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This is our last post in what has been a very busy year for the BattleCry crew! We hope 2014 will bring great things for everyone!

Posted by rocknroll237 on Dec 31st, 2013

Hello Star Wars: BattleCry fans,

First and foremost - we hope you had a good Christmas and aren't too stuffed from all the mince pies and turkey... :P

Secondly, we'd like to congratulate all of the awesome Indie/Mod teams that made it to the very top during the awards this year! Even though we didn't make it that far, we still got into the Top 100 for the second year in a row which is pretty good considering we haven't actually released a playable game yet! We hope our Alpha will be released some time in Q1 2014 but we can't make any promises!

In other news:

  • Mandosis (our web man) is making a new website to coincide with the Alpha release. We eventually want to be able to do awesome things like add a 'stats system' and create bios for all the characters/planets we will be using in the game
  • As always we have some new talent on the team and we will show off some great stuff from relatively new members below
  • Sorry if we haven't got back to you and you've applied to join the team, we will try and respond to you eventually!
  • Finally, we were hoping to show off our E-web cannon today but due to time constraints we will show if off next update
Enough chat - here's what we've been up to over the past couple of months:

3D weapons man Alex Varegg is currently creating a set of grenades. Here's his very nearly finished Detonator!

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New member Vincent Gillot has been making one of the most iconic props on Hoth - the Ion Cannon. Check out this bad boy! All it needs now is a bit of snow and a few texture variations.

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New 3D modeller Andrew Catron has been busy sculpting this awesome Imperial Pilot:

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Now for a word from our animation team (written by Dave Senter): "Noein and I have briefly discussed the animation pipeline for the game. Right now we are working on character rigging and then we will test the rigs for integration into the game engine. Once we establish a reliable pipeline the fun begins with animation!" Here's a sneak peek GIF of the rigging:

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As already mentioned above, here are some WIP shots from Mandosis' new site (it's not live yet):

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Finally, we have some music to show you guys from our Youtube video! New musician Tidor Nieddu and long time member Altureus have been conducting some music tests. You can listen to some of Tidor's Victory/Defeat music here!

Until next time folks and may the force be with you,

The Star Wars: BattleCry team.

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HeadClot
HeadClot Dec 31 2013, 2:35pm says:

Very nice!

Cannot wait for the first alpha release. :)

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GeneralAdrian
GeneralAdrian Dec 31 2013, 4:25pm says:

The best ending in a year filled with star wars surprises. Happy new year to all of you in the team, wonderful work so far!

Can't wait to see the next updates, and as always, may the force be with you!

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evgenidb
evgenidb Dec 31 2013, 6:43pm says:

Happy New Year (2 hours ago) in part of the world! I wish you smooth alpha release without bugs.

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HeadClot
HeadClot Dec 31 2013, 8:06pm replied:

There will always be bugs and hiccups in a alpha or any software. As long as they are not Cataclysmic or game breaking then I am good. :)

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CtrlF4
CtrlF4 Dec 31 2013, 6:49pm says:

I cannot express my excitement for this!

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BenJ308
BenJ308 Dec 31 2013, 8:06pm says:

Love all the new updates! Can't wait to see the new site put online. Furthermore can't wait for the Alpha this year

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Dec 31 2013, 9:33pm replied:

Thanks Ben!

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Jan 1 2014, 1:23pm replied:

Hopefully a lot if the servers can handle it and there won't be major framerate issues!

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♠Atroxyph
♠Atroxyph Jan 1 2014, 7:17am says:

Happy new year!

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Alex95.co
Alex95.co Jan 1 2014, 7:56am says:

I can't believe it! It's awesome! And the 3D models look so realistic! You're great guys! I'm so excited to try the alpha version! :D

But I've a question! Mandosis' new site is the site where you can DOWNLOAD, PLAY in multiplayer mode or PLAY in both multiplayer and single player mode Star Wars Battlecry? :O

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Jan 1 2014, 1:24pm replied:

Thanks! The new site will probably host the download and atm we're just focusing on multiplayer. Singleplayer is something we may decide to do in the far future but it's certainly not a priority atm.

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Guest Jan 1 2014, 10:29am says:

Fantastic as always team! And Happy new year!

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Aurelian7
Aurelian7 Jan 7 2014, 12:49pm says:

Can't wait for the alpha :D

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Feb 1 2014, 8:37am replied:

Nope, not an option atm

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