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When the Great War ended, I was just a small child.
A small child with much potential.

The ancient Shivan race that nearly annihilated Earth
Cannot be silenced in sorrow.

And this I knew, even as a small child.

At the age of 20, I knew it was time.
I knew it was time for it to happen.

Society was to pristine, too orderly.
The GTA had a grip on the nations of the world

But after what they did to my father
I could never forgive them.

The McCarthy name will be avenged.
And in this, I dub my vengeance.
Project Olympus.



Olympus Burning is another post-Capella campaign developed entirely by myself, and possibly in the future, a few others.  It is planned to be fully voice acted and its anticipated demo release date is around June 30th (but this is not set in stone).

The story is set twenty two years after the Capella supernova.  A jump gate to Sol has been built in Delta Serpentis, restoring contact between the GTVA and the original GTA.  Or at least what you thought was the GTA.

After an Orion jumps through the gate from Sol immediately following the successful test of the gate, the GTVA attempts to investigate, but the investigation went awry--and this was the start of a new age of war.

The Orion destroyer, better known as the TSD Eurysilas, is armed with AWACS technology similar to the technology found in the GTA Charybdis, and is also armed with extremely powerful beam cannons, electric in nature.  These modifications are invisible to our sensors, however.  The Eurysilas is capable of taking down an Arcadia in a matter of one minute and thirty seconds.  It can store 8 fighter and bomber squadrons within its fighterbay, and has more advanced subspace technology, allowing it to open a subspace node anywhere, provided that the system being jumped to is linked with a naturally occurring node.

And as for the reason behind "Project Olympus?"  I'll leave that for later, after releasing the demo. ;)

Features:
~ Entirely new soundtrack
~ New storyline continuing where FS2 left off
~ New ships and weapons, as well as ships and weapons dating all the way back from FS1
~ FULLY VOICE ACTED! (and no, I'm not using my voice anywhere in the campaign)
~ The Olympus, which will continue to remain a secret until after the demo release!

~ OFFICIAL TRAILER ~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psuGk26Mq2I

~ Gameplay Videos ~

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTR9r6IIJeo&feature=channel_page
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I1ZeFtZtqo&feature=channel_page
- And of course, remember to subscribe to the YouTube channel to recieve updates and gameplay videos as soon as they're posted!

~ Screenshots ~
All available on the official site: http://www.simulationnation.com/solar
At this point, most of those screens are ancient history, and need to be updated, but it's all I've got in the screenshot department for now!

~ Subscribe to Us! ~
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/olympusmod
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/sigmatauproductions
Official site: http://www.simulationnation.com/solar



Well, that's pretty much all I have to say.  

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 08:25:04 am by General Battuta »
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Offline Dilmah G

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
Starting to sound pretty good, full voice acting is a big ask though :P

EDIT: Just watched the trailers... DAYUM THAT LOOKS AWESOME!
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Offline colecampbell666

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Looks great.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline sigtau

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
We've got a twitter feed now.

http://www.twitter.com/olympusmod

Also added to the first post.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
commendable job man... and voice acted ah? great... looking forward to getting a taste of this...

but for the love of god, please don't you forget to add the starfield on the missions before you release the demo.
el hombre vicio...

 

Offline Goober5000

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
We've got a twitter feed now.
:wtf: :lol:

I think that's a first for a FS project.

 

Offline Dilmah G

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
 :lol: I think it's kind of cool
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Freespace Rap: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,62924.0.html

The Fighter Pilot Series: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=72431.msg1431423#msg1431423

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Offline Snail

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
Wow that voice acting is brilliant.

 

Offline Dilmah G

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I concur.
Trendy Lefty. Good music from a good friend of mine.

Freespace Rap: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,62924.0.html

The Fighter Pilot Series: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=72431.msg1431423#msg1431423

The word 'Yo' is only ever to be used as a singular greeting.
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any such use as a greeting will result in prompt reprimand by any member of the 'African-American' or 'Sri-Lankans-who-think-they're-black' community

Fury`: if General Krav Maga wouldn't be enough, beating up 16 teenagers is going to get me into jail :p /
BlackMan: Maybe if you turned into pedobear you'd be more of a threat

 

Offline sigtau

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
I've informed my voice actors of what you guys think about it.  They're all going a bit  :eek2:  over it because they thought they weren't doing a good job.

Well, now they're ecstatic about the feedback. :D
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Offline Mobius

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
On a side note, who are those actors? :)

 

Offline sigtau

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Olympus Burning
Nobody from the HLPBB.  They all came from another community, because it appears that every time I ask for voice acting around here no one really bothers to do it.

However, when I showed off some gameplay videos and screenshots over on another forum, I received about 10 different auditions.  Most of them were suitable for a small part somewhere.  The ones you're hearing belong to two of my star voice actors.

One of them is under the alias "Zemious," and you can find his youtube page here and his website here.  He typically likes to focus on stuff about the Final Fantasy series, and only recently entered the voice acting field.  He was the first to volunteer and plays the role of Command.  He's mine right now, so don't overwork him. :P

The other one you've been hearing is under the alias of "The Satellite."  I don't think he has a website, I mostly talk to him over IRC.
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You got that voice acting done relatively quickly... impressive... :yes:

 

Offline FoxtrotTango

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Maybe it's only because people rely on HLPers for voice acting that voice acting takes years on end to finish. Cause this is proof positive that it can be done fairly quickly with the right people.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Well look at ST:R. They went to outside help and VA'd their project quite quickly by HLP standards, and it sounds as good or better (owing to age as well as skill) than the main FS1/2 campaigns.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

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Are you sure? ST:R's VA took about two years to complete and I'm pretty sure Goober and Galemp did not rely on HLPers... at least, not that much.

EDIT: colecampbell666 preceeded me...

 

Offline sigtau

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I may not be able to fit all of the FS1 ships in with the FS2 ships, plus the custom ships that weren't in either game.  I might remove some unused FS2 ships, such as the Iceni, Boadicea, SSG Trident, SJ(D) Sathanas, etc.

But in doing so it leaves room for the new stuff.
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Offline General Battuta

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That's the procedure most mods use, yes.

 

Offline Rick James

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God-damn. The GTCv Voyager is hawt.

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God-damn. The GTCv Voyager is hawt.

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It's already released, it's the GTCv Reyena. It might be on FSMods.