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Blockade Runner: Minecraft. IN SPACE!:

 1 Enkufka, Thu, 28th Apr '11 7:28:55 PM from Bay of White fish
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Blockade Runner is going to be a Sandbox space sim, like a combination of Minecraft and X3 or another Space Sim. It is being developed by an indie developer by the name of ZanMgt, located in Michigan.

Upcoming feature:
  • Planets with atmosphere
  • Fluid Dynamics (For fuel and water), using an in house engine called Liquid Cubed.
  • Air pressure, also using the Liquid Cubed engine
  • Gravity plating
  • Equipment and tools such as space suits and mining lasers (Equpment has been confirmed, though specifics have not. I merely speculate on this point.)
  • Thrusters, attachable to any object (including asteroids.)
  • real gravity, caused by sufficiently large mass.
  • space weapons such as torpedoes
  • Space ship control

Currently in place:
  • Asteroids
  • Full 3d movement, including pitch, yaw, roll, and thrust.
  • Mass, which will cause gravity.
    • Each block connected to another block will cause a center of mass, and removing a significantly large amount of blocks will drastically move the center.

Development:
Builds will be released weekly or at least monthly. Current build is R1W3.

Development is looking to be in 6-month cycles, each major release upgrading the R label.

links:

More info to come, I will update when possible.

Zan Mgt is taking questions on Facebook and Youtube, not sure about Twitter, so if they answer your questions, please repost the questions and answers here, and I will see if i can update the post. This will hopefully cut down on repeat posts.

EDIT: Updated videos.

edited 4th May '11 10:16:00 PM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

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 2 Tuefel Hunden IV, Thu, 28th Apr '11 8:23:02 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
This game has promise if he can make all that happen it will go well.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
 3 Enkufka, Thu, 28th Apr '11 8:35:03 PM from Bay of White fish
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They. Zan-Mgt is a team of 6 siblings working together.
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"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
Mentor
looks interesting, will definitely pick it up if all those promises come true.

 5 Enkufka, Fri, 29th Apr '11 8:20:32 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
Updated. R 1 W 3 is out. News and Download.
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 6 Ianator, Fri, 29th Apr '11 8:55:02 PM from Nuvema Town
The Raddest Pokemon Ever
I don't think my laptop even has a pixel shader. Anyone know if it's a requirement at all?

Mentor
cant seem to get it to work :/ will try a few more things..

 8 Ianator, Sat, 30th Apr '11 10:26:16 AM from Nuvema Town
The Raddest Pokemon Ever
Aaand crash on startup. Even got the distros and everything.

DARN YOU PIXEL SHADER 2.0!!!

 9 Enkufka, Sat, 30th Apr '11 10:27:53 AM from Bay of White fish
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I can't get it to work. >:/

it says XNA isn't working or something.
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 10 thespacephantom, Tue, 3rd May '11 2:18:10 PM from somewhere, beyond the sea
this is all ram's fault
I don't like it too much. Are there multiplayer servers or something?
The last of Barrett's Privateers.
 11 Enkufka, Tue, 3rd May '11 2:19:47 PM from Bay of White fish
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As of right now, there is no multiplayer. there isn't much of anything, really, since its only a grand total of 3.5 weeks old. I encourage you to come back in a few months. they plan to have release 2 in about 5 months 1 week.
Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
 12 thespacephantom, Tue, 3rd May '11 2:25:48 PM from somewhere, beyond the sea
this is all ram's fault
Oh, so that's why I didn't like it. Ok. -wanders off somewhere else.-
The last of Barrett's Privateers.
 13 Tuefel Hunden IV, Tue, 3rd May '11 2:58:34 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
I couldn't even get it to launch but I can wait to see if it becomes playable for me in the future.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
 14 Enkufka, Tue, 3rd May '11 3:09:52 PM from Bay of White fish
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what error message did you get?
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 15 Tuefel Hunden IV, Tue, 3rd May '11 4:12:26 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
None which is the kicker. Just program crash message.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
Make sure you've downloaded and installed the XNA Framework 4.0 and .NET 4.0.
 
 17 Tuefel Hunden IV, Tue, 3rd May '11 8:47:06 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Have both.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
 18 Tuefel Hunden IV, Wed, 4th May '11 2:56:37 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Ok now I know why. It now uses shader 3.0 That was really stupid move. Means fewer people can play the game now.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
 19 Enkufka, Wed, 4th May '11 3:02:19 PM from Bay of White fish
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They're still working on that, unfortunately...
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 20 Ianator, Wed, 4th May '11 10:13:39 PM from Nuvema Town
The Raddest Pokemon Ever
New video is up, demonstrating the Center-of-Mass system.

 21 Tuefel Hunden IV, Mon, 23rd May '11 8:03:39 PM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Interesting bit I dropped a post on their Face book commenting on that. I got comment pack post change that they agreed they lost too many potential players and reverted XNA back a version.

So including me a bunch of others must have commented on it.

edited 23rd May '11 8:04:01 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
 22 Ianator, Mon, 23rd May '11 11:58:01 PM from Nuvema Town
The Raddest Pokemon Ever
Can't wait for Thrusters to finally be implemented next week (hopefully). Bigger boats in Minecraft ain't got nothin' on spaceships.

Can't wait for a new computer, either, though that's much more difficult.

 23 Goggle Fox, Tue, 24th May '11 8:41:24 AM from Acadia, yo.
rrrrrrrrr
Seeing that video (late, I know), I see the comment below where they need a commentary on what's going on, and... wow.

Are there really that many people who don't know what a center of mass is?
Sakamoto demands an explanation for this shit.
 24 Ianator, Fri, 10th Jun '11 11:16:39 PM from Nuvema Town
The Raddest Pokemon Ever
Week 7 gave us thrusters, and Week 9 (hopefully tomorrow) will feature a big backend and UI overhaul. Also, forums!

 25 ch00beh, Sat, 11th Jun '11 2:12:18 AM from Who Knows Where
???
hmm.. will try out when i next switch over to windows.

also i thought 3.0 shaders came standard with any computer with a graphics card from the past 6 years.
"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."

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