Hey there, guys! if you haven't already, be sure to check out the Madness day winners! It's always a real experience to see the community throw in more and more great stuff.
Also, some fans have thrown together a fansite that will be acting as a repository for Madness fan cartoons, it's a pretty groovy idea that is still a work in progress. They're fixing to have it be something of an archive for all things madness, be sure to give it a look over at http://www.madreaction.com and if you're into the forum thing, join them.
Holy damn, another Madness day is here! Excuse me while I scope out what's been coming through the portals.
Also, if you haven't yet, be sure to read up on where the Madness: Project Nexus 2 Alpha stands right here: http://teammadness.tumblr.com/post/129296751667/state-of-the-alpha-address
As it stands right now, Swain has everythinghe needs from me to get an alpha done. For the last week (and change) I have been moving to post-Alpha content creation, leaving him to tighten the nuts and bolts on that beast to get ready to distribute to out Kickstarter/Alpha backers. We will not half-ass the alpha.
Why isn't the alpha out?! Read this:
A silencer on your ar-15 might be nice and tactical, but what about putting another ar-15 barrel as an extension of your ar-15 barrel? Why did I do this? I have a whole bunch of actual extensions but NOOoooOOOOOoOoOooo I wanted to be weird!
Also: Alpha this month.
The jump from 2d to 3d hasn't been an easy one, but we're going to make it, friends...
Every time we think we're ready to throw an alpha to the Kickstarter backers, Swain and I are like 'but wait, lets add something else!' this time, we've elaborated on the arena mode, and I went and created all the MERC units. If you're just joining us, MERCs are a faction that'll be harassing the player in story and arena mode alike, disassociated with the Nexus Core or the A.A.H.W., with their own goals that naturally, will be conflicting with everyone else's (except in arena mode, where they're just there for you to shoot at/be shot at by), What makes MERCs unique, gameplay-wise is their leadership system. Swain's sorted out a pretty cool way for these little jerks to take orders from their superiors to accomplish their goals. Leaders will utilize the various units; Class 0 Grunts, Class 1 Lunatics, Class 2 Marksmen, and Class 3 Heavies. Taking out their leaders, naturally, strikes not only a blow against their morale, but their coordination, as well.
Nevermind the guy in the upper left, he's just the pilot. We needed a pilot. >_>
Another fun time at the NG office this year at the annual Pico Day. Ran into a lot of old pals, as well as new faces, and generally made an ass out of myself, it was great.
On top of all that I feel super honored to be a part of Sabtastics Picollage2015, be sure to check it out if for some reason you haven't yet.
Here is a picture of Shadman eating a hamburger:
Just a few more things to animate while swain irons out a few more of the overt alpha bugs....