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Sylph: Project Miyaji: Alpha Release 7 Available for Download

#Sylph: Project Miyaji: Alpha Release 7 Available for Download

Kevin Fishburne has released the seventh alpha test version of his SHMUP for Linux, Sylph: Project Miyaji: WHAT’S NEW IN ALPHA 7 Innumerable engine, game asset and cinematic improvements have been made since the Alpha 6 release, including additional and refined musical tracks by the incredibly-talented Mordi, a more-accurate ship/bullet/laser collision system, a greatly-improved SA-08 with more…

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Sylph: Project Miyaji: Check Out the SA-08 Starfighter

#Sylph: Project Miyaji: Check Out the SA-08 Starfighter

Kevin Fishburne has been hard at work on the SA-08, the mainstay starfighter of his upcoming SHMUP for Linux, Sylph: Project Miyaji. This has mostly taken the form of work in Blender:

http://t.co/y1jdE14MCL down for maintenance, but have a peek at the SA-08’s texture mapping progress. #Sylph #gamedev pic.twitter.com/Jr5niv0bKG

— Eight Virtues (@eightvirtues) March 29, 2015

The SA-08's…

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Sanctimonia On Hold; Eight Virtues Now Working on a SHMUP Called Sylph

#Sanctimonia On Hold; Eight Virtues Now Working on a #SHMUP Called #Sylph

I totally missed reporting on this rather big news from Kevin Fishburne back when it was current (which was at the end of June — for shame!), so here it is now: development on Sanctimonia — Kevin’s Ultima-inspired, PvE MMORPG for Linux — is on hold for the time being.

But there’s a good reason for that:

I’ve decided in the interest…

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Sylph: Project Miyaji Alpha 6 Released

#Sylph: Project Miyaji Alpha 6 Released

Kevin Fishburne has released the sixth alpha build of Sylph: Project Miyaji, his SHMUP for Linux.

I’m incredibly pleased to announce that the latest alpha release of Sylph is available for download. Sylph is currently targeted at Debian-based Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kubuntu, etc. A twin-stick gamepad is highly recommended for optimal play, though keyboard control is fully…

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#Sylph: Project Miyaji Pre-Alpha #6 Coming Soon

Kevin Fishburne will evidently be releasing the sixth pre-alpha version of Sylph: Project Miyaji – his space-based SHMUP for Linux – in a short while.

Eight Virtues Games Has a New Website

Eight Virtues Games Has a New Website

Kevin Fishburne — the developer of Sanctimonia and Sylph: Project Miyaji — has relaunched the website of Eight Virtues Games, his game development label. And darn, but he has a quite fitting message on the front page of the site:

“Sit before me, and I shall pour light into the shadows of thy future.”

So said the Gypsy to the Stranger, who seeking enlightenment placed their faith in a path…

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Sylph: Project Miyaji Alpha 5 Released

#Sylph: Project Miyaji Alpha 5 Released

Kevin Fishburne has released Alpha 5 of his SHMUP for Linux, Sylph: Project Miyaji.

WHAT’S NEW IN ALPHA 5

More music by Mordi (no more placeholder songs by Mecano Associates, Mark Seibert and Joey Carbone and Richie Zito), better bullet and laser collision detection by ordering/sorting ships, partial and full crew ejection from…

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Kevin Fishburne has been hard at work on Sylph, his interim project while Sanctimonia is on hold. I don’t know if I reported on his release of Alpha 3 of the project, but if not…here’s some gameplay video from it:

#Sylph pre-Alpha 3 gameplay: Bug-fixes, water, early base stage collision and improved lighting and stage width: http://t.co/59Yj8RlwZN

— Eight Virtues (@eightvirtues) August 13, 2014

Following the release of Alpha 3, he added orbital areas to the game, complete with cloud and atmosphering layers and proper planar UV mapping:

And he has also been working on space carriers:

And now, Kevin is gearing up for the Alpha 4 release of the game:

#Sylph Pre-Alpha 4 gameplay, including rough introduction sequence: http://t.co/xoBGUUaYtt

— Kevin Fishburne (@kevinfishburne) September 10, 2014

He has also put together a title screen for the game:

#Sylph title screen (second pass): http://t.co/djy9MYTw1y A little #Shakespeare never hurts, it only helps.

— Eight Virtues (@eightvirtues) September 1, 2014

Most recently, however, he has entered into talks with Mordi, a Norwegian musician, concerning the soundtrack of the game:

Currently in talks with @Mordi90 about composing the soundtrack for #Sylph. I’m so stoked I’m venting plasma from both nacelles. #VGM

— Eight Virtues (@eightvirtues) September 15, 2014

You can check out Mordi’s work here; it’s a pretty impressive collection.

#Sylph: Pre-Alpha 4 Upcoming; Possible #Soundtrack Deal In the Works Kevin Fishburne has been hard at work on Sylph, his interim project while Sanctimonia is on hold.
Sanctimonia: New Website

#Sanctimonia: New Website

I need to take some time to comb through Kevin Fishburne’s always active Twitter timeline at some point in the near future, to grab all the many and varied updates he has posted there about his progress on Sanctimonia. In the interim, however, I’d like to point out that he rolled out a shiny new website for the somewhat Ultima-inspired, PvE MMORPG a while ago.

As befits a game website, there is…

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