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Arenas

  • Lockport Bridge: The center iceberg now reforms correctly.
  • Lockport Bridge: Adjusted the Bridge Wraith’s collision to align with the model.

General

  • Ranking: Disconnects will now affect a player’s rank correctly.
  • Moderation: Abusive players can now receive warnings and bans.

For a full list of Arcane Update notes, go here.

Happy New Year everyone!

As we stated in our Arcane Updates post last year, 2017 is going to be chock full of new content and updates for The Unspoken. We are hard at work on our first new content drop of the year.

In the meantime, we wanted to jump online with you! We are going to start playing weekly sessions from the studio. We will post the days and times at the start of each month.

For January, we are starting today! Jump online during the times listed and look for usernames that include the “insom_” prefix.

January Play with Dev Events

Wednesday, January 11 @ 4 pm Eastern / 1 pm Pacific
Thursday, January 19 @ 5 pm Eastern / 2 pm Pacific
Thursday, January 26 @ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific

We will be live streaming on January 26th from our Twitch Channel. Tune in for a first look at all the new content coming in the first update!

As always, we are listening to your feedback. Please let us know in the comments below. Or post on the Oculus subreddit, The Unspoken Discord channel, Twitter or Facebook.

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Hi Everyone-

Eureka! Well- maybe it’s better to say we think we have it. In looking at ways to be more current, interactive, and be able to share more with fans of Moonlighting, we are trying something new in 2017. As mentioned in the September post – we felt we needed to step back and re-evaluate and come up with something better. What we have come up with – we hope- is as exciting for you as it is for us. Each month, Kerri and I will answer two questions (one from the CA studio, and one from the NC studio), submitted from you, by getting in front of the camera and sharing- yikes! We’re looking at this as a video FAQ and fireside chat merged together. Our hope is that by putting a face and voice to the answer, along with antidotal insight, this will help bring our studio, culture and knowledge to life for you. This will be a work in progress – so we ask your patience with us – but the one thing you can do right away is submit a question you’d like answered. These questions should still focus around recruitment and HR – as that is our forte. But ask away – and let’s see where this takes us! We will post the short videos (hoping for 2-4 min segments) on our Moonlighting page, and comments/questions will still be open as they are currently.

We look forward to hearing from you, and to launching this new phase of Moonlighting in January, 2017.

Have a great holiday season – and see you in the New Year!

Kerri and Angela

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Hi Everyone,

As you may or may not know, this year Moonlighting with Insomniac is focusing on diversity and women in the game development industry.  That theme continues this month with our guest speaker, Insomniac’s very own Animator, Lindsay Thompson.

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Lindsay Thompson, Animator

Lindsay attended Otis College of Art and Design with the initial intention of joining the Fashion Design Program, but in a snap decision changed her major to Digital Media at the last minute.  There she discovered an unknown interest and talent for character animation.  Upon graduating with a BA, she was hired at Rhythm and Hues in Los Angeles to work on Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Incredible Hulk.  For the next 6-7 years she traveled the world, working on films at Weta Digital in New Zealand, Animal Logic in Australia, ILM, Disney, and Sony.   Lindsay has played video games casually her whole life, but remembered playing Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction and noting how appealing and polished the animation was and always tucked Insomniac away in her brain as a place she’d like to work someday.  When she saw the opportunity to apply, she jumped on it!  She’s coming up on three years at Insomniac and feels so fortunate to be a part of the newly released Ratchet and Clank for PS4!

Please join Angela and I, along with our guest Lindsay, on Wednesday, May, 4th at 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET.

The comments section is open now for your questions so feel free to post away and we’ll answer you when we log in on 5/4/16.  Please remember, we want to encourage open communication and informative discussions but we also need to be respectful around the subject. What subject are we being respectful of?  Not sure that this is needed – but maybe I’m missing something.

Looking forward to talking with you soon!

-Kerri & Angela