Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Finally, after 6 years, the wait is over! SoF has been finished and released! This is our way of saying goodbye to Battlefield2, the game that we so much loved.

update: A streaming version has been uploaded! Thanks to Sharpless for helping us with the link.


AtomicGamer.com: http://alturl.com/jvkf6
BF-games.net: http://alturl.com/wqn6y
Failcom.de: http://alturl.com/d56ef
Die-german-crew.de: http://alturl.com/tb4d9
Umadrama.com: http://alturl.com/t3zc2
Netload: http://alturl.com/5k23t

Gamehalle.de: http://alturl.com/45ehz

The movie is 43mins in length, weights 2,5gb and is encoded in MP4.

While downloading, we would like to take the opportunity to say a few words and to thank everyone that has been involved in this project one way or another. Especially all the members of our former BF clan [LRRP]. Two big thumbs go up for their hard work and perseverance. Without their support, this Machinima would never have been possible. So once again, thank you guys, you're the best, all of you!

Furthermore, we would like to thank all the BF communities that have been following us from the start. It hasn't been an easy journey, the movie has been postponed many times, but in the end, you all sticked with us, and that earns our deepest respect! So thank you for making this journey with us.

And without getting too sentimental, we would like to thank YOU! All the hardcore fans that have been with us since, well probably, the early days. The day that we released The Fallen One, almost 7 years ago. Many of you were probably still young on first hearing about SoF. I guess most of you turned from boys into men, started families, having kids, doing more important things in life besides gaming. We know you guys had to go through a lot during this production, speculations about whether this movie would eventually be released or not. But here we are, many years have passed and we survived. For all of you that are still with us, after all these years, thanks for not giving up on us. We made it, you made it and we're ready to celebrate this release with all of you! And to all the new fans out there, welcome to the wonderful world of Machinima, a medium that's slowly fading away.

As you'll probably know, we put a lot of effort in the post-production, explaining why this movie took so long to make. Not only did we spend a lot of time in creating the final movie, we also spent a lot of time in the trailers, work-in-progress movies, featurettes, wallpapers and other pieces of art. We all did it just to please YOU. We always tried to find a way to come out with something new, fresh and entertaining. We think you can all agree on that.

There are a lot more people we need to thank that were in some way important to our project but that list would be too long. But in particular, I would like to thank two very talented guys, who helped us to create the visual imagery. Dainius Gintalas (3D Animation) and Shwan Rasheed (Artwork) both contributed a substantial amount of work. They helped us to create the visuals we weren't able to pull off ourselves. Their contribution in this project is phenomenal! So thanks again guys. Also, an honorable mention goes out to Rich Metcalfe, the person that opened up our eyes on the right moment, at the right time. Without him, we probably wouldn't be talking SoF right now, so bro, Amen! 

Anyways, releasing this movie feels like closing a chapter in our lives. Six years of our still (well, maybe not) young lives seems so much, yet so little. All things come to an end, and so does the production of this movie. We've finally finished it, we're very proud we did. And we owe it all to you, the fans. This movie was made for fun and we hope you're having fun watching it. Remember, we're still no professional editors, we're still doing this out of passion for movie making, and no, we're still not getting any money out of this. Just saying, this movie came to existance because these two crazy creative minds collided and decided to make Machinima.

So that's about long enough for a release speech I guess :)

Still here? Go watch the movie already and let us know what you think!

Davy and Daniele signing off,
Thanks for watching!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

And it all comes down to this...

6 years of work for a 43 mins movie!

Almost there!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The release of Sands of Fire is finally coming closer! I'm currently wrapping up and expect to be finished this evening. Tomorrow there is a last check-up with Daniele and if everything goes as planned and we don't encounter any technical difficulties, a release is scheduled for this weekend or beginning next week. As we promised, before the release of BF3 :)

We will keep you posted on the process, so make sure to visit us frequently.

Are you excited?