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Galaxy Online - The Tournament (Beta launch 11/11/11!)

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Lord Devil    124
Hello everyone :)

Well finally my own project is nearing more and more completion and I am starting with an internal alpha soon. So I wanted to announce my blog where I try to keep the community informed about the progress and info's of my upcoming Online Game: Galaxy Online - The Tournament.

If anyone is bored, feel free to check out: [url="http://www.galaxyonline.com"]http://www.galaxyonline.com[/url] or [url="http://blog.galaxyonline.com"]http://blog.galaxyonline.com[/url] (there you can find a little FAQ too) !

Otherwise there is not much information as of yet, but I will add more in the coming weeks. Hope you like it.

Kind regards,
Oliver

[b]UPDATED November 9, 2011
[/b]Client download available now.

[b]UPDATED October 18, 2011
[/b]Beta launch announced: 11/11/11

[b]UPDATED September 1, 2011
[/b]Added [url="http://www.galaxyonline.com/videos.aspx"]Galaxy Online - The Tournament - Trailer[/url]
[b]
UPDATED July 15, 2011[/b]
[url="http://www.galaxyonline.com"]Website[/url] and registration opened!

[b]UPDATED July 5, 2011
[/b]Added first Screenshots
[img]http://www.galaxyonline.com/images/ss1.png[/img]

[img]http://www.galaxyonline.com/images/ss2.png[/img]

[img]http://www.galaxyonline.com/images/ss3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.galaxyonline.com/images/ss4.png[/img]

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Lord Devil    124
Since my last announcement, the FAQ has been updated and I have added some more game art: [url="http://blog.galaxy-online.com"]http://blog.galaxy-online.com[/url]

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Lord Devil    124
And here is another update :)

I have finally added the very first screenshots to my blog. As always, you can find them at [url="http://blog.galaxy-online.com"]http://blog.galaxy-online.com[/url] ! The FAQ and development status have been updated too!

Take care,
Oliver

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Rodimus    131
I'm forced to download the images when I click them. I'd much rather watch them in a new browser tab. Looks cool though :)

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Lord Devil    124
[quote name='Rodimus' timestamp='1307310261' post='4819871']
I'm forced to download the images when I click them. I'd much rather watch them in a new browser tab. Looks cool though :)
[/quote]

Oh it opens in a new window on IE9, but it seems to be an issue with Chrome. Thanks for the info I have fixed it now, but glad you liked it :)

Kind regards,
Oliver

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Lord Devil    124
Another Blog Update: Little ?2D Laser/Missile Animation Tech Demo available at: [url="http://blog.galaxy-online.com"]http://blog.galaxy-online.com[/url]

Enjoy,
Oliver

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Lord Devil    124
[b]And more:[/b] First screenshot of[b] TCR[/b] (Tactical Combat Replay) window now available at my blog.

From bits and bytes to visualization - [url="http://blog.galaxy-online.com"]http://blog.galaxy-online.com[/url] !

Hope you like it, kind regards,
Oliver

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polyfrag    2504
Your ships look good. The torpedo sucks. And why don't you make it more realistic. Like conveying larger distances or making the scale of the lasers and torpedoes small in comparison to the ships. Shouldn't the ship on the right in TCR be several times smaller than the ship on the left? Maybe could research all the weapon types in Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica and build up and advanced ship customization system.

EDIT: The economic system sounds interesting.

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Lord Devil    124
[quote name='polyfrag' timestamp='1309900804' post='4831523']
Your ships look good. The torpedo sucks. And why don't you make it more realistic. Like conveying larger distances or making the scale of the lasers and torpedoes small in comparison to the ships. Shouldn't the ship on the right in TCR be several times smaller than the ship on the left? Maybe could research all the weapon types in Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica and build up and advanced ship customization system.

EDIT: The economic system sounds interesting.
[/quote]
Thanks. Well to be true there are many things I would like to improve over time. But since this is a one man project I had to start at some point. Better you finish something you can achieve, rather than trying something too complex and getting stuck somewhere and thus never finish. My program code is very clean and easy to maintain so it shouldn't be too hard building up on it.

Especially laser/torpedo/ship scales (depending on size, strength etc.) is something I will tweak up for sure, so thanks for sharing your ideas. However the ships you see in the SS are about the same size.

Regarding science-fiction related technology... I for one think it’s not necessary to focus on special technology from Star Wars, Star Trek etc..! The game is science-fiction, so it’s basically up to me to decide what is possible and what not. I for one think that the current ship customization system is good for its purpose. It’s easy to understand but still very flexible, especially since you can mix up whatever you want as long as you stay within your power/units limit. Also since you can upgrade nearly every attribute of every component makes it even more fun to create something unique. The game is about experiencing different types of starship configurations and strategies while keeping it fun and simple... making it too complex would unnecessarily blow up balancing/server side combat calculations/replays and so on. Always remember you don’t interact during combat, so it’s not nearly as important to calculate with high complexity as it would be in a space flight simulator.

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Lord Devil    124
And its finally done. After some more sleepless nights the [url="http://www.galaxy-online.com"]Galaxy Online - The Tournament[/url] website goes online. Hope you like it. If you want to support this project, please help me spread the word. Be the first to register your free galaxy online account to secure your spot in the upcoming Beta :)

Thanks,
Oliver

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Lord Devil    124
Long time no hear, but as you can imagine I am pretty busy with the ongoing alpha. However I finally had the time to work on a little trailer movie for Galaxy Online - The Tournament. So yes... its finally done. I am not really a good video editor either, but I still hope you like it :)

You can find the trailer here: http://www.galaxy-online.com/videos.aspx

Enjoy :)

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Lord Devil    124
The time has come... Beta will launch on 11/11/11 :)

More info can be found on [url="http://www.galaxyonline.com"]http://www.galaxyonline.com[/url] and [url="http://blog.galaxyonline.com"]http://blog.galaxyonline.com[/url] !

Thanks for your support and help spread the word. Any help is much appreciated.

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Lord Devil    124
In order to bridge the time gap till release, we have just opened our forum at [url="http://forum.galaxyonline.com"]http://forum.galaxyonline.com[/url] !

Hope to see you there,
Oliver

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Lord Devil    124
In preparation of the upcoming Beta test on 2011-11-11 20:00 CET, you can already download the Galaxy Online - The Tournament Client Updater from the member's download section. Just login [url="https://secure.galaxyonline.com"]here[/url].

Can't wait to get you guys playing. T-2 days and counting...

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