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A message from FrozenSand

in Urban Terror - posted Sunday, 05 April 2020 by FrozenSand
Just a quick message to everyone in our community and beyond.

We sincerely hope all of you are keeping safe and healthy as possible during this period of uncertainty and crisis that we are facing.

Now more than ever we need to be more conscious of those around us that are struggling and in need of our support or a kind word. Quite often just showing a little bit of compassion can make all the difference.

"Are you OK?"

It doesn't cost you anything to say these three little words but it could mean the world to someone that thinks no one cares.

There is so much loss and loneliness and despair in the world right now if ever there was a time to set aside our differences and work together to help and support each other in any way we can, it is now.

Many people are now stuck at home by themselves without an income - and the future full of worry. During this time many will turn to games like Urban Terror to help lighten their day and relieve their loneliness as much as they can.

As they say, 'a burden shared is a burden halved'. By being amongst like-minded people who are all in the same situation together and supporting each can make a huge difference to someone's outlook on life in general.

So please take this time to be extra nice and respectful to new people (and old of course), and if possible put that socialite hat on and get to know people a little - make sure they are doing ok. This will bring the community closer together and help keep the environment fun and welcoming for all.

If we do this, maybe, just maybe, during games played or conversations held, we might be able to help people forget the situation they are in. Even just for a second or two.

Stay tuned for some cool events coming up.

Stay safe and close to those you care about. Tell the people you love that you love them as much as possible because one day they won't be there anymore.

A once in a hundred-year event they say...whatever it is we'll get through it together.

- The FrozenSand Team

Nations Cup XXIII at Urban Zone

in Leagues - posted Tuesday, 03 March 2020 by FrozenSand
Ladies and gentlemen,

It’s been a fairly intense start of the year with the imminent start of the alpha testing for Urban Terror 5 and one of the most highly skilled Urban Zone cup in years!

It’s been only a few months since the last NationsCup took place. It seems as though it was just yesterday that France managed to defeat Argentina on Cambridge by six rounds.

Elevating to the outstanding number of 7 NationsCup gold cups, France is now again ahead of Portugal in the ALL-TIME RANKINGS.

We will be going through the captain designation process in the UZ forums in the next weeks. Note that players are still in time and free to apply to become the captain of their country, but competition experience is, of course, expected (find more info on the UZ). The NC staff is also looking for people ready to help them in the organization (GTV cameraman, streamers, newswriter, demo reviewing, etc). So please step up if you want to help!

Urban Terror's most awaited competition will be running after the following schedule:

•March 04 - Captain applications launched
•March 11 - Start of the captain's vote stage
•March 18 - End of voting stage, Captains announcement
•March 22 - Groups published
•March 30 - Start of the first match week

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Isopropanol joins FS!

in Misc - posted Wednesday, 29 January 2020 by FrozenSand
A new addition to the team!


Many hands make light work as they say and with such a huge project we are always on the lookout for talented individuals that would complement our team and help us move forward just a little bit quicker.

Today must be our lucky day!

We have found one of these talented individuals that wouldn't mind coming aboard and donating some of his time - and he was the only person to have ever completed the gruelling 6 week long FS boot-camp that is mandatory for all new members - so we kinda have to recruit him now. Anyway, without further ado please welcome the newest member of FrozenSand, Isopropanol!

Iso's work will primarily be in the area of coding, which tells the computer what to do for the game to be played. He has the important task of working with HappyDay, Barbatos, and Arasseo making the game run as it should and fixing the bugs the alpha testers report.

On a personal level, this useful gentleman has been part of our community since 2013 and is both an avid player and server admin. His main professional focus has been developing for business for the past two decades - in his spare time dabbling in a few Android games here and there. This is his first foray into PC game development, but that won't stop him moving forward with full force!

A regular in the support channel on our official discord, Iso is often one of the first people to come to the rescue when things go wrong - as they tend to do when we mess about with our computers, right?

If you see him around be sure to say hello and wish him well with his journey into Urban Terror 5.

Stay tuned for our next new news!

Honourable mention to Krasus who is here too but never got his own welcome post.

Urban Jump Tournament

in Leagues - posted Sunday, 26 January 2020 by FrozenSand

DO YOU LOVE TO JUMP?

Season two of the Urban Jump Tournament is about to begin!

This competition will be run over 5 weeks where players will be intensely competing in timed maps to see who can win the crown.

With 10 new maps, it's set to be an awesome experience for the competitors and also those that like to watch them complete these amazingly tricky maps.

There are no sign-ups per se, it is run by our friends over on the pugbot server through discord so get over there and check it out!

Click on the forums link below for all the information you'll need to get started.

Check out these awesome highlights from season 1!

Good luck everyone, and may the fastest win!
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Alpha survey now closed

in UrT Resurgence - posted Wednesday, 15 January 2020 by FrozenSand
Thank you to everyone that filled out the survey and showed interest in joining our group of alpha testers! The survey is now closed.

It's now time for us to start the process of evaluating the survey results, and with nearly 500 responses hopefully all our testing needs will be met.

From here we will work out who best suits the positions, and then contact people accordingly. There is only a certain number of people needed so we do apologize if you didn't make it - please remember it isn't personal.

As we go through the results the people chosen will be contacted and gradually added as we need them; the people that unfortunately didn't make it will also be notified as a courtesy.

If you want to know more about the development process and you missed OJ's blog explaining a bit about it, click here.

We really appreciate all the people who submitted the survey and are willing to help us test Urban Terror 5. Keep the artwork coming for Battle of the Artists and we'll keep you updated on the alpha.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next new news!
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Urban Zone Winter Cup

in Leagues - posted Monday, 13 January 2020 by FrozenSand

Urban Zone's next tournament is almost upon us with another season of the Winter Cup about to begin!

This year however we are starting the year with 2 competitions - 2020 Winter Cup and Rogue Cup #1.

As always the Winter Cup is a 5v5 BM/CTF/TS competition that already has 16 registered teams with 8 spots remaining. Rogue Cup is a new addition, dedicated to a community member 'Rogue' that passed away recently - it's a 2v2 TS competition which currently sits at 23 registered teams and counting.

Our condolences to Rogue's family and friends.

Registrations close Jan 15th so slightly late notice (but better late than never), so get over to the Urban Zone page to sign up!

To register your team and see what teams are already registered, click here.

Have fun and we'll see you on the battlefield!

A Battle of the Artists addition

in Maps & mapping - posted Tuesday, 07 January 2020 by FrozenSand
Just a little update to our Battle of the Artists competition

Hopefully you guys are hard at work on some artwork we can put into our maps - keep them coming we love all the entries! We have a little addition for you though, and this comes in the form of soda cans! INVIS has stretched his imagination to the limit and has come up a little short to fill his vending machines so he thought you guys might like to help.

In case you are a little lost, we have vending machine throughout the maps and those vending machines are filled with products...as they usually are. However we can't use legitimate products from every day life of course. Feel like you have the can to make Invis' vending machines shine? This is your chance!

We are adding this to the existing competition so it all comes under the same banner - everything is the same as far as the rules and regulations are concerned. Except for this you will also need to include all fonts you use and they have to be your own. These fonts can be the free fonts that come with windows, or any other fonts that are CC0 Licensed. You can also find some fonts on DaFont but make sure they are listed as 100% free (as shown in the pic) - we aren't down for copyright infringement so any hint of that and entries will be disqualified.

I have added an example file from the man himself in the form of an INKSCAPE template which has some instructions and comments in there to help you along. To download the template file click here, its attached to the forum post down the bottom but that doesn't seem to work for everyone, OR it's pinned to the mapping channel in discord. You will also need to download Inkscape for free and learn to use it. It's relatively easy - Youtube is your friend.

Also something we forgot to mention last time we are using the hashtag #battleoftheurtartists, so if you want to upload your entries to social media we can find them if you use that tag. As some social media sites won't allow .svg files just post a jpeg with the hashtag and a download link to the file/s.

Invis has added some really useful tips in our mapping channel on discord if you'd like to check them out too here

A copy of the guidelines and copyright licence can be found here

Good luck!
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Urban Terror 5 Private Alpha

in UrT Resurgence - posted Tuesday, 31 December 2019 by FrozenSand
ALPHA TESTING HAS COMMENCED!

We are happy to announce the private alpha stage of Urban Terror 5 has begun! The doors are being opened to our first group of testers as we speak!

As you know for the past 5 years we have been working on updating UrT to run on the shiny new Unreal Engine 4. This means working on the core of the game and making sure all the building blocks are solid and have it feeling like the UrT we all know and love.

We're now at a point where we feel it's time to reach out and get some more people on board to help us test the game. We rarely have time ourselves amidst development and there just isn't enough of us to test the game thouroughly anyway. Hopefully with the start of the private alpha we won't have to worry about that anymore as there are teams that will do that for us - headed by our super guru QA master extraordinaire Slis of course!

Awesome right? Want to get involved?

We have devised a little survey for everyone to fill out. It tells us about the specs of the system you are running and a little bit of your background and motivations for wanting to be involved with this project. We'll go through the submissions and gradually add people to our test groups over the next few weeks and months. You can access the survey here:



If you want more information we have written up a detailed description of the alpha and what you can expect going forward here. You can also join us on the Official Urban Terror Discord server to chat about the alpha!

See you on the battlefield!

Nations Cup 2019 finals are underway!

in Misc - posted Monday, 02 December 2019 by FrozenSand
Who will emerge victorious?

After a few weeks of intense competition and matches we finally have the last two remaining nations, France against Argentina in the final!

These two are going to play against each other next Sunday (December 8th 22:00 CET) for the NationsCup XXII title. (Bare in mind the date and time could change but you will find information about that in the Community Discord) This match is going to be decided by the majority winner of best of 5 maps.

Both teams have shown amazing teamwork and strength over the past little while so it's set to be one of those matches you don't want to miss out on!
While France have played a lot of Capture The Flag, they've proved their dominance in that game-mode over and over again. Argentina have shown very high skill in Team Survivor and have won 9 out of the 10 last played maps...it looks like whoever is better at their weaker game-mode will take the trophy.

We have a couple of matches being played in the meantime starring the unlucky runners up to France and Argentina. These teams still have their pride on the line and aren't going to go down without a fight! They will be battling it out for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th spots on the ladder.

Belgium vs Columbia for the 3rd and 4th spot.

North America vs The winner of ( Australia vs Germany) For the 5th and 6th spot.

As always, all matches will be streamed on twitch.tv/urbanzone/ so be sure to follow the channel and watch the matches live with the rest of the community. The match for the 3rd spot will be streamed and broadcasted live by SevenofNine tonight.

Battle of the Artists!

in Misc - posted Friday, 29 November 2019 by FrozenSand
Calling all artists and creative types out there!

How would you like to be a part of history in the making and add your own special mark to Urban Terror 5? If so now is the time to put those skills to the test in our FrozenSand 'Battle of the Artists'!

Here's the deal. We're in need of a bunch of artwork to help us decorate the maps with and we'd like you guys to help us make it. So we've decided to hold a competition!

If you want to help out of course... you know, we would never force anyone... and we would definitely never make special shirts for all those that didn't join in saying "Kick me" or "Not a team player" and make your character wear them for eternity... :P

So we'd do this ourselves however last time the bosses came down from level 72 to check up on our progress with the game they caught us drawing pictures and we were forced to swap job roles with Steve down in 'plumbing obstructions'. So we try to stick to the more important stuff these days. We think it's probably best for everyone.

Anyway, what we are after are 'painting' type artworks that we can 'hang' on the walls. Like one would normally do with paintings and such arty things. It could be anything though! Posters, advertising, business signs... even graffiti!

Don't get me wrong our walls look great and the FrozenSand 'wall builders' have gone above and beyond the call of duty... but let's see if we can't pretty them up a bit hey.

As for conditions or criteria for entry - there aren't any. We're not going to give you any real guidelines apart from just use your common sense and have some fun with it. On a slightly serious note though - you do need to know when you submit your artwork you are forfeiting all rights to it and it becomes ours. We just have to say that to protect us down the track from anything untowards if you know what I mean. For example, when we are millionaires with our own private islands because we've made the best game in the world ever we can't have some disgruntled artist wanting one of our islands because their artwork was in one of our maps somewhere. If you want to read the actual t&c's or guidelines of entry click here.

Some hints to help - you know Urban Terror, and you know at least 3 maps we have mentioned that will definitely be in Urt5, and you have seen the artwork that populates the walls in the current version so you kinda know what may suit and what may not. ;)

Finally, winners will not be announced. We're not going to tell you that your artwork has been chosen and make a big thing of it like, "Yay Steve! Your painting has been chosen to be nailed to the pillars in Turnpike"...nope. That would ruin the surprise! When the time comes you will just have to play it and thouroughly inspect each map and see what surprises you can find! There will be a credit for the artwork in some form that is to be decided.

As far as submitting your works, you can post it publicly in reply to this on the forums (see the link down the very bottom), or you can send it to us privately, totally up to you. It would be super cool to post it on the forums so everyone can see, admire, and have a chat about it, but again totally up to you. :)

Oh and we found a spot for that coffee mug from JohnnyEnglish... ;)

Good luck and may the force be with you!

Edit: Use the hashtag #battleoftheurtartists for all social media uploads!
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