Posts Tagged ‘Interstellar Marines’

Livelock: Interstellar Marines’ Deadlock


A year ago we spoke to Zero Point about their extraordinarily ambitious Unity-powered tactical sci-fi shooter, Interstellar Marines. They told us about how they were largely relying on the support of the community, and pre-order packages, to get the game made. To that end they’ve been releasing a few bits and piece of technology to their pre-ordering folk, and the biggest release so far appeared yesterday, and is detailed in a video below. Deadlock 0.3.0 is a multiplayer game mode that should, the devs explain, give players a better taste of the vision they have for the game. It’s also the first thing that Zero Point have released in some time, so it must come as a relief to those who have shelled out cash for the project. See below for more.
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Zero Point Explain Interstellar Marines


Earlier this week I took some time out of my merciless schedule of reblogging the trailers for the sequels to 2007 action games to have chat with Danish indies Zero Point. Game director Kim Haar Jørgensen told me about how Hired Guns, System Shock 2, and Deus Ex had all fed into the creation of their Unity-powered co-op sci-fi shooter, Interstellar Marines. You might have already encountered this “AAA Indie” project via Bullseye or Running Man, the browser-based mini-games that Zero Point have used to promote their title. The full game, however, is something much more formidable, as Jørgensen was to explain. It’s quite project for just a handful of devs, so I was keen to find out how they were getting on.

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Zero Point Explain Interstellar Marines


Zero Point want to explain their (frankly fairly impressive) Unity-powered first-person shooter, Interstellar Marines, to you. To do this they have created a four-minute trailer, which shows off the game in action, and talks about how you can support their attempt to make a full-blown FPS without the resources of a big studio. It’s fun. It’s even got some jokes in. Go take a look.

We’ll be talking to Zero Point about their project quite soon.
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Interstellar Marines: “Running Man” Thinger


I’ve said it before, but I really like what Zero Point Software are doing with the little Unity teases that they are releasing for their game. The most recent is some “Advanced Combat Training”, which you can play over on the main site.

The training takes place two kilometers below ground deep inside a secret military facility. Here you’ll face an onslaught of challenging Combat Training Robot in a range of different training environments. If you succeed you’ll be one step closer to becoming a part of the elite battalion of Interstellar Marines secretly being established as first line of defense against other sentient species.

And they’ve trailered it for our convenience, below. Good stuff.
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Interstellar Marines Reveals “Running Man”


Perhaps the most impressive thing about Zeropoint Software’s unity-powered FPS Interstellar Marines is the way they’ve packed a website with tidbits leading up to release. You’ve been able to check out a bunch of the game models within the Unity plugin, and even test out some of the weapons. Folks who pre-order will now be able to play a test version of the game, called Running Man. All placeholdery stuff of course, but even that has a sense of style, and it looks as if Zeropoint have crafted the most solid shooter I’ve seen in Unity itself. I’m genuinely interested in seeing how this is going to turn out. Fancy trailery stuff below.
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Bullseye! Interstellar Marines’ Boot Camp

The preview/hype campaign for Zero Point’s upcoming ‘AAA indie’ shooter Interstellar Marines continues to be interesting. Following on from their Unity-powered 3D scene thinger, they’ve now made a browser-based minigame to show off some of the tone and feel of the thing. Sure, it’s just about shooting pop-up targets – an FPS tutorial stage writ large – but they’ve made it more than the sum of its cursor-onto-cardboard-face parts.
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The Vault: Interstellar Marines Preview


Zero Point Software have released a clever new preview asset of their game, using the Unity plugin. It’s a kind of “3D screenshot” that they’re calling The Vault. You can go in and have a look around, and see some of the titular marines in 3D, frozen in time fighting some manner of shark monsters. It’s pretty neat, and the dates on the vault walls suggest that more of these 3D vignettes will be revealed in the coming months. The sci-fi co-op shooter has been in development for quite some time now, so we’re hoping this indicates the start of a more concerted reveal of just what’s going on with the title the studio are calling a “AAA Indie” project.

Folks who can’t be bothered installing Unity (and given the amount of cool stuff it’s throwing up now, you probably should be bothered) can get a taste of the vault via a new teaser trailer which I’ve posted below.
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