumps of leaves in a corner here and there, i.e..

Properly reflecting a realistic state of an environment with conditions we'd consider " normal " for it - projecting the well maintained state of a more populated area or using heavier debris and a more decayed look for a disused one, allows for a much higher state of immersion by allowing me to more easily associate with the areas mood. For me, it's all these small touches that signifies to me just how much the developer is trying to facilitate that experience for me. For the record, I am very much looking forward to getting lost within the Zeitgeist project. Stunning work !

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bobsbarricades
bobsbarricades

bad a. keep up the good work guys!

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HecticGlenn
HecticGlenn

I'm a big fan of your art style, really nice update. Looking forward to the mod, don't go missing!

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