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Gameplay footage of 2 naval ships trying to capture the merchant vessel, or sink it! Also upcoming Kickstarter info.

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Hello all,

welcome to another Blackwake update. A few days ago we had another big play test with Malakith Skadi and his awesome group. We had some major problems initially at the start as well as some game breaking bugs but it went a bit smoother in the end as you can see in the video.

Two bugs we had were absolutely crazy gameplay wise. Some team mates would be wearing the enemy's uniform so team killing all around, and the ships were unable to turn right! So ships were going around in circles while people were killing their team mates. A little bit hilarious and sad at the same time. Having more players in the game during testing showed us new problems. After the testing had finished we were able to fix those problems easily.

Doing this test allowed us to see our networking limits especially with Unity Free. It's such a shame that Unity is limited to so many things and to further the experience requires you to pay for third party assets.

So with that said, we have been planning for this a long time even since march earlier this year on running a Kickstarter to cover all expenses for development. We hope to be launching a Kickstarter campaign within the next month.

With the Kickstarter not only will you be supporting us, but you'll also receive some goodies like exclusive supporter items and early game access before release.

The next update we have we will be launching our Kickstarter campaign, as well as a new Kickstarter press release trailer. So follow us if you would like to keep your eye out for those!

Thanks,
Blackwake Team.

Visit out website for more info: Blackwake.com

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DonleyTimeFoundation
DonleyTimeFoundation

Old *** ship battles are inherently dope. You seem to have some really nice things going on in the video! Best of luck!!

-Tim

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blackwake Author
blackwake

Thanks!

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sHaKeNbAkE..
sHaKeNbAkE..

Why don't you guys use CryEngine? You can get into it now for a low monthly cost and it's a much more powerful engine (in my opinion). Good luck!

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blackwake Author
blackwake

CryEngine has even worse limitations. Most of these are lack of user documentation or information. Some of our friends had been working on a game for over a year using CryEngine, ran into huge unfixable bugs and switched over to Unity. CryEngine is a decent engine, but it requires a whole team of programmers if you want to achieve anything good.

We have worked on Unity for over a year now, so we will be sticking to it as it is way more user friendly :) We did fix the bugs.

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Guest
Guest

Each has their drawbacks at the end of the day...just think you get more out of the visuals when it comes to open world/sandbox gameplay with CryEngine. However, that being said been tracking your game for quite some time and excited to eventually get my hands on it. Keep it up!

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sHaKeNbAkE..
sHaKeNbAkE..

Oops was logged out...that was just me old shake! ;)

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blackwake Author
blackwake

Oh visuals are not a problem with Unity. We can achieve some incredible stuff with user made/3rd party plugins :)

Thanks for the support ShakesGaming :)

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen

Of course I wish you the very best of luck!

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Jesusfreak
Jesusfreak

See! These guys are accepting money... just do it, man. LOL JK

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Pieter_Boelen
Pieter_Boelen

We're accepting donations as well. But we do remain non-commercial.

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blackwake Author
blackwake

Thankyou! :)

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