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Friday, August 17, 2001
 
Red Faction (PC) Progress Update
10:55 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

VoodooExtreme has posted a short progress report on the revolutionary shooter Red Faction in the form of a short developer diary entry by James Tsai of Volition. While his comments refer to the PC version of the game, they are good news for Mac users as well -- the closer the PC version gets to "gold," the sooner Volition can complete their work on the Mac version as well (which will be published by GraphSim).


Tsai's comments refer to the recently-released demo for this game, which came in both solo and multiplayer flavors. Here are his comments:

Certainly a hectic week on our end of things. Got the Red Faction Multiplayer Test download out on the Internet and am awaiting all kinds of feedback now. We're hoping it's well received -- I think Geo-Mods are shown off a lot better in multiplayer since there's really absolutely nothing that's scripted. In single player, we could kind of "convince" players to deform certain areas. Now, it's in there hands entirely. It's been fun to hop on servers and play against people other than Volition and THQ employees. Sometimes the chat comments you see going back and forth are just as helpful as the emails we get.


Also getting lots of feedback from the single player demo that made its way onto the internet. We have everything at that support mail address go right into our newsreaders so we can sort and go through the messages in an organized fashion. We've gotten a lot of really informative reports so far, and a good mix of praise and constructive criticism. Implementing what we can based on feedback will help make this a stronger game. We're getting closer and closer to release, and the public has finally gotten a taste of the PC version.

Be sure to follow the link to the update below to check out three new screenshots of the game in action.


In related news, yesterday we spoke with GraphSim regarding the progress of the Mac OS port of the game. While it hasn't quite reached Beta yet, Jeff Morgan said the OS 9 performance is improving rapidly and the game is fully functional except for loading/saving games and network play. OS X support is still in the works, but everything seems on track for the projected early November release.

GraphSim
Red Faction Developer Diary at VoodooExtreme


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