If this is your first time here & yer itching to try the game then READ THIS!
For those who are already participating, I'd just like to say thanks for the great shoot-outs on the servers & the increase of activity in our forum.
I've got a few bits of worthy news this week, but first let's have a look at one of our regular outlaws (stuffStohl) crankin' the handle on his favorite weapon.
shoutout to our northern bud Pappy-R over atPlanet Quake
for pimpin' our game & making Smokin' Guns the FIRST EVER PQ Featured File
right on the main page! (Did I mention that these same folks graciously host our website?) Hey Pappy-R, if the Canadian winter has you shiverin', I've got a molotov handy with yer name all over it! We'll get ya warmed up one way or another.
Many thanks for sending so many people our way friend.
The good folks at MODDB also advertised for us which was really cool & sent many potential players to our site. Seems SG was discussed on a recent MODCAST
that you can stream, direct download or grab from iTunes. The review for SG starts at about the 5:55 mark & goes for nearly 10 minutes. The obvious graphical short comings are mentioned (but not in a bad way) & it's a rather glowing review overall in terms of gameplay & fun factor. A true testament to the awesome work by the original dev team for Western Quake3, Iron Claw Interactive, followed by several years of hard work by Smokin' Guns Productions.
Here's a few quotes from the audio review:"This is a whole, whole load of fun."
"There's so many good independant games coming out on the Q3 engine lately... & this is one of them."
"I whole-heartedly recommend everyone get this."
"It's definitely going to be easy for you guys to pick it up (& learn) , so do it. DO IT!"
Heh... makes this old cowboy tear up just a bit. As long as yer clicking around, be sure to check out the newSG MODDB
page that Pardner started up for us.
I've noticed several other advertisements of our release on various gaming websites, and we'll get to those in our next news post, but one in particular that's special to us is the honorable mention by our good friends at World of Padman.
They even made a special WoP flavored icon to honor our WQ3 history! Folks, if you've never tried WoP then you don't know what you are missing. Very, very polished game.
Like Smokin' Guns, it's free! So you should definately treat yourself & check it out.
Last but not least, thanks to the game server admins & all of the good folks who provided mirrors for the download.
If you have artistic or coding skills to offer & like SG as much as we do, please register in our forum & help us take this game to new heights.
FYI, Pardner will be helping out with future news posts soon & I'd like to welcome him to the PR side of things in advance.