Update #13: One Year Down and Looking Forward

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Avernium, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Avernium

    Avernium Member Staff Member

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    Another month, another update! Today marks a rather special milestone for us. Just one year ago, the forums opened up and the first monthly update was released! It has been an extraordinary year, and we'd like to recap that, as well as share some information on what’s coming up.

    This past year, we've focused our updates on the design of Legion TD 2, from the environment, to visual effects, to the HUD, and more. Through forum discussions, we've shared additional artwork and gameplay designs.

    Now, we're going to shift the focus of our updates to talk more about the technical development of the game, and how we're solving difficult problems like combat/AI, multiplayer, and other challenges. To get an idea of where we are and what’s still left to do, check out the graphic below!

    LTD2EngineStatus.png

    While Warcraft 3 is a great platform for mods, its engine has some limitations compared to modern games. By building Legion TD 2 from the ground-up with the latest technology, we’ve been able to make improvements in a variety of areas.

    Through September, October, and November, we will go in-depth into different aspects of technical design.

    And on December 1st, we'll be launching the official Legion TD 2 website. The website will serve as a launch platform for some of the major events that will be coming up early in 2016, including the gameplay trailer reveal and much more information about the Beta.

    You all have been a fantastic community over this past year, and we can't thank you enough for being here with us. This summer, we were fortunate to have a new programmer join us, and as he learns the ropes, things are ramping up and it'll be an exciting next few months.

    As always, your feedback is welcomed!
     
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  2. Ferudas

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    Yeah..um.. the game is not coming in 2015. Can't wait for the gameplay trailer! Thanks for making it happening!
     
  3. ManyBorn2Kill

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    Steam Integration ? Sweet, did you already talk to valve ?
     
  4. Tim

    Tim Member

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    Intrigued software engineer here. What's your funding situation? Is everyone working on the project doing it on their own free time? Do you have a business plan yet? I'm seeing realistic promise and I believe you will meet your goals - I might be looking to get on board pre-launch.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Vitor Santos

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    It is awesome, guys. I'm so excited to the beta game.
     
  6. SanGuNiang

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    Steam integration would be really awesome since a lot of new players would be reached
     
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  7. Frozire

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    I am soooooo excited!
     
  8. mightym8

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    Seems like you still have a lot to do. If I just had more experience in game designing and other related stuff ...
    I'd like to see first buggy test games in April 2016 ;)
     
  9. Lisk

    Lisk Director Staff Member

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    Good catch. As much as we'd love to deliver the game in 2015, we'd rather take time if needed to make sure we do it right.

    @Tim: Self-funded, full-time, but some contributors are part-time. Feel free to follow up in a PM, since it sounds like you've got a lot of questions that might be better answered in a conversation.
     
  10. Laggi

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    Looks good! can't wait to get my hands on that game. :)
     
  11. HoboMcCheese

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    Just want to say thanks for all the effort you guys have been putting in!
     
  12. I_kill_satan

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    Well almost all frameworks completed - very good job! Its better to go slower but do with better quality. I guess we all are even more exciting about the game than year ago!:)
     
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  13. Guennter

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    Blizzard would need another 3 years if they want to get a new game going ;)
    gj guys
     
  14. Norn

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    mb you will write 2-3 news ( of LTD2 ) in month ?
     
  15. serabio

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    where is update#14 ?!!
     
  16. riqmarmes

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    Great job guys! Supporting you all the way. Can't wait for first look at gameplay or demos
     
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