Army Men III Work In Progress (9/12/13) – Major Improvements and Beta 1.2 Update

It’s been 4 months since we have posted any major progress updates on the Army Men III Beta release. We have been busy behind the scenes repairing many bugs and issues found in the 1st beta release as well as improving on the game’s quality. But how could we ever forget our fans?

Beta 1.2 Update

We released the first Beta release on April 30th 2013 and although it did receive a fairly decent amount of reception, we really felt we could have did better to improve the game. More especially the cinematics and gameplay art. Some of you may noticed the different changes in some of the art (such as the sandbox mission). Unfortunately, I panicked on the art side after receiving feedback from Polycount, personal mentors, and other advice from all possible directions. I was so busy trying to satisfy their art requirements to reach AAA quality that seeing the April 30th release/countdown was really imminent, I just basically panicked.

That is why this next beta update and most other releases will be a proximity release, which I would define as a TBD release or as some would know as – “when it’s done”. We are currently improving the in-game cinematic scenes and the Bink FMVs to meet AAA quality, as well as improving the game’s art quality and clear as many bugs and issues as possible, more especially that annoying vehicle physics glitch, the overly-difficulty AI, and the hidden glitch on the transition of Mission 6 (we already fixed the three). You might also come across more secrets in this updated release….
[spoiler]*cough* Secret mission paths *cough*[/spoiler]

Though, if you have not tried the previous updated release you can download it below.

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Meanwhile, here is an example of what he have completed so far.

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Music

We have welcomed another music composer to the empire (Neotl Empire). Samuel Garner has done a wodnerful job on creating the new music tracks which will replace some of our older tracks, even the original title theme I have composed in 2008. You can find them all here.

That’s all for today folks! Tracks on IndieDB for more updates, or visit our social networks, and enjoy a drink of our finest Imperium! *new game incoming*.

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Official Neotl Empire website is up and running!

After so many years, the official Neotl Empire website is now up and running. Unfortunately, the Army men domain expired and some greedy domain reseller compromised it immediately before we could re-acquire the domain, so we will have either convince them to return us back the domain or make a new website under a different domain name. Meanwhile this will serve as a hub website for Army Men III and many of our future projects.

For those of you that don’t know about our current title, you can check it out here.

Those of you that are not familiar with the Army Men series in general, go here.

- Franklin Iheanacho
Founder/CEO of Neotl Empire.