Splash DamageJune 2012

June 2012

The Sound Design of RAD Soldiers

RAD Soldiers is very different from Splash Damage's previous games, bringing our core values like multiplayer, classes, and deep gameplay to a new platform (smartphones and tablets) and format (turn-based). Going hand-in-hand with all this new-ness also comes a new approach to sound design that's geared towards quick gaming stints on the go. Just what exactly that entails and how it compares to traditional AAA development is being explained over on Designing Sound, with the help of Splash Damage's Sound Designer Andrew Quinn. The piece even includes some sample sounds so your ears can get a small taste of RAD Soldiers. Check it out!

Community Question: Preferred Period of History

Community, over the years we've created multiplayer worlds set in all manner of time periods. We've visited World War II (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory), near-future scenarios of several sorts (Brink, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars), and even flung ourselves into super-futuristic settings (DOOM 3). With so much variety, what we'd like to know from you this week is this:

What period of history is your favourite backdrop for multiplayer shooters?

Do you crave modern combat? Are pew pew laser more your thing? Do you want just a tiny sprinkling of The Future? Cast your vote in this week's poll and do let us know in the comments why your chosen setting ticks all the right boxes for you.

Paul Wedgwood to Deliver Keynote Speech at Rezzed 2012

Paul Wedgwood will be giving the keynote speech at Rezzed, a brand-new event for PC and indie games presented by Eurogamer and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Titled "Independent, or Bust!", Paul's keynote will shine an intensely bright spotlight of knowledge on Splash Damage's past, present, and future. Among other things, we'll learn how Splash has succeeded for over a decade without running into trouble, and what you can expect from our upcoming projects including the recently announced RAD Soldiers.

Rezzed takes place Friday 6th - Saturday 7th July at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. Paul's keynote is scheduled for Saturday and there's plenty of tickets still available at the time of writing. For more information about Rezzed, to buy tickets, and to see what else you can expect from the show, visit the Rezzed website.