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We have a major update today. Some of you may have noticed that there hasn't been much talk lately about Caravel DROD updates. The reason is that Erik has come to a decision that he hopes will lead to new, better things. The summery is that Caravel DROD is now finished and will no longer be updated. Due to several problems, the level editor won't be released either.

Here's the official word from Erik:

"I'm sorry to have to announce this to you all, but Caravel DROD will no longer be worked on by me or anyone else. However, not all is bad. I decided some time ago to start a brand new game, and I'm now ready to announce the next big thing: DRODIS - Deadly Rooms of Death in Space.

"The preliminary story is that Beethro has mysteriously been transported into the future. If he wants to ever see his home again, he will have to discover exactly what happened. Unfortunately, the only way for him to do that is to battle his way through 25 decks of an abandoned spaceship. Battle with Beethro as he fights aliens, cyborgs, and more to get to the Central Control Room. Since it is the future, Beethro now has a laser gun and remote mines at his disposal."

While DRODIS isn't anywhere near complete, we do have two early screenshots for you:
[siteimage]drodis1.gif[/siteimage]
[siteimage]drodis2.gif[/siteimage]

I know that revealing DRODIS is a major announcement, but I have more for you. Erik has also been working on another game!

"Shamelessly capitalizing on DROD's success seems to be a good idea, so I've decided to whip up another game. Merging DROD and Tetris together was originally a joke, but when I really thought about it, I realized that it was a good idea. Hence, DRODtris was born. It won't be anything flashy, only a simple Tetris clone. It should be released in a month or two."

[siteimage]drodtris.gif[/siteimage]

In addition to these two announcements, several pages here at DROD.net have been updated, including the FAQ and Contact page. If you have any questions about these new games, please ask them at the forum.

~Matt O'Leary - Mafinot Budkin


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08-14-2003 at 06:17 PM
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No, but DRODTris really does exist now.

For future reference, bumping eight year old topics is generally frowned upon.

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For future reference, bumping eight year old topics is generally frowned upon.
She had a question. Let's not go over this again. You should know better.

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I totally get that, I just think that bumping an old topic in a section usually reserved for news is somewhat sloppy.

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Christ on a /cracker/, Trickster, is there a thing you do that isn't resurrecting old threads?
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[siteimage]drodis1.gif[/siteimage]
[siteimage]drodis2.gif[/siteimage]
[siteimage]drodtris.gif[/siteimage]
Do these images still exist?
Hrm. I can't find them anywhere. That was like... maybe 2 servers ago? So they must not have made one of the migrations.

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...Well. Continue on, then.
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You don't want to see those images anyways....the DRODIS that turned into reality was much better.

....and I don't say that just because I worked on it. :P

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