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The Evolution of the Panzer

Posted by Designopotamus , 23 April 2015 · 2,583 views

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The Evolution of the Panzer Hey, Descent fans!

Remember when we told you that we'd take you through the development process every step of the way? Well, we're keeping that promise!

Today, in between marathon sessions writing our Game Design Document, I hopped into an meeting with the team about the new concept for the Panzer. (Of course, that name might change once we get the Kickstarter data ported over and reach out to the people who want to name some of our core ships!)

You might recall that the original concepts looked like this:

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We talked about these LIVE during the stream on the final day of the Kickstarter. If you missed out on us taking about pretty much anything for 9 hours, the whole stream is now up on YouTube (with sound restored - thanks, Mike!). You can check it out here, here, here, here, here, and here if you missed it.

We asked people what they thought about the Panzer thumbnails, and the votes were pretty much all over the place, which was also the case in the studio. The only consensus: it needs to look muscly, intimidating, and able to take a beating! Josh (you'll meet him soon) decided to go back to the drawing board, and the end result is the beast that you see in the lead image for this blog. In case you're wondering about other angles, we have you covered!

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Of course, this isn't the final version. We've talked over changes that make this fit the game concept better, as well as some interesting new features that should really look fantastic! Look forward to updated versions in the near future.
Meanwhile, design pre-production goes on, scheduling goes on, we're talking to some VERY interesting people (stay tuned!).and we're moving at full speed toward getting something playable in your hands. We're just getting started on this ride, and we think it'll be worth the ticket.

If you're curious about design, the next Design Underground will be up on YouTube on Monday. We'll be sure to link to it in Monday's blog.

Web updates are also on the way, with add-ons coming to the store... soon™.

Thank you again for your support. Together, we can make Descent last another 20 years!


Rob

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Looks good.

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Thumbs up for the Potomus and design team ;)
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GunnyWPI1999
Apr 24 2015 12:11 AM

Die Panzer!

 

It looks like a cross between a Pyro and Arnold Schwarzenegger!!! :D

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Die Panzer!

 

It looks like a cross between a Pyro and Arnold Schwarzenegger!!! :D

 

Arnold Pyrozenegger!

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I want Arnold for sure! Damn!

 

It should turn green like the hulk when he's mad. 

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Fun.

 

Hmm.  I want one.  I don't mind going slower and steadier.

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I can picture that 3dmodeled in my head :)
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is beautiful :)

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GenDesperado
Apr 24 2015 09:52 AM

OH WOW

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Rob 

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Void Stalker
Apr 24 2015 01:42 PM

The Panzer is HOTTT!  Great concept, and will be a real beast to have!  GREAT JOB!

 

Now.. put that bad boy in my hangar!

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Void Stalker
Apr 24 2015 01:43 PM

Arnold Pyrozenegger!

 

I think you just Christened a nickname for the Panzer...  "Arnold".

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Awesome. Very intimidating (kinda looks like a robotic space crab). Also, nice touch with the missle holding wings on the top, very "Descenty". (it isn't going to cost me for using that word is it?)

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From behind, it kinda look like a flying beetle : http://www.whatsthat...e_indiana_2.jpg

 

love it, really takes the "tank" name

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Fantastic looking beast. Can't wait to pilot it.

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Wow, looks amazing!

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Don't care what you call it lol  I want one hehehe

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Great concept - wrong name. :)

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