Happy New Year - Beta Testers wanted, dev diary and more!

PC : Turn based WW2 goodness in the mold of Panzer General. This promises to be a true classic!

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Happy New Year - Beta Testers wanted, dev diary and more!

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:28 pm

It’s a great day for anyone out there eagerly waiting for the release Panzer Corps!

Top of the list is a brand new Developer Diary. The first episode is written in the form of an interview to Alexander Shargin, Lead Developer on the game available at www.slitherine.com/pc_dd_1

The article is packed full of information about the game, which is in development at the Lordz Games Studio, covering its features and interesting facts on how it has been designed and developed. The basic principles used to bring back that ‘Panzer General’ feeling in a modern game, which are the cornerstone of the design and details on the multiplayer options and an in-depth description of the single player campaign mode.

The diary also comes with a dedicated teaser trailer, which can also be found on YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/user/SlitherineG ... 5JHrFOUaQQ ) and new screenshots and artwork of in-game units.

The game is fast approaching the beta stage and Slitherine and Matrix are looking for beta testers! To enroll in the beta testing program, press and fans need to register at http://www.slitherine.com/beta_test/panzer_corps_pc

The game is absolutely huge:

- 400 unit types, divided into 19 unit classes with 20 detailed parameters to identify unit’s abilities, 17 terrain types affecting the gameplay in various ways. Panzer Corps will celebrate the glory days of strategy gaming with the aim of attracting new players to the genre;
- Campaign: all 26 scenarios are combined into a large campaign tree with several entry points at various stages of the war. Depending on the outcome of each battle (decisive victory, marginal victory or defeat), the player will be faced with different challenges and progress along different parts of the campaign tree;
- Nations: all major and many minor nations represented: Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Great Britain, USA, USSR, Norway, Belgium, Netherlands, Albania, Romania, Greece and more.
- Core units that travel with you throughout the campaign gaining experience and that can be upgraded as new weapon technologies become available.

Panzer Corps will be on sale on the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) sites in May 2011.

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Different release dates!

Post by pomakli » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:40 am

Hi Ian,

thanks for another great game!

Just one point:

"Under news" is the release date: 10/03/11

on your message: May 2011

I hope the one on the news is right!

:wink:

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Post by IainMcNeil » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:25 am

I think the product page is a bit hopeful!

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Post by Gear » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:22 pm

Darn my American-ness, I read 10/03/11 as October 3rd. Good to see the game coming out alot sooner! :D

*edit* Alot sooner as in coming out in May instead of October. :p

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Post by lordzimoa » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:36 pm

In theory it could be end of March, by than all assets should be done, but always something turns up in the end in Beta, or the annoying publisher wants something redone or we meet some ugly bugs... ;-)

We all want to have this game out asap, but a nice stable and good product, so if it takes a bit longer so be it, if it can go faster, we will not hold it back, that is a promise.

Cheers,

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Post by rayduhz » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:17 pm

I for one would prefer a well polished game with a delay then a NON polished game on time anyday of the week.

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Post by Obsolete » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:02 pm

rayduhz wrote:I for one would prefer a well polished game with a delay then a NON polished game on time anyday of the week.
Agree 100%, if we want a rushed disaster, we can still pick up a copy of PG3D....
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Post by VPaulus » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:17 pm

Well this will be an instant buy for me. I'll not wait for any reviews.
The sooner the better.

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Post by Kerensky » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:22 am

Is the youtube video meant to be set to private?

"PanzerCorps TeaserTrailer"
This video is private.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:30 am

We re-uploaded to improve the compression which meant the link changed.

We made the old one private but I've made it unlisted so people with the old link can view it but it does not appear on the list of videos on our site.

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Post by Blubb » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:53 pm

Just now I signed up as a Beta Tester! :)

So good so far, when will the beta test start? Thx :wink:

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Post by mrgolf » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:57 pm

I have responded to the request for beta testers, but I'm afraid that the response will go to my old e-mail address of: jcasaly1@verizon. com, rather than the new one of: jcasaly1@frontier.com. I am one of those unfortunates from WV that was forced to switch to Frontier. Can someone please be sure that the instructions on beta testing gets sent to my new e-mail address? Thanks. Has beta testing started yet?

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Post by adherbal » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:13 pm

Beta has not yet started.

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Post by dickesKind » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:41 pm

Hurry, my click finger is itching :D

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Post by rjh1971 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:03 am

adherbal wrote:Beta has not yet started.
Oh good, good for it means I haven't been rejected as beta tester, signed up two or three week ago, so I still may have a chance to participate in this project. :D
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Post by Razz1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:09 am

Ja, I can't wait to test and perfect this baby.

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