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Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 19:52 GMT
Frontier has released a new Elite: Dangerous video featuring live, work-in-progress gameplay between David Braben and other members of the development team. You’ll see a convoy under attack, and a mix of AI and the players controlling the ships. The teams has also updated the FAQ on the single-player portion of game, and new concept art has also been released. With 23 days to go, 15,492 backers have pledged £721,132 towards the Kickstarter’s £1,250,000 goal.
Sat, Dec 01, 2012 | 17:54 GMT
In the second developer diary for Elite: Dangerous, David Braben delves into the game’s galaxy, how it will evolve over time. and how this will play into player missions. You can re-watch the first developer diary here. The Kickstarter is now 50% funded, with 34 days left to reach its £1,250,000 goal. So far, 13,605 backers have pledged £632,380.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 | 16:35 BST
Frontier Developments has announced it’s opening a new development studio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The firm said the region has been on its “radar as an attractive geographic and commercial environment,” in which it can create titles as be surrounded by the pool of local universities graduates and various indie developers. “We are excited about opening an office in Halifax, our first outside of the UK,” said COO and president David Walsh. “The studio will be up and running during August, collaborating with our teams in the UK. We are looking forward to working together with our new colleagues, integrating quickly into the Halifax area and making a positive contribution to the Nova Scotia business community.”
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 15:03 BST
LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias has released on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It includes the ability to switch between summer and winter at will, new wind powers, new environments and characters, and graphical tweaking specifically for iOS devices. It will run you$3.99/£2.49/€2.99. Trailer is below.
Tue, Nov 09, 2010 | 20:35 GMT
Frontier has said its feline-filled Kinectimals does not use any technology based on Lionhead’s Milo & Kate, despite comments made earlier in the week by Microsoft.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 09:51 BST
Nintendo said this morning that LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias will release on WiiWare this Friday. Apparently it’s the hundredth game for the service.
Frontier’s David Braben’s tickled pink.
“We launched the original LostWinds game on WiiWare with much anticipation, as it was such an exciting and new way to access games,” he said.
“We are now thrilled to be able to mark the hundredth game launch with LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias.”
Get the rest of this week’s WiiWare line-up after the break.
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 | 10:02 BST
Watch it on EGTV. There’s a good chunk of play in there, showing wind-driven helicopter things, snowy bits, water puzzles and more.
No date for the Frontier WiiWare sequel as yet.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 18:27 BST
David Braben has said that expectations are huge for Elite IV, but at the same time it won’t be released until he is pleased with how it looks and its ability to differentiate itself from the others.
When asked if work was being done on the title by GI.biz at the A Life in Videogames event, Braben admitted “it would be mad for us not to work on it”, but that he would have to be satisfied that it was “going to be a different type of experience”.
During his session, Braben commented on the importance of taking chances new types of games, citing Rollercoaster Tycoon and The Sims as examples.
More through the link.
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 10:08 BST
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 10:49 BST
Frontier’s released the first screens and art for the newly-announced LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias. Get them after the drop.
There’s no date on the WiiWare game, but from the conversation we had this morning, you’re not going to be waiting too long.
Take a look.
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 | 09:14 BST
Frontier’s confirmed LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias as a WiiWare title, but has failed to add a date or price.
The indie sequel will feature “all-new expanses of the stunningly presented, magical land of Mistralis as you experience Toku and Enril’s new adventure to save Toku’s mother, lift an ancient Curse and thwart the evil Balasar.”
Rubbery. PR after the break.
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 | 22:07 BST
Edge has revealed that the LostWinds sequel is called Winter of the Melodias.
Toku can now change the seasons, don’t you know.
Edge has loads more if you are in the mood to pick it up.
No word on when it will hit WiiWare, but at least it’s coming.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 20:44 BST
Rumors that Frontier’s long-in-the-works Elite 4 will be hitting PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 have surfaced.
During a lecture, co-creator of Elite and Frontier bossman David Braben, gave a slideshow presentation that revealed the company’s current projects which include Elite 4, The Outsiders, and other unannounced projects.
Braben stated last summer that the firm was looking at bringing the title to consoles, and that it had been in development for so long because of resource issues.
The Outsider, previously confirmed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, is an open-world action game based around a police officer and has yet to receive a solid release date.
More through TheSixthAxis.
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 | 15:00 BST
The teaser page of the latest Edge – as you can see here on NeoGAF – shows a wireframe spaceship relating to the next issue.
Is it David Braben’s new Elite? The UK PC underground reckons the ship looks too complex for the ancient space-based game, but is struggling to place it.
Got to be Elite for a cover, innit? And if not, what is it?
It’s posts like this that get us up in the morning.
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 | 06:56 BST
Speaking in this Edge editorial, Frontier’s David Braben has added voice to the opinion that British games-related university degrees are ill-equipped for the task of preparing candidates for development jobs.
“The rise of video games degrees at British universities are not helping, as they are failing to equip graduates with the necessary skills to build a career in the industry,” he said.
“Many of these courses are Media Studies courses at their core. Of the 81 UK universities offering video gaming-related degrees, only four are accredited by Skillset – the Sector Skills Council for creative media – and no further accreditations have been listed in the intervening two years.”
Braben was speaking primarily of the migration of British development abroad due to tax rises in the UK and breaks in countries such as Canada and France.
Full thing through the link.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 08:38 BST
Bungie’s Damian Isla is now confirmed as a keynote speaker for Develop 2008, as is Frontier’s David Braben, Naughty Dog’s Richard Lemarchand and Microsoft Game Studios’ Phil Spencer.
The event will take place in Brighton on July 29-31, which each of seven conference tracks – Art & Animation, Design, Production, Coding, Business, Audio and World Vision – being headed up by a different speaker.
Isla will be talking about Halo AI, having worked on the series as an engineer for the past eight years.
Press release after the link.
Thu, May 22, 2008 | 14:47 BST
Mon, May 12, 2008 | 21:06 BST
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 | 10:24 BST
You can watch a video of Frontier’s Lost Winds after the link. It’s the first footage of the Wiiware game in action, and gives a good look at the double control system and the apparently sedate, puzzle-based setting.
The little guy with the hat seen in the movie is called Toku, and he’s on a mission to defeat and evil wind spirit. Lost Winds is a WiiWare launch title, which means May 12 in the US. We’re still waiting on a European release date for the service.
Take a look.