After the presence of Trackmania & Shootmania at the Electronic Sports World Cup occuring at the Parc des Expositions of Paris, Nadeo announce several tournaments at the Gamers Assembly of Poitiers in April 2015 and several online tournaments by then on the famed competition plateform of the ESL.
The Gamers Assembly is at the heart of the esport in France, and is a privileged place for the Trackmania & Shootmania community to meet. Only racing game and FPS with the most number of teams, the 2014 edition has been the occasion to meet a lot of players around very high quality tournaments in a very good ambiance. With seven tournaments planned this year, Nadeo hope that the players will find a competitive and human experience stronger than before.
That’s why Nadeo launch the operation “Road to Gamers Assembly“
From now, a free unlimited access to the Trackmania² Stadium & Shootmania Storm multiplayer until the Gamers Assembly
Prized online tournaments on ESL Go4 for Trackmania² Stadium & Shootmania Storm Elite
Prized LAN tournaments at the Gamers Assembly on at least 7 Maniaplanet titles
Online tournaments on ESL before the Gamers Assembly
Go4 on Trackmania² Stadium in December, January & February
Go4 on Shootmania Storm Elite in December, January & February
LAN tournaments at the Gamers Assembly
Trackmania² Stadium 1vs1vs1vs1
Trackmania² Canyon 1vs1vs1vs1 & Trackmania² Valley 1vs1vs1vs1 (one per day)
Trackmania² Stadium Dirt 1vs1vs1vs1
Shootmania Elite 3vs3
Shootmania Battle 5vs5 & Siege 5vs5 (one per day)
And more following the evaluation of others potential requests of the community
We’re happy to tell you that now it’s possible to play TrackMania² games, including TrackMania² Canyon, TrackMania² Valley and TrackMania² Stadium, for free from today with the Universal Demo!
We want that as many players as possible enjoy the TrackMania² and the Maniaplanet experience at their best level. Which means that now you have access to the following features:
45 white solo tracks
Access to the TrackMania² multi-environment title (Canyon + Valley + Stadium at the same time!)(1)
Full multiplayer experience (Nadeo and user-created gamemodes and Title Packs)
Access to all editors (Map, MediaTracker (Video), Actions & Weapons, Items)
Up to 3 user made solo & multiplayer experiences
Several improvements have been made to TrackMania² the last months like the ability to use the Stadium car in the Canyon or Valley environments as well as the Canyon & Valley cars in the environment of each other. It’s also possible now to embed 3D objects in the maps of any title!(2)
All these features are available for free the first 48h for the environments you don’t own and then for an unlimited amount of time for titles with less than 100 concurrent players OR one hour per day otherwise. Download the setup on www.trackmania.com
While you can play for free, you have also the possibility to buy, through Uplay, the TrackMania website or Steam, one or all the TrackMania² games to unlock several features such as:
Access to all the tracks of the campaign of the TrackMania² games (for the ones you have paid) which represent 195 tracks in total!
Allow you to customize your nickname, horn and your car (both skins and 3D models)
Have fun and see you soon on the servers!
(1) You can load Canyon, Valley and Stadium tracks on the same server.
After 9 months (almost 10) of work, we are happy to tell you that the biggest update ever on Maniaplanet is finally out! A lot of things have been cooked and we’re now ready to give you most of them right now! Please note that this Maniaplanet 3 update is an early-release and all the content planned for this update will be fully released by end of June. Let’s see the major changes:
Maniaplanet as a better game operating system
Improved user interface for news, buddies & servers browser
A central store to easily explore & play user made titles
Improved support for custom data like 3D objects
Optimizations: CPU, GPU, loading times
Maniaplanet to allow more diversity for:
Modes: Thanks to many features for the script
Actions: thanks to a dedicated tool, the ActionMaker, including weapons fabrication
Maps: Thanks to the ability to remove constraints from the editor (mix-mapping)
Atmospheres: Thanks to mods or real time ambiance track
Multi-environments possible and a TrackMania 2 title with all modes (Canyon + Stadium + Valley)
Car-mixing possible in multi-environments title: select any TM² car in Canyon or Valley
Scripted mode all redone to open to even more custom modes
Solo: add ghost & medals to custom campaigns
Netcode: major improvement thanks to an innovative netvision layer
Gameplay: new freelook key (space key), progressive walljumps, more stamina, etc…
Many more gameplay blocks: teleport, force field & gates, slides, sound blocker, etc…
Many more visual blocks: for bunkers, fences, woods, stones, walls, signs, etc…
And it’s just a part of what’s coming for Maniaplanet today, to read the full changelog, please go to the forum. We want also to thank all the beta-testers for their great work, you’re awesome!
Stay tuned for more surprises in the coming weeks
As bonus, here is some screenshots by the Community about the Maniaplanet 3 update:
Today we are excited to announce that we are releasing three new car models specially designed to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of TrackMania. There is a new car model for TrackMania² Canyon, Stadium, and Valley that can be downloaded right now!
We are celebrating TrackMania’s 10 years of awesome with a huge day of events and we invite all of you to join in. TrackMania is being celebrated around the world with multiple live streams on Twitch and lan parties.
Today we are opening community voting for the TrackMania 10th Anniversary Track, Car, and Video Creation Contest. You will have the opportunity to try out and vote for your favorite submissions until December 8th at 11:59PM PST.
The event will be streamed for all on the Frag Dolls Twitch.tv page starting at 9:30PM EST / 6:30PM PST. The stream will be hosted by Siren from the Frag Dolls and Johkr, Community Manager for TrackMania & ShootMania.
You can join the Friday Night Gamers team and compete in the tournament. All of the details on servers and tracks can be found on the Friday Night Gamers site.
Join the fun, join the race, and join Friday Night Gamers for this awesome event!
Today we continue our Community Spotlight with X2X from TM-Tube!
We have been highlighting some of the most dedicated community websites and members all month long. These members and communities are the backbone of the ManiaPlanet family, and we are forever grateful for them and all of you out there.