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[03/08/2012 - Hunting the Hunter prologue gameplay video on YT]
It's been a long time, isn't it?
Well, just to show that we're still alive and the project is paused but not dead (we've put too much time and energies to just abandon it - we *have* to complete and release it someday), we uploaded on YT a gameplay video: it's the beginning of "Hunting the Hunter".
It's a small part of what we released to Italian beta testers around three years ago.
We hope that you enjoy it!

So, click here to watch the video on YT!

[05/08/2009 - Hunting the Hunter portion given to italian beta testers]

About a year after the last update of this post, I'm here to tell you that the first part of our game has been released to italian beta testers.




It's our first "big" release, after the old tech demo and the prologue (to italian testers) about a year ago.
We are now waiting for feedback and of course we would appreciate any of you AGS guys (able to understand italian, of course) joining the beta testing, so if interested just step here.

If you want, you can support our recently opened facebook page, we'll post some minor news and background material there, at least until we go for a site renewal.

So, SOTE is *alive*, slowly approaching the complete public release.
Trust us: we worked too long and hard to abandon the project, so, someday, the complete, international release will happen. :)

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(yeah, we changed "Death Star Games" to something less fan-boyish... :))

[08/08/2008 - Hunting the Hunter screenshots]
Isn't 08/08/08 a nice date to show you a pair of screenshots from Hunting the Hunter?

Hunting the Hunter screenshot 1
Hunting the Hunter screenshot 2

I hope that you like it as I do! :)
Well, since more three years are passed from the Tech Demo release, just a few words about the state of our project:
first, SOTE is *not* dead as often they ask us. We had many work/studying slow downs in the past years, but we're not gonna let the project die. And in this August we're working passionately to complete the first episode of the full game, that we named "Hunting the Hunter".
While it covers just part of the SOTE storyline, it should feature some hours of gameplay (with a pair of little surprises).

We hope to start the beta testing/translation phase in a few weeks, so if you're interested in helping just step into our forums and let us know.  ;)

I hope to post some other news in the near feature!

Bye,
Dusk & DSgames

[26/05/2005 - Tech Demo 1.1 online]
So, did you like Episode III? We did :)
By the way, a quick update to announce that the Tech Demo 1.1 is online for download... http://dsgames.guerrestellari.net/sotedownload.php

the website hasn't been updated yet because BobaFonts is busy with Episode III stuff for guerrestellari.net ... by the way, the archive in online (a tar.bz2 one, use winrar on windows and "tar xjf sote_adventure_tech_demo_1.1.tar.bz2" on linux).

Who should really download it?
- Linux users, because it contains fixed scripts and the updated engine by EvilTypeGuy, and the game doesn't crash anymore.
- German players,  thanks to Dennis "Hurrican" Pauler translation :)

We're a bit busy with work/university at this time, but work on SOTE (slowly) goes on.
Bye! Thanks for the 6000 and more downloads of the SOTE Tech Demo!

[01/01/2005 - Tech Demo released!]

Finally, the SOTE tech demo download. The site hasn't been updated yet, but the archive is there, ready to be downloaded!

http://dsgames.guerrestellari.net/sotedownload.php

Epic new year from Death Star Games - we hope you enjoy the game! : )

Mods: the tech demo is in practice a complete short-game... can we insert it in the AGS Games page?

[18/12/2004 - Tech Demo beta ready]
Ok people, we (almost) did it. :)
We released a first italian-only beta of the SOTE Tech Demo to a limited number of testers a few days ago, and we plan to upload a new beta as soon as the English translation will be complete. We fixed what we could, but we still have a pair of problems, maybe engine related (we'll ask in the Tech Forum as soon as the beta2 is uploaded).

We won't publish a download link here on the forums because we'd like to have a bugfree public release, I hope you understand us. By the way, if anyone of you wants to be added to the tester mailing list to help us, this is a good moment to ask.

Two updated screen shots for you:
(I remove the old ones to keep the page loading quick.)
Bye ;)

tech demo screenshot 1
tech demo screenshot 2

[03/09/2004 - first announcement]
I'm very happy to finally introduce on the AGS Forums "Star Wars Shadows of the Empire: Graphic Adventure".

We're working on it since April and now we have enough stuff to introduce our work, including about 40 backgrounds and a working multi-character personalized interface that required many hours and many hundred lines of code.
Today we've opened the SOTE:GA website, that I hope you'll give a look, where you can find more info.
I hope we'll release a tech demo soon and a game playable demo around Christmas, but nothing is sure at the moment.
The plot is an expansion to the union of the Shadows of the Empire book/comic book/action videogame, and in our plans it will be a really long game.
In the future (and on the Critics Lounge forum, of course) I'd really appreciate the help of the AGS community regarding any critics, ideas, suggestions about the game and, as the AGS scripter of the project, discussion about improving the code (I'll post some stuff soon, on the Tech Forum). Help with eventual poor english on the website (writing from Italy :)) is also really appreciated. Thankyou :)

Here you are two screenshots, we don't put them on the website because characters and objects you see in it in are temporary/incomplete... and may change completely, but.. better that nothing :)

[old screenshots removed]
« Last Edit: 03 Aug 2012, 01:17 by Dusk »

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #1 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:01 »
Wow, he sure carries alot of blue cups.
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #2 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:02 »
WOW, this looks awesome!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #3 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:07 »
Are those backgrounds original cause they look awesome.
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #4 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:15 »
Are those backgrounds original cause they look awesome.

Our artist uses his own technique of graphical-editing, a mixture of photo-editing, digital coloration, photocomposition of pre-esistent images with additional stuff painted pixel by pixel, and obviovlsy many filters... So, maybe they aren't 100% original, but hey, I think they look awesome too :)

By the way, thanks for the immediate feedback! :)

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #5 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:17 »
Are those backgrounds original cause they look awesome.

Our artist uses his own technique of graphical-editing, a mixture of photo-editing, digital coloration, photocomposition of pre-esistent images with additional stuff painted pixel by pixel, and obviovlsy many filters... So, maybe they aren't 100% original, but hey, I think they look awesome too :)

By the way, thanks for the immediate feedback! :)

Hey that's what forums are for. Good luck with the game!
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #6 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:19 »
Looks like you guys have put a lot of thought and work into it so far. Good job and I wish you great success for your project.

I used to be a real Star-Wars fan, and sort of still am (though I'm more of a fan of the first original three movies). If you need any advice / input from an older-timer Star Wars fan, just ask.

Looking forwards to seeing your completed game in action.

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #7 on: 03 Sep 2004, 12:56 »
Same here, i've always waned to see Star Wars fan games and the backgrounds look great!
Good luck with that  project ;)

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #8 on: 03 Sep 2004, 13:09 »
Same here, i've always waned to see Star Wars fan games and the backgrounds look great!
Good luck with that  project ;)

As if LEC's 5 SW games a year weren't enough.... Still as I said this looks cool, I'll definantly play it! It'll probobly be better than most of LEC's crap star wars money makers!
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #9 on: 03 Sep 2004, 13:31 »
Looks great!

Though I will say this:  KEEP THIS UNDER THE RADAR.  LEC has lawyers with itchy trigger fingers, man.

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #10 on: 03 Sep 2004, 13:58 »
I used to be a real Star-Wars fan, and sort of still am (though I'm more of a fan of the first original three movies). If you need any advice / input from an older-timer Star Wars fan, just ask.
Thankyou! Your Star Wars knowledge will be obiovlsy useful in testing phase. By the way, we prefer the original three movies too.
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #11 on: 03 Sep 2004, 14:25 »
Looks great!
Though I will say this:  KEEP THIS UNDER THE RADAR.  LEC has lawyers with itchy trigger fingers, man.

Thanks. Yes, we thought that... we wrote the disclaimer on the website trying to be clear about the fact that SOTE is a no-profit project and that we don't want to damage LEC and Star Wars copyright owners in any way... let's hope they'll let us finish the game.

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #12 on: 03 Sep 2004, 15:23 »
This looks pretty promising.

I too am a HUGE (old school) Star Wars fan.  I was working on my own Star Wars game awhile back ...  but anyway, if you need any help (as Barbarian said) let me know I'd be happy to lend my [geeky] knowledge to your cause.

The force looks strong with this one ...

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #13 on: 03 Sep 2004, 16:42 »
Right, that's it, anymore use of Force clichés in this thread will be dealt with severely! :P

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #14 on: 03 Sep 2004, 16:55 »
Master of the sith AGA is. Dark force within him there be.

Im not a great SW fan but this game looks great! I cant wait for it.

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« Reply #15 on: 03 Sep 2004, 17:24 »
Right, that's it, anymore use of Force clichés in this thread will be dealt with severely! :P
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #16 on: 03 Sep 2004, 17:29 »
What ya gonna do? Force people to stop?

Sorry.

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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #17 on: 03 Sep 2004, 17:32 »
If you guys weren't slightly amusing, your posts would be SO deleted.

Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #18 on: 03 Sep 2004, 19:20 »
I too am a HUGE (old school) Star Wars fan.  I was working on my own Star Wars game awhile back ...
Ehehe, I know, I read about it and saw your nice cartoon-like graphics searching "star wars" in the forums ; )
We're waiting you to finish it someday, uh! : )

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but anyway, if you need any help (as Barbarian said) let me know I'd be happy to lend my [geeky] knowledge to your cause.

Great, thankyou :)
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Re: STAR WARS Shadows of the Empire: Adventure Game
« Reply #19 on: 03 Sep 2004, 19:37 »
This really looks like a great project you've got here.  :D

I love the way Luke blends in with the fantastic graphics, and the interface looks very detailed too.

It really looks like you guys know what you're doing here.

This game looks really good, keep up the good work.  :)