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With the recent news of the free UNREAL DEVELOPMENT KIT being released to Indies for FREE! Well, we .... just might have to take up that offer.... but don't worry.

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TO CLEAR SOME OF THE CONFUSION:

WE ARE STILL COMPLETING THE BETA BY OCTOBER 2010, WHICH IS WHAT WAS ALWAYS PLANNED. USING THE SOURCE SDK/ENGINE. WE WILL THEN USE THE BETA AS A PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR SONY. IF WE GET A LICENSE, THEN WE WILL BE SWITCHING TO THE UNREAL ENGINE FOR OUR FINAL PRODUCT.

Everything will be just as good if not BETTER as well as it will be open to a wider range of people, being that no one will have to previously purchase any certain software or video games prior to downloading. Yes, that's right, you wont have to own Half-Life 2 or any of the Unreal Engine Powered Games. You'd just need to download and/or purchase our game.

We're STILL seeking to release a limited beta version of the game for FREE. With full beta Multiplayer and Singleplayer for Source/Valve. We're hoping in the future, for a commercial release with full approval and licenses from Epic Games and Sony Pictures. We are going to put down the building blocks, it's up to Sony Pictures to approve and come in and decide their cut. Epic Games is of course OK with everything =).

Even if a commercial game can't become possible because of Sony, it's OK. We'll release Starship Troopers for free like planned before, with SP and MP seperate applications. SP & MP will be kept seperate for easy updating as well as people who will favor one mode to the other and not need the extra baggage and bandwidth to get the other mode, that they will never use.

If license deals fail with Sony Pictures, we will still release ST for FREE. As well as start work on a full, 100% original material and release that on a commercial level for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Donating all your time and work to Lethal Dose Media just might end up paying off and create a job you love to do..... from the comfort of your home or our office. (:

Lethal Dose Media has always had it's sights on commercial quality of products, we wont make everything commercial. We'd still love to release and create FREE Mods, based off engines like Source, Unreal, etc.
Even if we created and owned multi-million dollar franchises, we'd still love to release free games/mods, etc.

The bad news is, we will have to reset and take a whole new adaptive perspective on this. As well as some of us dropping out having no experience in Unreal. I don't see too much of a challenge for current modelers, as it's almost the same game only with higher poly levels and high res models =). Level Designers would have to adjust..... to more and better options.

Some of the ST:S fans have been screaming it, some team members have been screaming it. Now, it's time to make the switch. So not to disappoint any of the Source fans, like previously stated we will STILL be releasing a nice sized beta by October. We will then use this beta as a selling point and proof of concept for Sony.

Wish us the best of luck but the bottom line good news to the users is : Either way or road we go down, you'll still have Starship Troopers on your PCs at the very least. (:
So work will continue as normal for the next few months. I was thinking of maybe just releasing STS just as a MP game with all the different MP modes. Depends on our time, restraints, licensing deals, etc.

Stay tuned for further information and details as it comes to us,

-ST:S Team

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

You are hungry for money!

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Hellsevil22
Hellsevil22

lol. they're capitalists. and us capitalists do love the cash. XD but in all seriousness i don't blame them for trying to make a buck or two and if they can make it happen more power to em'.

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jonasdc94
jonasdc94

Well. I think generely that the good modders would have no problems selling there product.

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archkyrie
archkyrie

hey, it's a kick-butt engine released for dirt-cheap (0$) and the only time ya gotta pay anything is the 25% of profits AFTER $50,000, sounds god to me.
and yeah, it will open it up to alot more ppl, make it look great... and while I enjoy free, if you can go retail, kudos to you for making the dream all devs have had.

go for it.

(P.S. can I has free version of retail game? :) thought i'd try)

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Dave27
Dave27

"If your good at something never do it for free" quote by the joker from dark knight :D

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pjmiller435 Author
pjmiller435

great quote, haha.

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Curtis19
Curtis19

Awesome quote

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StoneCrowUK
StoneCrowUK

good luck :D

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pjmiller435 Author
pjmiller435

Thanks for all the support guys and yes even if there's a license deal, we'll still be releasing free stuff 9i.e. like stated we're still going to be releasing the source beta all free with MP and SP)

and when we say commercial, we'd like to keep the PC version down in costs regardless. So you wont have to worry much but as far as consoles, it would be up there with regular game prices. Not too much we could do there in regards to console prices.

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Morthon
Morthon

But... which Unreal engine? D:

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pjmiller435 Author
pjmiller435

Lol Jake. Were STILL releasing the mod as planned. For source. Lol.

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pjmiller435 Author
pjmiller435

Oh and were doing this because certain opportunities and communications is now taking place. Were still releasing the mod as planned. Just when it's finished. Well be in talks and using it as a proof of concept.
I can't believe I have to explain what's been typed in the news.
And that's a terrible attitude especially from a team member. You'd quit this but still join lethal dose media? When were still doing what u wanted? A free source mod.

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jakechapy
jakechapy

well than... I thought you were planing on making the mod a game XD. Just the news post was a little misleading sounded like you are trying to make this go commercial before its even developed.And the unreal is an awesome engine. Ive seen some of its next gen capabilities and it got me exited.

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pjmiller435 Author
pjmiller435

Yes salolito when ur cluttering up our good news with ur useless negative Nancy opins of us. Yes. I will delete your comments. No time for debates, arguements etc. Just cuz u think it's dumb/stupid, too early, yadda yadda.

Were not here to give you what YOU want. More than half the fans have asked for it. So........... Yeah.

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cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0

Lame. /unwatch

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pjmiller435 Author
pjmiller435

lol. no heart. givin up already bud? damn shame.
i hate when a fan/potential player gives up but I bet if it did go commercial and we got the Unreal Graphics in your face, you'd want it. =) We still love you Cheese. lol (:

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