User avatar
NoFaTe
Blazin' your Brains!
Posts: 519
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:22 pm
Contact: Website

Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:11 pm

It’s been quite a while since we announced Venice Unleashed… maybe a bit more than a while.
Now, there’s been a lack of updates (and news in general) in the past few months, and even though we prefer to stay rather quiet, we understand that this ‘silence’ can be frustrating for some.

So what happened? Where’s Venice Unleashed?

Well, the truth is that Venice Unleashed has been delayed for several reasons, with one of the most important being our desire to push more features that were initially considered for the Open Beta, to the Closed Beta.
To be honest, we could have released Venice Unleashed approximately two months ago, but what you would get would be a semi-finished product and as a result we would have to extend the closed testing period while we were implementing new features.
We thought that was unfair for the people that would not have been invited to the Closed Beta and we decided that it was for the best to quietly keep developing it until it was in a more complete state.

Of course, this wasn’t the only reason it was delayed.
Both me and kiwidog also have other obligations, such as university, work and various other things, causing our free time to be limited (even during summer).
But that’s that.

Now, what’s the current status on Venice Unleashed, you ask. What’s left to be done?

Well, there are several things.
My focus has currently shifted from the client to the backend services and I’m working on optimizing server-side performance in order to provide a stable and strong environment for our players when we launch.
On the client-side (which is currently kiwidog’s focus), the extension system is still not ready, as we decided to change several things in the way it works and handles extensions, and some of the new features that we developed haven’t been exposed via it yet.
Other than that, we’re also still in the process of removing most Blaze dependencies from the client, as we will no longer be emulating Blaze (and by ‘not emulating’ we don’t mean we will be emulating it locally, we mean that we’re actually stripping it out of the client and using our own backend services instead which provide us more flexibility and control, while opening the way for other features in the future *cough*LAN*cough*).

I’m hoping that we will be able to reach Deployment Phase 2, which is Internal Beta Testing, by the end of the month, which should bring us one step closer to Deployment Phase 3 (Closed Beta Testing).
In the meantime, here’s a video demonstrating our revamped WIP Loading Screen (excuse the choppy video, my PC is acting weird lately…):

VU_LoadingSeq_03.mp4

In the next blog post I will talk about the Enlistments, give some statistics, and more info on how many players will be picked, how the will be picked and how they will be informed about their selection.

NoFaTe out!

via [NoFaTe's Awesome Blog]
[03:55:41] <~Bag> Yes, I can put things inside me when I need to

Sinless
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:19 pm

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:32 am

Good work NoFate !. It's nice to hear some news about Venice.

Cheers

User avatar
TacTicToe
Posts: 348
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:50 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:48 am

Friggin awesome NoFate! Thank you for all that you are doing.
]Image

Image

SUDGamer
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:24 am

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:46 am

Great news, you could release the game 2 months ago as alpha :/

so the ETA to launch beta stage is end of this month.

I have a question about secret code, what is it benefit ?
Last edited by SUDGamer on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:45 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Lapin
Posts: 262
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:35 pm
Location: There's no place like 127.0.0.1
Contact: Website

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:26 am

Client-side part? You mean .....


A way to import our own .gfx files ?
Ding dong bannu

User avatar
NoFaTe
Blazin' your Brains!
Posts: 519
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:22 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:51 am

Lapin wrote:Client-side part? You mean .....

A way to import our own .gfx files ?

No, but we will providing a way to build custom UI for mods.
More info on that will come at a later time.

SUDGamer wrote:so the ETA to lunch beta stage is end of this month.

I have a question about secret code, what is it benefit ?

We hope to be in Internal Testing by the end of the month, in which staff members and other handpicked users will participate.
After that we will launch the Closed Beta, where we will invite some of the people who Enlisted.
Concerning the 'secret code', you'll know what to do with it when the time comes.
[03:55:41] <~Bag> Yes, I can put things inside me when I need to

User avatar
MAGIC
Posts: 1303
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:44 am
Location: Germany/Frankfurt
Contact: Website Twitter

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:59 am

Nice that you informed us. Of course the real life have more priority than the project! I hope that the other guys in this forum will read this and won't 'spam' topics about Venice
Image

User avatar
zesty
Posts: 426
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:30 am

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:21 am

Thanks for the notice. Luckily VU is not cancelled :3

User avatar
Dendari
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:22 pm

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:39 pm

Awesome news. :D

It'd be awesome if you could release some more videos like that, short but good enough to keep us up2date.

User avatar
Kerrigan
Posts: 1614
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:15 pm
Location: Your nightmares

Re: Venice Unleashed, The Delay, and Updates

Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:05 pm

The coughes make me happy.

:D

Nontheless, an excellent update!

Keep on rockin'! This project will be your lifetime-achievement (at least in the gaming-section)!

Return to “Announcements”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests