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“Two hundred and sixty-four metres in length. Two hundred and fourty thousand cubic metres of hydrogen in a total of eighteen gas cells. And the top speed… more than one hundred and ninety kilometres per hour! ...

Posted by Nauz on Jun 11th, 2010

"Yes, Mister Eckert, that's true... it's enormous, isn't it?"

"Two hundred and sixty-four metres in length. Two hundred and fourty thousand cubic metres of hydrogen in a total of eighteen gas cells. And the top speed... more than one hundred and ninety kilometres per hour! The Ducal Aviation Company built twenty-two of the Bodensee-Class airships in the past five years. This one is the final unit. The interior is the actual reason why we have put this specimen on display in the exposition. Next month, at the official opening, everything will be in place, and I will take you on a personal tour through the compartments."

Hi there, friends of Zeitgeist!

As you can see, the past weeks haven't been a piece of cake for the team developing Zeitgeist. I'm afraid we all had to take care of our personal life. Some of us probably saw the sun again for the first time since development started, but we promise to make up for that; our department of slaver... human resources is working hard and thoroughly on giving us an additional set of arms as well as eliminating all but our very basic needs.

We had an immense amount of work ahead of us, largely because we wanted to provide all of you with images from the 1934 International Engineering and Motor Exposition, quite a bit to the north-east of Berlin. This exposition, founded and financed in 1931 for the first time, is the most important annual event for european and transoceanic research companies. Also, automobile, aircraft and electrical equipment manufacturers are present. Here are some selected images we were able to gather a couple of weeks before the official opening:

In no less than five halls, cars, planes, concepts and even pictures & photographies will be on display.
The premises that were built for the purpose of housing automobiles, aircraft and zeppelins will in future be used by us to show you any progress that is being made with the creation of this sort of content in a contemporary and well-lit environment. We hope that this kind of presentation suits your taste.

Finally, we would like to ask a favor of all of you that take an interest in the progress of the Zeitgeist-project.
If you spare us a moment, please keep an eye open for our next update and pay us a visit then again. We will need some support soon, since we're planning to fill up newly created positions in our team, and we could certainly profit from your assistance in spreading the news.
After one year of thoroughly processing a list of pre-production tasks, we're about ready to enter the second phase of development, which will require a few additional hands. We will include descriptions of the positions waiting to be filled - along with the required skills - in that very update, so it will probably remain on our front page for at least four weeks.
Best regards, you'll hear from us soon!

- Zeitgeist Dev. Team.

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AlekZanDer Jun 12 2010, 2:38am says:

Amazingly amazing great stuff.

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Apples_of_Doom Jun 12 2010, 2:46am says:

Indeed, it is amazing.

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Cremat0r Jun 12 2010, 3:25am says:

Wow, stunning look, and, until now, nobody cut the cake :)
I would also love to see the Bodensee-Class airship in the air!

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vfn4i83 Jun 12 2010, 3:25am says:

Guys, that some piece of work. Looking forward to the next announcement.

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DarkLiberator Jun 12 2010, 4:44am says:

Just brilliant and amazing.

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nosfer4tu Jun 12 2010, 5:10am says:

The cake is a lie.

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SinKing Jun 12 2010, 5:16am says:

Fantastic. Love the style - and walking around an 1934 car exhibition is cool enough an experience.

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jjawinte Jun 12 2010, 5:29am says:

I commend the team on the amount of obvious research and historical data gathered for this project. It has a truly effortless look and atmosphere of a period piece. Very skillfully accomplished. Lauds to all !

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Xenoshock Jun 12 2010, 6:14am says:

I got the wrong idea when i saw that the updates name was ''Yes mister Eckert, its enormous isnt it?'' loll

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Albatros44 Jun 12 2010, 6:17am replied:

... :P

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SolidFake Jun 12 2010, 7:15am replied:

XD please sir, take these internets with you

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HandSolo Jun 12 2010, 6:43am says:

i could use some cake right now!

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cW#Ravenblood Jun 12 2010, 6:44am says:

Awesome Awesome Awesome!
Any yeah, jjawinte is right! You do a fantastic job right here!
You spend for it so much time, energy. Its fantastic what you do.
If this would do every modder around here, we wouldnt get a MOTY-winner, becasue than is everything full of awesomeness!
Great work!
And, Nauz learned charakter modeling? ;)

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Nauz Author
Nauz Jun 12 2010, 9:30am replied:

Yep but since I'm not as good as Zeitgeist would deserve it, we will try to get a character modeler with more experience ;) (Those 2 are my first ones..)

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cW#Ravenblood Jun 12 2010, 10:40am replied:

anyway they're awesome
lolol I wanna get this skills xD

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Dave27 Jun 12 2010, 7:31am says:

Looking good

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finaldebt0 Jun 12 2010, 8:54am says:

I like the creative names you guys are giving everything. Such as "Bodensee" as in Lake Constance in Southern Germany. Very clever guys.

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Nutomic Jun 12 2010, 11:40am replied:

Thats actually the german name for it, nothing they invented ;)

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ausbushman Jun 12 2010, 9:29am says:

Sweet ride.

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xXMaNiAcXx Jun 12 2010, 10:03am says:

Great stuff there! Any clues of when releasing it?
btw, the cake is a lie.

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EricFong Jun 12 2010, 10:44am says:

No one cut the cake until the mod is release, put it in the safekeeper now!!!

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HounderKnight Jun 12 2010, 1:07pm says:

Simply gorgeous. It's great to see you guys producing such detailed and beautiful work, especially from as interesting a setting as a semi-futuristic 1930's. Keep it up :)

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MitchellS Jun 12 2010, 2:23pm says:


Just make sure the cake is not a lie.

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Armageddon104 Jun 12 2010, 3:14pm says:

The glow on that cake makes me want to eat it! :)

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Cremat0r Jun 12 2010, 5:54pm says:

Being in such an airship would be totally über.
It's enormous, isn't it?
Get behind me, Herr Doktor!
Charge me, Herr Doktor!
(Some TF2 crap, that perfectly fits here :P)

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Classic319 Jun 13 2010, 4:26am replied:

Greatly Anticipating You

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alphasam29 Jun 27 2010, 8:09am says:

"Yes mister Eckert, its enormous isnt it?" thats what she said!

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