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We managed to have a bit of an off month and not much got done. However we are still on schedule and are accepting applications for testers.

Posted by Plinkotink on Jun 11th, 2010

We managed to have a bit of an off month and not much got done. However we are still on schedual and are accepting applications for testers.

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What’s up?

Hello once again ModDB! There’s not much to talk about this month, so let’s get down to what everyone wants to hear about!

Testers! Like I said last month, we are ready to start taking in testers for Lift; in order to get more opinions and information on how our game works, we need more people! The following are things we want to see in our testers, so please read through and only apply if you think you meet the requirements.

   - All Lift testers must have a computer running Windows XP/Vista/ 7.
   - Testers must have experience with PC gaming; if you find using W A S D controls strange and prefer arrow keys, this game is probably not for you.
   - Testers must be able to communicate regularly with our coordinators via E-mail.
   - Testers should have a good understanding of the anime Eureka Seven.  (Loving it is a plus)
   - Having experience in game design is a plus but not required; we just need you to be able to understand what we are talking about.
   - Testers will be required to work with our content tracking system to post bugs and reports. (You will be shown how to do this)
   - Testers should be respectful to the team and other testers.
   - Testers will NOT be able to share information, media, or anything else with anyone that is not part of the Lift team or tester team. Applying for a tester position means that you agree to this.

That's all folks; pretty easy, huh? If you think you fit this list of requirements, please e-mail our testing coordinator at lift_test_co@yahoo.com . Simply send us your contact information with a brief description of yourself and an explanation of why you want to test for us. Keep in mind we will be looking for people who have been with us for a long time, and we are only looking for a handful of testers. The selected testers will be posted in next month’s news post!


This month!

Like I said before, we didn't get much done this month. We were all quite busy outside of Lift, and hopefully will be less so next month. As you can probably see already, there are some new images and a video up on ModDB; these were posted during the time between news posts, so remember to check back every now and then to see the new stuff we post.

Last month we made a request for modelers and animators. We managed to fill all of our animator slots, but none of our modeler slots. This is a good turnout, considering we really needed animators! We’re in the process of getting them settled in, so there should be a much faster turnout of content soon.



I do feel a bit bad that we don't have any media to release this month, so here's a little snippet of game play to hopefully hold you guys over until the next news release.

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XenoAisam
XenoAisam Jun 12 2010, 3:38am says:

aww~ one point thats make me cant become tester~

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Artarious
Artarious Jun 12 2010, 3:47am says:

Hey Plink post this over that the E7 forums i think you may find some really good applicant over there.

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xLifex
xLifex Jun 12 2010, 4:35am says:

Great video! I sent in my app.

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 Jun 12 2010, 5:47am says:

Don't worry about no media for release, i'm sure the news for beta testers is good enough for everyone ;)

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Gunplayer122
Gunplayer122 Jun 12 2010, 6:03am says:

I would like to Test the Game.

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The-Light
The-Light Jun 12 2010, 6:44am says:

All things except "Testers should have a good understanding of the anime Eureka Seven.", but that's why we have google :P

Other than that I'd be more than willing to help test this, at least till the end of summervacation.

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XenoAisam
XenoAisam Jun 12 2010, 7:05am replied:

yeah~ thats the point i failed :P

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Jun 12 2010, 6:47am says:

never heard of the anime before :P

nice video though

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Santechnikas
Santechnikas Jun 12 2010, 7:32am says:

....for a long time....
This is where my hopes to become a tester vanished :D but still I've sent my application... :D

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Shoelip
Shoelip Jun 12 2010, 8:14am replied:

Don't worry. I think there are only a few people who've been around for a long time but aren't on the dev team. Tech started out as a fan but now he's on the team so I don't think he counts. So that leaves like, two or three people I think. Everyone else would have to be relatively new.

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Vfef
Vfef Jun 12 2010, 10:02am replied:

Or they just stalk from the shadows and wait for the opportune moment to strike out at the team. :P

Hell I've been following Lift for 2 years now. I'm just not as active as most.

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rex989
rex989 Jun 12 2010, 9:03am says:

so is this game like Gunz the duel but with an armored core like characters???

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Techercizer
Techercizer Jun 12 2010, 11:12am replied:

Err, it's a bit more complicated than that; it's like an Eureka Seven video game.

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rex989
rex989 Jun 14 2010, 2:00am replied:

oh i see

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Torchling
Torchling Jun 12 2010, 11:49am replied:

having played both Gunz and Armored Core, i can safely say its nothing like either. its not even remotely close to Gunz gameplay.

also, on a side not, Gunz sucked

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Leo-Inu
Leo-Inu Jul 6 2010, 7:58pm replied:

Gunz was fun like the first 10 levels...then everyone did thatr stupid butterfly thing with the sword. Armored Core....bleh, the new games lost their touch. I like all of the ones up till the third. This game has potential. Whether you want to shoot someone guys out of the sky, or just fly around on a board. Cant wait ^^

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mrsquarz
mrsquarz Jun 12 2010, 11:18am says:

Oh awesome! Totally applying

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xLifex
xLifex Jun 12 2010, 12:56pm says:

Lol! I made every point! :p Don't know what you mean by only a few people have been with lift "like 2 or 3" but i know a good 5 people who have been watching this game and didnt have an account...

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RSNoon
RSNoon Jun 12 2010, 10:53pm says:

Looks promising! /tracking

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n Jun 13 2010, 1:20am says:

Hopefully, you guys will work on making the gameplay more smoother to view, because most of the time, the green trapar can blind your screen if you do flips or something... Maybe find a way to hide the particle effects when your camera is too close to it or something.

It can be a bit cool if you can enable a optional fixed camera onto the LFO, so if you flip upside down, your camera is upside down.

I'm pretty good at analyzing games, but I think I also realized that I can't program or model/animate as well because of that (I think i found my weakspot). I'm good at "seeing" it, but I can't really craft it... LOL, maybe this is why computer programmer is boring me... I prefer to test and analyze games over making them (even though I have a ton of ideas in my head).

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Plinkotink
Plinkotink Jun 13 2010, 4:40am says:

the camera can be zoomed so far out that its difficult to see your LFO. I personally like to play that close.

As far as the camera following your moves and going upside down, it does do that for when you are on trapar and you haven't moved your mouse for a few seconds, having it follow you when you flip around and stuff (off trapar) is a sickening experience. Picture what you see when you do a front flip in real life, thats what it looks like in game. so naturally we didnt incorporate it.

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Renorick
Renorick Jun 13 2010, 12:38pm says:

I'd test for you guys, I'm a beta tester for FOOK2 for Fallout 3, the only prereqs I fall short on are the regular contact (college is a bitch that way), and I need to brush up on the show (been forever since I've last seen it, But what I do remember is awesome!)...

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kazumo
kazumo Jun 14 2010, 2:27am says:

- Testers will NOT be able to share information, media, or anything else with anyone that is not part of the Lift team or tester team. Applying for a tester position means that you agree to this.

You mean, NDA...

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Plinkotink
Plinkotink Jun 14 2010, 2:00pm replied:

Yes I do, however typing it out seems to help avoid misunderstandings.

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chaosmaster4
chaosmaster4 Jun 14 2010, 6:32pm says:

would love to test it...
...but i only started eureka recently and stopped due to the DVD's being missing X(

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Techercizer
Techercizer Jun 15 2010, 4:15pm replied:

Well, I don't think I can invite you to torrent it on this site.

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Techercizer
Techercizer Jun 15 2010, 4:15pm replied:

Deleted by admin452

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Assaultman67
Assaultman67 Jun 16 2010, 12:59am says:

Hmm ... this sounds like a bad idea, LOL!

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Dragoon91
Dragoon91 Jun 22 2010, 8:49pm says:

how do i apply???

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Techercizer
Techercizer Jun 22 2010, 10:56pm replied:

Just follow the instructions in the post.

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jbelux
jbelux Jun 23 2010, 4:08pm says:

exelent game ... not hard to master if you have play games with mech ....

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CriticalDesign
CriticalDesign Jul 3 2010, 1:18pm says:

I've been supporting the mod for ages. I always told myself to watch E7 but I never got around to it and ended up somewhat outgrowing anime.

It's unfortunate that I won't be able to apply for beta testing, I had fun testing for other games, the community is usually best during that phase ^^

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Inquisitorfelix
Inquisitorfelix Jul 11 2010, 2:20am says:

I sent my application as soon as I saw this post haha. I fit every last part of the list too so here's hoping I get in :D

I would beg you guys to accept me, but hey, it goes against my motto: "Don't beg for things, do it yourself, or else you wont get anything"

Just out of curiosity though, was every application read and considered? Or was the application inbox flooded? lol

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Techercizer
Techercizer Jul 12 2010, 11:57am replied:

Every application was considered.

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Inquisitorfelix
Inquisitorfelix Jul 12 2010, 12:01pm replied:

Cool, good to hear :D

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WatchMaker
WatchMaker Jul 12 2010, 10:33pm says:

Hey Plinkotink! Remember me? Glad to see you guys are still cranking away at this. Looks like it's finally getting realized in a way it deserves, which is awesome!

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