So, we said we had some big news to share today. We were racing towards have the art demo of the THMPR ready today, but it looks like we need a little more time. But we’re close enough now that we are announcing a date for shipping the THMPR art demo exe to backers: Friday, April 28.
The screenshot you see here is a teaser of what backers can expect to receive next week. It’s an important step, being the very first real screenshot of Em-8ER. We originally promised a textured, partially animated THMPR on a flat featureless background without sound or any other niceties. While we still may not have sound, I’m happy to give the THMPR a proper landscape to run around in.
The very first time you fire up “your game,” as primitive as it might be, is always a very special feeling. The very first time for Firefall was an untextured “blue” alien running around a grey flat plane, shooting boxes out of a non-existent gun. The first time in WoW was a textured but naked player (underwear only), running around Westfall. This is Em-8ER’s first moment, and I’m happy to say that I get the same thrill today as I did back then during these moments.
Also, Joe will be streaming the next phase of modeling of the player Omniframe this Sunday, from 6-8pm PST. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSieVxJhO1EbiRVn3XfYerA
Please join us on Sunday and thank you again for all the support!