Shanix Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:23pm
If you just bought this game, Read me!
So you just grabbed Interstellar Marines. What the hell is this game? Why can't I crouch? Where's my Killstreak rewards!? Why is there another thread by the officials that you're ignoring!? What the hell is a Landshark!? So on and so forth.

Well, I'm going to give you an introduction, link to further reading, and explain some stuff.

Interstellar Marines is a Sci-Fi First Person Shooter Developed by Zero Point Software. Development "started" in 2005. The idea existed before that but nothing concrete was created until then. And by concrete, I mean some basic artwork and trailers were made. The game was getting made until the 2008 Recession, wherein a majority of the staff was laid off and a new engine had to be found or else things would get way to expensive.

After a failed Kickstarter, the team was on Unity instead of Unreal, and developing the product you know have. They added more devs, and a couple of whackjob community managers, into the mix and got back to work. They brought the product you hold on your drives now. Interstellar Marines.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE About the History of Interstellar Marines? Then This thread is for you!
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Alright, but where's all the features? Well, that's a good question. Though they hired new members, they can't magically code up the entire game overnight (though at the progress they're making I'm debating that). It's taking time, and there's a giant hidden list of features they want to add but haven't, yet.

For now, several things exist: a balanced multiplayer, several maps in both single and multiplayer, and several prototypes on the Main Interstellar Marines[www.interstellarmarines.com] site. More features are added with each update (which occurs, roughly, every third week).

Planned features include, but are not limited to:
  • A fully functioning campaign (Est. Dec 2014)
  • A super secret new game type (No date given)
  • Land Sharks!
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So you've got an introduction, the history, and the planned, but what about the now? Why aren't there more servers? How can I trust this stuff will happen?

Those are good questions. Stop asking them! No, seriously.
  • What are landsharks? Landsharks are the creation of a scientist division of the ITO (see: History) to be used as biological weapons. Something went wrong...and you're all that's left. Right now, we as a community know they are something we're going to fight, but why, we don't understand. Yet.
  • Where is crouching? Sprinting? Killstreaks? All to come. Well, not all. No killstreaks. Or deathstreaks. But crouching is definitely coming, as is sprinting (note: you are NOT sprinting now, more like jogging fast. Sprinting will be gun down, breathing heavy, fast moving).
  • Where are the Servers? Well, Europe, America, Australia. Why aren't there more? Because Zero Point Software wasn't informed of the recent sale (Jan 1, 2014), they didn't get the chance to host more servers, resulting in this mass inability to join games.
  • How can I be sure that the Devs aren't going to cut their ties and run? Simple. They talk to the community pretty much 24/7. The community Managers, ZPS.Bozar & ZPS.Phyrefli, are around nearly all the time to answer and questions and concerns you have. They even have twitters (@ZPSBozar & @Phyrefli2, respectively) you can talk to.
  • What's this I hear about gatherings? Good question! Every Monday, rain or shine, The CMs host 3 livestreams (For Australia, Europe, and America, at 10AM, 8PM, and 2AM CET) for all those who want to join, to join. People are encouraged to watch streams, chat on the official Teamspeak server (ts3.speedgaming.pro:10068) with Bozar and Phyrefli, along many other fans of the game! Hell, you can play the game with them as well.
  • Clans? Yes! You can have a clan in Interstellar Marines (Outside of your steam name, there is no change). You can even schedule matches between clans via This Thread on private, password protected servers.
  • What about This video? It contradicts everything you say! You're lying! Ah, you caught us! No, seriously. That video is pretty much 100% lies and false information to make the game look bad. It's also outdated. You want a good review now that you bought the game? Play it yourself, play with the devs.
  • Why doesn't my gamepad work? Gamepad support is not an official feature (yet!), however, there is a third party workaround available with a little tinkering.
  • Why'd they switch from Unreal to Unity? You got a million bucks lying around to pay for a license? Neither did they.
  • What's Spearhead? Spearhead is the second tier of Interstellar Marines. For you, and for now, that means getting additional artwork, music scores, and bonus content (as well as a cool symbol next to your name in game!)
  • What's a Support Medal? How come I can't get them in game!? A support medal is something you purchase on the Interstellar Marines Website. It amounts to being able to help fund the game more buy sending more money. You can even get shares in the Zero Point Software company if you purchase enough. Get 'em quick, because they're limited!
  • My question isn't answered here! That's a question either! Ask your new question below and someone will be around to answer it with pleasure!
Last edited by Shanix; Jan 3, 2014 @ 12:16pm
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Shanix Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:23pm 
Oh, Bozar/Phyrefli, pin this when you get the chance. :P
[TUCD] Lysdexia Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:29pm 
thumbs up
NeonSocialite Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:31pm 
Love it!
MECHANICAL_GURU Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:31pm 
Originally posted by Shanix:
Oh, Bozar/Phyrefli, pin this when you get the chance. :P
I second this motion, or at least add it to your READ FIRST page later on :D
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Shanix Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:04pm 
Oh, I'll be adding questions to the list when I think of them/when they get asked.
Abraxas Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:06pm 
maybe should be a sticky due to forum being flooded with same question all the time
Shanix Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:08pm 
The request has been sent out for a sticky, don't worry.
Abraxas Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:53pm 
good good :D bump as seem to still get new discussions than gamers reading pfft :D
Keavon Jan 1, 2014 @ 10:58pm 
Great post, although you could make the info about it being in development for that long seem a little less discouraging. Don't say it's been in development since then, say that they first posted a trailer in 2006.
TheParagonPaladin Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:35pm 
I'd make love to this post.
I mean.... *Ahem*.
I like this post so much I'd marry it.
I mean... Can we have a sticky here before I get worse?
ZPS.Dark5tar1  [developer] Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:52pm 
Already gone worse :)
TheParagonPaladin Jan 1, 2014 @ 11:56pm 
Originally posted by Dark5tar1:
Already gone worse :)

Oddly enough, I'm okay with it wholeheartedly.
Keavon Jan 2, 2014 @ 12:47am 
Originally posted by TheParagonPaladin:
I'd make love to this post.
I mean.... *Ahem*.
I like this post so much I'd marry it.
I mean... Can we have a sticky here before I get worse?
No, let's avoid stickying it to see how much more of a fool you make yourself appear! :b
TheParagonPaladin Jan 2, 2014 @ 1:07am 
Originally posted by Keavon:
Originally posted by TheParagonPaladin:
I'd make love to this post.
I mean.... *Ahem*.
I like this post so much I'd marry it.
I mean... Can we have a sticky here before I get worse?
No, let's avoid stickying it to see how much more of a fool you make yourself appear! :b
I could say something so disturbing in reply to this, but instead. I'll say this: This post is sexy.
Keavon Jan 2, 2014 @ 1:14am 
Originally posted by TheParagonPaladin:
could say something so disturbing in reply to this, but instead. I'll say this: This post is sexy.
My posts are always this sexy. Oh crap, is this affecting me too now? Quick, sticky the post! Quick!
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Date Posted: Jan 1, 2014 @ 9:23pm
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