Archive for May, 2009

And now, for something completely different

Friday, May 29th, 2009, posted by skg

from the Anti-Orcs dept.

More madness from Minsk, with the tongue in cheek debut trailer for Wargaming’s upcoming, BigWorld-powered title, World of Tanks.


Tanks FTW!

Friday, May 29th, 2009, posted by Mike
from the anti-Orcs dept.

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Wargaming.net recently announced their top-secret BigWorld-powered title – “World of Tanks”. Their early prototype, which was seen by a select few at Moscow’s recent Russian Game Developer’s Conference (KRI), featured heavy PvP arena-style action between Soviet and German forces along the Eastern Front in WWII.

The title is currently expected to go into beta in Russia and former Soviet countries later this year. We’ll keep you informed of their progress, but until then, you can find additional information at their (Russian) site, World of Tanks, and as always you can check out their main site Wargaming.net

Some still images from ‘Kingdom of Heroes 2 Online’

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009, posted by skg




www.userjoy.com.tw

Fantastic looking: beautiful scene in Genesis Journey / 美夺天工,《创世西游》带你游遍如诗江南

Monday, May 4th, 2009, posted by leig

From http://games.enet.com.cn/article/A1120090428150.html/
Quick Comment: Genesis Journey, as the second title developed by Netease based on BigWorld technology, provides with players so beautiful in-game-scenes.

美夺天工,《创世西游》带你游遍如诗江南

  传统的中国人理解的天堂不在彼岸,不在来世。中国人的天堂,一直存在于中国的历史、传统所创造的生活世界中。这才有了“上有天堂,下有苏杭”这句话。而《创世西游》里的淮南道正是中国古代唐朝的江南。整个淮南道地处于大唐东南临海,是仙家、佛、武、文的新手出身地。那在游戏里,到底怎么样的一个场景可以担当得起江南的绮丽,到底什么样的一个建筑可以让江南的气息扑面而来?《创世西游》里的淮南道,从设计这个场景的一开始就给了美术人员一个大难题,因为江南,本身就是一个高度,这曾被诗歌熏陶的地方,是中国人魂牵梦萦的天堂!

  创世淮南道之“山水”

  “山色如娥,花光如颊,温网如酒,小编如绫……”,江南的山和水似乎永不可分,就连白居易在写下“日出江花红胜火,春来江水绿如蓝”之后,都不忘补上一记“山寺月中寻桂子,郡亭枕上看潮头。”一篇篇脍炙人口的诗词,引发了美术工作人员的灵感,成就了《创世西游》如画一般的江南山水。荷花湖畔,远山含黛,杨柳依依;尘星亭上,翠谷流云,青松飞瀑……草长莺飞,有声有色,如果还能嗅到莲蓬清香的话,这个江南山水也就完美了。

  创世淮南道之“城镇”

  苏杭自古商贾云集,数不尽的繁华,挥不完的闲情,自然少不了迷离的小渔村。扬州城不在长江以南,却属江南之地,在美术人员的精雕细琢下,粉墙黛瓦、烟柳画桥、处处透着风雅古韵;通商口岸本该巨帆如云,可兵灾人祸之下只能看到空船破网,要拯救这个荒凉的小渔村吗,看风景之余,也手刃几个强贼劫匪吧。

  创世江南之“人情”

  游《创世西游》美景,更是可以读历史,习人情。白墙绿瓦的书斋中曲径通幽,高墙内传出稚童的琅琅书声。江南最多的就是婉约派词人,琴棋书画样样精通的他们中又有多少是从这样的书斋里走出来的?看看大街边上的垂髫小儿、躬腰老人、红衫少女、豆腐西施,他们说不定就是深藏不露的世外高人,而在这里,他们只是普通的小市民,用身形言语点缀着美丽的江南。

  在游览淮南道的同时,我看到了《创世西游》她所演释的独特视角里的江南,这里的江南清新淡雅,她运用的元素细致,一草一木之间搭配考究。《创世西游》里的淮南道,不仅是美丽富庶的江南,也赋予了淮南道繁华而不张扬内在气质,是和我们普遍认识的小桥流水式的江南景象完全不同的。看着美景的同时,相信你也感受到了开发组美术人员对这个虚拟世界里的用心,她当之无愧是传统中国历史中的——天堂!

  《创世西游》是网易西游三部曲中的一部,使用3D先进引擎Bigworld开发的她,继承了梦幻和大话的诸多优秀玩法,更在画面细节的雕琢和人文景观的加入上下足了功夫。大唐盛世,不光有雄伟的长安、如画的江南和悲凉的西域,也有精彩动人的西游故事。现在加入技术封测,找BUG提建议,在游戏里留下你的烙印,把《创世西游》如此美景及感人的背景故事带到更多玩家面前吧。

Userjoy’s "Kingdom of Heroes 2 Online" goes into closed beta

Monday, May 4th, 2009, posted by skg

from the Battle Hardened Brigade dept.