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Call for beta testers! (Supremacy)

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:52 pm
by PraetorBlue
Here at Black Hammer Game we've been working for the past year on Supremacy: Four Paths to Power, a turn-based sci-fi strategy game that utilizes the Ogre engine. You might have seen some of our development screenshots in the "Projects Using Ogre" gallery in another part of this site.

We are looking for a handful of beta testers (we are not doing a widespread public beta) to play and test our game. This forum is one of the very few places we have made this known. If you would like to be considered for the beta, please send me an email at, and include your PC specifications (CPU speed and type, RAM size, operating system, video card type, type of connection to the Internet, and whether you use a router).

If you are chosen (you have a very good chance!), we'll get back to you very shortly with further instructions.

This is a great chance for some of the Ogre community to take a look at how Ogre is being used in a commercial game. I look forward to hearing from all who respond!

- Praetor

Vance Vagell (
Black Hammer Game

Posted: Sun May 02, 2004 11:32 pm
by temas
Very class act! The community thanks you :D

Do you want me to sticky this or anything?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2004 1:40 am
by Robomaniac
I've been having some e-mail problems lately, and just wanna make sure. Did you get my e-mail? Just checking.

Posted: Mon May 03, 2004 4:25 am
by kn1ghtm0nk
I dropped you an e-mail too. I forgot to mention how I heard of it through this thread on the ogre forums though ;)

Posted: Mon May 03, 2004 4:10 pm
by PraetorBlue
Thanks Temas, if you could sticky this, that would be great! Tentatively, I'll say that we can accept new beta testers until the end of May.

As far as whether or not I've received emails from certain people, the easiest way to handle this is just to send it again (if it was returned, or you're not sure it went through). If I get two from the same person, I'll just keep one. Much easier than going through the emails and trying to find which one is from whom. :)

Thank you to everyone who has already contacted me, you will be getting a response email either today or tomorrow!

- PraetorBlue

Vance Vagell
Black Hammer Game

Posted: Thu May 06, 2004 6:17 pm
by Red Knight
Sent the mail yesterday and I forgot to add that I was replying based on OGRE post. Sorry for the ommision.

Federico "Red Knight" Lois

Beta period extended

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:09 pm
by PraetorBlue
Hi everyone,

The beta testers we've gotten from the Ogre community have been among the most active in discussions and bug reports. Keep up the great work!

We've just extended our beta period for another 4-6 weeks. If you would like to be involved, send me an email at with your system specs. We are looking to add a bunch of new testers for this second phase.

Look forward to hearing from you,
Vance Vagell

QA Testing
Black Hammer Game


Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:27 pm
by PraetorBlue
There are still 2 weeks of beta testing left, if anyone else wants to join in! The game is reasonably polished at this point, so you can get a sneak-peek at it before it hits shelves in a couple months, while helping us resolve any last-minute issues.

Read the first post in this thread to see how to join in.

Look forward to hearing from you,

QA Testing
Black Hammer Game

Beta over... but

Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:29 pm
by PraetorBlue
Beta is complete for Supremacy: Four Paths to Power. I want to thank all of the dedicated testers we received from the Ogre community once again, you did a great job.

If you would like to further follow the development of our project, please visit We have lots of game info, screenshots (mostly from early beta, we will update these soon), and a new public forum. We expect to have a public demo available for download sometime in September, so be sure to check back often for updates.

In addition, expect to see it for sale soon. :)


Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:55 pm
by sinbad
Congratulations mate, I hope you're taking a holiday soon :)

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:48 pm
by Haska
Just some info.
"Supremacy: Four Paths to Power" has been chosen as a finalist in IGF.

And here is the review in gametunnel ... le-63.html

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:07 pm
by sinbad
Excellent news! Thanks for passing that on.

One more note

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:00 pm
by PraetorBlue
As a reminder, we are no longer accepting beta testers, since we are past the beta test. However, you can expect the big announcement within a few weeks. ;)

- Vance Vagell

Black Hammer Game

Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:15 pm
by psyclonist
Excellent news again! :D


Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:12 am
by Sputnick
Congratulations !

- Sput

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:04 pm
by Mdobele
WOW the game looks completely awsome. top stuff. Ogre related products sure are hitting the spotlight lately. Cant wait to play it.

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:54 pm
by Kencho
I've just seen this, and thought you would like to see it too :D ... index.html

Even more screens up now

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:28 pm
by PraetorBlue
Kencho wrote:I've just seen this, and thought you would like to see it too :D ... index.html
Thanks for posting the link. As of the 24th of January, there are another 20 brand-new screens up on gamespot. The official site for our game is, and it should be out in the next couple weeks.

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:42 pm
by Kencho
Hey, you made it! This is the best proof that OGRE can actually be used for commercial purposes, and that we have professional people in various sectors working on the engine.

Congrats, and hope your game rocks the shelves! ;)