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December 2007

Worms 3D Mac boxart available to view
Posted in Worms by Squirminator2k at 24/12/07 4:33am CET

We now have the full cover artwork for the Mac version of Worms 3D! Thanks to Edwin Smith at Feral Interactive for providing this marvellous image.

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Advertise on Dream17!
Posted in Dream17 by Squirminator2k at 19/12/07 2:26am CET

Dream17 is currently experimenting with banner advertisements with Project Wonderful. This form of advertising allows you to pay the price you want to pay for advertising on our website. The highest bidder has their advert on display.

For more information, check out the Project Wonderful website

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Artist required for videogame project
Posted in Other Stuff by Squirminator2k at 17/12/07 8:11pm CET

You may know my friend Euan Mumford for his college webcomic, Rooms, and similarly you may know my friend SupSuper for the work he does putting my websites together (apart from my blog, natch). Well they've been working on a point and click adventure game for over a year now, and they've hit a bit of a wall. They need artists.

They've got everything else sorted. The story is 100% complete. The sound is getting there. The game engine itself is built around Adventure Game Studio and utilises some kind of unique, special interface they've coded specifically for the game. The only thing they don't have is character or background artists.

I'm not sure what sort of style they're looking for, but if you're interested in lending a hand you can email either Euan or SupSuper to ask for more info (or you can email me and I will pass your details on). From what they've told me and have been able to show me of the game, it looks really promising - it'd be really cool to see it finished.

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Andy Davidson upgrades ibar
Posted in T17 Staff & Former Staff by Squirminator2k at 17/12/07 5:09pm CET

Andy Davidson, who most of you will know as the creator of Worms and who opened the ibar in Bournemouth earlier this year, has recently announced a number of updates to the bar:

Just in time for Christmas, a few upgrades for you:

> 'Exclusive' category added to the musicplayeer
> 'Local' category added to the musicplayer
> Recalibrated the sound in the bar

The Exclusive section is home to advance/unreleased/rare tracks and remixes from bands who are friends of the bar. Get a first listen to tracks from Devils Gun, The Slips, Get Shakes, Plastic Operator and others before they are out anywhere else. Look out for some very special Infadels stuff coming soon ...

The Local section does what it says on the tin, and will showcase songs from local acts. If you're good we want to know! Drop in a CD or email me at andy[at] Tracks will only go on the musicplayer, and won't end up anywhere else. This is the first step as part of several things we will be doing to encourage and promote local artists in 2008. Watch this space.

Are there any Dream17 visitors who have been to the ibar? Do you have photos or a story to tell? Feel free to drop an email our way and share!

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Worms 3D Mac UA patch imminent
Posted in Worms by Squirminator2k at 13/12/07 5:09pm CET

We've not devoted a tremendous amount of attention to the Mac here at Dream17. But, being fair, there have only ever been three Team17 games for the Mac, and they're all Worms titles, and it's one of those titles we're reporting on today.

Feral Interactive have recently announced that there will shortly be UA patches released for their Mac titles. Mac users will more than likely already know what UA means, for but those of you who know bugger-all about Macs, UA is an Apple term for software that runs at full speed on both a PPC Mac and those spangly new Intel Macs. The first three titles to receive the UA patch are Ford Racing 2, Bionicle and, of course, Worms 3D.

As soon as the patch is available we'll let you know.

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Ficlets Caper: Update
Posted in Other Stuff by Squirminator2k at 01/12/07 4:35am CET

Well, you lot appear to have done the trick - "ficlets guy" Kevin Lawyer have emailed me regarding Blondie Babe's ratings and comments:
Hey, I've sent Barbie Babe a note. I can't delete the comments right now, but will look at all of her comments on Monday morning and see about deleting them.

Thanks for your reports!

Kevin Lawver
ficlets guy

Thanks to those of you who helped - you can stop now! Smile

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