I managed to get some more free time and checked out the latest update to Project 6014 with its hi-res graphics update. In addition, some of the music has been remixed such as the Shofixti music. As of version 0.2.1, the following species have voices: The VUX, Orz, Yehat and the Lurg. In the sound settings, the speech volume was set to zero.
While the plot starts with finding a missing Shofixti scout force, ultimately leading to an encounter with the Lurg, a fan-created species, there are other things to explore. For example, what other races have done after the destruction of the Sa-Matra and a strange marking found on a planet’s surface. After the battle with the Lurg, the player has the opportunity to send a planet lander to the surface to examine a strange object, which triggers the demo’s end cutscene before going back to the main menu. So, I highly saving the game beforehand to have more time to explore without having to restart the game from the very beginning.
The starmap has some creative updates that make it more accessible. If someone gives the player a location during a conversation, the map is updated.The blue text box also reminds the player that the starmap is searchable.
Here is a recording of an Orz conversation. It includes its own custom speech.
Did you notice how the music quiets down when the speech is playing? I think it did this in UQM as well, but I just noticed this now with Project 6014.
With the Orz font, it uses a calculator-style font to differentiate the words that are not accurately translated by the ship’s computer, which is explained in original SC2 game. Personally, I think the Orz voice used here is well-done the audio effects sound Orz-ish and the voices are still clear. The Orz in SC2 were voiced by Greg Johnson, creator of ToeJam & Earl and recently, Deko-Deko Mail and Quiz for Facebook. Greg also did the voices of the Utwig and Pkunk.
The Project 6014 demo is looking great and I hope this project continues. Even though it’s fan-fiction, this is the closest thing we have to UQM HD at the moment. I’ll be uploading more videos in the future to show off more gameplay. There’s more to come.