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!
Happy Father's Day
Many countries celebrate Father's Day today, and we know a lot of Wing Commander fans have recently become dads out there. My little one just turned 16 months old, and I'm happy to that see she grabs a controller and starts pushing buttons whenever she gets a chance.The CIC is more of a news site than a blog, but it's also a community hub more than anything, and it feels right to share this personal story with the community. (2018-06-17)
The Attack Begins... Soon
There's tons of great Wing Commander fan projects out there, but it's not every day that we get a teaser for a new one. FekLeyrTarg has had a hand in quite a few different endeavors over the years, and his latest will be a new short fan film. Projects like these have been proposed a number of times over the years, but we haven't seen very many come to fruition. (2018-06-16)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Surprised Koala
Too soon? (2018-06-16)
Wing Commander's Better than Super Mario Brothers
Who knew IMDB made little video shorts? They've just posted a clip to celebrate the recent 25th birthday of the Super Mario Brothers movie. It talks a bit about why the film was the way it was and how it was critically panned. (2018-06-15)
Games on Film Covers Wing Commander
The Games on Film podcast has recorded an episode that's all about Wing Commander. They spend more than 80 minutes talking about the franchise's background and the environment that existed in 1999. Then the commentators spend quite a bit of time talking through the highs and lows of the film itself. (2018-06-14)