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Interstellar Marines resurrects the old school tactical FPS, offering a unique blend of co-op, role-playing and nonlinear gameplay. Set in a believable future, you take on the role as an elite soldier handpicked to join Project IM, a top secret military program being assembled to protect mankind from all dangers outside our solar system.
Release Date: Jul 2, 2013
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Update 10: Covering Fire!

March 27th, 2014



Update 10: Covering Fire!

Tactical movement using the crouch and cover system is now vital to battlefield survival, and is a further step towards Interstellar Marines becoming the tactical experience we have envisioned.

To compliment the new crouch and cover system we have introduced a high-poly legacy update of the CE-6 SMG, and have added exclusive renders and additional concept images for our Spearheads to access in the Spearheads folder.

Update 10 also introduces the first version of our sleekly futuristic Helmet HUD. Coupled with a wide range of new audio enhancements and effects, the new Helmet HUD brings us one step closer to total immersion.

To round out the highlights of Update 10 our newest map, which is now called Colony, is fully multiplayer, and we have set up several Colony-only servers around the world in our new, expanded, server locations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-YDK_zpxak
Off the Cuff

In many ways update 10 continues our theme of "doing it right".

We are building the tech foundation for Interstellar Marines which will later allow us to create our ambitious coop campaign. That sometimes means holding off on what may seem like simple additions until the underlying tech is ready. A great example of this is the FPS controller, which we introduced in the last update. That allowed us to release the crouch and cover system in this update, and who knows what in the next!

So for update 10 we worked hard on the sound engine, optimising its performance and adding new functionality and effects to enhance immersion. These new effects are most prominent on the new Colony map - for example, when you move into a room you can hear the timbre and reverb change, just as you would when you move from room to room in the real world. We've also worked on other, less noticeable and more nuanced effects. Amongst other additions, the suit start up and shutdown have been updated, there are new AI SARA announcements, and the sounds you make when moving have been greatly improved.

After analysing the community's feedback we have also switched to a new server provider. All existing servers have been replaced, and we have added new servers in Rio de Janeiro and Moscow for our players in those regions.

In the last update we asked you to send in your videos from update 9. This video by Oblivion Arrives was one of the first we saw, and has consistently been our favourite. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5DgDzi4fyQ
Round Up

The community tournament we held in February and March was awesome! Many thanks to everyone who took part, and a special congrats goes out to the grand final winners:

=A1= Texocet
-TEK- Terrain
GodotWaits
Amythegreat


Jonas has also released two snippets from the next full-length documentary. Here's the first one on Animating the Marines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5WBzDiKFhg
Version: 0.5.10
Released: 26th March 2014

What's New
ADDED: New crouch feature with peek and "peek over cover" ability
ADDED: New HUD prototype
ADDED: Weapon retraction when close to obstacles (prevents shooting)
ADDED: Colony (formerly known as Astrodome) with new weather states and added it to multiplayer
ADDED: New cover modules on Rupture and Colony
ADDED: New SMG weapon model
ADDED: Audio pool support for impact effects
ADDED: New audio ambiance system
ADDED: New sprinkler and wind effects on Colony
ADDED: "Shadow quality" setting to settings menu
ADDED: New SARA audio announcements
ADDED: Emissive team color on marine's backpack
ADDED: More capture areas to Rupture
ADDED: HUD prototype images, base suit art direction sketches and high-poly test renders of the SMG to the Spearhead content folder

Improvements
UPDATED: Dynamic bobbing (helmet, body, breath, weapon)
UPDATED: Hit damage on stomach, backpack and arms
UPDATED: Rupture/Arch/Evacuation with complete light overhaul
UPDATED: Spectator mode so first-person follow view is the same as the spectated player's (aiming, fire shaking, bobbing, FX etc.)
UPDATED: All impact audio: new samples, smaller memory print, max playbacks
UPDATED: Soundscapes on Colony and Arch to use the new audio ambiance system
UPDATED: Camera shakes to enhance HUD feel
UPDATED: Sandbox to be situated in the Astrodome
UPDATED: All walk animations
UPDATED: SMG offset for third-person marines
UPDATED: Most particle effects to use soft particles
UPDATED: Network replication code (~5% less bandwidth usage)
UPDATED: Capture corner icons and behaviour so they work better with HUD prototype (temporary solution)
UPDATED: Tonemapping and bloom postprocess effect to always on
UPDATED: Team capture start tickets to 1000 (previously 750)
UPDATED: Friendly Fire off
UPDATED: Suicide message

Fixes
FIXED: "Select previous target in follow cam switches between player 1 and 2 even when more players on server"
FIXED: "Weapon reload animation continues when owner is killed"
FIXED: "Spectator camera doesn't trigger reverb/rain audio"
FIXED: Aiming network replication
FIXED: Casing ejections in first-person spectating
FIXED: Switching between 1p/3p muzzle flashes in spectator mode
FIXED: "Helmet shaking does not work in spectator"
FIXED: "Rain on helmet does work in first-person spectating
FIXED: "Connecting with spectator pass doesn't work on password-protected servers"

Known Issues
- Footstep audio and FX does not work on terrain (known bug in Unity 4.3)
- Third-person jump animations does not work correctly yet
- The game will stop updating when switching out of fullscreen in Windows (known bug in Unity 4.3)
- View jittering may occur when jumping on lossy networks
- Audio may cut off partially/completely on weapon/helmet sounds
- Other players will seem to float above or interpenetrate while standing on a moving dynamic platforms (network smoothing will exaggerate this effect)

Head on over to our Steam store page and check it out

Keep the great feedback coming!

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software

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Update 9: FPS Controller 2.0

February 11th, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSdXdmf8FbA

The first thing you'll sense when you fire up Interstellar Marines is our brand new super smooth first person character controller; designed from the ground up to make your movement as fluid and natural as possible. We've also improved the audio effects, especially the SMG's gunfire, enhancing your immersion.

In the playground you'll discover the brand new Astrodome map. Astrodome has extreme weather effects, and in the future will be a real test of your abilities as a Marine as we develop it into a training ground. We've also spent time during this update to look for performance tweaks and enhancements to ensure Interstellar Marines runs as fast as possible.

To top it all off we have the first version of our Spectator mode all ready for video creators and live casters to try out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSdXdmf8FbA

Off the Cuff
Update 9 was intended to be a fairly small update, really just a sprint of 2-3 weeks after the Christmas holidays.

Somehow this update grew substantially, and after some investigation we've guessed, randomly chosen, concluded we must sadly lay the blame at Ronnie and Miki's feet. Both of them have worked exceptionally hard over the last several months to develop the FPS Controller. This piece of code has to be fool- and future-proof, so we can add new animations, new weapons, new attachments and new gadgets without having to change the animation rig each time.

This update also includes the first version of the new spectator system. We're really looking forward to seeing what kind of videos the community can produce using this new tool. So if you do create a video with it, please share it with us, and we'll share the best one.

Round Up
This month you're invited to join us for the second community tournament. And in case you can't make it, we're also going to be live streaming on our Twitch channel using the new spectator mode.

At the last update we wondered who would be the first rank 100. Now we know, so a special congrats goes out to Cornson who put in some serious hours to ensure he was top dog. Well done!

And finally, while recording footage for the next documentary, Jonas caught this bug on camera. The video had some great feedback from the community when we posted it on YouTube. So we thought we'd share it - we hope you find it as amusing as we did!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgqQVh3MyC0
Version: 0.5.9
Released: 10th February 2014

New Features
ADDED: A new character rig with support for advanced animation blending
ADDED: New walk and run forward/backward, strafe left/right, jump and reload animations
ADDED: Fully dynamic and physically-based weapon swaying/bobbing
ADDED: New spectator mode:
- Works when joining as spectator in Multiplayer or in Playground mode
- Toggle between camera modes on keys 1, 2, 3 (rebindable in settings)
- Level camera: Cycle next/previous camera on LMB/RMB (left/right mouse button). CONTROL toggles autocycle/hold mode
- Free camera: Use keys forward/backward/strafe left/strafe right to move and left/right mouse button to move up/down. MSW (Mouse Scroll Wheel) controls move speed. CONTROL toggles steady/fly mode
- Follow camera: Click LMB/RMB to switch to next/previous player. MSW zooms in/out in thirdperson. CONTROL toggles viewing in third-person/first-person
ADDED: TNew map "Astrodome" to Playground. The map is to be used as a multi-purpose training arena that can be customized realtime to different tactical combat scenarios
ADDED: "Movie Mode" user setting that toggles all in-game UI off (except Chat window)
ADDED: Kill icon over head on dead marines
ADDED: ZPS icon to developers on names/scoreboard UI

Improvements
UPDATED: To Unity 4.3
UPDATED: All maps to distribute CPU/GPU load more evenly
UPDATED: Terrain and vegetation on applicable maps (better performance)
UPDATED: Slow helmet shader (50% better performance)
UPDATED: All audio files/settings (150% better performance and smaller memory usage)
UPDATED: "Pitch black" modes to actually be completely dark (bug fixed in Unity 4.3)
UPDATED: Lens flares on weather crane so they fade in/out faster
UPDATED: SMG 1p/3p firing sounds
UPDATED: SMG reload and aim sounds
UPDATED: Jump and land sounds
UPDATED: Helmet sounds
UPDATED: Lasers so they are less visible (1p/3p)
UPDATED: SSAO to work better with fog
UPDATED: The Suit System to muffle audio instantly when it is disabled
UPDATED: DOF to work better with new marine in hip/aim as well as spectator camera
UPDATED: Missing level geometry colliders on all maps
ADDED: Collision to trees and bigger vegetation
ADDED: More level cameras to all maps
ADDED: Wind to trees and vegetation
ADDED: Rain ambience sounds to crates
ADDED: "Confirmed kill" sound
ADDED: Level camera toggle sound
REMOVED: Audio occlusion effect when helmet down and Suit System is online

Fixes
FIXED: "when moving, the aim shifts upward in first-person"
FIXED: "laser/flashlight doesn't consistently turn on/off when viewed from certain angles"
FIXED: "flares render through the weapon in first-person"

Known Issues
- Footstep audio and FX does not work on terrain (known bug in Unity 4.3)
- Third-person jump animations does not work correctly yet
- The game will stop updating when switching out of fullscreen in Windows (known bug in Unity 4.3)
- View jittering may occur when jumping on lossy networks
- Audio may cut off partially/completely on weapon/helmet sounds
- Other players will seem to float above or interpenetrate while standing on a moving dynamic platforms (network smoothing will exaggerate this effect)

Keep the great feedback coming!

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
Your team at Zero Point Software

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Interstellar Marines

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  • Early Access – be part of the development of Interstellar Marines and provide your feedback and suggestions as we expand the game update after update.
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Interstellar Marines - Spearhead Edition

In addition to Early Access to Interstellar Marines (including all future updates and expansions), the Spearhead Edition includes:

  • Spearhead identity – A unique honorary game profile that with time will grant you access to special skins, helmets, weapons etc. (does not alter gameplay).*
  • Hall of Honor & Credits – Your name will be acknowledged in a special in-game Hall of Honor and you’ll also get your name in the credits.*
  • Digital Soundtracks – Download the Interstellar Marines: The Beginning soundtrack as well as all future soundtracks as they are released.
  • Digital Art Books – Download digital PDFs released periodically, filled with high resolution concept art, screenshots and behind the scenes information.*
  • Extra Steam Key – You’ll receive an additional copy of Interstellar Marines to trade or gift to a friend.
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About the Game

Interstellar Marines resurrects the old school tactical FPS, offering a unique blend of co-op, role-playing and nonlinear gameplay. Set in a believable future, you take on the role as an elite soldier handpicked to join Project IM, a top secret military program being assembled to protect mankind from all dangers outside our solar system.

Interstellar Marines is inspired by Half-Life, System Shock 2 and Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. Our game is all about evolving the FPS recipe with all the inspirations we've assimilated since the birth of the genre. Our goal is an evolutionary leap forward driven by our compulsive interest in science fiction, role-playing, military realism, and respect for first person immersion.

Features Currently Available

  • 8 unique indoor and outdoor maps featuring dynamic environment configurations such as time of day, rain, thunder and lightning, emergency lighting, fire alarms, movable platforms etc.
  • 100% dynamic lighting and real-time shadows as well as destructible light fixtures.
  • Full-body first person character simulation (no more floating hands!) with a physics-based dynamic character controller.
  • Advanced and intuitive crouch and cover system.
  • Physically present combat helmet with futuristic HUD projected onto the inside of the visor glass and affected by light and rain.
  • Team Domination game mode (5vs5 and 8vs8) in highly dynamic environments.
  • Full spectator and movie mode with freecam, first and third person views. Record movies, livestream, and cast matches.
  • Experience various maps and prototypes in “Playground” mode (singleplayer).
  • Play on high capacity dedicated servers in the US, Europe, Australia, Russia and Brazil.
  • Submachine Gun (CE6) with full-auto fire.
  • Shoot from hip or look through the Red Dot scope for increased accuracy.
  • Toggleable tactical flashlight for when it’s pitch black.
  • Toggleable laser to assist your aim (no crosshairs)
  • Smooth network play even on high latency connections with packet loss.
  • Realistically simulated ragdolls with momentum transfer.
  • Training Rank Steam Achievement.

Vision of Interstellar Marines


  • First Person Simulation
    A razor-sharp focus on creating a truly immersive First Person Simulator via distinct graphics, audio and gameplay.
  • Tactical Co-op
    The entire game experience designed from the ground up to support up to 4 players in co-op, with true cooperative interaction.
  • Progressive Role-Playing
    Flat and classless progressive character development and skill system that is not dumbed down for consoles.
  • Nonlinear Game Design
    Open and dynamic game world that always presents a multitude of tactical options for navigating the environment.
  • Customizable Arsenal
    A comprehensive selection of weapon models and types, extension upgrades and equipment options, allowing on-the-fly choice in each tactical situation.
  • Thinking AI
    Enemies that react to input from you and the surrounding game world. We would rather have one smart thinking enemy than five stupid ones.
  • Believable Science Fiction
    Realistic and rich sci-fi environments, ranging from claustrophobic space stations to large outdoor worlds.
  • Interactive Storyline
    A cinematic narrative centered around first contact with another sentient species, where your choices and actions will have consequences.

    Roadmap (Near Future)

    In no particular order:
    • Linux support.
    • Steam features (stats, achievements, friends).
    • Advanced character movement (sprint to be added).
    • Tactical gameplay (fatigue and adrenaline).
    • Co-op features (multiplayer).
    • Weapon features (rate-of-fire, extensions, reload types).
    • Extend general game UI and HUD system.
    • In-game profiles.
    • More weapon types and models.
    • New multiplayer maps.
    • Environment variations, theme and context.
    • Shooting range (singleplayer).
    • Developer Commentary mode.
    • Oculus Rift support.
    • Server / LAN support.
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI).

    FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME,
    Your team at Zero Point Software

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4770
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Win 7 or later
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 5830
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5 (Lion)
    • Processor:2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Intel Quad Core
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia Geforce GT 120 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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112 of 138 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Interstellar Marines is a game I've anticipated, forgot, then, to my great joy, rediscovered last year on Steam. Unfortunately, it's only in early access stages. Though some, like me, consider this a very good thing seeing all the troubles ZPS has faced, and to see them finally getting traction and going through the motions to get their dream out alone is an inspirational tale.

Note that the following is subject to change and modification as updates roll out and as I improve what I have to say, and that before you make any decisions you should go see some gameplay videos of the current version.

My nostalgia and feelings aside, the current stage (Steam Update 9)that Interstellar Marines is at is still rather barebones, with no crouch, a single weapon, and infinite reserve ammunition. However, even at this stage, IM is fun. The effort and care put into the game, and at such an early stage, show much promise and potential, and although many complain that over, what, ten years, there should be much more progress, ZPS has had difficulties and real world problems, and have very few developers working on it. Inexperienced, too!
But one could mistake their work for that of a veteran developer’s. Triple-A indie indeed!

The reason for it being fun, is, I would say, the immersion and feel that Zero Point Software strives so far to accomplish, along with the good gunplay and the dynamic environments. When on a map and the lights go out, there are two main thoughts that conflict in my mind. Do I turn on my flashlight and take the risk of being spotted? Or do I just wait for a sound, something that gives me something to shoot?
You don't see this with a game such as Battlefield 3-4, or Call of Duty (Although those are completed and full games), and if you do, it's usually in the campaign.
In the still very early access multiplayer, with tension like this existing to compliment the still very early but good gunplay, the future is bright.
With the addition of team markers, distinctive team colors, and the new domination mode along with maps since the first updates, IM just keeps getting better. Your suit damage, and you've taken a few hits? Your HUD gets knocked out, and more things that add to the immersion. That said, it’s not perfect yet, but it’s still an early alpha!
To sum this up, you can’t crouch yet, and you only have one gun, and matches can degrade to shooting at eachother (Though to be honest, this is what every FPS pretty much is, shoot at the other person). However, the game pulls you in and can make things intense through the map alone, and the Domination gamemode keeps the pace up and forces people to move around, keeping the action alive.

Unfortunately, it’s a bit challenging to be tactical like ZPS says they want without a teamchat for the people without microphones, and even more so without a crouch. That said, I’d love to disregard that until they add those and I have a chance to see how it works in Multiplayer.

As for how it runs and looks, the former is rather iffy and the latter is amazing. However, one can’t judge this so early considering that they haven’t done that many optimizations yet, and it’s very distant from a full, final release, so that may take a while. But the views are spectacular, and the graphics actually play an important part in gameplay, due to the dynamic lighting system and the fog and storm effects.

As for the relatively small online community, with the exception of teamkillers, those I’ve seen are mature, with the exception of a few nonbelievers (Though there are some who are respectable).

As for the major story and all that, we’ll just have to wait for the future, and the Carcharodons/landsharks of doom. Glorious landsharks! However, I can sum up what the story relates to in the game at the moment (Update 9).
Lore-wise, the multiplayer of Interstellar Marines takes place in Area 51, or ITO Dreamland, where the players are candidates for the Interstellar Marines Special Forces program.
I find this interesting and I love how the devs try to connect the MP to the story, and I also love the little touches with the guns making sparks, as if they use stun rounds.

As for ZPS, you guys are dedicated, and the stuff you’re doing to connect with the community is great. Can’t wait for the future!


tl;dr, Even though it’s barebones, the fact that it’s better than some new FPS games right now = One of the best modern games for PC on the horizon, perhaps!

Now, for buying it, I'd personally recommend it to support the devs (I know they need it, for the love of the game!) and purchase it, but if you're not that into early access or 'barebones' gameplay, then you may want to wait a bit. The price will go up, though, over time. If you're lucky you can snag a copy during a livestream at http://www.twitch.tv/zeropointsoftware or a spare to give to a friend.
NOTE, before you make any decisions, you should go see some gameplay videos of the current version, see what you like.

And so concludes my first huge review thing.

Additions:

CONCERNING THE LACK OF LANDSHARKS AND CAMPAIGN:
This is a bloody early access, and it takes time to recreate those things in Unity. Be patient, there's only 8 devs, and they want a solid multiplayer first for you, the player or potential believer! And then, only then, can they begin to focus on the landsharky goodness.

Stuff that may be added in update 10:
A brand new, amazing CE-6 SMG model!

My feelings on the progress of the game after so long:
They've gone through some stuff, and they hit steam with only two developers. TWO. Now, today, they're becoming able to hire more due to steam's early access, which will allow them to slowly speed up development and finally get the game out the gate.

I see how some complain that the game did not deliver, lied in it's advertising and all that. I say that when you look at the big picture, with all of ZPS' troubles, experiences, and traits, that the advertising was in no way false at the time it was made.
Original trailer, made to impress and to get a publisher, but from what I remember they didn’t say it was really ingame.
Space Station and Sharks gameplay, a demo built on the Unreal 3 engine to impress and get a publisher, before 2008 screwed them over.
Why does the current game look and play so differently than the demo? They can't use the Unreal 3 engine, the license costs a million bucks. That and the assets are a bit dated.

There's more, but I believe this illustrates my point.
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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This game is agressivley fair. The balance of the maps is remarkable, and the perioding changes in lighting and atmosphere really help to shake up the playing field and ensure that a team doesn't win simply by virtue of being "on a roll". Everyone uses the same gun, and that gun has a red-dot sight, laser pointer, and flashlight. The gun is satisfying to use and kills with relative ease. From the very beginning, I felt like I had a fair chance against anyone, and not once have I ever experienced the all-to-faimilar rage feeling of being killed in what feels like an "unfair" way, be it camping, quick-scoping, or improbable longshots.

That being said, the game feels very slow. Movement is slower than you would expect, and my character feels sluggish overall. The feeling of awkwardness disspiates quickly, but is there nonetheless.

The graphics are nothing stellar, but they are certainly pleasant and adequate. The blackness of night and the glow of the lights are beatiful, but the snow feels very cheaply done and could use some improvement. The gun is a fairly generic SMG/Assault Rifle hybrid. Player models can open their helmets but still look like generic SWAT Team members.

In conclusion, the game is fun and enjoyable. Well worth $15 (or $7.50 from the Humble Store). Expect to get at least a few fun hours out of it, and hopefully a lot more as the game develops and gets more content.

PS- Playing at night is probably the best experience in the game. There is a finesse to the strategy of when to use/not use your flashlight, and it feels appropriatley tense and exciting. Many ninja opportunities are present.

PPS- You cannot jump or crouch, which is sort of odd, but not particularly annoying, at least for me.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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Well worth the money even now in early development. Smooth bug-free gameplay and so far spot on updates! Great community managers and a welcoming atmosphere in the forums.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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You can't just buy this game while it is EARLY ACCESS, and then complain about bugs, insulting and without giving any constructive opinion. That really doesn't help the developers. Probably because of the same people with disgusting attitude many games were abandoned.

This is really really beta, you have only a weapon, so you can understand how beta this is.
First of all, i didn't spend much time in the game to be honest, but i can give you my opinion so far, i really think it can be helpful.

I didn't encounter any glitches like i don't know, falling through the map, so far.
The game is well optimised but sometimes i get random FPS drops, but not very often.

What can be improved:
I love the shadows and the lighting, but i think you can work a little bit more on the shadows because sometimes you can confuse them with an enemy (or it might just be me).
You could also improve the running, it feels more like sliding. (some more work on the walking wouldn't be bad either)
The shooting mechanism, it doesn't feel very exciting or real.
I love how weather changes and it starts raining, it is awesome, but since you have a helmet with some sort of face-protection i think the rain drops should slide, not just stick there.
Chat system, currently, honestly it is awful, i am pretty sure nobody likes to open a window to see the new messages from other players.
Accuracy, for some reason it is kinda weird, it happened to me to shoot an entire clip into someone and ending up by getting killed (even if i burstly shot).

So far, i am impressed with this game, at this stage of the game, i honestly expected to see through walls, fall through the map, getting stuck inside the floor, maybe application not responding. So far, you really did a good job. And don't let this game go because of idiotic people who just rant about it without giving a constructive opinion, just because they couldn't read 'Early Access'. This game can become huge! It has potential more than probably 40% of the AAA shooters.

Posted: February 14th, 2014
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IM Multiplayer is very fun and the Guns have that Battlefield realism to them. Most of the Maps are your standard shooter stuff, But one sticks out. "Operations" This map goes through three modes: Normal,Alarm, and Darkness. it makes the battles fun and exciting. during the Alarm mode it is hard to aim because of all the noise and flashing lights while in darkness you can not see without using your light, and if you do you will be giving your enemies a clear pointer to where you are.

Although it is fun to play the lack of any choice when it comes to guns,armor, even your avatar's look, makes the game get old very fast. There is rarely more than one server with players on it, and sometimes when the server reaches 16 players you wont be allowed in with the game saying "Error: Server is full" even thought the limit says 18. Hopefully when the game progresses more there will be more players. The game sells for $14.99 USD. Unless you get the Spearhead version in which you get all "including all future updates and expansions". i dont understand that really, "All future updates?" you get the updates no matter what version you have... right?

Right now the game is very limited you can't crouch, go prone or do anything other than sprint and walk really. Leveling up does nothing other than giving you a steam achievement, However the Dev road map promises that and more, including O-Rift support and Linux ports.The Devs seem to be staying on top of things with updates and bug fixes, and they obliviously have big plans for their game.
if you want to invest in a small game that may one day become the PC's Halo then checkout Interstellar Marines from Zeropoint Software on Steam.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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