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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!

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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

Very nice!

Cannot wait for the first alpha release. :)

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Guest
Guest

Awesome!

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GeneralAdrian
GeneralAdrian

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

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

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

I cannot express my excitement for this!

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Guest
Guest

Nice Music

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BenJ308
BenJ308

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 Author
rocknroll237

Thanks Ben!

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Guest
Guest

How many people in game at once will they be shooting each other and I love this ?

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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237

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

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♠Atroxyph
♠Atroxyph

Happy new year!

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Guest
Guest

Fantastic as always team! And Happy new year!

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Aurelian7
Aurelian7

Can't wait for the alpha :D

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Guest
Guest

I loved Battlefront 1 and 2 soo much cant wait for this Game =D

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Guest
Guest

Question to Dev team: Are you looking for Steam Greenlight, or is that even an option?

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rocknroll237 Author
rocknroll237

Nope, not an option atm

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