Marathon Arena Moves, Updates
10:02 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
The leader of the official Marathon Arena site has sent us word that they have relocated under Bungie.org's wing. The project is attempting to bring the world of Marathon to the Quake 3: Arena engine. While the recent Microsoft/Bungie news seems to have shaken the members a bit, they're still working away on MA. Various members have made updates recently:
- Main programmer Phil Hilton notes that while he has been bogged-down in politics lately, some new developments should be taking place soon.
- Hayden Cyr, the music and sound designer for MA, has made some progress with his work:
3 new in the works, all new. 1 other being taken from my personal project. Will have clips to post soon.
Might be doing some new sound effects. Trying to figure our what the hell I can use to do the fusion pistol. I wanna make sure the new sounds are hella-beefy compared to the old ones.
- 2D artist Edward Easton says that he is currently working on the HUD icons and skins.
- Lastly, a new addition to the team is 3D modeller James "Goatman" Gatzmere. While he has no experience with the Marathon series, he does have some impressive skills in the area of 3D. Check out his "Flip" model at Polycount to see what we mean. Here's a clip from Gatzmere:
Well, hello all. I've been asked to do some character modeling on this project. Between work and more work, I hope to model several of the characters from the series, including the bobs, a few different versions of the marine, and some of the aliens. I've done one version of the marine, and plan to start on the "official" version very soon. I'll pass the first off to Exodus soon so he can start skinning it and we can get a screen shot up. I'm pretty excited about this project, even though I never played the original series, nor have I ever owned a Macintosh (shame on me). Hopefully the other guys will keep me in line.
Marathon Arena Web Site
Looks like the Marathon Arena project is shaping up nicely. We'll keep checking and let you know when any major progress is made.
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