DHMC – November Event Schedule

We have started scheduling Novembers events for DHMC, to be hosted by various members of the staff.

The current list includes the following events: More to come!

[u]Saturday Morning Bot smash![/u]
Saturday – 11/8/2014 – 11:30AM EST/8:30AM PST

[u]Friday Night Fights.[/u]
Friday – 11/14/2014 – 10:00PM EST/7:00PM PST

[u]Saturday Morning Bot smash![/u]
Saturday – 11/15/2014 – 11:30AM EST/8:30AM PST

[b]DHMC Faction weekend![/b]

More details to come on Faction weekend, but we will kick it of with:

[u]Friday Night Fights. – Crashsite[/u]
Friday – 11/21/2014 – 10:00PM EST/7:00PM PST

Remember best way to keep informed of event times etc… is to join the official Steam Group:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/dhmc

DHMC DEV DIARY 10/31

The next update is right around the corner, which will be followed by 2 more updates before the winter holiday.

We have been working on various parts of the game including:

  • New and updated missions
  • Weapons and mech balancing
  • new weapons
  • mech movement and cockpits
  • and Faction Wars….

Coming in version 0.0.6.6 

In the upcoming patch version 0.0.6.6 we have working on improving performance so we can update visual distance in the game, reducing the amount of fog.

Why is this a big deal you may ask?  We have added 2 new zoom levels for use with long range weapons, like the ARCs, LARBS and the NEW! sniper cannon which will be released in 0.0.6.6 .

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Also coming in the next build is a new mission “Crashsite”, updates to the mech balancing, additional feedback when being attack, and many bug fixes.

 

And then?

Coming shortly after is something we are all excited about, and for this we will just let the picture speak for itself.

cockpit

First person cockpits have been a long time coming , and the first iteration to make it back into the game is coming later in November.  With this we will also support server settings to force cockpit only.

 

And last but not least we are hard at work on Faction Wars, with elements coming out over the next couple updates with the start of the persistent system coming soon..

 

Upcoming Events

We will be hosting more multi-player events in November, including a introduction to the Factions in three weeks. To be kept up to date on scheduled events we encourage you to join the OFFICIAL GROUP at http://steamcommunity.com/games/dhmc .

Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps

Now Available on Steam Early Access – Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps

Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps is Now Available on Steam Early Access!

Max Gaming Technologies is pleased to announce that its latest mech game “Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps” is now available for Early Access for the PC platform through the Steam network. We invite all mech fans to come and join us during early access development to wage futuristic war by piloting a fully customizable 50 foot tall mechs into online battle and in the process take part in shaping “Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps” by providing feedback directly to the development team.

Throughout each update during the Early Access cycle new content will be added and enhanced to allow you to fight for personal glory or battle for territorial domination in a persistent online warzone with your friends in various unique battlefields and combat environments.

Do your duty. Serve your people. Pull the trigger!

Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps coming soon to Steam!

Visit the games Steam store page at http://store.steampowered.com/app/266470

Steam release imminent

Sorry about the lack of posts but we have been working hard for the upcoming Early Access release of Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps on Steam.  More details to come on when the game will be available.  To hold you over here is a new screenshot of our new map Ghost Town.

 

Ghost Town (click to view full size)

DH: Mechanized Corps ….. Mech Hanger

We finally closed in on the first round of UI layout and have finished the developer pass of the mech hanger where all the mech building magic takes place before entering the game. Here is a sneak peak at the newly redesigned mech hanger and you will notice new customization features including a secondary color picker, grunge for the extra dirty feeling, and an inventory of owned parts which will be available post Early Access release.
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More updates next week along with a mech hanger tutorial.

Status Update 5/4/2014

Just a quick status update, we had a very small test and video session today with some of the testers whom have been playing Dark Horizons games for about 10 years. Good things were:

1) Had fun blowing the crap out of each other :)
2) Got some great video and screen shots for use in greating some media content
3) Saw some o fthe new chassis in action and can now tweak
4) Picked the first 2-3 mission environments to go out with Early Access

The Bad?

Found some issues that we have to fix before we can let more people into test, but hopefully can knock those out quickly and have a new build posted up on Steam.

Here are a couple shots from todays fun!!!! Talk to you all soon….

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All kinds of new goodies….

As we wait for part 2 of the persistence update we thought it would be nice to share some of the things coming together for the Steam early access release.

First, always love to show off the new looks you can have with our new paint jobs etc… What we have added to the mech painter are the ability to paint different sections of the mechs multiple colors and an exciting new grunge feature which lets you weather you mech with battle damage!! As normal you can also choose from dozens of decals and insignia to personalize you mech.

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Second is our integration progress with Steam we would like to preview the layout of your new menu system which we are designing to work well with Steam big picture mode as well as set it up to work with gamepads. We also now have the game authenticating with Steam and our multi-player backend!! (NOTE: Forgive our programmer art)

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Coming next to our Steam integration and the final steps before launching into EarlyAccess is stats, leaderboards, achievements, and cloud storage for local content.

– MGT Staff

Dark Horizons: MC ­ Faction Wars Part 1

Leading up to release of Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps (DH: MC) on Steam Early Access we
wanted to share more detailed information about the game and for the series in particular, we
want to discuss community features and the games persistent faction wars feature.

In 2004 we launched our first mech game called Dark Horizons: Lore, a fast paced first person
shooter style mech game.  Shortly thereafter and what made the game a finalist in the 2005 IGF
we introduced Invasion which added to the game a persistent online war between the two major
factions of the game universe.

This single feature helped the build our community that supported the game well past us stopping active development, and is what fuels us as a team to continue and improve on the vision of faction wars in DH: MC.

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