the month of June and Beta approaches like an out of control
freight train bearing down on a poor little deer. June
is going to be very busy and so I will get in early and
tell you all what to expect!
Phase 0 is currently scheduled to start at the end of
June with selection of the first 100 testers taking place
in week 3 or so.You won't need to mail us to make sure
you get in nor do you need to mail us if you don't get
contacted. Phase 0 will test a lot of simple mechanics
and once these have been tested thoroughly we will move
on to the next stage. At each step we will inform you
of how many we will add to the test and roughly when this
testers will be under strict non-disclosure agreements,
however, we are likely to let the occasional beta report
filter out so you can all enjoy a gamer's perspective
of Dragon Empires development.
Now, on with the news, there's a lot of great stuff going
on this month so check the newsletter fully. From this
little deer, have a great June!
of the Week
- Win a DVD, poster and beta account!
beta approaching we thought it would be fun to have
another competition. This time you can win a martial
arts instruction video, a Phase 1 beta account and
a Dragon Empires poster. To win the video all you
need to do is take a picture of yourself in a martial
arts pose, looking cool (or funny!) with something
about Dragon Empires somewhere in the picture (we
need proof you didn't just steal the image from google
you see!). You can read the terms and conditions and
more information about the competition here
It seems apt at this time to bring you this story
that was recounted years ago after seeking shelter
from a terrible blizzard raging deep in the Ice Wilds
in the north east of Fortitude. Sitting comfortably
in an unbothered corner of a happily convenient tavern
I was approached by a fellow traveller eager to share
a tale and a nip of spirits...more
- Part 2
week we posted part
1 of a story on the origin of the twins seen
at E3 and on our box art. Today we bring you part
of that story. Part 3 will be posted next week.
11 - Beginnings : Part 3
Friday 13 - Dev diary on the recent motion capture shoot
Wednesday 18 - Beginnings : Part 4
Friday 20 - Second newsletter
Wednesday 25 - Beginnings : Part 5
Friday 27 - Dev diary
Monday 30 - Stratics House of Commons dev chat
End June - Beta Phase 0 starts
Wednesday 2 - Beginnings : Part 6
We have had so much news this month I am just going to
provide links to some highlights. Head to the web site
to review all the recent news as well as highlights from
E3, fan site interviews and so-on.
- Dragonempires.info and de.talrias.net are looking for
news posters. Mail Exca
if you are keen to help out.
- Digital Girl is running a Dragon Empires competition
where you can win a women's self defence DVD.
- MPOGD is giving away Dragon Empires posters
- IGN RPG Vault Q&A 26 on Dragon Empires at E3 has
IGN PC have done a preview
of Dragon Empires, complete with exclusive new screenshots.
- Adam Parsons, our Lead Artist, wrote a dev
diary on what the art team have been up to.
site of the week
Kittah Realm - www.kittah.tk
The somewhat loopy Shaky Snake has created a site devoted
to the Kittah. Check the art gallery for a compilation
of Kittah pictures created by our own forum members.
post of the week
If you want to discuss the competition or compare entries
then head here
and show us your super martial arts skills!