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Old 11-08-2012, 02:39 PM
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Default Sentinel 4: Dark Star - coming 2014 from Origin8

Beta test applications now open!

It’s been a while coming, but Sentinel 4: Dark Star is now racing towards release. We’ll soon need a few good players to give the iOS version of the game a thorough going over, so it’s time to open up beta applications! Please read this post carefully before you apply.

The Sentinel 4 iOS beta test will require an account at http://testflightapp.com, so please sign up if you haven’t already registered.

Discussion will be hosted at http://origin8.com/forums, so a forums account is also needed. If you run into any problems registering, contact support@origin8.com for assistance.

Sentinel 4 is a large game and testing will be time consuming. It’s not all fun and games – you might be asked to play levels repeatedly, or to spend time on “boring” activities needed to isolate bugs. You’ll also be asked for written feedback, so you must be comfortable organising your opinions and putting your thoughts into words. Please DO NOT apply for beta if you anticipate other major commitments such as holidays or exams over the next few weeks. Inactive testers may be removed from beta, and could potentially be blacklisted from future tests.

If we’ve not managed to put you off, fill out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1s3X...cQFi8/viewform to apply.

Thanks to all of you who offer your help!

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CURRENT ETA: WHEN IT'S DONE



Sentinel 4: Dark Star is now officially in development! I'll be keeping this thread up to date with the latest from the crew, and we'll be relying on your comments and feedback to help us make the best Sentinel game yet.

For starters, check out our teaser blog post. That should be enough to get some speculation going

FAQ (ongoing)

Sentinel what?
The Sentinel games are a hugely successful sci-fi tower defence series. Sentinel: Mars Defense started it all back in February 2009, and was followed by Sentinel 2: Earth Defense and Sentinel 3: Homeworld. Sentinel games can now be found on iOS, Android, PC and Mac.

Sentinel when?
Our current estimate is simply when it's done, and we'll keep you updated as we get closer to completion.

Sentinel on what?
Device requirements aren't yet set in stone, but we're currently targeting the iPhone 3GS up and iOS 4.3 up. Some fancier graphical effects may be reserved for higher end devices. For those of you interested in other platforms, an Android port is definitely on the cards; PC, Mac and others are under consideration.

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Teaser blog post/announcement
Dev Blog: Groundwork
Dev Blog: Aliens Fight Back!
Dev Blog: Stronghold
Dev Blog: Endlessness
Dev Blog: The Power of Towers
Competition: Name an Alien
Dev Blog: Path Defense
Dev Blog: Sight Beyond Sight
Competition: Name the New Commander

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:15 PM
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Awesome. The best TD game returns!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:24 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:12 AM
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Good to see some happy fans!

In case you haven't spotted it, we're running a FREEBIE on Sentinel 3: Homeworld in celebration this weekend, so those of you who want to know what all the fuss is about can get a taste of Sentinel for a big fat $0. We'll get you hooked in time for Sentinel 4
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:50 PM
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Yes! Epic! I have bought the first three games and can't wait now!
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:16 PM
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Love these games! So pumped!
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Has there been any updated news for this game?
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:47 AM
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We've just posted the first in our development blog series. Sentinel coder Paul Jackman takes a look at how the game maps have evolved over the series, and what's new in Sentinel 4: Sentinel 4 Dev Blog: Groundwork

We've come a long way from pencils and graph paper!

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New dev blog is up!

Today Paul takes a look at a couple of new mechanics for towers. Your long serving weaponry will now be more valuable than ever, but your enemies will make you work for your bonuses...

http://www.origin8.com/blog/dev/sent...-dev-blog-pt2/
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:01 PM
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New dev blog is up!

Today Paul takes a look at a couple of new mechanics for towers. Your long serving weaponry will now be more valuable than ever, but your enemies will make you work for your bonuses...

http://www.origin8.com/blog/dev/sent...-dev-blog-pt2/
WOOHOO! I can't freakn wait for this!

Origin8 has made some GREAT titles. I've still got S3 and SSF on my iPad...

So psyched. =oD
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