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Multiwinia Concept Video

Postby Mark » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:45 pm

We've had a great response to Multiwinia and lots of people are interested in the history / early versions of the game. As many of you know the orginial Multiwinia was developed as an enhancement for XBLA Darwinia before we turned it into a full stand alone game.

In order to get approval you need to submit a concept for the game, and here is our original concept video that we sent to Microsoft back in 2004. Enjoy!

[movfile width=284 height=180 img=http://www.introversion.co.uk/multiwinia/downloads/concept_image.jpg]http://www.introversion.co.uk/multiwinia/downloads/Multiwinia_Concept_Stream.mov[/movfile]

You can download a hi res version here - feel free to spread it around a bit for us!
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Postby Feud » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:53 pm

Sweet!
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Postby jelco » Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:38 pm

That's from 2004? I don't know, but it looks too polished and with too little differences with the current version for me to believe that, to be honest. ;)

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Postby recover » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:29 pm

What's up with that piano music? :shock:
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Postby Nutter » Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:21 pm

recover wrote:What's up with that piano music? :shock:


Think its a slight nod to the Halo 3 commercial
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Postby Feud » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:07 pm

Nutter wrote:
recover wrote:What's up with that piano music? :shock:


Think its a slight nod to the Halo 3 commercial

A nod to a commercial for a game that was released three years after they say the movie was made?
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Postby NukeLord » Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:47 pm

Feud wrote:A nod to a commercial for a game that was released three years after they say the movie was made?
One word: Chronometer :wink:
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Postby Shwart!! » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:20 pm

Um, I know for a fact that <NDA> wasn't there for <NDA> until at least <NDA>.
No way that's from 2004.

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Postby The GoldFish » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:02 am

The fact that the video contains the Survival of the Flattest tagline and a link to the demo pretty much highlights that this can't be wholly the original video that was given to MS.

Plus, there's the fact that you can clearly see a (recoloured, possibly based on Ice's early 07 model recolouring code) radar dish using the newer, low polygon shape that was introduced in Darwinia demo2, rather than the high polygon original Darwinia dish.

Really then, this is just a trailer. If there actually is a copy of a concept video from 2004, back when Xwinia apparently looked like this and this then that would be pretty neat, but, I'm pretty sure that this isn't that.
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Postby xyzyxx » Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:08 am

2004‽

Darwinia released originally in 2005
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Postby Feud » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:14 am

Indeed, given that XBox Live Aracde launched at roughly the same time that Darwinia hit beta testing (end of 2004), the time line seems somewhat wonky.
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Postby Dirty Harry Potter » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:44 am

prolly meant 2007 then :P. Fits with le Halo 3 teaser, and the two numbers are next to eachother on the numberpad.

Anyway, I only have one word for this: Beautiful.
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Postby Pinky » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:38 am

Even if we assume 2007, it's still got a lot of case against it being authentic. The link to the demo, for instance
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Postby KingAl » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:31 pm

The flag was flapping in a vacuum and I heard shots from the grassy knoll, but it's Pretty Cool™ either way.
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Postby Shwart!! » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:10 pm

2007 still seems a bit funny, bit it is much more feasible than 04.

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