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Intelligence Bulletin Vol 2 * No 1

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A new year has come and the war continues in the developer trenches and on the alpha-servers.

We’re currently preparing to leap into the next Alpha stage, where we’ll invite thousands of players to test the game on our new “live servers”, where the public game will take place.

If everything turns out as we planned, we’ll start the test next week, by inviting a smaller group of players to test the game, and then invite more and more players. The end goal with the test, which runs over a few weeks, is to have approx. 1000 users online playing the game at the same time.

We’ll set up some play session timeslots for the test and we want as many players as possible to help us test the game. We’ll shut down the servers outside the play session timeslots, so you need to be online at those play sessions if you want your Heroes & Generals fix the next couple of weeks.

We also wish to welcome our newest developer on the team; Reto.Vashu who is a Flash Programmer. Read more about what he and the rest of the team is working on below in the Team Debriefing!

 

Propaganda This Week

Gamasutra interview with Jesper Kyd about working on Heroes & Generals

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Developer Blogs This Week

Featured Developer Hans-Henrik Grüner-Pedersen (Reto.hansg)

Each week we’ll feature one of the developers from the team and tell you a bit about who they are and what they are working on. This time it’s our IT Administrator and server-guru Hans-Henrik Grüner-Pedersen aka. Reto.hansg. Read More

 

Team Debriefing

Design

Reto.RedBjarne
Game Director
“-lots of bugfixes on background graphics
-flash GUI work
-awards screen on flash site”
Reto.Fleck
Level Designer
MIA
Reto.Robotron3000
Community Manager & Game Designer
“Designing statistics and rewards and hopefully getting them online soon.”

Artists

Reto.Hr.Wille
3D Artist
“This week I have added the new in-game meshes for the US 4×4 and the Flakvierling 38. Also been setting up dashboards with moving gauges for the vehicles.”
Reto.Mato
Lead Character Artist
“I’m doing German Pilot and Tank Uniforms.”
Reto.Owleater
Character Designer
“Made US Infantry Jacket and Boots with leggings – some minor adjustment on the Gear for pilots and tank crew.
Happy New Year to all!”
Reto.Colding
Lead Animator
Recouping from christmas and new years eve :D … Worked on new reloads for MP40, Thompson and Karabiner…. gonna be great :P …also done some layouts on Landingpage together with animtools updates…”
Reto.Dave
Environment/Props/
Concept Artist
“Been doing combat badges and misc models for the factory level”

Coders & QA

Reto.Goonstah
Programmer and Technical Lead
Testing and bugfixing on the new release, which is a major step towards deploying the new servers
Got a cold!”
Reto.Chrestangen
Flash Programmer
“- Worked on the different screens (assault team, soldier, equipment)
– Lots of project organising, meeting, helping others out, bug fixing, e-mails asf.”
Reto.Placebo
Code connoisseur
* Been fighting a cold – have been sick 3 days
* Getting up and running after the christmas vacation
* Getting strategy branch up and running after changes to deployment on head/trunk/dev”
Reto.Hal9k
Render Programmer
“- New version on stable
– General bugfixing”
Reto.Ogssan
Gameplay Programmer
“This week has almost entirely consisted of bug fixes, but besides that i also reworked the explosion damage model and worked a little on the assault team and player character overhaul.”
Reto.Leto
Gameplay Programmer
MIA
Reto.Murphy
Senior Programmer
MIA
Reto.Injection
Senior Programmer
“Been at the HQ, it’s been crawling with critters, loads of bugs has been squashed. ;)”
Reto.Splixxen
Lead Tester
“- Test the new Factory map.
– Test new builds.
– Verify fixes.
– Crash logs.
– Handle feedback.
– Cleaned up my desk for empty Red Bull cans.”

Reto.Prakash
IT Architect
“* Integrate new changes regarding how database is handled to the strategy game.
* Functionality so that all equipment are can be equipped only to a particular character slot
* Fixing some bugs in the Database admin tool and the deployment/build tools
* bugs:
– functionality to create a new war (or resetting the existing war), not working correctly
– new user joining for the first time cannot login due to a character creation failure
Reto.Vashu
Flash Programmer
“Chat revamp:
I have focused primarily on revamping the chat system in the strategy part, more specifically the following:
– Easier resizing of the entire chat area
– Improved design
– Preparation and implementation of Private messages
– Multiple channels
– Reorganized Socket class for Chat

Debugging:
I have also worked on using the Flash Builder Profiler tool and within a couple of hours closed a significant memory leak when using the Campaign map. Plans for improving the speed of the campaign map has been discussed and should implemented in the near future.

Playtests:
Playtesting of the new builds that hit the stable servers this week has also taken some of my time.

Sound

Reto.Draebesmoelf
Lead Sound Designer
“Lately I have been adding and updating sounds for most of the vehicles (planes, cars and tanks), the Sherman Tank has received a whole new set of sounds. Some of the new vehicle sounds need new code in order to work so more on this later.”
Reto.Lord
Audio Programmer
“1st iteration of the automated asset download and quick launch functionality is completed.
Relevant buttons and states are updated on flash site when the game client (hng.exe) exits.
Game client will close if the user cancels a mission in the flash site.”

Management & IT

Reto.Topo
CEO
MIA
Reto.Hansg
IT Admin
“* Ordered new servers and are preparing them for next weeks test
* Fixed some Perforce issues
* Fixed time sync on all servers
* Replaced a HD and set up Reto.Vashu’s new workstation”
Reto.KenSolo
PR & Marketing Coordinator
“Continued my Google AdWords and Google Analytics experiments, prepared the 1000-player test and started looking at how our support-system should work in collaboration with Reto.Splixxen and Reto.Robotron3000.”

 

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. cRo4ti4cRo4ti401-06-2012

    Thank you Reto-KenSolo for great Informations, and hey congratulation Reto-Vashu. Now oficial one.

    Reto <3 FTW

  2. elfinelfin01-06-2012

    Yes Thanks Reto team.
    Nice to get a look into how the work progresses and the challenges are met.

    Salute !

  3. Reto.VashuReto.Vashu01-06-2012

    Thanks Cro4ti4! It’s been really interesting so far and I can’t wait to get more things done!

  4. izbighulkizbighulk01-06-2012

    i hope i get an alpha key just keep up the good work

  5. OrganicHallucinosisOrganicHallucinosis01-07-2012

    It should be required that new Reto members play one game with us on a testing day.

    • delorayn1delorayn101-07-2012

      So we can kick their a**!!! :p

  6. Comrade_KaizerComrade_Kaizer01-07-2012

    You guys are doing excellent, keep up the good work.

  7. RyconRycon01-07-2012

    Thanks for keeping us updated :)

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