Posts Tagged ‘Cyril Megem’

Little Bit Battlezone: Warshift Hits Steam Early Access

When Rebellion dug out the rights to Battlezone, they announced that they were rebooting the wrong Battlezone game – the Atari wireframe FPS rather than splendid ’90s FPS-RTS. They hastily added that they planned a “remaster” of Battlezone ’98, but it sounds like that’ll take ages.

For now, you might be interested in Warshift [official site], which sounds like Battlezone with an action-RPG edge. It’s an RTS where you build bases and armies but can also slip into units to fight on the battlefield yourself, then level up and customise them too. It hit Steam Early Access last night. Have a look:

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Universum: War Front Clears KS Goal, New Footage

The extraordinary one-man project, Universum: War Front, rather significantly caught our eye yesterday. Looking like an RTS from a team of 30 made over two years, this action-strategy is impossibly the work of just Cyril Megem, under the title of StarworksArt Studio. When Jim posted about it yesterday, he was just over halfway to his modest $20,000 goal. By this morning he’s already well past it, with 23 days to go. I’ve a feeling this is going to be one of those times when a developer ends up with a whole lot more money than he was expecting. There’s new footage below.

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Holy Crap: Universum Is Made By One Man

Universum is incredible in the most literal sense of that word: actually challenging credulity. Aside from some freelanced modelling, all the work on pro-looking FPS/MOBA/RTS hybrid is being done by one man, Cyril Megem. Yes, it really does defy belief. He explains: “I’m a guy, who decided to stop just to dream, but to make it real. Being a professional 3D & 2D artist, game designer, programmer, and even music composer, I spent 10 years of my life working for game companies as their Lead Artist, Art Director and project manager. Finally I decided to leave my last job, staying home like a hermit for a while, and focusing on my own game development. The game you see here is a result of my personal day to day hard work over a year, and I pretty sure I can do even more with your help and support.”

This guy is only asking for $20k to expand in a project that already looks like a studio of twenty people were getting stuck into it. Makes me feel pretty lazy, I have to say. Video below, of course.
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