There are a number of interviews with Raylight that shed some light on the Blue Roses 3D Engine for the Gameboy Advance. Blue Roses is the engine that will be used for Wing Commander Prophecy GBA. Here are some interesting bits from these interviews :
PGC: When do you believe that this technology will be available to the consumer in a final product?
RL: By the end of this year we'll see the first games based on this technology.
Lord Axl: What kind of games will you be launching through BlueRoses?
Massimiliano Di Monda: Certainly, PSX games will be our main target. Games like Metal Gear and Resident Evil will not be a big problem for us. BlueRoses, having been written nearly entirely in Assembler, is so versatile that allows for conversions which are definitely faithful to the original game.
GBA Dome: Star Giants is also some sort of 3D, what's the difference between the Star Giant engine and the 3D engine?
RL: At present (maybe past :)) stage Star Giant is 3D only internally, I mean no polygons at all, it's part of another technology of ours for GBA: the "3D sprite" one! But we are porting now o the 3rd dimension and have all the ships in polygonal models! Stay tuned!
GBA Dome: Why haven't you used the 3D engine for Star Giant?
RL: Simple, because when we started the development of Star Giant BlueRosesdidn't exist for AGB... but now...!!!
Black Lance Transport Certified For Covert Cargo
After leading the charge with a pair of exotic Black Lance designs earlier this year, DefianceIndustries has circled back around and completed the Evansville class transport that we see in Wing Commander 4. It has a fairly sleek profile for a transport as well as oversized engines, which form a pretty effective combo. There's no better way to sneak clandestine cargo to out-of-the-way places! (2018-03-18)
Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Green Salthi
Confederation hull plating is well known for its green texture, and terran soldiers even occasionally sport a green tinted outfit, but it's a far less common color on the Kilrathi (aside from the kats that actually have green skin). We know the common brown color of Kilrathi ships comes from the hue of their local durasteel, but there's one major exception to this: the green Salthi - or Jalthi, rather. The Secret Missions for the Super Nintendo had to squeeze to fit everything on the cartridge, and one noteworthy cut was the elimination of the six-shooter Jalthi model. (2018-03-17)
Explore Wing Commander History as Prelude to Star Citizen
Magnets & Miracles Gaming has put together a historical overview video series going through some of Chris Roberts' older games and how they formed the genesis of what we see being planned for Star Citizen. It's similar to what the Cloud Imperium crew put together in their series of RSI Museum videos. Part 1 focuses on basic back story, Wing Commander and Wing Commander II. (2018-03-16)
Un Juego de Chris Roberts
Christian Klein, the Pixel Engineer, has dug up another awesome European localization. It's a second Spanish DROsoft box that includes a combination of both Secret Missions in the same package! The reverse side of each has been translated and combined into one, but the included paper inserts appear to still be in English. (2018-03-15)
Goodbye, Stephen Hawking
The extraordinary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away and tributes are pouring in from across the internet. As a genius thinker and pioneer in space, he made his mark on the whole genre of science-fiction, including Wing Commander. On the universe map, star systems are often named after developers, authors and even fans. (2018-03-14)