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  1. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Happy to say that Michael Bross, composer on Firefall, has given us some music to work with for Friday's build :)

    Just trying to spruce it up a little here and there...
     
  2. Thread: THMPR art demo exe next Friday in Ember Art & Design Updates

  3. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Lava comes in the future. Harder...as it must be slightly animated and glow.
     
  4. Thread: Ember EXE demo in General Ember Discussion

  5. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hi there. Our two milestones so far have been:

    1st Milestone Fundraiser - Primary Goal: Website and Forums
    2nd Milestone Fundraiser - Primary Goal: THMPR art demo

    When we talk about exe versions of the builds, we are talking about a couple different versions:

    1) THMPR Art Demo Exe promised for the 2nd milestone. ($15 Ready, Player One and above backers)
    • "Whitebox" test environment (i.e. no terrain, just a flat white plane like devs start with)
    • Command the THMPR to move and trigger it's basic animations (drilling, emote)
    • Nothing else, the goal was to model and animate the THMPR for use in future builds

    2) The Playable Mockup. ($35 Emberite and above backers)
    • Due only if and when all milestones are funded and completed prior to Kickstarter
    • Sample Terrain
    • Call down THMPR and start mining
    • Waves of Tsi-Hu attack, you defend
    • Demo Ends when Mining is Complete
    • Sound FX, Particle FX, UI, fair degree of polish
    • Used to launch the "Start the full-time company" Kickstarter campaign
    • Dependent on all prior milestones being funded (to build the other assets)

    3) Final Game (Max Kahuna Only)
    • Only Max Kahuna offers Final Game access at the moment

    The Milestone Sequence (Currently being finalized, this is a draft, primary goals only):

    1. Build website/forums and a community - DONE
    2. Build the THMPR art asset and EXE- FRIDAY, APRIL 28
    3. Build the Omniframe art asset and EXE - PENDING
    4. Build the Human Players art assets and EXE - TBD
    5. Build the Tsi-Hu Enemy and Beast form assets and EXE -TBD
    6. Build the full Playable Mockup and EXE - TBD
    Once the Playable Mockup is complete, we will do a "Start the Full-Time Company" fundraiser, switching to Kickstarter for it's larger game audience.

    I know many NEW people (from the Firefall Credit Program) are wanting to get their hands on the THMPR art demo. One idea, not yet serious or decided, is to allow Patreon backers at $15 and above to receive the exe. The Patreon would also feature:

    • Behind the scenes videos of me creating game assets
    • Behind the scenes videos of me writing design docs while thinking aloud
    • Podcast interviews on game design and game production with myself and Ronyn as host
    • Monthly exclusive decal or other virtual gift for use in final game
    Feedback is needed and appreciated on the Patreon stuff. Tks!
     
  6. Thread: THMPR art demo exe next Friday in Ember Art & Design Updates

  7. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I just copied the build over to the kids PC's...Watching them both run around the art exe was like watching them try first Firefall. Memories.
     
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  8. Thread: THMPR art demo exe next Friday in Ember Art & Design Updates

  9. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

  10. Thread: Skin for my surface pro in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  11. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    I like how T.H.M.P.R.'s fist is where Microsoft logo used to be. It's as if it's squeezing the shit out of it :D

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Thread: Skin for my surface pro in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  13. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Epic, BTW!
     
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  14. Thread: Skin for my surface pro in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  15. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Will that fit a gen 3? Cause I have a Gen 3 lying around...
     
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  16. Thread: Skin for my surface pro in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  17. Ronyn

    Ronyn Ghostryker Community Manager

    Oh man that is nice!
     
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  18. Thread: Alien Naming Contest Winners! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  19. Ronyn

    Ronyn Ghostryker Community Manager

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    In the lore drop we learned about humanities initial contact with these dangerous and enigmatic enemies. Very little has been brought to light about them so far, but we do know they that call themselves the Tsihu. However the reaper teams that endure their constant attacks have a more colorful name for them. That name is....up to you!

    Greetings fellow Reapers,
    Welcome back to the glorious conclusion of our first community contest. The Alien Naming contest. Where your submissions and your votes decide what will be the official nick-name that the reaper teams call the Tsi-hu.

    How did this contest work?
    Round one was when the community submitted ideas for the name. We received over two hundred submissions. Round two was when community votes narrowed that number down to the thirty most popular names. Round three was when the community votes will narrowed the number down again to only ten finalists. From those ten, Grummz Himself has selected his favorite.

    The top ten finalists are-
    Blinkers - from Tominakc
    Grievers - from MattHunX
    Jumpers - from Nubilus
    Morphers - from Fooni
    Phasers - from t3hsquirr3l
    Shapers - from Estender
    Shifters - from Astro
    Splicers - from Daynen
    Voiders - from RaZoR
    Warpers - from Quepieces

    Note: In the event that two people suggested the same name the prize goes to whoever suggested it first.

    Now, without further ado, here is the man himself to announce the grand prize winner!

    " The amount of fan support for the game is what drives me to create it. Seeing so many great names has been inspiring, not to mention helpful. I'm very happy with the slang name "Shifters" for the Tsi-Hu. I think it reflects both their ability to shift through time as well as alter their form. Well done! "
    - Grummz

    Let's here it for Shifters and the Top ten!


    The prizes for the winners!

    The creators of the names that made it into the top ten will receive 8x10 signed color glossies of the new thumper vs Kaiju poster and 8x10 of the omniframe, thumper and Tsi-hu.

    The creator of the name that Grummz selected at the end has won the grand prize. A 36x24 thumper vs Kaiju poster, and the Gatestrider reward level from the last campaign. If they already have it, they can gift it.

    It's this big beautiful poster!
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    It's been a ride Reapers, but there is little time to rest. A new kind of contest is coming very soon.
    - Ronyn
     
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  20. Thread: Will Primary Weapons be Dual-Wield-able? in General Ember Discussion

  21. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Ah thank you. I need to fix that. Requires a little more thought.
     
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  22. Thread: Alien Naming Contest ROUND 3! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  23. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Thanks everyone :) Now to choose...
     
  24. Thread: Firefall Credit Program - Em-8ER to offer full credit for founder packs in News & Announcements

  25. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Really happy so see you here :) Working hard to bootstrap this thing. We'll get there!
     
  26. Thread: Happy Easter - Em-8ER on Holiday, Big Update Next Week in Ember Art & Design Updates

  27. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hehe, send it to Ronyn :) He doesn't have your e-mail address either.
     
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  28. Thread: Happy Easter - Em-8ER on Holiday, Big Update Next Week in Ember Art & Design Updates

  29. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Thanks! Happy easter to you and everyone else!

    ...
    ...
    ...

    Nobody wants my shipping address

    [​IMG]

    :D:D
     
  30. Thread: Happy Easter - Em-8ER on Holiday, Big Update Next Week in Ember Art & Design Updates

  31. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Happy Easter, everyone. No update this Friday as it is a holiday weekend here.

    Just a brief note that all backers have been contacted to update their shipping address! Please check your e-mail and verify your address. We will be shipping things in the very near future!

    We plan to have a large update next Friday. See you then!
     
  32. Thread: Firefall Credit Program - Em-8ER to offer full credit for founder packs in News & Announcements

  33. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Sorry to hear that. I got no reports of any page being broken on Firefox or any other browser. But to make sure I've tried it with latest stable version and everything works as expected. In logs I see you were trying wrong UserIds, perhaps the script that is extracting UserId from profile url didn't work? Don't you have any extensions that could interfere with javascript code execution? Can you give me more details so I know what to watch out for in case someone has the same problem in the future?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
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  34. Thread: Omniframe Modeling Stream this Sunday! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  35. Ronyn

    Ronyn Ghostryker Community Manager

    Stream is NOW LIVE!
    Stream has ended.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017
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  36. Thread: Omniframe Modeling Stream this Sunday! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  37. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    I wonder if in just couple years we'll be doing 3D modeling in 3D with some multi-purpose VR digital chisel, as demonstrated by hololens ... and now imagine several people working on it simultaneously in realtime from all parts of the world while spectators can also watch the model streaming right to their living rooms. No longer a sci-fi.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2017
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  38. Thread: Omniframe Modeling Stream this Sunday! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  39. Ronyn

    Ronyn Ghostryker Community Manager

    Woohoo!
     
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