We’ve been silent on the announcements front, at first because we spent some much needed downtime with our friends and family, and later as we planned, plotted and prepared a concrete plan for the future of InterWave, post Nuclear Dawn’s release.
InterWave is currently going profound internal transformation. It’s not the depressing kind of transformation, more like the kind of transformation you get when a battered home-made van turns into a cool, shiny robot from outer space, to save mankind with awesome games. We said goodbye to some friends, greeted some new ones, and buckled down for another crazy year in game development.
The short and long term plan is to continue supporting Nuclear Dawn with new patches and features, and to keep nurturing its community – you guys deserved it, and we have a couple of surprises lined up for the coming year. The most notable addition is a certain sand-coloured map you may already have glimpsed on our Facebook pages.
That’s not all, though – the next patch will focus almost entirely on changes and fixes dictated by user feedback. Things we’re looking to address include, but are not limited to:
- Control customization (toggle crouches and iron sights)
- Visual tweaks (FOV slider, motion blur)
- Server and community features (server-side downloads)
- UI Fixes and improvements (spawn selection and preference)
- Feature fixes and improvements (get stuck exiting a spawn gate while you still can)
There is no confirmed final list because we’re still making and testing the fixes. There is no exact release date yet either, but we’re aiming for somewhere before Valentine’s 2012.
We are also going to engage in, and finally complete, some mobile and casual games that the development of Nuclear Dawn swept under the rug. There’s rComplex, that awesome side-scrolling noir tale of dodging tentacles and firing shotguns, then a special celebratory version of Caveman Bob, and finally some more stuff that we’re hoping you’ll love because it bears the InterWave mark of “we really want to play this”.
With just about every company on the planet telling you that 2012 is going to be the most awesome year EVER, we’ll just keep our cool reserve, and wink knowingly… you’ll be the ones to tell us how good 2012 is!