We’re back from the Great White North, and it was quite an adventure!
The week was filled with emotions and many interesting encounters.
After a 9-hour flight to the other side of the world, the team finally arrived in Vancouver, Canada.
This Gatecon has been the opportunity for us to introduce Stargate Network to the hordes of English speaking fans present.
On the first day we presented the game for 30 minutes on stage: history, workflow, and Q&A session with the audience.
On the second day, during our second on stage presentation, the public were blown away by a live sneak peek of our next update. We also got congratulated by Brad Wright, historical co-creator and producer of all the Stargate shows.
Amongst the audience was also Bruce Woloshyn, VFX supervisor on the franchise shows.
He came by our booth afterwards to tell us how much he appreciated our work. He was really excited about it, and offered to help.
He totally delivered when he came back in the afternoon holding two huge blinders, filled with original blueprints and drawings. It was really an enriching and enlightening encounter.
But there is even more! A few days later, he kindly invited us to meet at his workplace, Method Studios (Vancouver). He gave us a tour of the place, then we talked about our project and discussed the making of Stargate’s visual effects.
Incidentally, the following picture has been taken in the only part of the office that remained unchanged since the Rainmaker era. Rainmaker was the company name at the time they were working on Stargate VFXs, where Bruce spent long hours and days working on it.
Rest of the week has also been busy, as we visited emblematic filming locations, such as Tollana, P7J-989, PX9-757, the 1969 observatory, and a couple of other places that you can see in the video at the beginning of this article.
Many of you have been startled at the sight of a mini 3D-printed bluetooth DHD at our booth during the Gatecon, which has been designed and printed by a team member, Kvasir, precisely to add a touch of fun when you are playing at our booth during events.
This DHD is a direct interface with the game and allows to dial the gate manually in place of the in-game DHD.
It is just an internal prototype, and we do not intend to produce it on a larger scale for now.
We are coming back to you with some information about the Gatecon which is taking place in one week.
Regarding our booth, we will be in the "Britania Ballroom".
You will be able to discover in exclusivity the update 01 of the v4.0 Alpha where you will be able to go through the Gate to Abydos.
We also reserve you some surprises, but you should discover it yourself!
Our team will perform on stage Stargate Network in two sessions, one Friday from 4 pm to 4:30 pm and the other Saturday from 9:45 am to 10 am.
We will present the project in general and will talk about the upcoming update illustrated with gameplay images. We will also discuss how we work and our ideas for the future of Stargate Network.
At the end of the presentation we have a Q&A section with the audience.
The Gatecon supports "Cystic Fibrosis Canada" by organizing a charity auction whose funds will be fully donated to this organization.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is one of the three principal charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and is an internationally recognized leader in funding research, innovation and clinical care.
Stargate Network joins this event by donating a "Stargate Network" t-shirt.
[GATECON 2018] Stargate Network joins the invasion!
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We are very proud to announce that we will be at Gatecon 2018 at Vancouver, Canada, from September 14 to 16, 2018!
The convention offers us a both where we will present in exclusivity the update 01 of the v4.0 Alpha.
In addition, we will present on stage Stargate Network for 15/20 minutes.
For the moment, 32 actors who have played on the franchise will be present, such as Cliff Simon (Ba'al), Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter), writers, as well as producers Brad Wright and Martin Wood.
This is an unique opportunity for us to finally present the game to our fans on the other side of the Atlantic as well as the iconic Stargate producers and actors.