Jakob Gavelli said:
The necropost is strong in this one..Pretty legit question and answers tho ^^
sorry for the spam, but i just had to clear my throat in preparation of whats going to happen soon™
dont you fucking dare to tease us!!!
Oh yes please!
I have come back from the grave just to express my incomprehensible excitement.
Godspeed Airbørn team.
Haha wait what?
Airborn is teasing an update on polycount?? WHAT YEAR IS THIS?????
hey we are only 10 years late, it was time
Ummm... what. is. happening. I almost never get notifications from polycount but when I do, it's this.
What this guy said.
Hello? - HELLOoooooooOW ?
The teasing will end:
omg omg omg .. fucking hyped! You are the reason I do 3D! (Manuel Virks being one of my absolute favourite artists.. underrated at that.. is he still on this?)
he was one of the major forces on this, but right now Manu is not working with us.
Crazy I'm Hyped 😀
I love how this thread is bringing all the old-school/ old-timers out of the woodwork!
from a better time, when nobody had to use spamfilters on everything :P
yooo what is happenin
woah, action on a polycount thread? what year is it
After a hibernation phase of many years, we made the call to revisit the project that our studio is named after.
Wondering what it would be like if we dive back into that world with new ideas, a different approach, a mix of Airborn veterans and new team members, and the determination to use the latest technology to push stylized game art and stay true to the core pillars of the work that was done way back.
And without further ado, we proudly present the result! For more details, a bit of project background and credits, please check our blog entry to go along with this post!
I'm not seeing you say this isn't a genuine game pitch you guys are developing? Pretty sure publishers would be tripping over each other to fund this if you have a design plan!
Loved it back when it was first showed, still love it now. Great to see all the talent and skill going into this most unexpected revival :)
You finally added the ships. Well done! Looks dope.
Wow, I haven't logged on in forever and the day I do this project is back awesome to hear. Now Poku just needs to start up again and I'll be happy.
come on guys, i expected someone to already find the eastereggs including the greentooth by now :P
Dude, I've watched it three times... :D can't find it :D
Looking boss though!! This is the only approved Necro post.
It is NOT green!!!!
Looks very sweet!
but you really applied for German funds? Was this more work then doing all the assets? ^^
Clever! Is that only in the roughness? Took me a few watchthroughs
it's in all channels but very subtle so it doesnt pop tooooo much :)
i think from our side we might not apply for it again, it is just made for a different kind of company than ours. That being said, we have been lucky that we never have been fully dependent on it. other studios died while waiting for the funds to happen, it was the first time this program existed, so as to be expected a lot went sideways.
and yes it was a lot of work, i mean. it's not like the "usual" media funding stuff in Germany or Europe
games are not considered an artform over here. so they fall into the digital infrastructure category, which resides in the ministry of transportation (data highways, you know?) . So the german equivalent to the NASA (DLR) handled the whole process, based on a decision by the German Bundestag. I mean, surreal!
and if this aint green
Wow! I’ve been a fan of this project since the start and had some of the concept art as inspirational desktop BG for the longest time.
It’s great to see it given new life and it looks every bit as fresh and original as it ever did.
Nice work! Very cool seeing this happen!
Came back from vacation yesterday. Saw this. Got hyped again. Nice.
Always found it surreal to have someone like Andi Scheuer in charge of game funding... I mean... wtf?
hell yeah. beautiful.
the art side is covered, in spades. a game project with this caliber of work would have a lot of promise in building a lasting consumer-side brand and franchise.
Superb work 🤩
Airborn on ModDb served me as good inspiration to continue on the 3d path back in the day 😀
A psychic note of the day - "I see huge wads of wonga on the horizon flying in from Asia (cough Tencent) or North America to help lift this project up towards the sun. It's getting cloudy, my extrasensory perception is fading into the fog of eternity and I need a cup fo tea and a biscuit to replenish my power.
Amazing project, keep it up! :)
This thread is bringing back some memories, super inspirational stuff back in the day! I'm so happy you guys are continuing development on it!
I know the trailer says its a tech demo. But BUUUT. Will we, sometime, Have a proper game out of this? I mean this looks a lot better then 95% of the games out there. It has orginality. And Just like a lot of others, is one of the biggest reasons I got into the industry.