PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Various things about Spring that do not fit in any of the other forums listed below, including forum rules.

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Warlord Zsinj
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PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 11 Feb 2008, 12:59

We're happy to announce that Star Wars Spring was recently given a full page spread in the current (Feb) edition of PCGamer (UK).

The article contains part of an interview conducted with me towards the end of 2007, as well as some detailed explanations of our approach to game design and gameplay. We were pretty lucky in that they've approached the article from a serious perspective, and looked at what we've had to say and show from an equal standing point.

Here are two quick quotes:
PCGamer wrote:We sometimes cover things in Mod News that we secretly suspect will never see the light of day. Some ideas are just too good to be true. But Star Wars Spring, a free, decent-looking Star Wars RTS, is actually a pretty safe bet.
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PCGamer wrote:The rather chirpily named Spring engine is a free framework for making RTS games, most notably the loving Total Annihilation remake Spring:TA
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If you're in the UK, I strongly suggest you pick up the latest PCGamer and check out the rest of the article :)

And while I've got your attention, don't forget to:
- Check out our forums, where we post regular art previews
- Help us out if you are interested in texturing, modelling, scripting, sound-mixing or scripting (cob or lua).
- Help us [url=hhttp://forums.imperialwinter.com/index.php?topic=23.0]voice[/url] our units. All you need is a microphone!
- Keep an eye on our forums for the beta announcement
- bug me to finally post the results of the commander competition

New site at http://www.imperialwinter.com !
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Smiff » 11 Feb 2008, 14:02

well done, this sort of thing is the publicity spring needs.

spring devs.. can we have 76b2 out so i can rejoin the public server and see how many new people are playing :D
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by CarRepairer » 11 Feb 2008, 17:22

This is great news for all of Spring! Wow PC Gamer, doesn't get much bigger than that. Congrats!
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Argh » 11 Feb 2008, 17:37

@WZ: Um, your website's not responding...
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by RogerN » 11 Feb 2008, 19:01

I hope The Force is with you, because otherwise you're about to be Foxed.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 11 Feb 2008, 20:03

Argh, I know, we're hosted on UF, and that seems to have gone down. Amazing how it goes down just as we post this thread... Murphy I guess.

If anyone needs to get in contact with me regarding anything here (*hint* *hint* help! ;) ), you can PM me or email starwarsspring @ gmail.com (remove spaces).

Roger, there exists a Star Wars mod for almost every game ever made. Lucasarts are pretty tolerant, so long as you aren't repackaging copyright material (soundtracks, voice clips, etc), then we're pretty safe. For example, lucasarts have not persued any of the the SW FPS's, such as those for BF1942, BF2 and BF2142 - and all of those games were directly competing with Battlefront 1 and 2. The most recent RTS was Empire at War, which has long been off store shelves (including expansions). Of course, you can help us be more safe by recording some voice clips for us, so that we can have a larger pool of uncopyrighted voices to draw from! ;)
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Erom » 11 Feb 2008, 20:25

PCgamer wrote:Springtime for Vader
Hilarious! Grats on the coverage, guys.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Machiosabre » 11 Feb 2008, 20:33

ill record some death messages;

"Balls! my speeder!"

"Balls! my ATST!"

"Balls! my wookie!!"
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 11 Feb 2008, 20:41

I'm detecting a trend here, machiosabre.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Machiosabre » 11 Feb 2008, 20:47

yes, they were all featured in the movie "star wars".

many people miss the line, but Luke says it right after "Balls! my fathers a jerk!"
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by smoth » 11 Feb 2008, 21:13

Gratz go to the starwars krew!
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by imbaczek » 11 Feb 2008, 23:15

great!

...but I'm afraid that this publicity might get you a C&D letter before you even manage to make a release (i.e. quick.) please show something fast so it can spread over the intertubes and won't be forgotten.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Smiff » 11 Feb 2008, 23:18

if its not for profit i don't see how anyone can stop you releasing...
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Gnomre » 11 Feb 2008, 23:26

Like Zsinj said, we probably don't have much to worry about, based on precedent dozens of times over. From what I know, they only specifically target you if you distribute the music, rip content directly out of the official games, or sell it. We do still have a few sound effects from Force Commander (and a handful from OTA in the current build), mostly voice acks; that's why we put out the request for actors. They are in the process of being replaced right now, though.

Now, who wants to go on a Cup hunting party?
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by hrmph » 12 Feb 2008, 00:37

This is great! But wouldn't it better for this to appear when the mod is actually released? (Or did I miss the release somehow? O,o)

But, yeah, it will be great publicity for spring as a whole.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by zwzsg » 12 Feb 2008, 01:38

How comes it's the unreleased mods that get the most attention?
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by imbaczek » 12 Feb 2008, 01:40

two words: star wars.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by LordMatt » 12 Feb 2008, 02:32

Gnome wrote:Now, who wants to go on a Cup hunting party?
Can I bring a shotgun?
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by chillaaa » 12 Feb 2008, 02:51

*Hands LordMatt 5 shotguns and enough ammo to kill China*
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by smoth » 12 Feb 2008, 03:32

zwzsg wrote:How comes it's the unreleased mods that get the most attention?
starwars is a big name. Also, those shots do look nice.
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