And the Winner Is... Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

The votes are in, and another round of project winners has been decided! The Prophecy & Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack has come out on top as the 2019 Fan Project of the Year! Congratulations! Fans were clearly compelled by the steady stream of status updates that culminated in another impressive beta release. This also marks the first time that a project has placed somewhere in the winner or runner up categories for five consecutive years. It's been a really good run! Once again we've got two strong runners up that both ranked very closely in the tally. Both projects are relatively young in their development life cycle, but they each represent some tremendous potential. Our first runner up is the WC4 Fan Remake! The project has released a variety of promising teasers that Wingnuts are eager to try out! The second runner up is Wing Leader! Howard's updated take on the original Wing Commander arrived with a bang mid year and quickly garnered tons of attention due to its slick action and modern take on the classics. We're looking forward to both making great strides in 2020! Thanks again to all nominees for the fantastic work you did last year! You can see the list again here. I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store!

Hellcat Ready to Leap Off Drawing Board Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

NightBall06 has completed his detailed Hellcat perspective drawing. If you'll recall from previous updates, this is an intricate sketch as opposed to a 3D model. NightBall would like to convert this into 3D for use in fan projects. Although that's not currently on the table for the near term, he'd still really like to know what you think about the design! You can provide feedback at the CIC Forums.
Here is the final version of „my Hellcat“ - I’m done. I have been reworking the side view and the perspective view, but that is as far as I will go. Next stop: Creating a 3D-Model … or not ;)

I do really do like it, hope others will too. Some Feedback would be nice.

Have a nice day :)

Transmit New Poll Votes Here Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

We've got a new poll up today that asks about your favorite communications options to send while in flight. There's a few tried and true ones that have been around since WC1, and some of the later games introduce a couple more that are less well known. The Comm VDU isn't generally considered a central element of Wing Commander, but I would argue it's a critical aspect to the immersion that we all feel in the game. So now we're giving you a chance to think about what comm selection you rely on or enjoy the most - vote below!

Our annual new year's poll has been running neck-and-neck over the past week, so we decided to call it today with a tie. Overall, the optimistic responses got more votes than the pessimistic ones, and the results were generally typical for the last few years' results. Although there's a fair number of fans who have doubts about what 2020 holds, there's some tremendous potential out there. We'll just have to make it a great year through all of our combined efforts!

GOG Lunar New Year Sale Cuts WC Price 75% Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Good Old Games is celebrating the lunar new year with a big sale on the WC series (and 1500 other games). We're happy to see the super low prices, since each discount means more people get a chance to try out Wing Commander. The entire series is just $11.92, or individual game packs are just $1.49. Even if you still have your boxed copies, the GOG editions come with plenty of extras and make startup a snap!

All Wings Considered - Episode 35 - LIVE! Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

We are BACK! The latest episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week's Nav Points include:

  • Wing Commander III - Torgo on the 3DO
  • Remembering Syd Mead
  • Bengal-class carrier names

Missed the stream? The replay will be available below once it has been processed by YouTube. You can subscribe to the AWC channel for future notifications here.

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New Icon Pack Refreshes Your Game Launcher Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Kobi-K has put together a nifty icon pack for the Wing Commander series. He covers each of the main games, plus Privateer 1&2, Academy and Armada in both ice and png format. A couple even get alternate editions. The art draws on a mix of archival files and marketing promotional images as source material. Icons are still very much a thing, so these can be fun additions to your game launcher. The last similar pack is almost a decade old, so it's good to see a new take on this! Grab the pack here (3 meg zip).
I made a pack of Wing Commander Icons of all the official games since I couldn't find many good quality ones and thought I would send it to you at the CIC and if you liked them maybe you would post them on your site so that other people could download them. The Icons are 256x256 Metro style and the pack includes both ICO and PNG file formats.

Dralthi Decal Created on Computerized Cutter Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Justin Hair posted this really crisp decal of a Dralthi fighter. He made it with a Cricut machine, which is kind of like a 3D printer machine for cutting. The result has great color balance and a really cool layering effect for each shape element. Physical art projects like this are just wonderful! I'm not sure what his plans are yet... maybe print a few of these and stick them on his driver's side car door?
Using the Cricut I was able to make a big sticker of a Dralthi.

New Destiny's Way Released! Update ID Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Destiny's Way is back! DsW is the in-universe magazine of the Wing Commander Flat Universe project. It's the first issue since 2016, and it's actually a retro edition that turns the clock back from 2681 to 2654. The cover and lead article involve a fascinating story about a captured Jalthi. There'a also some immersive propaganda and a discussion on tactics. Grab the full issue here (3 meg PDF) and find back issues at Daedalus Station.
Time to wipe out some dust... Go and grab a copy WingNuts!

Have Fun! ;)

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