News Archive June 2005
This archived news is presented "as-is", and is no longer maintained. As such, UnrealSP.Org offers no guarantee that links to external sites will still be valid. However, if you discover a broken internal link, please do contact me and let me know.
Unreality Episode One Released 30 June 2005 Hellscrag
Long-standing mapper Tygra has suddenly and quite unexpectedly released a nine-level UT SP map pack, Unreality Episode One. There are some interesting and icy screenshots available, and the UMOD download weighs in at 41MB in size.
News archived and new category icons 29 June 2005 Hellscrag
As per a request from Hyper.nl, I have introduced a new system of icons that categorise our news by topic; this system has been retro-fitted onto news back as far as April. If you are unclear on the meaning of any category icon, hover your pointer over it for an explanation. I have also taken the opportunity to archive another six months of news, which should reduce your download size for the main page.
Two new projects at concept stage 27 June 2005 Hellscrag
There are no screenshots at this time, but two new projects have been announced. Firstly Temple of Na Pali, a short campaign being developed by Skaarj Slayer as a warm-up for The Human / Skaarj War: Skaarj Slayer has opened a project thread here. Secondly, mrbond113 has launched a new colaborative UT SP project known as Devastation - this project, although currently at the embryonic stage, is staffed by mrbond113 and additional mappers McTerry and Daniel.
New Project and Chosen One pics 23 June 2005 Hellscrag
Wessel "Ultimate Weasel" Steenhuis has begun work on a new map pack, The 7 Day Siege. The project thread details the plot and, over the first couple of pages, shows some interesting pics from the intro sequence. The project has been added to Upcoming Maps.
Meanwhile, Kaka's latest update on the progress of Dead Cow Studios' The Chosen One comes with several screenshots that show off some awesome new dead tree meshes. Check 'em out!
UnrealSP.Org's Fourth Anniversary 21 June 2005 Hellscrag
Yep, it's that time of year again! Whilst there may be no new version of Déjà Vu on offer this year, check out instead some of the following neat new site content:
Firstly, a big welcome to new staff member Reciprocity, who will be conducting regular interviews with mappers, authors and project leaders out in the Unreal SP community. Both Reciprocity and I have grilled someone for tonight, and so the two first entries into the new Interviews section are:
- An interview with Mr. Prophet regarding Residual Decay; and
- An interview with UArchitect regarding Dark Territory.
Secondly, I have produced a total of four new and updated reviews. They are the following:
Thirdly, and late in the day, we have been able to open our new Fan Art section! This is thanks to new staff member gregori, who has volunteered to act as an art scout for UnrealSP.Org:
- Visit Fan Art to check out our first four entries!
And finally, as requested by TheEmperorStalwartUK, I put together a new featured article:
It's been a pleasure to serve the Unreal single player community for four years, and I hope to continue doing so for the forseeable future. Don't forget to visit the official fourth anniversary forum thread to say "hi"!
Let's also spare a shout for UnrealSPVault.Org, which went live two years ago to host the first release of Déjà Vu!
Skaarj Evasion changes 19 June 2005 Hellscrag
Raven has announced on the forums that changes are afoot on the Skaarj Evasion team. Due to the departure of two mappers, many of the maps are being redone (with Kaka as team leader) and changes are being made to the story and game code. A couple of new screenshots have also been provided.
Mappage News & Upcoming Event 17 June 2005 Hellscrag
The last few days have seen a bit of upcoming mappage news. Firstly, evil_blue_dude has started a new project thread for Flight to Kindri, in which a few new screenshots and a progress report have been provided. Additionally, Team UnrealSP has recruited two new members, and with them comes a new piece of concept art and, again, a progress report.
The sharp among you will have realised that this coming Tuesday is UnrealSP.Org's fourth anniversary. We have no sixteen-map level packs to release this year I'm afraid, but there will be some interesting things happening on the site on that day, so stay tuned!
Skaarj Tower - The Fall of Seethe Released 3 June 2005 Hellscrag
Cardiologist has released, out of the blue, a successor to Drew's Skaarj Tower - Shadow and Fire. The new pack, Skaarj Tower - The Fall of Seethe, consists of four maps built to run under Unreal Tournament. The new pack can now be downloaded here from Nali City.
Team Red Nemesis announces Residual Decay 2 June 2005 Hellscrag
Team Red Nemesis, who brought us the awesome 7 Bullets, have today announced their latest project: Residual Decay. This sequel to 7 Bullets puts Jones through his hardest challenge yet in a twisted storyline that will see him return to both the planet Na Pali and the planet Xidia. More info and a series of high-res promo pics are available on the Residual Decay forum, which is hosted right here at UnrealSP.Org.