Monthly Archive for May, 2008

Patch time! CI v 1.10 is out

First patch of Celestial Impact brings us alot of bug fixes and some new content.

 A select few changes are:

  • Support for linear gravity added (all disoriented people rejoice!)
  • New map Donot utilizing the irregular CI gravity
  • Melee weapon now also deforms the world
  • Some weapon reload and firing tweaked
  • Radar upgraded to display enemy crystal  (in CR) and home base (in CC)
  • Lots of hud and ui changes
  • The map Hyper slightly modded (less caves) and the map Yum has been decorated with 4 new props.
  • More benefits from holding the crystal during CR
  • Handicap system added. If you feel too good for the rest, lower your max hp and armor.
  • New command wo_undo. A 1-step undo for forge.

The patch, for those of you who are upgrading from v1.00 and are running windows, can be found here

For those not having the old version or are running a server on Linux/FreeBSD, the full v1.10 can be found here

If you experience any trouble with upgrading your CI version, be sure to check our support forum.

15 000 downloads!

Some unofficial counting has made us believe that Celestial Impact now has reached more than 15000 downloads. Thanks everyone!

I would also like to congratulate our team member Daniel Wikell for getting the prestigious title Desenvolvedor. Salute to you!

On the horizon we are currently working on a patch that includes several fixes and some changes you players have given feedback about. Version 1.01 is expected in a few days. Keep posting your opinions about the game in our forum. Currently we want to know your suggestions for secondary fire modes for the weapons. Of course any ideas you have are of interest.

Don’t stop deforming!

Celestial Impact 1.00

Celestial Impact has dug its way out of beta stadium and into version 1.00

The full version can as usual be found on our downloads page.

More info about the game can be read at the About page.

If you are having trouble running the game or if you have any general questions/suggestions, stop by our forum and drop a post.

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Press Release
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The team behind Celestial Impact is proud to present Celestial Impact 1.00
After almost one year of public beta, the game has now reached a complete version.

What is Celestial Impact?

Celestial Impact is a free multiplayer-only game available for PC.

Celestial Impact is a team based multiplayer first person shooter (FPS) set in space on an asteroid with spherical gravity. What makes this FPS really special is that the landscape is fully deformable in all directions.
Each player is equipped with, apart from a commonly seen weapon arsenal, a special tool called Dirtgun. With the Dirtgun, players can add or remove terrain during combat as they see fit, simply by aiming and firing the dirtgun. Depending on the chosen action, this will either add or remove a chunk of dirt from the landscape.

Ran in to a wall that is too high to jump over? No problem, just build a slope and walk over the wall, or perhaps dig a tunnel going under it.
Need a breather from intense combat? No sweat, dig a cave and go hide inside.
Since the layout and flow of the landscape in the maps depends on the player’s actions, playing a particular map will be a different experience each time.

Celestial Impact features several game modes such as a classic CTF (Capture The Crystal in this case), a regular deathmatch mode and Crystal Rounds. Crystal Rounds will prompt the players to defend one of their team-members alternatively assault one of the opposing team-members depending on which team currently has the crystal in their possession. Build and dig your way around the landscape in various strategic ways as you seek out and steal the crystal from your opponents.

About the developers

Celestial Impact is a PC game developed in Sweden that started with a few university students having an idea of an unusual and fun game. The idea evolved into a larger project and has now reached a complete version. The team behind Celestial Impact currently consists of only three persons all three living in Stockholm and they have created the game from scratch during their spare-time.

Celestial Impact is currently competing as an entry in Swedish Game Awards 08