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A new studio and game, why?

Posted by Wingman , 18 November 2014 · 6,487 views

Wingman Star Citizen Video Game Descent STFU
That is a question I get from a lot of people, why leave CIG and start another Crowd funded project?

And, it is a good question, and I really wish there was some juicy meaty story behind it, but alas, there isn't.

The reasons for my leaving CIG are posted here:

https://forums.rober...ngman-update/p1

That is really all there is too it, and it was not an easy choice, I have been working with Chris and Erin for decades, and will be watching what they are up to, and how they go about delivering that epic game.

But, I have always wanted to do something a little smaller, and focused more upon a quick arena based game play. There has been a game cascading around in my head for more than 10 years, and I finally get to make it, and that is a massive draw in itself.

We want to make "Ships That Fight Underground" as compelling experience as possible, but make no mistake, phase one of the game, is just that, the first phase in building an entire new universe built on our near future and in our solar system (well at least to start).

We are doing the Multiplayer first so that we can balance out all of the 6 ship types, and let the teams and individual users customize them, and with the maps and environments being interactive, we are looking to create emergent game play from putting that flexibility in the players hands.

Imagine launching a mining drone - that is slowly boring it's way through a wall creating a new passageway, and you run across it, blow it up, and then back into the cubby hole waiting for your prey like a space based Moray eel? Or perhaps you drop into the lava to mine some ore while your shields fight to hold on, and discover a secret chamber or tunnel leading to an undiscovered pocket of wealth?
Those are the kinds of experiences we are looking to create, along with team based combat - where multiple teams are fighting to get the designated amount of ore, to secure that contract and bonus for all the team members.

Yep, should be fun, Counterstrike, meets World of Tanks, in space - well, let's hope, anyway.
So, this is my first blog, I hope to be doing this more often and getting other team members to do so as well, as they join in.
One thing we are considering is adding a subscription page sooner rather than later as folks have been pinging me about getting involved now - I am honored that people would even consider that, and will probably bow to the pressure, but will think of something cool for the first people that pledge - the folks that are the core believers.....hey, maybe a Core Believers medal....hmmm??

Anyway, I can't wait for Morlan to get back so we can get our full show up and running, we are probably going to call it Wingman's Hangout - unless I can find a way to snag my old name back..hehe....



Thanks everyone for coming along for the ride, and help us spread the word.

SEE YOU ALL IN THE VERSE !!!

WM

PS. A big thanks to all the moderators and admins that have helped set up this site so quickly, up votes, reputation system, blogs, chat - and coming soon, radio...oh yeah baby.

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Awesome. thanks for the update WM !

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I'm just glad to see some MINING!  Now it's a race... will we get to mine in STFU or SC first?
 
I'm also happy to see you at the helm of an Austin-focused project again.
 
Keep Asteroids Weird !!

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Awesome first blog ! Hope to see it from all the Devs at some point ! 
 
and ps.

 

:shutup:

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Really excited about your new venture Wingman.  Now it's up to us as a community to spread the word and build some excitement in the project for you.

 

Release the Space Kracken's.

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Pretty amaing to see things come together so fast, I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys have envisioned for STFU. :D

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Go Wingman! Descendent Studios, the next big indie game company you haven't hard of.... yet!

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VicToMeyeZR
Nov 18 2014 09:56 PM

NICE!!!.  Thanks WIngman for the vlog.  :)

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Radio coming soon?

 

We're gonna need more 'take my money' emotes in the chat

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Wingman's Hangout:

 

Viewmaster's Lookout :D

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 Glad to be along for the ride from the beginning. Looking forward to seeing how things develop, Descent was one of my first real dedicated forays into multiplayer online gaming.

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awesome!!!

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Wingman is back!

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Excellent!

 

I need a new avatar, heh

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Good stuff WM. What the heck is poop deck? Lol!
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Awesome, can't wait to see what you guys are coming up with.

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Thanks for the update Wingman! Sitting at the edge of the seat eagerly awaiting more.

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Will the ships have toilets?   ;o]

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Excitement level over 9000!

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\o/ 

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Ahhhhh!!! It's gonna be amazing!!!
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