First off, a huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the ShootMania booth – we really appreciated your support!
Check out our Facebook Album showcasing some of our favorite pictures from the weekend, and below you can find a couple of videos showcasing the ShootMania Booth.
If you have any pictures of videos from PAX East 2013 that you’d like to show us, feel free to send it ShootMania@Ubisoft.com so we can share it.
With the release of ShootMania Storm in just a couple of weeks time (April 10), Nadeo has announced exciting new tools that will open the game even more, enhancing its creative possibilities. The first of these features will allow players to import skins including 3D characters, animations and sounds into ShootMania Storm. To show players what is possible, Nadeo have partnered with Ubisoft’s Shanghai Studio to create the special Susu skin that is now available for players. Players can download the skin for free, directly within the game. Please find an image of the skin here:
“This is just be the tip of the iceberg, we have a lot of great features planned for the weeks after the release of the game. We will open the game and our creative tools further to the community,” says Florent Castelnerac, Managing Director at Nadeo.
Nadeo is also very happy to announce that they are working on the Steam Workshop integration for ShootMania Storm, TrackMania² Canyon and TrackMania² Stadium. Players will therefore soon be able to share their creations via the Steam Workshop, just like they already do in game and through community sites.
The open beta versions of ShootMania Storm and TrackMania² Stadium are still available for free at www.maniaplanet.com/download or on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/freestuff/demos/. Sharing content is only available for players who purchased the game and won’t be possible for those who currently test the game for free in the Open Beta. The 3D model will download but will not be available in your profile.
Check your notifications ingame, or type “maniaplanet-store” in the maniaplanet browser. After dowloading the new model example, you have to restart the game to see it in your profile.
It’s time today to talk about what will come until end of March: whatsoever of LANS, online competitions for ShootMania or TrackMania, everyone will find his account.
aAa announced that they will host a ShootMania Elite Pro Challenge which will start tomorrow, Wednesday 20th March at 9pm CET!
For this first edition, the teams must register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. But be quick, the registrations close tonight at 9pm CET. aAa will choose the teams able to participate in the Pro Challenge.
The cash prize will be 180€ to share between the finalists.
For more information about this tournament, please check out the aAa website (warning, it’s in french).
See you very soon on ManiaPlanet!
The Penny Arcade Expo in Boston Massachusetts [PAX East] is only one week away! Not only will one lucky team earn the last qualifying spot for our 100k Launch Event Tournament in April, but we have a full schedule of events and giveaways throughout the weekend. Stop by the ShootMania booth to play some games, win some prizes, and meet members of the Nadeo, Ubisoft and IPL teams.
Streamers will be over the moon. Twitch.TV is now fully integrated in Maniaplanet, allowing ShootMania and TrackMania² to stream your games and competitions directly on Twitch.tv really easily.
You can also for example share directly in live with the others players from the world the game modes that you like and explain them while playing at the same time. Endless possibilities opens for you with this feature!
Here is a video about this new amazing feature:
Don’t forget we also have a video contest currently running. To learn more about it, check out the following news.
As you may notice, there are a lot of Ubisoft servers since the opening of the ShootMania Open Beta. These are thanks to Multiplay Gameservers who are one of the leading game server providers in the world and were kind enough to provide us enough servers to allow players to play to the game without delay.
If you have enjoyed your time playing on the Ubisoft servers, know that Multiplay Gameservers offers servers to rent for a very competitive price on their website for ShootMania Storm and TrackMania² Stadium servers.
It’s the easiest and fatest way to get a server for playing with your friends and/or your team and tailored for your needs (install a community game mode, use specific rules, etc.).
Have fun and see you soon on ManiaPlanet!
Creation is the heart of ManiaPlanet, and videomakers are living proof of this since the first TrackMania.That’s why we’re happy to announce that starting today, we will be holding the first official video contest for the ManiaPlanet games.