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2 teaser screen shots of SHIFT///A peek into SHIFT's story///In game video is still coming///Temporary website coming soon

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News Update #3


Latest News

In Game Video Reminder

In case you missed prior news, SHIFT will be releasing a public video demonstrating everything SHIFT has to offer thus far in the coming months. Also, the release date for the first public beta has been set for December 17, 2010.

Website Coming Soon (again)

We have been having trouble establishing a main website for quite some time but due to the coming release of the in game video, we decided to put the full website on hold and instead create a simple website that the community can visit and learn about the SHIFT mod in its entirety. The screen shot below is a screen capture of the working website that will be aired upon release of the first in game video. The website will host all previously released media as well as full information regarding SHIFT's technical features and story. An important note for those eager to see SHIFT; the website will be the first to host the video before we release it anywhere else. Stay tuned!

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A Peek Into the Story

Just like the certainty of the physics in SHIFT, the story that drives the game has also been questioned. Since most racing games have rather weak or over-the-top plots, SHIFT promises to deliver a much more interesting story to the player to help tie in the various game modes and levels that SHIFT will have to offer.


We will leave you with this piece of cover artwork. For the record, the girl portrayed is one of SHIFT's actual actors who will be playing a voice role (as well as a character in the game). She plays Sara Margo; the younger sister to the antagonist who becomes your friend. We will leave the rest for the community to speculate on.


Latest Media Screenshots


Early In-Game Screens (teaser)

As a teaser leading up to the video as well as to assure you we are not dead, here are 2 early in game screen shots demonstrating SHIFT. What you are seeing is the lap timer in the top corner, the car viewed in a "dynamic" third person camera mode, the working analog tachometer (at 162 mph), speedometer in MPH, as well as an empty nitrous guage. The nitrous guage as well as many other features (including physics) will be fully demonstrated in the future video.

Some people may wonder why we added black bars to the images. The black bars are Actually layered in game and it gives the game a very cinematic wide screen feel which will help accomadate the games story driven approach.


An important thing to take note of is the fact that all these assets (tachometer, car model, and racetrack) are temporary and do not represent what you will see in the future video. These are simply for testing purposes only.




Closing Thoughts

Joining the Team

This mod would NOT be where it is with out the help of my talented friends. If you think SHIFT is something you would be proud of and would want to help out, send me a PM over ModDB and I will arrange it. Currently, all the main roles to get this mod working are already taken, but we are still looking for several people to fill these roles to help this mod advance.

Priority Position Available:

  • 3d Vehicle Modeler/Animator

Links

If you are interested in SHIFT and want to be a part of the community, make sure to visit these links.

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

(buried)

1st comment

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Necrod
Necrod

you are garbage :D

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Hamtaro
Hamtaro

2nd reply to 1st comment :)

*tracking*
Looks interesting

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EchoDelta
EchoDelta

*braces for impact*

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Spooboy
Spooboy

I hope people don't rate you down. xD

Looks good man, love what your doing.

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

Thanks man. I appreciate it. You're like my moddb brother.

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

I say we all +rate him!

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

I agree. +rate that guy!

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Spooboy
Spooboy

Haha +10

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RedTiki
RedTiki

urrrr... 20th + rateing :P

on another note, this mod seemes nice....

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

This mod is really shaping up to be something epic

can't wait for it to come out!!!

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

This mod has always been epic. We are just spoon feeding very little information to the public until we feel satisfied with our progress.

I cant wait for it to come out either! You guys are going to love it. You better because we will not offer refunds.

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

No refunds!?

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

;3

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Kage.Ookami
Kage.Ookami

Um...it's a mod, there for FREE!

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DxAxxxTyriel
DxAxxxTyriel

"failure to understand a joke" awarded to bellus.luppus....

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Togranigdo
Togranigdo

Way to go!

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Feared
Feared

Pretty girl, cool that you got her as a voice actor.

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

Yeah I agree; I cant even imagine the flood of facebook friend invites she will get once we add her name to the list of production credits though. :P

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

seems like the original picture was taken a few months ago now tho.

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Elementalist
Elementalist

Shame that the picture of her is blurry. Nice to see some (theoretically?) in-game shots, even if they're just pre-lims.

I'd like to re-iterate I was not bashing your mod waaay earlier, if you even remember. Just that stock vehicle physics are awful (and it sounds like you have tweaked, or rather completely overhauled, the physics here) and the mods that I've played that are *released* use pretty much stock vehicle physics.

Keep doing what you're doing (Though the lack of details is agonizing!), looking forward to the result.

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany

looks very nice! good job!

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Bloodvayne
Bloodvayne

Great work!

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Looks nice but source is wrong engine for this mod. Cars don;t work in source they always look horrible.

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MrMattWebb Author
MrMattWebb

Cars look fine in Source.

The reason that this car looks bad is because it is from a car model pack for Gmod.

Our dedicated models look far better than this... But that is a surprise ;D

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AlCool
AlCool

Can we has video nao plox?

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DaveTheFreak
DaveTheFreak

Great news, cannot wait for the video to come. ;) Oh and check your pms soon! :D

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Dnst
Dnst

Oh, first beta in december 2010, that's still a long time.

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Necrod
Necrod

GIVE US MORE SCRRENS! :D i like it

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Jokerme
Jokerme

Screens looks unexpectedly nice. I'm saying unexpected because these shots gives a feel like this is a racing game not a Half Life mod. Very nice.

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Xemit
Xemit

Wait a minute... I thought that 118 MPH is Source's maximum, but you have 162 MPH there. You modded it or faked by shrinking everything?

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Kraig_Walker
Kraig_Walker

Do you have the license to that car model?

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Newbez
Newbez

not too bad

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linfosoma
linfosoma

You need a modeler? Why didn't you let me know? =(

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TheBorz
TheBorz

Awesome, Its beginning to look nice :)
Good luck ;)

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Newbez
Newbez

looks ******* bs. buy an actual game. no one is gonna play this bs game

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freredarme
freredarme

I want a musscle car ! A mustang gt 2010 please :p
Nice ;)

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Newbez
Newbez

although, i'm sorry to say, it looks crap. showing its not dead and sinces its still alpha (meaning u can improve), im tracking :) tough love

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JacobRollin
JacobRollin

Awesome! Can't wait to see what the video will look like. Keep up all the great work guys.

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08

Looking sweet! keep it up.

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HellsHigh
HellsHigh

She's gorgeous... OH RIGHT THE MOD! Lol yeah looks nice guys. Can't wait to try this out!

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mathys
mathys

hmm... need animator i see... well, I can make the wheels spin ;)

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