Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps

Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps

mwrightMGT  [developer] Jan 12, 2017 @ 7:40am
Status Update - January 2017
Hey Everyone,

I know things have been a bit quiet around here as of late, but rest assured that we are working hard on the new version of the game that is a total rebuild from the ground up.

These past few weeks we have been working on several aspects on the new version with the goal of bringing it to open Beta by March to coincide with us packing things up and showing the game off at PAX East in Boston the weekend of March 11th 2017.

Things we want in place before then that we are working on:

- UI overhaul to make things more user friendly and visually updated. At minimum for Beta we want to implement our new design for the Hangar to make things easier to customize mechs.

- First time user experience improvements including a new pilot training program (tutorial)

- Optimizations! Right now our FPS for the internal version is not where it needs to be for players to host multiplayer games, but we are working on this.

- AI improvements, having bots to play with and against are an important part of what we do! AI won't be perfect in the initial Beta release, but we want them to work as well as possible in the time frame.

- For Beta we want to have a hand full of single player missions available plus a front line skirmish mode multiplayer mission.

If you have not been following us over the past several months then you might not know what we have been up to. We have taken the past year or so and have worked on rebuilding the game form the ground up in an update game engine (The live game uses the old Torque 3D engine...). We have all of the ground work in place to start polishing things off and adding fun game play elements. With the new version you can expect vastly improved visuals including revamped weapon models, new Mech shaders, effects, environments and much more. We also hope to build out a much deeper game play experience as this year goes on.

As always, thank you for your support!
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HER0 01 Jan 12, 2017 @ 7:51pm 
If I may ask, is Linux support still expected with release of the new tech?
mwrightMGT  [developer] Jan 13, 2017 @ 11:26am 
Yes we plan on having Windows,Mac and Linux support. We have already been testing the internal beta on these platforms.
HER0 01 Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:16pm 
Awesome! I am very excited to be able to play this.

If you need testers, feel free to contact me.
Last edited by HER0 01; Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:17pm
Nevertheless Jan 14, 2017 @ 10:49am 
Very cool! Can't wait to get my hands on the first Linux code you make availlable!
Nevertheless Jan 22, 2017 @ 1:25pm 
Your now on #madewithunity. So you switched engines to Unity 3D?
mwrightMGT  [developer] Jan 24, 2017 @ 3:59am 
That is correct, we have been using Unity for years on other projects, so we have a lot of expertise with it.
HER0 01 Jan 24, 2017 @ 6:50am 
Dang, no more free software engine.

Can you tell us what version of Unity you are using? I'm wondering if it will have Vulkan support.
mwrightMGT  [developer] Jan 24, 2017 @ 10:44am 
We are up to date with the latest release and will continue to try to do so. Note that this is only the un-released up coming version, don't want anyone confused :)
Nevertheless Jan 24, 2017 @ 11:54am 
Did you try Vulkan and wanna talk about it? ;-)
mwrightMGT  [developer] Jan 24, 2017 @ 12:50pm 
Vulcan support is currently in the 5.6 beta, we are only using live version. When 5.6 is released we can look into Vulcan stuff :)
Nevertheless Jan 24, 2017 @ 2:19pm 
I'm thrilled!
Last edited by Nevertheless; Jan 24, 2017 @ 4:14pm
dudiblah Jan 26, 2017 @ 8:59pm 
I very much look forward to testing this game if I can. Running pretty current hardware also. Let me know if you need testers for a linux release.
Angelus Jan 27, 2017 @ 9:44am 
Originally posted by mwrightMGT:
That is correct, we have been using Unity for years on other projects, so we have a lot of expertise with it.

Will be a free upgrade?

Or the game will be relaunched al full price?
mutexer (MGT)  [developer] Jan 27, 2017 @ 9:56am 
free upgrade if you already own the current game. It'll just be like a normal patch but much larger that will replace the current game when it goes live. If you do not own the game when it goes live then when you purchase it you will just download the new version instead of the old one.
Last edited by mutexer (MGT); Jan 27, 2017 @ 12:27pm
Nevertheless Jan 27, 2017 @ 12:35pm 
Purchasing as soon as Linux Version is out!
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