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9 comments by Lanim on Dec 10th, 2014

Welcome Traveller...

... to another Eden Star update! Today we are delving into the weapons blueprints again, more specifically the Rifle blueprint, currently known as “The super awesome alien blaster ray” internally. As with the pistol, all slug weaponry is a design choice implemented for those who just want a good old fashioned way of slinging lead down range, but they are also a specific reminder that the matter manipulating material; Teslinium, is a finite resource, used for only a few specific tasks due to its extreme rarity and reveared value. Teslinium is marked by the Paladins as a sacred source of power and is the defining factor that helped save humanity from near extinction.

Teslinium shards are often crafted into Spire grade Mata-Tools (Remote Manipulation Devices) and earned by the highest class of Pioneers of the migration fleet providing almost god-like powers of matter manipulation. Pioneers are augmented humans, mutated in order to wield Spire grade technology and cerebral enough to project their consciousness into replicant surrogate cyborg shells. These surrogates are equipped with Mata-Tool/RMD's, used to manipulate matter and harness energy for both creative and terribly destructive means. This provides Pioneers with the ultimate power to craft and change the world around them. Teslinium is in short supply as it is primarily used to power interstellar travel. When used for such feats, it is no longer an almost perpetual energy source, but instead a finite and valuable resource with no specific origin, only found scattered throughout the universe.

Therefore, think of RMD Teslinium technology as new and in its infancy. Slug weaponry still exists, is cheap and is here to stay, but so does augmented tech... Such as Teslinium reaper clips; a Faazah Corp, blueprint and also Kinetic seeker rounds by Aeon Systems... All of these are Lore based additions that the team want to add as development progresses...

So, back to the gunz!

As with our other physical weapon Blueprints, the grand vision for Rifles is a level of customisation delivered by crafting different component Blueprint parts. Please note: in the first early access release of the game, the modular weapon crafting feature WILL NOT YET BE AVAILABLE but you will definitely be able to craft the rifle as a single/whole item. Customisation and modularity comes later!

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Throughout the design process we went through many iterations for the modular rifle blueprint system aesthetic. Each component’s size, colour and shape would need to feel unique yet act like a modular part to fit with components from a different blueprint. Each part would also need to be balanced, considering mechanics such as rate of fire, reticle design, spread, zoom or sight enhancement and the amount and type of damage it can do. The first version of the compiled Rifle that you see in the video, and available to craft in the early access release as a single item, is the compiled Aeon Systems Stock (inc. Grip), Top Rail, Firing System (Energy/Ammo Source) and Barrel.

AeonRifleDev

Although there is still some balancing tweaks to do, this weapon really has come a long way and we are really happy with the (almost) finished result. For the rifles we wanted to put a futuristic spin on what is essentially a traditional weapon, which meant taking a look a lot of different weapons, much in the same way as our pistol. Everything from SMGs to LMGs, from video games to books were used in our research. From recoil to bullet spread and range, we wanted the weapon to feels as good as it looks. This setup has a three round burst fire with a 1.5x Zoom and 30 rounds in the clip. It fires almost as quickly as you can pull the trigger allowing you to lay waste to all that stand in your way with a well placed shot!

This is still a work in progress so remember to stay tuned for further details in future posts, and until then, happy hunting!

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ShakesGaming
ShakesGaming Nov 14 2014, 10:51pm says:

Latest day/night vid...epic! Would love to see another test level released where we can play with this new stuff...don't make us beg. ;)

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Jonny_T Creator
Jonny_T Nov 15 2014, 4:32am replied:

It's getting there Shakes :)

We are going into local tests very soon, but there are many bugs at the moment that need squashing and so we are getting as many sorted as possible before release! We are soon to announce a private test day held at the Epic Games Lab at Staffordshire University with 70+ people to see how it plays and to check for bugs. We will then a announce when the intended release date is for the soft-launch of the early access game via Steam. We have a LONG way to go before Eden Star is truly the vision that we want it to be, but that needs to be shaped by the people who have invested their time and money (you!) into the embryonic state of the Eden Star universe. That's what we always intended and what we want to see through.

After release we will be attempting to support as many people as possible in order to get the game running on as many systems as possible, any crashes crushed, bugs squashed and the game a little optimised to keep the framerate up. After that, it's where the real fun starts :)

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ShakesGaming
ShakesGaming Nov 15 2014, 6:48am replied:

Thank you for the overview/vision...sounds like a great plan. ;)

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Jetcutter
Jetcutter Nov 14 2014, 9:50pm says:

Purchased, but will not run, made forum post.

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Jonny_T Creator
Jonny_T Nov 15 2014, 5:03am replied:

Just replied, please let us know if you have already got it working - the main thing to check is your drivers and post us your computer sprec so that we can make sure it's able to run on your rig. Also - what version of windows you are running :)

Thanks again Jet

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Shockdead
Shockdead Nov 11 2014, 4:24pm says:

Is there a certain game engine you use for this?

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Jonny_T Creator
Jonny_T Nov 11 2014, 6:46pm replied:

Hey Shock, it's Unreal 4 but heavily modified physics and our own custom destruction system - feel free to tweet us any questions and we will try and get back to you asap.

Thanks again for your interest.

J

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Sep 27 2014, 11:46pm says:

looking amazing, UE4 put to work

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Guest
Guest Sep 4 2014, 3:22pm says:

put this on steam!

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ghost59
ghost59 Jul 21 2014, 11:52am says:

i cant wait for this game

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