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Bugsmashers! Episode 31
A thorough look at what goes into fixing the bugs that creep up in video game development with host, Programmer Mark Abent.

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Around the Verse: Episode 3.4 - Frankfurt
This week, join our Frankfurt Studio where we find out what’s new in Star Citizen, take a look at an awesome recap of GamesCom, then experience what it took to create the spectacular GamesCom Demo in two special behind the scenes featurettes.

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WIP: Dragonfly Development

Greetings Citizens,

The attached article was originally printed in the July 2016 issue of Jump Point. It offers a comprehensive overview of how Cloud Imperium Games’ artists and designers developed the Drake Dragonfly!

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Anvil Terrapin Q&A - Part 1

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Greetings Citizens,

Another Concept Sale, another Question & Answer session. Since last Friday, we’ve been collecting questions from the dedicated Q&A post here and today our designers working on the ship will answer 10 questions for the community. Tune back in this Friday to see the answers to 10 more questions.

The Terrapin was developed near the end of the 28th century to serve as the first ship in the Empire’s defensive restructuring of the Navy. The Terrapin’s watchword is protection, with extensive shield systems and armor layers designed to provide the maximum possible defense for pilot and crew. While it lacks the maneuverability of a dedicated fighter, it does maintain an advanced, hard-hitting array of weapons intended to keep the most fearsome Vanduul raider at bay.

Special thanks to Will Maiden and Todd Papy for taking the time to answer these questions for us.

Question & Answer

Is the Terrapin modular in any way? Can the center seat be removed to make room for cargo or other modules? See question below about cargo.

No, the Terrapin’s Scanning station is plugged directly into the upper and lower utility mounts and provides the operational heart of the ship. As a military hardened exploration and reconnaissance ship, its role is firmly in data gathering.

What type of signature can we expect the Terrapin to give off?

A medium-sized component has the potential to create a large signature for a small ship. In making it heavily armored, the ship just doesn’t have the...
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Congress Now: Sensible Synthworld Amendment

UEE CONGRESS (396)

2946-8-23 SET

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Proofed and Admitted – Archivist Yates (#57573BDF)


2946-8-23_09:04 – Session Begins

SPEAKER MARSHALL MADRIGAL (U – Borea – Magnus Sys): Can all Senators please take their seats?

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SPEAKER MARSHALL MADRIGAL (U – Borea – Magnus Sys): Thank you. Now that we have a quorum, I call this session to order. The floor is open to new business.

SENATOR RACHEL LESTER (T – Vann – Croshaw Sys): Speaker …

SPEAKER MARSHALL MADRIGAL (U – Borea – Magnus Sys): Senator Lester, you have the floor.

SENATOR RACHEL LESTER (T – Vann – Croshaw Sys): Thank you, Mister Speaker. Eighteen months ago, the Concerned Citizens Foundation embarked on an ambitious project — to identify and itemize every government expenditure from the 2944 fiscal year directly related to the Synthworld. A valiant and thankless task only made more difficult by a lack of support from this government.

Last week, the CCF released their report, which I have since forwarded to all members of the Senate. For those who have yet to read it, allow me to summarize. It details negligent management strategies, flagrant approval processes, and a myriad of subsidized objectives with only a passing relevance to the Project at large. The sheer amount of expenditures that could not be verified or even traced is shocking at best, and outright corruption at worst.

Fifteen million taxpayer credits down the drain because someone ordered the wrong types of screws. Another six million spent to upgrade functional holoscreens that were less than two years old. These are credits that could have been spent to ship more food to Hyperion or improve security for those living in Nexus....
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Jump Point Now Available!

Attention development subscribers: the August 2016 issue of Jump Point is now available in your subscription area. This month’s Jump Point features the development of the Grim HEX outlaw base! That, plus a look at ARGO Astronautics, the first edition of Observist Dark, behind the scenes of building a character and the next chapter in an exclusive Star Citizen short story! Grab your copy today.

Interested in becoming a development subscriber? You can learn more here.

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Gamescom 2016 Presentation
Greetings Citizens,


Did you miss our Gamescom 2016 presentation? You can watch the whole video right here!

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“If one more yahoo rocket jockey calls my Terrapin ‘a literal tough nut to crack,’ he’s getting a taste of size five…”
- “L-T” Jordan Halveston, Terrapin Driver

THE ANVIL TERRAPIN


Presenting the Anvil Aerospace U4A-3 Terrapin-class Scanning/Exploration Ship. The Terrapin was developed near the end of the 28th century to serve as the first ship in the Empire’s defensive restructuring of the Navy. The Terrapin’s watchword is protection, with extensive shield systems and armor layers designed to provide the maximum possible defense for pilot and crew. While it lacks the maneuverability of a dedicated fighter, it does maintain an advanced, hard-hitting array of weapons intended to keep the most fearsome Vanduul raider at bay.

Terrapin have seen extensive service with the Navy over the last 150 years, cementing a reputation as a support ship par excellence. The design has been put into service as everything from a standard APC to (most effectively) a long-range explorer. Terrapin often serve as combat search-and-rescue ships, a role they came into after testing proved their ability to perform precise combat pickups while under heavy enemy ground fire.

Since its introduction, the Terrapin spaceframe has become increasingly popular among civilian explorers. Surplus U4A-3 hulls are routinely available on the open market, making it a favored explorer ship among military veterans who opt to continue flying after their service, many of them having already come to know it’s reliability, ease of repair and never-say-die attitude. The Terrapin has an all-around reputation as a ship that can get travel beyond the most distant jump point… and bring you back safely to civilization.

ROLES & SYSTEMS

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Gamescom 2016 Gallery

Can’t make it to Gamescom? Check out some of the fun in this photo gallery! Thank you to our staff and volunteers for taking photos to share with the rest of the community.

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The Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy - Goss System
In our lucky thirteenth episode, Archivist Cherie Heiberg from the CIG Lore Team explores the Goss System.

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