April's third week has come to an end, and we're looking back at a number of interesting achievements. Among other things, our art department has yet again proven its worth by delivering final textures for two of the Inner Sphere's Mechs. In further news, MECHWARRIOR: LIVING LEGENDS has been featured in the most recent issue of ModDB's Modcast - and you'll get to see what working on MWLL can do to your sanity.
Textures completed: Owens & Awesome
In the past, we've received a lot of comments on the quality of some of our textures - understandably, as many of those are still placeholders. The two screenshots below show the incredible work of two of our artists, Andy and Sherell, which should ease all those of you who were concerned with the quality of some of our previous textures. Two Inner Sphere Mechs, the Assault class Awesome and the light Owens, have now received their final textures. The untextured LRM launchers on the Owens are part of MWLL's modular weapon concept and will receive their skin later.
Yes, we're working hard on creating a MechWarrior experience that long-time fans of the franchise as well as curious newcomers will be able to have a great time with, but all work and no play... well, you know the deal. The two screenshots from SA_Extremity below show a bunch of them going crazy.
And here's what happens when devs and testers got together for a little group photo - the truce obviously didn't last long.
Featured in ModDB's Modcast S02 E21
We would like to thank the ModDB crew for featuring MWLL in S02 E21 of their Modcast! The team is talking about MWLL from 22:50 to about 30:00. In this talk, they bring up two topics that we'd like to address at this time. Both of them actually can be answered quite positively: the production process has not slowed down, it has just changed. While in earlier stages, we've been creating many assets and showed them off, we're now spending a lot of time on polishing and tuning, which simply is a lot harder to show off than newly created assets. As far as the sounds are concerned, we completely agree that they are very important for any MechWarrior game, which is why we're putting extra effort into those and are quite optimistic that you will love them!
Again, here are a few pictures from this week's playtest.