October, 2013

Interview: Chris and Dean on contractors, randomization, vehicles, guns and more!

I contacted the 5 Lives Studio team this week with a couple of interview questions, and I’m very happy that Chris and Dean took the time to answer them. So here is the interview: 1. Have you gotten the fast internet connection set up in your new office? Does the legal stuff (founding the company) […]

Syndicate fan art #3

Today’s fan art piece is by deviantart user GlayMan and it is simply titled “Syndicate (1993)”:

Dev Diary #02: In-depth look at motion capture technique

A new dev diary post has appeared over at the Satellite Reign website. Mitch is explaining how they are using motion capture to make the animations for the game. There are many pictures and even a video, so go check it out.

Coldrum blog update / $5k left to stretchgoal

Jeremy Love has updated bis blog with a new post, which features some of his concept drawings for the Satellite Reign Kickstarter campaign. You will all be familiar with the images from the campaign, but there is one piece which we haven’t seen before: a rough sketch of the “Big Boss” drawing, which shows how […]

City Simulation: Under the Hood of SimCity’s Traffic

Over at the SimCity website there’s an interesting read about SimCity’s traffic system, for those of you who are interested in the city simulation aspects of Satellite Reign. The SimCity traffic system seems pretty sophisticated, with a variety of vehicles (scooters, cars, trucks, rail, boats, and helicopters) and complex behaviour like vehicles changing lanes, overtaking, […]