It's been a while since we've seen a new project from Cyberion, but he's back in action as a modeler. His latest ambition is a high quality Razor light fighter. This new design improves on the original ship from a couple years back (see wallpaper), and he's currently soliciting feedback on certain components as they gets built up. The shots below show an interesting progression from initial fuselage to roughly complete spaceframe. It should look neat when all is complete. You can help provide influential feedback over at Crius.net.
Good news - it's March 27, 1992 and Ultima Underworld has finally shipped! Things are looking up for Origin in this Point of Origin newsletter.... but unfortunately, that comes with some bad news for Wing Commander 2. It didn't win the hoped-for SPA award. You can't win them all!
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- Always a Bridesmade, subtitled "Wing 2 Deseted at the Awards Altar", brings disappointed results from the SPA awards show hyped in the past several issues: "(Seattle)--A long-standing ORIGIN tradition continued last Thursday night at the annual Software Publishers Association (SPA) Excellence in Software Awards. Wing 2 was up for awaards in three separate categories: Critics' Choice, Best Entertainment Program and Best Action/Arcade Program. But when the envelopes were opened, ORIGIN representatives remained ensconced behind cold plates of rubbery chicken."
Making Noise in Europe reports on another set of awards for Wing Commander 2: "Congratulations to all the sound gang for Wing 2, which won the 'Best Sound' award from Generation 4 magazine. It's the latest in a string of several audio/music/sound/speech honors bestowed upon the WC product family. Great job, guys. Wing 2 was a leading nominee in a few other categories, along with ORIGIN in the 'Best Overseas Software House' category and Martian Dreams as 'Best FRP.'"
- December Hits List lists sales rankings for the end of last year. Wing Commander II is #10 and Special Operations I is #14.
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 14 - March 27, 1992
Underworld Hits the Shelves
Always a Bridesmaid
Making Noise in Europe
In Future Issues
Now We're Cookin'
Dear Point Man
Still To Come...
Comings & Goings
December Hits List