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November 12, 2010

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Windstorm pressing ahead with game development – updates to come soon

Windstorm Studios founded by Ensemble veteran Dusty Monk is still pressing ahead with the development of their title despite that fact that recently the company providing the game engine is closing down. Windstorm is using the Torque 3D engine which closed down as of November 11th 2010. However despite the closure of the company behind the game engine Windstorm is still pressing on as they still own all the code for the game developed thus far and are far enough through the development to continue with the game on the same engine. The studio tweeted on Twitter as follows:

We are still full steam ahead. Internally, we just completed an important milestone, and the game is looking great! (biased, but its true!)
We have full source, we have talented people, and we can totally ship with the engine in its current state. So.. in a nut shell, Game ON!

Sharp eyed Windstorm followers may remember that back in April 2010 Dusty Monk had hinted that they were trying to get something together to show the world what they have been working on by November. Dusty’s interview with IncGamer highlighed the following point:

The estimate right now is to try and have something out there around November. That’s the plan of attack right now. Before that point we’ll make an initial announcement about the game itself, and then we’ll start trying to build some press, and some excitement, and some word of mouth, and talk about what the actual game is and the world that’s in the game and the characters, and stuff like that. I can tell you it’s not going to be a casual game – it’s very much going to be a character-oriented world-type game.

Now that we have hit November you may be wondering when we will be hearing something about Windstorm’s endeavours. Well, we might not have to wait too much longer as the studio further tweeted on Twitter:

We have updates coming to the website in the coming weeks. “Cyclops.. keep an eye out!”

Exciting stuff! Windstorm had previously confirmed it was working on a single player RPG style game, a genre I would very much like to see ex Ensemble talent tap into. Now would be a great time to make sure you are following Windstorm Studios on Twitter: – www.twitter.com/ws_studios

Keep an eye out for updates on this exciting project!

Windstorm can be found on the web at: www.windstormstudios.com

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