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Talon

Post by scottris » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:50 pm

Many, if not all of you are already aware of Talon, perhaps from the Cafe post which generated some lively discussion about the issue of trichording mechanics, but I wanted to make a more official announcement, now that I can post again (thank you Krom, Foil).

For some years now I have been working on a special project. Some of you may remember that I used to make maps for D3. This is rather more ambitious. I've kept it pretty quiet because, well, I honestly didn't know if I could actually complete it... but I have. Well, almost; but close enough to say with certainty that it will be finished and released. And soon.

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The project is called Talon, and it is a multiplayer 6DoF flight combat game. It is not Descent, but it is strongly Descent-inspired, and I think it has a lot to offer fans of this genre. Earlier this week I began limited beta testing, and responses have thus far been pretty positive. If you have not already seen it, you can find information and videos at http://www.talongame.com. I am currently seeking beta testers, so if that interests you please let me know.
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Re: Talon

Post by Grendel » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:29 am

Wow, that definitely got my attention ! What do I need to do to sign up for testing ? :)

For anyone too lazy to head over to the Talon site, check this out:

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Re: Talon

Post by scottris » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:41 am

Grendel wrote:Wow, that definitely got my attention ! What do I need to do to sign up for testing ? :)
Make yourself a user on forum.talongame.com, which I see you've already done, and I'll add you to the Beta Testers group, which I have done. So you're all set. Now head over to the Pilot's Lounge Beta Testing forum, if you haven't already. :)
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Re: Talon

Post by Foil » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:08 pm

To all the 6DoFers here, you guys/gals really should check this game out.

I was initially skeptical, but of all the 6DoF games out there, this one is easily at or near the top. It's an absolute blast to play, and it needs more testers.
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Re: Talon

Post by CDN_Merlin » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:14 am

Just looking at the screenshot made my mouth water. I will check it out more tonight.

EDIT: I checked it out and registered on the forums. I'm available to test so you can add me if you like.
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Re: Talon

Post by Krom » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:50 am

Looks pretty damn good, I registered on the Talon forums.

Now shut up and take my money. :P
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Re: Talon

Post by scottris » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:54 pm

Hey guys! Sorry for the delay. I'm approving you for Beta access, check the Pilot's Lounge for the Beta Testing forum, you'll find further instructions there. I've been busy working on the next Beta version, which should be done this evening. I'd suggest holding off downloading until this new version is done, it has some good improvements, but it's your choice.
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Re: Talon

Post by BUBBALOU » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:40 pm

Registered and waiting

I seem to have a better workout dodging your stupidity than attempting to grasp the weight of your intelligence.
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Re: Talon

Post by Do_Checkor » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:48 am

Hahah!

This looks promising for sure! I registered to your forums as well and I'd be quite keen to have a look myself - so if you got some space left among the beta testers - that'd be great.




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Re: Talon

Post by scottris » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:22 pm

Thank you everybody for your support and interest in Talon. And special thanks to everyone who has helped me test the game and work out the bugs. At this point I am not seeking additional beta testers, but if you have not yet played the game do not despair, I will be releasing a free Demo very soon, and Early Access sales will begin not long thereafter. :D
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Re: Talon

Post by Do_Checkor » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:49 pm

Demo out! YAY!
Scott wrote:Talon Demo Released

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"Practice indoor flying and close-quarter combat skills with this free playable demo. Fight with AI bots to control checkpoints in the Warehouse map. Demo contains one map, one ship, and a full arsenal of weapons. Demo does not support multiplayer. Note: the demo defaults to the lowest AI skill setting, which you can turn up once you are ready for a greater challenge."

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Re: Talon

Post by Grendel » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:13 pm

The early access release is now available for purchase at the Talon site, check it out !
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Re: Talon

Post by scottris » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:57 pm

Grendel wrote:The early access release is now available for purchase at the Talon site, check it out !
You beat me to it... and I thank you. It's good to have the help in getting the word out. :)
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Re: Talon

Post by Duper » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:30 pm

Noticed that there was a bit of spawn camping with napalm in that vid. :|
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Re: Talon

Post by scottris » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:04 pm

Well, fortunately you can choose your spawn point, and see what's going on there before you spawn; so you have fairly good tools to combat spawn camping.

Also, the video shows gameplay from Capture & Hold mode, where spawn-killing is a valid and necessary tactic when trying to capture a control/spawn point.
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Re: Talon

Post by Duper » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:04 am

Oh, Ok. I guess that makes sense. Thanks!
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Re: Talon

Post by Richard Cranium » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:44 am

Ok, Wow! I may just have to dust off the flight suit.
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Re: Talon

Post by sigma » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:24 am

If I understand correctly, Talon has not been developed and no one plays it?
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Re: Talon

Post by CDN_Merlin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Sadly it's dead. It was never advertised correctly but had potential.
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Re: Talon

Post by sigma » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:29 pm

Really sadly.
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Re: Talon

Post by Foil » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:09 pm

sigma wrote:Talon has not been developed...
Yes, it was.

A working, playable version of Talon was released. It was a blast, and you can play it in singleplayer. It's actually really well done, a blast to play.

What's "dead" is multiplayer. There were a number of people playing it for a few weeks, but not enough to keep the action going online.
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Re: Talon

Post by Alter-Fox » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:27 pm

We really should start playing it again even if it's technically beta; the current version could pretty much be released as-is.
Still have claws crossed it's not the last version though. :wink:
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