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Quite possibly our most important update yet, folks! Check it out!

Posted by QuarterLife on Apr 1st, 2011

City 17: Episode One

Our biggest update yet!


That's right folks. City 17 is going to be a full on Retail game! Gear Development Group has been acquired by RAD Software Inc, who have negotiated the deal with Valve. City 17 will be distributed on Steam, but that's not all, no sir! We've also gained numerous contracts with outside hardware developers, which has allowed us to support many of the future controller options endorsed by RAD Software Inc! Inquire below!



Steam Distribution

Now guys, don't panic. City 17: Episode 1 is being released on Steam for the low-low price of $15 a chapter. $15! That's a mere $8 for every year of our lives we put into this game! And of course, Steam Distribution means it'll be even easier to receive updates, and show your friends what achievements you've unlocked! The first chapter will be our main story chapter, and will therefore only contain narration. Chapters 2-4 will contain the majority of gameplay.



Rad Software Inc Technologies

As you may or may not already know, City 17: Episode 1 supports the Novint Falcon controller and FaceAPI head tracking. But, thanks to our new overlords at RAD Software Inc, we now also support the following alternative controller schemes and hardware, all of which can be used simultaniously for the best possible gameplay experience!

True-To-Life 3D!

Thanks to some big fat licensing deals with Nvidia, we now have full support for 3D monitors! Headcrabs will literally fly into your face. You'll be able to experience City 17 in a while new dimension, and you'll look good doing it too!


Nintendo's Wii Fit Pad!

RAD Software is closely associated with Nintendo, and as such, we have been given the glorious opportunity to use the Wii Fit board to it's full potential as a PC controller. Player movement in City 17 can now be handled by a Wii Fit board, giving the player an unprecedented level of realism and immersion. Simply lean to travel in a direction, and walk in place to move! So simple! 


ScentSciences - Smell-O-Vision of the future!

That's right folks! Now you can smell the rotting corpses in City 17! RAD Software Inc has given us the licenses and SDKs to use ScientScience's amazing new device! Experience City 17 and the Half-Life universe in a whole new way!
 


 

ATI Eyefinity

We got in contact with ATI through RAD Software, who were kind enough to meet us in person and help improve the Eyefinity support in the Source Engine. City 17 now supports up to 24 monitors at once! That means you can play City 17 in complete surround vision at resolutions up to 15360x3240! Talk about a lot of pixels for your dollar!


Just imagine using all of these wonderful technological advancements at once! You'll be the coolest kid on your block, that's for sure!


Well folks, that's it for this update! But we'll see you again with more updates soon! Once we settle into our new offices at RAD Software Inc, we'll be releasing the first episode of City 17! Expect in the next few months!

City 17: Episode One
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Zlandael
Zlandael Apr 1 2011, 8:22pm says:

Nice april fools joke, but PLEASE implement Wii balance board technology.

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QuarterLife
QuarterLife Apr 1 2011, 8:23pm replied:

April fools joke? Are you kidding me. We spent months of this stuff :(

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Klammy
Klammy Apr 1 2011, 9:47pm replied:

He's just in shock.

+14 votes     reply to comment
Captain-Arse
Captain-Arse Apr 3 2011, 2:29pm replied:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feB7Oc8rw1o&NR=1 xD

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MaxOfS2D
MaxOfS2D Apr 1 2011, 8:24pm says:

I'm more excited than ever

+4 votes     reply to comment
Stoudemire15
Stoudemire15 Apr 1 2011, 9:45pm replied:

Now I really hope they release to Singapore or else I am going to burn that company to hell.

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aqil02
aqil02 Apr 2 2011, 1:46am replied:

ABODEN OF COURSE LA.ITS FKING STEAM LE

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Apr 2 2011, 3:10am replied:

Wat

+7 votes     reply to comment
TheLastSpartan
TheLastSpartan Apr 1 2011, 8:27pm says:

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

+24 votes     reply to comment
Pvt.Cookie
Pvt.Cookie Apr 1 2011, 8:33pm says:

Love the eyefinity picture XD!

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QuarterLife
QuarterLife Apr 1 2011, 8:43pm says:

'SIR I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I AM LOOKING AT BUT I AM WILLING TO GIVE YOU MY CREDIT CARD AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS" - t0nk4tRuK420

A true fan of the game, folks.

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Apr 1 2011, 8:45pm says:

Lol nice one xD

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jjawinte
jjawinte Apr 2 2011, 1:24am replied:

" Chuckle "

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Highmist
Highmist Apr 1 2011, 8:45pm says:

Only 60 dollars? Im with Spartan

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FLAPJACKDAN
FLAPJACKDAN Apr 1 2011, 9:06pm says:

So let me get this straight you are selling a game that's using most Valve's content and some how they were okay with that? Sound like a joke. Though if it isn't congrats.

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Zlandael
Zlandael Apr 1 2011, 9:17pm says:

Ok fine. I'LL BUY 3 COPIES OF THIS GAME WITH EVERYTHING.

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Lucífer
Lucífer Apr 1 2011, 9:28pm says:

Its not April fools here anymore. This means that for me this is serious.

-hangs self-

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU- I can't die, now I'm stuck and typing with my toes.

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel Apr 1 2011, 9:30pm says:

Anything that gets posted on the 1st of april is april fool joke

+2 votes     reply to comment
]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Apr 1 2011, 9:34pm says:

Yea yea nice april fools , but the maximum price that valve allows for 3rd party sourcegames is 10 bucks

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Apr 1 2011, 9:41pm replied:

Black, no idea where you got that idea, cause it's absolutely not true^

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]BlackPhoenix[
]BlackPhoenix[ Apr 3 2011, 8:52am replied:

And this update was more true ?

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JLea
JLea Apr 1 2011, 10:28pm replied:

Wrong. Ivan's Secrets is going retail for $20.

+4 votes     reply to comment
FLAPJACKDAN
FLAPJACKDAN Apr 1 2011, 10:51pm replied:

JLea if that was true I would so buy your game. Looks very good.

+1 vote     reply to comment
MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Apr 2 2011, 12:13am replied:

My Body is not ready.

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KILLER89(FIN)
KILLER89(FIN) Apr 2 2011, 4:18am replied:

Actually small indie source games are 10$, and bigger (such as...dino d-day) are 20-30$.

+1 vote     reply to comment
LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Apr 1 2011, 11:05pm says:

Ah ****! No you Don't! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcat9KmWKSc

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HellsHigh
HellsHigh Apr 1 2011, 11:18pm says:

Its good you guys can joke around about all of the features you implement. :P

+1 vote     reply to comment
EricFong
EricFong Apr 2 2011, 12:36am says:

Not free anymore... I don't have credit card...

+2 votes     reply to comment
dicks
dicks Apr 2 2011, 12:38am says:

Oh hey there City 17 developers. I've got a small message for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIwa5Ek1M_0

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Apr 2 2011, 1:28am replied:

It was posted on April the 1st, but it depends on what timezone your in. We're pacific.

+1 vote     reply to comment
QuarterLife
QuarterLife Apr 2 2011, 1:48am replied:

March 32nd.

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dicks
dicks Apr 2 2011, 1:43am says:

Oh yes right, excuse me, I forgot that America is the only country that matters for a minute there.

+1 vote     reply to comment
QuarterLife
QuarterLife Apr 2 2011, 1:49am replied:

Our timezone > Your timezone, because City 17 runs on our timezone.

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dicks
dicks Apr 2 2011, 7:22am replied:

no. This may be hard to believe, but Eastern Europe is not part of America.

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Brainles5
Brainles5 Apr 2 2011, 9:56am replied:

Whut, hl2 takes place in sweden obviusly... It says KR on the gastation.
So they use swedish money :D

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RedTiki
RedTiki Apr 2 2011, 5:10pm replied:

but all teh singors are in ruskiesieseseses i dont speak ruskiesieseseses, i speak ruksiesieseseses, swedish, polar-bear and german! D:
[not english, i just type and read it... yes; i DONT write in it either.]

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.sverek
.sverek Apr 2 2011, 1:44am says:

OMG OMG OMG!

Now go back to work and make it actually happen :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
kommandojoe
kommandojoe Apr 2 2011, 2:10am says:

Here's my debitcard and bank pin; just promise me that you will convert operations to console development then port it back to PC, then back to consoles, then back to PC a second time.

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TheDaFox
TheDaFox Apr 2 2011, 2:16am says:

Half-Life 2 is actually perfect in Eyefinity, and works fine with 24 monitors in that arrangement. ;)

But Props for acknowledgement.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Stoudemire15
Stoudemire15 Apr 2 2011, 2:26am says:

Now, we have to pay a fan project to play with full price which is suck due to now every DLC need money to buy rather then downloading for free which is sad for me since I don't own a credit card T_T.

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Alex2the3gr8
Alex2the3gr8 Apr 2 2011, 3:42am says:

I really believed that then!!!

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JoshZemlinsky
JoshZemlinsky Apr 2 2011, 4:24am says:

Haha lol'd at the pictures XD!
Awesome joke guys :)

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r Apr 2 2011, 5:21am says:

If dat's 8 Dollars per year, I'm not gonna cry after these 60 Dollars spent on 7.5 years of hard work.

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DzjengisKhan
DzjengisKhan Apr 2 2011, 7:22am says:

Posted by QuarterLife on Apr 2nd, 2011

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Held
Held Apr 2 2011, 10:23am says:

I'm confused ..

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Apr 2 2011, 10:56am says:

Best update ever lol

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12 Apr 2 2011, 1:18pm says:

Actually, I'm more shocked that this scent sciences thing exists.

+3 votes     reply to comment
spaqin
spaqin Apr 2 2011, 3:13pm says:

*stopped tracking*
*note to self: pirate it as soon it becomes available on thepiratebay*

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Apr 2 2011, 3:28pm says:

I want that pink 3D glasses to catch all the girl i want !

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MrtwovideoCards
MrtwovideoCards Nov 27 2011, 10:20am replied:

You will get so much girl.

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