It's been a productive two weeks for Origin composer George Oldziey since the successful conclusion of his campaign to create a second Wing Commander album. Most of the orchestral portions of the album are already in work, and George details where in the WC games these pieces originate from below. He's also firming up plans for the live jazz recordings with the goal of wrapping up the album around the end of the year. An audio sample of the new music is also included below. If you have any favorite tracks you hope might be able to make it in, hit the discuss link and comment!
Greetings all! I just wanted to update you on the headway I've made in terms of creating the orchestrations for the eventual orchestral recording. So far I have 13 "cues" finished and ready to send off for formatting. They total about 22 minutes of music so far (my goal is a full 30 minutes of orchestral music).
So far, I've done 2 cut scenes from WC3 (Destruction of Kilrah and the Kilrathi surrender), 2 cut scenes from WC4 (Landing on Telemon to discover the biogenic weapon and Blair escaping from the scene when he discovers Tolwyn's betrayal), as well as more mission and combat music from WC3,4 and Prophecy. If you have any favorites let me know! I've already incorporated some suggestions.
As soon as the scores are formatted and PDFs are created I can send them out as rewards. The bar music recording will probably take place mid November or early December. I'll give an exact date soon. The CD and digital downloads of the bar music and MIDI mockups will most likely be sent out around Christmas or New Years.
Thank you all again so VERY much for your wonderful support! I'll once again make sure that you all will have a great product!
More Secret Ops Updates Coming
DefianceIndustries has announced the release date for the next big update to the Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. The new version will make its debut at the CIC 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 18! This should include the grand revamp of the TCS Midway, which we're all anxious to see. (2018-07-19)
Universe Map Origins Revealed in "Wing 5" Progression Map
Here's a peek at an interesting prototype of the Wing Commander Universe Map included with Wing Commander Prophecy. We first caught a glimpse of this during our 2012 trip to the University of Texas archive. While the final map detailed many sectors where most of the main events happened in the series, this appears to be a little snippet that just traces through the events of WCP. (2018-07-18)
One Month To Party Time!
Today we'd like to officially announce our annual Birthday Party for the CIC's 20th Anniversary! This year we'll be observing the event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT and 11:00 pm GMT). We'll be celebrating two decades of Wing Commander community at wcnews. (2018-07-17)
French Promotional Booklet Beautifully Highlights Wing Commander
Mail call! Hereâs a wonderful press booklet from the Wing Commander movieâs French distributor, United International Pictures. 32 pages and about the size of Claw Marks! (2018-07-16)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: American Chopper
Who knew the Admiral was so ripped? (2018-07-15)