Plywood Fiend is looking into creating a Wing Commander audio series. He's building on his extensive fan fiction, music video and episode review experience to take fan storytelling to a new level with volunteer voice actors. Interested Wingnuts can record a handful of audition lines if they'd like to help the project. Voice acting has been a popular pastime for some fans, and chances to pair it with a successful game mod are few and far between, so this could be a neat opportunity. Visit the CIC Forums for more information or to lend a hand.
Chris Roberts' pledge drive continues to reach new heights. His new game has earned almost $1 million via Kickstarter, and the total Star Citizen tally should reach $3 million tomorrow, which green lights the "Privateer" portion of the game. There are also some clever new ways that the Cloud Imperium team is seeking new contributions. New $5 ship skins are available as upgrades, and a referral section has been added to each person's page at the Roberts Space Industries website. A huge contest has also just kicked off that awards the person with the most referrals an amazing desktop computer, Oculus Rift, HOTAS setup and in-game corvette ship. There are also random and daily drawings among the pool of people who've referred others. You can find out more information on the sponsor referral program here.
To that end I’ve written a short script as a kind of prototype to gauge whether or not the community would be interested in the like. If anyone is interested, then there are places available for voice actors, with four primary roles and four additional minor roles with just a handful of lines.
Plot Synopsis: A backwater system guarded by two outdated Confed destroyers, the TCS Nottingham and the TCS Apache comes under attack by Kilrathi raiders consisting of a single modern Kilrathi destroyer plus escorts. The Apache is quickly destroyed, and pilots from the Nottingham fight a losing battle for as long as they can, slowly getting picked off, before the Nottingham rams the Kilrathi destroyer, saving the system.
Third Canceled WC3 Port Discovered
One for the Wing Commanders that weren't file: EA made a deal with Atari to port WC3 to the Jaguar in late '95. That makes three known cancelled conversions along with versions for the Saturn and M2. Consoles were dying faster than games could be ported back then! (2019-03-25)
Flying Hornet Plans Released, Prototype Gets Confed Colors
AircPiratesNinsei has made excellent progress on his flying Hornet model. For starters, he's released baseline plans on his website for other aspiring builders to put their own version together. There's a couple sizes available, and plans for his improved double-layer stabilizer are also already online. (2019-03-24)
GOG Spring Sale Knocks $35.94 Off WC Series
GOG's annual spring sale is now in full swing, and Wing Commander discounts are back! Individual games in the series are now 75% off at $1.49 each or $11. (2019-03-23)
Miniatures Tabletop Game Crunches the Numbers
Adm_Maverick has made more progress with his Wing Commander tabletop game. He's pretty close to being able to playtest the game with fellow fans thanks to finalization of some stat tables. There's also an attractive new 3x6" card layout for characters and ships. (2019-03-22)
All Wings Considered - Episode 5 - LIVE!
The fifth 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 we're heading to the most difficult mission in Wing Commander history, Ghorah Khar 2D... (2019-03-21)