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Guns, guns, and more guns. This week we look at the weapons we are working with to make this steampunk experience even better.

Posted by *Don* on Feb 6th, 2012

Over the past few weeks you have seen the players and commander system, now let's get to the fun stuff. Everyone love a little fire power, or in this case steam power in their hands, Today we put it all out in front of you to look at. For those of you who have already been following us, some of this you will already know about, but we also have some new, never released media today too!
 
One of the first members of the team Kris 'RagTag' Thaler, has single handedly created the unique weapon experience you see before you today. We gave him a basic overview of the types of weapons we were wanting, and some very basic design ideas, what we got in return blew our mind! 
Here are the various concepts he created for us:
Revolver Concept
Grenade Launcher Concept Shotgun Basic
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These are all 3d model concepts which allowed the great perspective views you see
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Shotgun upgraded concept
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This was very helpful when it came time to start modeling these out, because there is always a gap between concept and design phases. After months of modeling, everything was going great, and then we hit a wall again. Our modeler was unable to continue because of school, and I fully support him on his choice to focus on that instead of this. He is still with the team, but in a different capacity now, but in the meantime, we had some models to make with less time than ever to get them done!Enter Patrick Walsh.Patrick joined our team about a little over a month ago as a hired gun to knock out these models and get them over to our animators as fast as possible. What a great decision that was!  Warning!!! Cover keyboard to protect from drool.Media for News update

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 Our weapons system also uses a series of upgrades that the commander of the team decides on and researches. Some of these upgrades can include new ammo types, higher capacities, better accuracy, scopes, and more. Deciding which of these your team needs will be a fun part of the game, and making the right choices will determine the victor.

When our coders started to implement these weapons into the game, they found that there are a lot of tweaks to be made for a good, balanced game to happen. There were many rounds where an over powered, infinite range shotgun was used for single-shot KO's from across the map.

Once again we thank you for checking out news, and keep spreading the word. We thank you for all the encouragement we have been getting from the public. ...and as always Thanks for reading and be sure to check back next week. If we get enough followers by week 8, we will have a very exciting gift for you!

Week 5 Teaser

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booman
booman Feb 6 2012, 8:28pm says:

Wow amazing content! you guys have outdone yourselves! very professional work.
I love the pistol with the curved clip, what a cool idea and it looks cool

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Jerikಠh
Jerikಠh Feb 6 2012, 10:25pm says:

This is beautiful! I have many similar sketches, shotguns and rifles turned into revolvers. They made perfect! :')

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SnakeTheFox
SnakeTheFox Feb 6 2012, 11:05pm says:

That bastard son of the Chauchat and Sterling SMG is the most interesting looking firearm I've seen near a video game in nigh on forever. Get a 3D model going of that thing ASAP.

And might I recommend a portable chain-fed grenade launcher/rocket launcher? Sort of like that more contemporary looking revolver-style you have, but with a dangling belt of grenades bobbing up and down beneath it (sort of like this 40k bolter: I38.photobucket.com). No idea if that'd fit into your games balance, but you don't see those in video games (or any media really) too frequently, but they have such character to them.

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*Don*
*Don* Feb 6 2012, 11:19pm replied:

haha yea, it tickels me too.

Just make sure to follow us and you will see it with-in the next couple of weeks. We should have the textured grenade launcher up in a day or 2.

That is a cool weapon you have there. We don't have time to add anything else in right now, but maybe in the future!

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Feb 6 2012, 11:40pm says:

I don't think I have ever seen concept art so impressive. And I have been in the industry for over 25 years. Nice work on the models and textures also guys.

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SinKing
SinKing Feb 7 2012, 5:17am says:

I had been wondering how he made these concepts, until I reached "they are made in 3D". What an awesome job!And how much work for the artist to model, texture, skin, just so the modeller can take it to the next level; maybe too much work to begin with, but the results speak for themselves.

I recognize some of the parts I see in the weapons, the grip of the pistol looks familiar,etc. So did he first start collecting pieces of real guns and make a collague or where do these guns come from ^^

Great job, very unique and if you get characters to match this stlye, it will be most intersting to see where the universe of this game goes.

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ShrikeGFX
ShrikeGFX Feb 7 2012, 4:35pm says:

they are just incredible good. hat off

Im no fan of this whole steampunk thing, but these are so good that need for personal taste, to like and object, vanishes

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ShrikeGFX
ShrikeGFX Feb 7 2012, 4:44pm says:

But care about the iron sights, if you look through a round circle, then make it really round. Something that is in the middle of your screen should look perfect, so don't make the mistake and save a laughable amount of polys on the sights.

I dont get how a game like Killing floor does this right and a game like MW3 does this wrong.

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! Feb 10 2012, 4:19am says:

love these concepts and the 3d versions look also great - nice steampunk touch and detail, great mechanics! :)

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