Defcon has GONE GOLD!

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Defcon has GONE GOLD!

Postby Chris » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:43 am

After a staggering Five Months worth of beta testing, Defcon has finally gone gold. The master disk has been produced, checked, and sent away for manufacturing. The downloads are ready. We are on schedule for launch at 6.00pm GMT, Friday 29th September. It's all rather exciting.


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One of the UK games magazines wanted to cover the exact moment of the Gold Master being produced. To "Capture the atmosphere of the moment", as they put it. However they changed their minds as soon as we told them what was actually involved. The truth is it's a special moment for us when we make a master disk, but nothing special actually happens. We fire up Nero, burn some disks, run tests on them, then put them in an envelope and walk to the post office. It often seems like there should be something bigger involved - like a big red button that we can press, that sets everything into motion while fireworks go off out the window and a live orchestra plays the 1812 Overture.
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Postby Zarkow » Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:57 am

Sweet - time to ramble to even more friends about the game!
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Postby Rkiver » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:15 am

*Me fires random cannons in the backround*

Congratulations Chris, Mark, Tom, John, Gary, Vic, Alistair, Morten, Michael, Will, and all the beta testers.
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Postby ScareyedHawk » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:38 am

Wooyay \o/! Congratulations~~





... Can I have the Gold Master disc? Pleeeease?
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Postby Thomas » Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:43 am

Congrats guys, thanks for all the hard work and effort you put into this game. I know it's going to be great.
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Postby estel » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:01 pm

Hugo congratulations to the whole of IV, but especially Chris and Gary. This is your baby :)
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Postby notforsale » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:21 pm

Postmodern chique. Nice.
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Postby Nukemaster » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:44 pm

From all of us here in NYC great job.
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Postby Mizer » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:46 pm

Congratulations all at IV, you deserve the massive success that Defcon is going to be.
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Postby Punisher Bass » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:49 pm

Well you never know. A pack of ninjas could attack you on that walk to the post office.
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Postby Hmuda » Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:54 pm

Congratulations! I wish you a very successful time selling the game.
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Postby Moleculor » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:08 pm

So you're releasing it early to celebrate, right?
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Postby Wasgood » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:15 pm

Moleculor wrote:So you're releasing it early to celebrate, right?

I sure hope so, please? Found out it comes out 4 am on saturday.
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Postby Darksun » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:28 pm

My illusions have been shattered :(
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Postby Rkiver » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:28 pm

Wasgood wrote:
Moleculor wrote:So you're releasing it early to celebrate, right?

I sure hope so, please? Found out it comes out 4 am on saturday.


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