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  • The 2D Steering Committee!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with information about the 2D Steering Committee.

    I am very pleased to announce that, following the wonderful successes of the User Content: Ships Steering Committee, FLS is introducing a 2D Steering Committee to better assist everyone in making great flag and sail designs for Pirates of the Burning Seas!

    Get clicking to learn more.

    News
    Fri, Mar 02, 2007
    LadySirse
  • PotBS at New York Comic Con: The Aftermath!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with an overview of Flying Lab's time at Comic Con.

    Flying Lab Software staff members showed off Pirates of the Burning Sea at this year's New York Comic Con -- and we had a blast! CEO Russell Williams. Animator Mat Staltman, Content Director Jess Lebow, Public Relations Goddess Theresa Pudenz and Director of Community Relations Troy Hewitt spent the weekend giving hands-on demonstrations of Pirates of the Burning Sea to enthusiastic Comic Con attendees.

    More is just a click away.

    News
    Wed, Feb 28, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Wicked Pirate Design Week Four Winners!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has announced the latest winners in their design contest.

    We were inundated yet again with an amazing selection of user created flag and sail designs for this round of Wicked Pirate 2D Design Contest! The Flying Lab Software Contest Committee had some difficult decisions to make, but after much deliberation, we've chosen two winners for the second round of the Wicked Pirate Design Contest!

    More is just a click away!

    News
    Thu, Feb 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • PotBS Developer Digest, Now at Coldfront!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has a note pointing us in the direction of the newest developer digest at Coldfront.

    Our friends at the Pirates of the Burning Sea Coldfront site have posted this week's Developer Digest. To learn more about exactly what kind of mischief the Flying Lab Software team has been up to, visit this link!

    Enjoy, won't you?
    Aether

    News
    Tue, Feb 06, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Wicked Pirate Design First Round Winners!

    Another note on the official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea reveals the winners of this contest as well as giving details for round two.

    Tasked with creating designs for the Bloody Arms pirates and the Sharktooth Raiders, the PotBS community delivered some amazing designs. But in the end, we could only choose two winners!

    Get clicking to learn more.

    News
    Thu, Feb 01, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Devlog: Avatar Improvements!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with a new Developer log. You don't want to miss out on the new avatar improvments and more!

    Flying Lab Software Art Director, Bruce 'Bsharp' Sharp, shares an in-depth look at the evolution of avatar artwork in the Pirates of the Burning Sea game world. With guest appearances by Animator Mat Staltman and Character Lead Ken Osuna, this Devlog demonstrates both the challenges and triumphs of art direction in a massively multiplayer online game.

    You can read the entire Devlog by visiting this link!

    News
    Wed, Jan 31, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Top Secret PotBS Beta Chat Transcripts Leaked!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has a note up about this leak of beta chat transcripts!

    Those scallywags at Coldfront have leaked top secret Flying Lab Software documents relating to a clandestine Pirates of the Burning Sea developer chat held specifically for Beta Players and rumored to have taken place in the recent past.

    Get clicking to check it out.

    News
    Tue, Jan 30, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Rick Saada Profiled at Gamasutra!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea points us to this new developer profile.

    Flying Lab Software Partner and Tools Developer, Rick Saada, is profiled in Playing Catch Up, a weekly column published at gamasutra.com. It is a fascinating glimpse of the making of an industry luminary and an individual with which we at Flying Lab Software are quite proud to be associated.

    Head over and check it out.

    News
    Fri, Jan 26, 2007
    LadySirse
  • The PotBS 2D NPC Flag and Sail Design Contest!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has been updated with a call for sail and flag designs.

    The Pirates of the Burning Sea Mission Designers are working their fingers to the bone creating missions filled with adventure, intrigue and excitement. Nothing brings a story to life more than well thought out characters, and our stories are no exception.

    Whether it is the relentless reprobates of The Bloody Arms pirates, the mutinous marines of The Dead Redcoats, the mysterious Sons of Cortez, or the macabre voodoo villainy of Les Samediens, you can rest assured there will be a host of cunning cutthroats pushing their agendas from shore to shore throughout the Burning Sea.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the details.

    News
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Site Design!

    The official site for Pirates of the Burning Sea has undergone a New Year's makeover. You'll want to head over and see the changes. While you're there, be sure to read the new dev log that's been posted as well.

    In September at the Austin Game Conference I attended a lecture on MMO metric collection using the Emergent Metrics Element. This was a similar talk to the one that Larry Mellon gave at Game Developer's Conference 2004 on metric collection in The Sims Online. After that talk we implemented something similar to the system he described. It was able to capture sample data points on as many probes as we wanted and logged a few things about the actors involved whenever those things happened.

    News
    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
    LadySirse
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