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.