Assault Squadron info, teaser, trailer & screens!

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  1. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    #1 TheBinaryMill, Mar 17, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
    Hey guys,

    I've seen a thread or two around the place here and thought I would tidy it up by compiling it all into one thread that we will be monitoring / adding to, so if you have any questions, please feel free to post them - we'd love to hear your feedback.

    For those that don't know, Assault Squadron is a [Chillingo published] top-down AND side-scrolling shoot em' up for iPhone that mixes frantic action packed gameplay with CG cutscenes to bring a unique shmup experience to the AppStore. Below you can see the teaser, which focuses primarily on the CG components of the game, and also the trailer which shows in-game footage and lists several key features. We'll be a Spring release and are working hard make that sooner rather than later!

    Enjoy!

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    Assault Squadron TEASER


    Assault Squadron in-game screens

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    Assault Squadron cinematics

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  2. TheQuadsphere

    TheQuadsphere Well-Known Member

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    Wow, awesome trailer :)
    Instant buy here, shmups are the best :D
     
  3. kinnth

    kinnth Well-Known Member

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    embedded

    Awesome work guys!
     
  4. K76

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    Looks absolutely SICK. Thanks for bringing it to us!
     
  5. sniper

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    That is the tidiest gameplay trailer I have EVER seen, what'd you guys do, just throw money at this app?

    Either way, total win! Can't wait to grab it.
     
  6. Sinecure Industries

    Sinecure Industries Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty sweet!
     
  7. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! Hopefully we can share some new media with you soon!

    Cheers,
    - Ingmar
    TheBinaryMill
     
  8. iVaro

    iVaro Well-Known Member

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    You sure are a sucker for space shooters :p
     
  9. dansu

    dansu Well-Known Member

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    The cinematics look great. May I ask what software you used to make them?
     
  10. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    You bet - we use 3DS Max to model & animate, Mental Ray for rendering and the final composite is completed in Shake.

    Cheers,
    - Ingmar
    TheBinaryMill
     
  11. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    Update: embedded YouTube videos into opening post.

    Cheers,
    - Ingmar
    TheBinaryMill
     
  12. rooteboy

    rooteboy Well-Known Member

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    Earth......for now
    looks awesome cant wait
     
  13. sniper

    sniper Well-Known Member

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    #13 sniper, Mar 24, 2010
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    Oh I didn't see the Teaser last time, even more tastyness :)

    When's the release date? 'Spring' is pretty vague?
     
  14. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    We're hoping in 3 weeks! :D

    - Ingmar
    TheBinaryMill
     
  15. kohjingyu

    kohjingyu Well-Known Member

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    Cool graphics. :)
     
  16. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    Thanks - we've worked hard to make the game play equally as engaging :)

    - Ingmar
     
  17. Surfheart

    Surfheart Well-Known Member

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    This looks pretty amazing! How does it run on older devices?
     
  18. 5duc29

    5duc29 Well-Known Member

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    The game looks amazing.. though, I prefer sidescrolling. I think I'll be up for it when it comes out.
     
  19. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    Well, it's half side-scrolling ;) In fact, once the game's campaign mode has been finished, you can select to play any stage you like in Arcade Mode, without any of the story or cinematics, so you could just select the side-scrolling levels if you feel the top-down is not for you. That being said, it's our hope that you'll enjoy the top-down stuff just as much!

    Cheers,
    - Ingmar
     
  20. TheBinaryMill

    TheBinaryMill Well-Known Member

    Thanks! We coded Assault Squadron from the ground up so it's not using any inefficient middleware engine - it was actually developed on 1st Gen hardware so we've maintained 60FPS even on first Gen iPhones.

    Frame rate never seems to be a big priority for many games on the idevice, but we feel it critical to the experience, especially for a top-tier shmup!

    - Ingmar
     

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