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The new Diaspora Trailer shows off a few things we've been promising for a while, including the Battlestar Theseus in action and the working DRADIS console.

Posted by Karajorma on Oct 30th, 2010

Looks like it's been a while since our last update but the team have been working hard yet again. In fact we've had a lot more work done on the modeling and artwork front than we have in a while. Unfortunately we can't show you what has come of that yet.

What we can do however is show you some gameplay footage.


As you can see, we've finally got DRADIS working. This is something we've had coming for a long time. The Theseus and Basestar can finally be seen pounding away at each other. We have yet to decide how much pounding they actually can withstand before one wins though.

In fact large parts of the balancing effort still require work. The game is playable but not very enjoyable yet. Missions still require a lot of polishing and some other things (like the tutorials) still haven't been started. But as you can see, we have made a lot of progress with the game. Despite the lack of updates recently we've definitely not run out of steam.

One thing that the video doesn't show is that we've made quite a bit of progress with the in-game audio. Although the music you are hearing is a piece by one of our composers it doesn't show quite how much music we actually have ready for the game. Nor how much work we've done on getting the sound effects just right. You'll probably have to wait for the final game to hear that.

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FaceCake27
FaceCake27 Oct 30 2010, 10:12pm says:

NICE! This looks magnificent!

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Juffe
Juffe Oct 31 2010, 3:17am replied:

Indeed. =)

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FonzieForce
FonzieForce Oct 31 2010, 4:09am says:

breath-taking... It Looks like high quallity commerical game ;)

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Granyte
Granyte Nov 3 2010, 1:37am replied:

ow noes they did it again

DAMNIT they keep on torturing us with so much awsomeness that we can't play with

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EmilyMatt
EmilyMatt Oct 31 2010, 9:58am says:

AWESOME!
just a small problem i noticed in ALL of your trailers:
the afterburners
they dont even look like afterburners...just...white...round spheres
try making a real afterburner
a little more similiar to a normal plane's afterburners
with a REAL BIG fire coming out...:P
the theseus is great guys...

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newman1702
newman1702 Oct 31 2010, 12:43pm replied:

What you've actually seen are not afterburners, but a viper flying under normal power. In addition, there are no big flame afterburners in the show - the engines merely start glowing more brightly. We won't have them either - there were some big flame afterburners in the original BSG show from the 70's but this game will be based on the new show.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 31 2010, 2:49pm says:

Very nice looking work there guys, you've got a really epic cinematic feel to your graphics especially when the explosions start raking over the capital ships. Liking the in cockpit views from your spacecraft too.

Keep up the good work, looking forward to this.

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Nov 1 2010, 2:36pm says:

Looks really great. Keep it up!

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Admiral_Thrawn
Admiral_Thrawn Nov 9 2010, 9:47am says:

This game will be amazing.
It is The Shape of Things to Come.

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