Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby Sidius » 23 Dec 2016, 03:29

Hi Manutoo and everyone...

Have you considered starting a kickstarter campaign for TE4?? I can help out...
I already run massive groups, forum and pages for games.. We have a combined fanbase of over 8k members!
I can help spread the word about it... If the kickstarter campaign is successful you will have enough money to speed up the development and employ additional staff to work on the game. Animators etc...

Let me all know what you guys think! Would you back the campaign if we had a kickstarter going?? I am so deperate for a new tennis game on the PC... a modern looking one with th depth and realism of TE2013 !...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby manutoo » 23 Dec 2016, 11:05

Sidius,
right now, I don't have a money issue. But if it comes to that, I think it should have enough TE2013 players to pre-order TE4 to help me through it. A Kickstarter campaign is actually costly, both in money & in time, so for a niche game, it's not necessarily a good move.
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby manutoo » 23 Dec 2016, 11:16

Everybody,

sorry, this is a big bad news... :(

I worked barely a couple of weeks on TEM2 in the past 3 months, so the January date, either for a final or a beta release is long gone. Now, I'm hoping for a May or June release.
This means that December 2017 for an early Beta of TE4 is the best actual hope, but it may even slip further away again.

On a brighter side, I reworked the ball physics & some of the strike physics and the result is pretty nice so far, although still not perfect, it's more realistic than before, giving a more dynamic and nervous gameplay ; now I have to tune the IA a lot to make it understand the changes, and it also still likely needs more strike tuning to make everything fit together.

www-mylife : (or why I'm getting so delayed)
For the ones of you who don't know, I got a baby with my wife in last June, and it has been a struggle for both of us to adapt to our new life, so I had to help my wife a lot ; also, I love to spend time with my son and see him changing & evolving almost everyday, it's really a fascinating & special time in my life... :love4:

On top of that, I got an incredible and seemingly unending of small and not-so-small annoyances coming into my life, which always stress me, worry me, and take my time, my focus & my energy away from work... Every time I think it's over, new sh*t is coming my way, and I'm really not talented to take care of so many things at the same time... :fear:

I can only hope it'll get better soon... Lately, the streaming of nuisances seems to lower a bit, maybe it'll get dry soon enough...
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby Lucian86 » 25 Dec 2016, 18:29

I don't care how long I have to wait as long as it's done properly :wink:
Follow my blog: (videos and links for my tennis animations)
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby danispadi » 16 Jan 2017, 21:04

Lucian86 wrote:I don't care how long I have to wait as long as it's done properly :wink:

same. I wish you all the best, Manu. Take your time ;)
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby manutoo » 17 Jan 2017, 08:16

Lucian86 & danispadi,
thanks ! :jap:
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby jolamouche » 21 Jan 2017, 13:04

Hi Manu !!!
A late congratulation for the baby :)
So, take your time for TE4, we trust in you, and the last version of TE, is for still a lot of amazing and wonderfull part of joyce and amusment...Excuse my english...J'aurais du écrire ça en français...Tant pis
et surtout visitez mon site, ca lui fera plaisir !!!
http://www.jolamouche.com/
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby Black $en$ei » 09 Feb 2017, 17:20

Start the work, we need you and that beauty of a new game. :D
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby Black $en$ei » 12 Feb 2017, 21:14

What I forgot to mention. You are a simple genius dude. the whole concept and ideads you already put in tennis elbow 2013 are insanely good. now that you even gonna imrove and tweak things here and there with tennis elbow 4, it's even more great.

in terms of gameplay your tennis elbow game is already one of the best sportsgames if not the worlds best sports game.

nothing is better in a virtual sportscompetition than competing one on one or two one two in a tennis game, cause it's all about your skillz with full control only. Nothing is also cpu based as in games like nba2k or fifa. :)

Seriously, can't wait for your progress and big thanks to you. you are saving virtual tennis for us brother manutoo. :)
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby manutoo » 13 Feb 2017, 07:30

Black $en$ei,
thanks for the praise, it cheers me up ! :yes: ... :oops:
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby Nicholas » 13 Mar 2017, 09:58

Great job!
Are you developping this on your own? pretty impressive !
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby manutoo » 14 Mar 2017, 09:59

Nicholas,
yup, it's my job..! :P
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby manutoo » 16 Mar 2017, 18:45

TEM2 mini Dev Blog => topic11-27585.php .
Comments => topic11-27584.php .

Release date for TEM2 pushed to July-September 2017.

Release date for Early/Alpha of TE4 pushed to January 2018.

It is getting a bit better, at last ! :blackeye:
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby emmainf » 16 Mar 2017, 20:36

Great news Manu!! :applause: :applause: good luck with the project!!
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Re: Previsional "Tennis Elbow 4" Planning

Postby jococapito00 » 18 Mar 2017, 00:09

Manutoo, I think you (if you can) could add the shake of hands at the matches end.

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