The pace of Standoff news has picked up a bit lately, and Eder has posted yet another update to the project's website. Progress with missions and cutscenes continues to advance, and voiceovers are sounding particularly good. Audio Editor Tempest is processing all the new sound files, and he's got good news for anyone who might still want to try to get a few recordings included with the game:
Things are going great on the voice-overs front. We have our primary characters rolling in their lines (And I'm not just talking about episode 4, but all of their lines - episode 5 included. The great news is, when we round out the voice-overs for the Ep 4 release, we'll have the hurdle jumped for episode 5, too.
I've also been working on getting all of our smaller roles for the upcoming episodes sorted out. Progress has been good, and the response from previous and new voice-over contacts very encouraging. But! I may have a couple of roles left over, so if you've always wanted to hear your own voice in Standoff, this may just be your chance.
If you're interested, drop me a line at rileyrockATgmail.com and I'll sort you out for a sample. Remember, we have limited roles. However, things are always turning up in the world of voice-overs, so even if you're not selected for something, I'll have you on file next time Quarto decides to announce at me "Lookee! More ships! Make them sound like people!"
With Wing Commander Arena's release looking imminent, we thought it would be a good idea to plug our exciting new 'Squadron' feature again. Now you and your friends can form your own elite combat units in preparation for Arena's exciting 16-player battles! The squadron feature isn't just for Arena players - you're welcome to use this feature to form your own RPG or Prophecy multiplayer squadrons. Here's how it works:
The CIC Forums, #Wingnut and the GamerTags List might be good places to start recruiting!
Register for a CIC Forums account if you don't already have one. You will also need an Xbox Live account. More information about Xbox Live can be found here. In the profile tab of your Forums control panel, you can enter your Xbox Live Gamertag and a brief pilot biography. You can also choose which faction you belong to.
- Forming a Squadron
Post a message to this thread with your squadron name and motto. You may share command with other members. As squadron leader, you will have to accept or deny any join requests from other members. We can't do this for you. To manage your squadron members, go to the group memberships tab of your Forums control panel. Review the join requests for your squadron. Check the appropriate actions and click the authorization button.
- Joining a Squadron
Go to the group memberships tab of your Forums control panel. Select the squadron you wish to join and click the submit button. On the following page, you may state a reason for wanting to join. Finally, click the send button. You will become a member of the squadron after a squadron leader has reviewed and accepted your request.