More than a year later, I've left people wondering what will ever become of it. And I myself am not sure.
SO WHAT EVER REALLY GOT DONE?
Three levels. None of them completely playable. I could just never decide enough was enough, and every time I nearly finished a level, another idea came to mind and I would think to myself "I just can't pass that up!"
Five cutscenes. I had to render them frame by frame. An incredible hassle.
Three new enemies. I worked on these guys the most. They were the only ones. I was happy with out of 15 character creations.
A library of sound effects. I use them for other purposes now.
A swarm of 3do files. I just got addicted to it. I made at least 50 of them. All kinds of little archways and computer stands and ships, all texture mapped.
A lot more stuff too, but I don't want to go into it.
SO WHAT'S IT ALL COME TO?
I've learned alot from all of this. Yes, I do feel like a failure. I feel like I've let alot of people down. And I just want to sit down one day and wrap it all up and send out those three levels. But I just can't. For every day I don't release it, I feel I need to add something more, to make it worth the wait.
I started hacking quake along time ago. You guys honestly wouldn't believe the things possible. I did it all in secret this time. No interviews.
No announcements. Flinn actually got excited about it. And I'll tell you all this much. In a month, we reproduced the first half of secbase, with
awesome lighting, all the Dark Forces weapons and the enemies and Power Ups. It was a truly awesome feeling to see what could be done. But we just aren't sure if we still want to do Star Wars.
Jedi Knight came out and I was very impressed. The lighting techniques are fascinating and the possibilities are awesome as well.
Dark Tides has taken a back seat to alot of other projects. Everyday I play around with more and more programming and think of another game idea.
If I were to pick up Dark Tides again, it would be on the Jedi Knight engine, I would have my ten people, and I would get to tell the whole story. I still feel that Dark Tides was one of my best ideas. I just may never put it away.
WHO AM I?
Sorry guys, for all you know, I might just be a computer program running off of some server. As for Sage and Colfax...those people don't really exist. I'm not gonna explain all of it in detail. Just trust me.