As we mentioned on Thursday, Cloud Imperium Games hosted "Citizen Con 2013" in downtown Austin on October 10. The gathering was primarily a summit to bring together the internal and external development teams that are producing Star Citizen on a global scale. Designers, programmers and artists are busy working in Austin, multiple Southern California locations, Montreal and even Mexico to bring the massive space sim undertaking together.
The meat of Thursday's event included highlight reels from each major development group and independent team to illustrate what they do. There are quite a few former Wing Commander veterans collaborating on the project, including the recent addition of voidALPHA, which is led by Mark Day. Mr. Day was a major force behind the live actor video includes in WC3, WC4 and Prophecy, and he's been a friend to the online WC community since the mid 1990s when he started visiting fans on IRC. Another big reveal included the addition of Erin Roberts to the CIG staff. His experience goes all the way back to both Privateer games and Starlancer, and his team in Manchester will now be taking the lead on the Squadron 42 single player campaign. There was also a special showing of the WC4 Theatrical Trailer and Wing Commander Movie held after the main festivities.
A 90-minute recording of the show has been posted online here. In addition to everything mentioned above, it included Wing Commander fan extraordinaire Ben Lesnick talking about his design work on Star Citizen and introducing community fan photo winners on stage with Chris Roberts. Check it out!
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)
Live Wing Commander Jazz Recording A Huge Success!
Origin composer George Oldziey has completed his live recording of Wing Commander jazz music. The event was conducted last week at George's studio in Austin, and pictures from the day make it look like they had a lot of fun! Initial results also sound fantastic, and we're anxious to hear how everything comes together in the finished album. (2018-02-18)