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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 3 * No 9

intelligencebulletingvol03no09 This week has seen a lot of developers brush their hair and put on clean clothes in order to welcome the journalists we had visiting in the beginning of the week and the new Open Beta players that are joining us. We had about 15 journalists visiting to chat with us and see the game, so you should see more press coverage in the next days. We decided to show the game as it is and let the press play on the live servers instead of staging something, so a ‘Thank you’ goes out to all the players that gave the “vestergade0X” accounts a good impression of the game and the community.

In other news – Our free companion app, ‘Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command‘ has gone live on Android as well as iOS. So if you want to follow the progress of the war and discuss strategy with your fellow generals, grab it on either iTunes or the Google Play store. We hope that you can forgive us for this one week delay for the Android version and I (reto.Robotron3000, Ed.) promise that reto.sNell will work EXTRA hard to make sure that a lot of cool new features for the app are coming.

After this push we will also get a bit more time to write blog posts on the site, so expect the news to be to normal in the next week. Oh and we’ve updated the screenshot section with new screens :-)

 



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Team Debriefing

Design


Reto.RedBjarne

Game Director
“- Press event presentation and a lot of interviews”
“- Finalize layout and design of new equipment system”
“- Readying Assaultteam insignia elements for the database.”
“- Fixing a bunch of localization bugs”
“- Adjusting fonts for different languages (Polish, Russian etc.).”
“- Login screen simplification for Hansen build.”
“- Production meetings”
“- Witnessing the resurrection of Heinz (the pet lobster in the aquarium)”
“- Looking into a request for clanfeatures from 5th Panzer Division Wiking (scheduled for the command structure feature)”

Reto.Fleck

Level Designer
“- Busy week with media visiting the studio – and then celebrating the Open Beta Launch today in sunny Copenhagen”

Reto.Ratamahat

Level Designer
“- Moved office”
“- Working on skirmish”

Reto.Robotron3000

Community Manager & Game Designer
“- Preparing for Open Beta”
“- Fixing localization bugs.”
“- Look into trademark rules for weapon/vehicle names.”
“- Yay candy! Might previously have been the property of Reto.▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀

Artists


Reto.Hr.Wille

3D Artist
“- This week I have been planing many new vehicles for future releases.”
“- Also be preparing for new tank optics, both Telescopes and Periscopes.”
“- Lastly I started to slowly replace old vehicles textures and shaders with new and much better ones.”

Reto.Mato

Lead Character Artist
“- Plague ridden”

Reto.Owleater

Art Director
“- Producing assets for media, screenshots etc.”

Reto.Colding

Lead Animator
“- Caught up in press event for most of the week as well as laying final hands on press material.”
“- Suffered abuse from Reto.Robotron3000 as he kept on shouting that we should also show new screenshots to the community.”

Reto.Dave

Environment/Props/Concept Artist
“- been finding concept and modeling ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ houses and spent a few days in bed sick.”

Reto.BombeBo

Effects Dude
“- Working on new tracers”

Reto.Scratchliquid

3D Artist
“- I have been outsourcing.”
“- Doing the final checks on the Panzerschreck.”
“- Finishing the tenuring for the G43.”
“- Building the ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ HighPoly. Oh yeah, this thing is going to be awesome.”
“- Scratchliquid OUT.. . ..”

Coders & QA


Reto.Goonstah

Programmer and Technical Lead
“- My new keyboard arrived (A very impressive Filco Majestouch)! I will now work 18% faster when not in meetings.”
“- I have been the victim of a heinous crime! While in a meeting someone snuck in to the office and stole 1 (ONE!) piece of my licorice candy!”

Reto.Hal9k

Render Programmer
“- Fixing bugs and rolling out hotfixes.”

Reto.Ogssan

Gameplay Programmer
“- Guderian: localization”
“- Irwin: New equipment system”
“- Irwin: Supply depot rework, now requires and action to use”

Reto.Leto

Gameplay Programmer
“- General bugfixing and new ladder gameplay for the Irwin build”

Reto.Injection

Senior Programmer
“- New Resource system – everything in the engine is running, some of our tools now needs an update. “

Reto.Splixxen

Lead Tester
“- Verify bugs”
“- Test new build.”
“- Entertain press people.”
“- Swim in the ocean of e-mails.”
“- Coordinate testing.”

Reto.Indusninja

IT Architect
“- Localization of weapon names, HQ names and supplies”
“- testing battle creation logic (making sure expected behavior is correct)”
“- figure out why Live servers are annoying the hell out of everyone”

Reto.Vashu

Flash Programmer
“- Localization: Making things fit inside our boxes and adding more and proper localization for all kinds of places [Guderian]“
“- Finished implementation of Triple Currency, onwards to the next feature [Irwin]“
“- Press Event at the office. Demonstrated game to a lot of journalists and conducted interviews [Press]“
“- Still playing Unity of Command, Finished Axis campaign and almost done with Soviet. Red Turn DLC is awesome [Sparetime leak]“

Reto.masterdisaster17

Server Programmer
“- Bugs, fixes.”
“- Still investigating alternative backend implementations”
“- Fixing stability problems related to aforementioned bugs, fixes.”

Reto.stenum

Server Programmer
“- Finished implementing insignias on server side for now”
“- Hunted down the old autoresolver, ripped its heart out, and KILLED IT WITH FIRE”
“- Started implementing the new resolver”
“- Worked with Vashu on the new pricing structure”
“- Attended a few meetings”

Reto.sNell

Mobile Programmer
“- Finally released the Android application on Google Play.”
“- Started designing the UI for Assault Team movement.”
“- Made some changes in the way ID’s of everything are used in the application, which should significantly improve RAM usage once it is ready for release.”

Sound


Reto.Draebesmoelf

Lead Sound Designer
“- I have spent the week working on, finishing and finalizing the audio for our Open Beta Trailer. I have also been working on some more sounds for the Strategy-part of our game.”

Reto.Lord

Audio Programmer
“- Flash ping warning option”
“- Work on steam executable”

Management, IT & support


Reto.KenSolo

Producer
“- Planning press event”
“- Coordinating news and things with the Square Enix team”
“- Plan and coordinate features for the next builds”

Reto.Hansg

IT Admin
“- 3 new servers setup and deployed (2 more in Russia, 1 in Amsterdam)”
“- Create new user pc.”
“- Clean all old log errors and be ready for open beta.”
“- Check the web servers for heavy load.”
“- Various IT stuff.”

Reto.Lusa

Project Coordinator
“- Finally I can tell what I realy have been doing the last weeks – prepare Press Event ! :-)”
“- So nice to meet all the journalists – and I hope they had a good time in Copenhagen and in our office.”

Reto.Bacon

Support Manager
“- SuUuuUUuuUpPORT!”
“- BaAaaaAAaaAcoOn!”
“- Active on forum *gasp*”

Reto.CrazyCat

Games Analyst
“- Mining data”

 

NOTICE

The Intelligence Bulletin is designed primarily for the use of the members of the Heroes & Generals community. It is a vehicle for the dissemination to them of the latest information received from Reto-Moto Intelligence sources about the development of Heroes & Generals. Readers are invited to comment on the use that they are making of the Intelligence Bulletin and to forward suggestions for future issues.

Reto-Moto Intelligence Division,
Developer Department

  1. avatarAmendeon03-01-2013

    <– Happy Bunny, app for Android. Me likes.

  2. avatarzerov2503-01-2013

    Nice to see new features going well :D hope to see then soon!

  3. avatarSkyDaggers03-01-2013

    When will Hansen build will be released ?

  4. avatardoomdram03-01-2013

    “- Hunted down the old autoresolver, ripped its heart out, and KILLED IT WITH FIRE”

    Good night sweet prince, you will be missed.

  5. avatarSkyDaggers03-01-2013

    “- Still playing Unity of Command, Finished Axis campaign and almost done with Soviet. Red Turn DLC is awesome [Sparetime leak]“
    WOAH i was waiting for this so long! This gonna bring lots of russian people aswell.
    I just hope to see PPSH with drum magazine.
    Damn so pumped right now.

    • avatarReto.Robotron300003-01-2013

      Sorry to burst your bubble. It was Vashu’s SPARETIME leak. He is playing Unity of Command when not working here :-)

      • avatarSkyDaggers03-01-2013

        Oh i see and what about Hansen ?
        Will we see it this month ?

    • avatarAuroN203-04-2013

      Sorry to burst your OTHER bubble, but the drum magazine was not actually widely used by anyone with the ppsh.
      They used actual clip magazines, the drum magazine was widely DISregarded by russians, because they were clunky and hard to reload.

  6. avatarcRo4Ti403-01-2013

    conratulation Reto arive Open Beta.

    i want say that ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ couldnt be more awesome….

    dreamed allot about you just need confirm my dreams.

    xD

  7. avatarCraneTYS03-01-2013

    I think you should update your RoadMap.

    • avatarReto.Robotron300003-01-2013

      Thanks! Forgot about that. :-)

  8. avatarNisara03-03-2013

    “- Looking into a request for clanfeatures from 5th Panzer Division Wiking (scheduled for the command structure feature)”

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