New United States map added to Firmament Wars!

This is the third map to appear in Firmament Wars. I combined a few of the smaller states to make them easier to click. I get a little bit better at creating these maps each time I make one. This one only took two days to completely integrate into the game.

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Firmament Wars Kickstarter Campaign Just Went Live!

Check out the project details over at Kickstarter. If you love fast-paced strategy games, you should definitely check it out!

Firmament Wars Kickstarter Campaign

Firmament Wars - Coming Soon

Firmament Wars – Coming Soon

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Firmament Wars Coming March 14th!

It’s officially happening!

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Firmament Wars Kickstarter Demonstration Video

In this video I give a comprehensive demo of Firmament Wars. This should give you a good idea of what the game is all about. Enjoy!

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Firmament Wars: Kickstarter Campaign Video

This will be the featured project video on January 24th. Should be a lot of fun! Also check out the campaign preview!

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Firmament Wars Kickstarter Campaign Starts on January 24th

I will start the Kickstarter campaign for Firmament Wars at 10 a.m. EST time on January 24th, 2017. The fundraising goal is $5,000. I have a tentative release date for Firmament Wars on March 14th, but that may be adjusted depending on how crazy the campaign is and how quickly I finish up the additional maps that I want to add. Please, feel free to check out the screenshots, the rewards, and the story—and feel free to provide some feedback!

Also check out the Firmament Wars About page for more screen shots and information about the game!

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Amazing Footage of Antarctica’s Midnight Sun

This is pretty difficult footage to find. If you search all around YouTube, the time-lapse videos are either very low quality or heavily edited. This is the best Antarctic video footage I’ve ever seen, so check it out! Very cool stuff.

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Displaying Achievements In Your Ribbon Rack

Achievements have become a staple of many modern games and Firmament Wars is no exception. Since it’s a military-themed game, I thought it would make perfect sense to add military ribbons that would be earned by completing achievements. Today I designed a complete ribbon rack to see what it would look like. Here’s the mockup.

Firmament Wars Ribbon Rack

Firmament Wars Ribbon Rack

I have to continue development to add the triggers that will actually unlock them. This is just a static mockup that displays them, but I’m looking forward to these actually displaying based on persistent data on the server. It should only take about a week to get these all in place working properly.

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New /who Command Returns User Information

There’s a new feature in Firmament Wars called the /who command. The who command allows you to query any user account and check out their information. This is really useful, particularly when a new user joins the game. It provides a ton of information including their player’s country (if known), account, nation flag, nation name, FFA record, head-to-head record, rating, disconnects, and disconnect ratio.  This can also be triggered by clicking on a user’s account name in the title or game lobbies.

/who command retrieves user information

/who command retrieves user information

This hearkens back to games like Starcraft and World of Warcraft which offered similar functionality. Additionally, this command works whether a user is online or not, so the user does not have to be present in order to use it. In the future a feature like this could tie in nicely with a client-side friend list. Is /friends a future feature? Perhaps!

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4-Player Competitive Match – Closed Beta

Here’s one of the games that we played on 11/30. We mostly messed around, but we played one competitive match and decided to record it. Here’s how it went! Enjoy!

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