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The new build ‘Newgarden’ is online with a lot of exciting new stuff! We hope you will all help us welcome new players and community members to the game. With Winter Solstice & Christmas upon us we managed to get Reto.KenSolo and Reto.Colding in from the cold and into the editing booth and they went straight to work on a new videolog showing you some of the updates in the Newgarden build. Take a look here:
By popular demand, I am launching a series of blog posts about squad tactics, which is to say tips on how to function better as a team. This week I want to draw your attention to the grid coordinates found on the in-game map. You will see that they can function as a very efficient tool for quick communication.
First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals?
What is your position at Reto-Moto?
As QA Assistant, I assist Reto.Splixxen with hunting for the most devious and nefarious bugs!
For how long have you been working here?
since April 2013
What games have you worked on?
I worked on Microsoft Flight Simulator ages ago, but in general I’m coming from a different branch of the IT business.
Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
We are using a whole army of tools for QA. Network simulation software and specific test tools help us to identify bugs and problems which will then be reported and handled using our bug-tracking software.
What are your hobbies?
I can’t think of anything specific that I would call “my hobby”, but I like various activities. That begins with reading books, playing board games, chatting with friends etc. and ends at playing challenging computer games.
What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
The combination of RTS and FPS gameplay makes it really unique. I like the idea of fighting for “a higher goal” when playing shooter games.
What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
Having the opportunity to work on a game that I got to know from playing it in earlier stages feels like helping Santa Claus to prepare your Christmas presents :-)
What are you working on right now?
Testing, reporting, testing again – did I mention testing already?
What are your favorite games of all time?
BF2, Sim City, C&C – and of course: H&G
What are your favorite movies?
2001 A Space Odyssey, Gladiator, The Great Dictator, Pi, Southland Tales to name a few
The new build named Newgarden (after the American Major General Paul Newgarden) is live on the servers! And here is a short update explaining the new features we’ve added for you to enjoy!
There is of course much more happening in the build, so continue reading for more details…
The new build ‘Newgarden’ is right around the corner and one of the bigger features introduced is the much requested character progression tree. In order to answer some of the questions that have popped up, we did a quick video interview with our Game Director Jacob ‘Reto.RedBjarne’ Andersen.
Take a look here:
In the posts so far we have focused on the action game and the character progression, but the coming Newgarden build also brings changes to the strategy game. Reto.Indusninja has cooked up new algorithms to determine the way assault teams are selected and committed to battle. Here’s how it’s going to work…