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Poo Bear
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:04 am    Post subject: Project status Reply with quote

Project terminology
Design : paper and whiteboards, lots of discussion. Results in design documents.

Pre-alpha : turn the design into a prototype, this shows if any of these ideas will even work and how long it will likely take. Results in more detailed design documents and a schedule.

Alpha : editors, tools, game code and art start getting ground out, this is the longest and most depressing phase of development. Results in playable version of the game with all content.

Beta : the games starts getting tested, bugs mount up, everything starts getting polished up ready for release. Public/private testing begins. Results in release candidate.

Final : publishing deals, language translations, review copies, disc duplication. Results in final gold master.


current status = Alpha
The high concept design work is finished and some basic prototypes are emerging with which to test the practicality of that design. The current goal is to get very rudimentary game play prototype functioning.


Release date: sometime post Mr Robot, if making Mr. Robot doesn't put us in hospital...

Note: everything can and will change.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it closer to alpha now?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, well spotted, i've updated it thanks. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just helpin' out Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when is it going to be beta? *gestures hands in the carry on sorta way*
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VonBraun wrote:
when is it going to be beta?

Don't hold your breath* it's still a way off.

*We'd become quite distraught if customers started dying on us...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VonBraun wrote:
when is it going to be beta? *gestures hands in the carry on sorta way*


Like... 10 months from now. Go worry about something else, like Halo 2... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaallright!! Let's put that Release date at "Sometime before we die"... Laughing
Remember Mr.Robot? Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tonxabar wrote:
Aaallright!! Let's put that Release date at "Sometime before we die"... Laughing


Gah! thanks for pointing that out. We really are exhibiting textbook game developer timekeeping Sad

Still, it looks like Mr. Robot will be out before Duke Nukem Forever. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't you produce Battlescape from the hospital? I mean, come on! Where's your sense of dedication, man?!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnulus wrote:
Can't you produce Battlescape from the hospital? I mean, come on! Where's your sense of dedication, man?!
that depends on how much of their hands need to be amputated because of excessive coding
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have elbows, don't they? And feet with toes? And a nose? This could turn them into super-human game developers of DOOM! I say, you NEED to do this!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm>perhaps we allow the guys to make Mr Robot before decapitate them yes? !!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly boy. They need their heads to see the code. Or at least their faces. And possibly their grey matter. But hands? Pish-posh!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehee, looks like a Futurama's episode Laughing
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