Splash DamageFebruary 2013

February 2013

Sneak Peek: RAD Soldiers Balancing Changes

We've been keeping a close eye on your balancing feedback over the past few weeks, and we've also been monitoring how people are playing the game - what soldiers see combat, which ones usually stay home, and which ones have a hard time getting recruited in the first place.

We've put together a whole stack of balance changes to address a lot of what we have (or haven't) seen since the game launched. We’re now play-testing these and will roll them out in the next update.

While these tweaks are still subject to change, we wanted to give you an early look at what we've got in mind so that you can see what's coming and give us some early feedback.

Sony Confirm Splash Damage Working with Next Generation Console Technology

At last night's "See The Future" event, Sony provided an early look the next PlayStation, including specs, features, and a few of the games. Also announced was the line-up of developers supporting Sony's new console, and Splash Damage is one of them. What we're working on we can't reveal yet, but we're excited to be part of the developer community for PlayStation 4.

What are you hoping for from PlayStation 4?

Check out brand-new Dirty Bomb fan site Dirty Bombers!

Forumite and Dirty Bomb Founder ImageOmage has launched DirtyBombers, a brand-new fan site for Dirty Bomb. The site already features a comprehensive assortment of information about the game, including classes, games modes, and setting, and ImageOmega regularly writes interesting editorials focused on particular areas of multiplayer gaming, including live streaming, community building, and class design. It's good stuff all around - have a look!

Photo Blog: Creating a Dirty Bomb Nerf Gun

Nerf guns - they're really rather popular here at Splash Damage. One of our artists, Laurens Corijn, already made his mark with a custom Nerf gun based on Brink a few months ago, and he's now taken things to a whole other level of awesome. Dirty Bomb, our latest multiplayer shooter, was to be his source of inspiration, and being the Nerf enthusiast he is, Laurens decided that his latest custom Nerf gun would be a sniper rifle. Read on to find out how Laurens went about building the gun, along with plenty of photos of the finished article!

The modifications made by Laurens make this rifle more powerful than a standard Nerf Gun. Splash Damage does not endorse these kinds of modifications, and Nerf blasters modified in this manner definitely don't belong in the hands of children. Always be careful when handling a modified Nerf blaster, and never aim at eyes.

With that disclaimer out of the way, take it away, Laurens:

Splash Damage in 2013 - A Message from Paul Wedgwood

Last year we promised that we'd start our second decade with the same degree of enthusiasm as our first. We did just that! We self-published with WarChest, we launched RAD Soldiers for mobile, we created Fireteam.net's online services suite, announced our entirely self-funded PC-shooter Dirty Bomb, and we expanded Splash Damage's talented development team.

2012's incredible success was entirely due to you, and the stats today prove it: whether you installed our games, tested them, played them, rated them, or talked about them, you did it at record levels! I'd like to give you a bit more detail, and a quick glimpse of what you can expect from us in the coming weeks and months.