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Derelict 2011 Release Candidate 1

The 2011 release candidate version of Derelict is out, the first new version in over a year. Just a recap on what's new:

  • Two player co-operative mode
  • Overhauled textures
  • New GUI
  • XBox 360 controller support
  • A tonne of minor tweaks and changes

Also since the last screenshot - The marines have names now. They're randomly picked from a shortlist of common surnames for each country represented. I thought that might help with creating something of a narative during the game. Since a lot of changes have been made since the last release, I can't guarantee that there aren't any serious issues with the new version. Please get in touch if you find anything.

Except for adding Anthony's new artwork to WitchBlaster, this will be the last update to an Earok.Net game for this month. I have quite a few other projects on so I can't justify more work on the 2011 collection until at least May.

In other news, Anthony has done a full scale Boss Bee for WitchBlaster. Check her out:



Joined: 05/05/2009

Hrm.. With modern games do you really need to mention that it's _G_UI? Or is UI enough. :P

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Joined: 02/06/2009

Well, I suppose the G helps to make it clear that it's the graphical part of the UI we're talking about (as opposed to the interaction layer, sound ques etc). Though HUD would be just as appriopriate, particularly in a military themed game.

Heh, this reminds me of something that happened at the global game gam. When discussing the GUI with Andrew (who designed Noah More Hero's GUI) we would always pronounce it as "Gooey", which confused Sergio (Who only ever pronounced it as "G-U-I"). It wasn't until I wrote the word on the whiteboard that he clicked to what we had been talking about the whole time.

Joined: 05/05/2009

heh. I guess.


Wysiwyg is another one like that too.