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Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration

Indie developer Splash Damage announces they're partnering with Wargaming "to enrich Wargaming’s portfolio with new gaming experiences." Here's word:

Splash Damage, the British studio behind several blockbuster multiplayer hits, today announced their partnership with Wargaming, a leading free-to-play developer and publisher. The partnership will see Splash Damage applying their vast multiplayer expertise to brand-new projects for Wargaming’s community. With the deal sealed, Splash Damage is actively hiring at their London based studio, career opportunities can be found here:
http://www.splashdamage.com/careers

“Splash Damage is known for building loyal relationships with only the world’s leading platforms, IPs and suppliers, and creating one-of-a-kind teamplay hits," said Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage. "As gamers, Victor and I share the same passion for our communities. We actively listen to players and strive to put their needs first, whilst forging multiplayer experiences that champion cooperation and help develop new friendships. The Wargaming universe gives our team a great creative canvas, allowing us to develop a game experience for a massive, loyal following, and we’re extremely excited to get started.”

“What impresses me most about Splash Damage is their passion for every project they take on,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “They’re working incredibly hard to create truly memorable games, won’t stop until everything runs like clockwork, and share in our values of player-focused game design, which makes them just the right partner for Wargaming.”

Splash Damage began its journey in game development as a mod team in the PC first-person shooter genre before creating their breakthrough hit Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. After being called upon to create multiplayer maps for Doom 3, the team used that game’s technology and design tools as building blocks for the acclaimed Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and its first multi-platform title, Brink, which further established Splash Damage as a triple-A game developer. Since then, they have worked on Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer and the Gears of War franchises, along with their own creations like Dirty Bomb—the hit, independent free-to-play shooter on Steam.

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12. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 19, 2017, 13:28 jdreyer
 
Armengar wrote on Jul 19, 2017, 05:14:
WoT and WoWS are ok. Ive thrown about £100 at WoT over 5 years (at 10k games i'm guessing about a thousand hours) so not too much "money vs time investment". Spent nothing on WoWS and WoP was a laughable joke. Ive stopped playing WoWS (again when the grind hit - im not prepared to spend money on it)

The mobile versions are pure tat and ive not seen anything else of wargaming worth my time. Id say they are borderline asset strippers.

Asset strippers? What do you mean?
 
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11. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 19, 2017, 05:14 Armengar
 
WoT and WoWS are ok. Ive thrown about £100 at WoT over 5 years (at 10k games i'm guessing about a thousand hours) so not too much "money vs time investment". Spent nothing on WoWS and WoP was a laughable joke. Ive stopped playing WoWS (again when the grind hit - im not prepared to spend money on it)

The mobile versions are pure tat and ive not seen anything else of wargaming worth my time. Id say they are borderline asset strippers.
 
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10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 19, 2017, 02:18 Capitan
 
Who can forget RtCW and W:ET. Those two games gave me the best experiences from MP I ever have had, add a superb community to. Both Gray Matter Interactive/Nerve and Splash Damage knew how to make a living productive community, there all tools where free to use. So much fun! Wargaming are on the total opposite side... I say good luck!  
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9. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 18, 2017, 20:48 Scottish Martial Arts
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:50:
Dirty bomb is far from bad, although not exactly the game you would expect from the stuio that made Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Quake Wars. Still waiting on a sequel for those 2.



Would kill for another Enemy Territory game. Honestly, I think those are probably my two favorite multiplayer shooters ever.
 
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8. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 18:33 Task
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 17:09:

Still I get your point: a good standalone game is much preferred over free to play.

Always. There's also just something good about that feeling of ownership of a non-f2p title. I get way more out of such games than I ever have a f2p game.
 
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7. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 17:09 jdreyer
 
Warskull wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 12:06:
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:50:
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

Dirty bomb is far from bad, although not exactly the game you would expect from the stuio that made Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Quake Wars. Still waiting on a sequel for those 2.



I think his point is more that Wargaming is not who you pair up with if you want to make a top tier game. Dirty Bomb wasn't bad, it wasn't great, but it was above average. It had a long way to go though and I don't really trust wargaming at all.

I've put a fair bit of time into World of Warships. It was a lot of fun. Just as it started to get grind, I felt like I'd gotten what I wanted out of it. 40 or so hours of free gaming is not a bad thing.

Still I get your point: a good standalone game is much preferred over free to play.
 
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6. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 17:05 jdreyer
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

While W:ET and Quake Wars we're both tons of fun, Brink was just awful. Is Dirty Bomb even worse than Brink?

ETA: never mind. Seems like people answered up thread.
 
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5. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 12:28 grudgebearer
 
Droniac wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 12:21:
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

Dirty Bomb was made in collaboration with Nexon, which certainly doesn't rate any better than Wargaming...

Dirty Bomb still turned out to be a good game though. It just needs more work (mainly bug fixing and additional content). A bit silly that it's still in beta after so many years, but that beta tag is unfortunately still warranted.

The concept was ok, their execution is where they failed at producing a successor to Quake Wars. The microtransaction-grind of Dirty Bomb doomed it from the get go in trying to compete directly with Team Fortress 2.
 
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4. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 12:21 Droniac
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

Dirty Bomb was made in collaboration with Nexon, which certainly doesn't rate any better than Wargaming...

Dirty Bomb still turned out to be a good game though. It just needs more work (mainly bug fixing and additional content). A bit silly that it's still in beta after so many years, but that beta tag is unfortunately still warranted.
 
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3. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 12:06 Warskull
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:50:
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

Dirty bomb is far from bad, although not exactly the game you would expect from the stuio that made Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Quake Wars. Still waiting on a sequel for those 2.



I think his point is more that Wargaming is not who you pair up with if you want to make a top tier game. Dirty Bomb wasn't bad, it wasn't great, but it was above average. It had a long way to go though and I don't really trust wargaming at all.
 
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2. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 11:50 OldDirtyEwok
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

Dirty bomb is far from bad, although not exactly the game you would expect from the stuio that made Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Quake Wars. Still waiting on a sequel for those 2.


 
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1. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 11:03 grudgebearer
 
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?  
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