Garage Games to release 'Legions' work to developers.

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1 Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:22 am

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From the Game Developers Conference (GDC):
http://kotaku.com/gaming/gdc/gdc-06-han ... 162326.php
We had a chance to talk to Garage Games’ Tim Aste about Legions, the Tribesesque game they’re using as a technology demo for Torque engine. We didn’t beat much around the bush—we wanted to know about a Garage Games-designed Tribes title.

Aste said that Garage Games had actually been approached by Vivendi (current Tribes license holders) about doing a new Tribes game, but for some reason GG had to turn Vivendi down. Aste also said that Garage Games would make an announcement regarding a new game in the next month, provided they were going to make a game at all.

In the meantime, Garage Games intends to release the Legions work to the community, making it possible to build a Tribesesque game on the shoulders of those who made the first two Tribes titles.

Our impressions of the Legions game demo after the jump.

So, in short, it’s freaking Tribes. Garage Games has no illusions about what they’ve created. Aste told us the demo was tossed together in just about four weeks before the show, mostly as an example to show developers the power of their engine.

But if you clicked that right mouse button, your jetpack activated; if you held down the space bar, you skied down hills. It felt more like Tribes 2 than Starsiege: Tribes, although we were getting some pretty decent speed down the hills (perhaps that’s just because Tribes is in our fingers’ blood).

It didn’t feel totally ready for pla. The triple grenade launcher felt strangely hard to control and it was too easy to crater (although the damage was light). But we’re told network code is working. It wouldn’t be a gargantuan amount of work to turn this into a multiplayer, community-developed Tribes sequel, even if Garage Games doesn’t end up releasing a commercial successor of their own.
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2 Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:42 am

But if you clicked that right mouse button, your jetpack activated; if you held down the space bar, you skied down hills. It felt more like Tribes 2 than Starsiege: Tribes, although we were getting some pretty decent speed down the hills (perhaps that’s just because Tribes is in our fingers’ blood).


was what i wasnt impressed with hearing.
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3 Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:44 am

Heh, caught me mid edit Bongwater.

Moved this from the front page to here.
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That's a tripple grenade launcher By the way. :shock:

I'm most excited about getting their work and expanding on it.
Maybe a new Annihilation project coming up?
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4 Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:17 am

that would be interesting to see.

also wouldnt matter if they say it feels like tribes2 if u mod it back so be the physics of tribes 1 annihilation.
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5 Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:54 am

that guy looks like me a lot.. cept for the beard :P

pretty cool though :) Looks like that content pack.. from eh.. timothy aste (i think that was his name)
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6 Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:31 am

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looks super!
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7 Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:59 pm

Anubis wrote:Image

looks super!

Thats not Legions...
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8 Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:31 pm

Psh, I wish! Mechs and soldiers... I'd buy that.
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9 Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:52 am

Plasmatic wrote:
Anubis wrote:Image

looks super!

Thats not Legions...


lol!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

who knows.. a new feature. xD
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