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Gratuitous Space Battles 2 : First battle video!

Well I’ve been working on this beast long enough, so it’s time to share my efforts with you wonderful people of the internet. I have a whole bunch of stuff I’ll eventually talk about and show to you, but I thought I’d start off the Gratuitous Space battles 2 videos with a decent 9 minute explanation by me of the stuff that is new (so far) in the graphics engine for the GSB 2 battles. There is a lot to talk about:…

I tend to do more written stuff than videos just because I find the majority of video content moves ‘too slow’ for me. I want all the information and spectacle of stuff condensed as much as possible because I take information in very very fast. If someone has a really slow speaking voice it’s even more agonizing. But hey, I’m not the audience, you are, and the good people of the internet seem to prefer video content to written, so I’m going to try and do my bit to keep up with your youtube-watching ways. or twitch, or whoever is cool this week :D

It’s difficult because I hate my own voice, and I have broadband (ha!) delivered by a sliver of copper the size of an angels nostril hair, so my upload speed is about 45kb/s on a GOOD day. This vid took nearly 4 hours to upload. Grr. Luckily I should have a chance of getting fiber here in December.

Anyway, enjoy the vid, post any comments here or on youtube or on the GSB2 official forums. I have more stuff to show off in a few weeks!


5 thoughts on Gratuitous Space Battles 2 : First battle video!

  1. Looking good Cliff. I keep wondering if the Gratuitous series have screen-saver mode that re-plays old battles for you?* Would love this popping up on multiple monitors when idle. :)

    * you can tell I’ve not played them, *ahem*

  2. Looks nice! )

    two distractions (imho):
    – overglossed ships in “default” settings
    – smoke in the space (after destruction particles, etc). not “realistic” )

  3. Looking good! By the way, will we be able to buy the game through Positech and get a Steam key as well? And will that be available for older game (like GSB 1)? It’s kinda nice to have all the games centrally managed :)

  4. The sound effects on the rockets are great.
    Really like the engine effects and that spinning round thing on the back of one of the ships.

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