24 days remain.
by noodleboy347 on April 11, 2014 (11:25 pm)


After almost one full year of hard work, I'm happy to announce that Golden Machine Gun will return in just over a month on:

May 16th, 2014

This relaunch has allowed Golden Machine Gun to be reborn, and instead of relying on an older framework to do the job, this new server has been completely rebuilt; there is no reused code and there is no reused map. Everything is fresh, and you will be able to enjoy an entirely new experience.

I have updated the website with various improvements and preparations for the release. You can see the changelog here. I have enabled experience for posting on the forums, which will be increased when the server is opened. Additionally, I have added a convenient countdown to the top of the site. During the following month I will be posting new screenshots and videos. If you'd like to stay up to date, make sure you're subscribed to our YouTube channel and remember check the forums for new posts. If you're looking for behind the scenes content, I will be posting occasionally on our Facebook and Twitter.

I've had a lot of people asking where they can donate, and to answer that, we are currently not accepting donations at this time, but thank you for your interest. Donations will be available either at release or shortly afterwards. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in this thread. Thanks for sticking around all this time. Your faith in this project has kept it alive, and I hope you'll be happy with the final product.





by noodleboy347 on April 11, 2014 (10:12 pm)

  • Added a countdown to replace progress bar
  • Added 'Add Poll' button (instead of it displaying automatically)
  • Added better support for forums on mobile devices
  • Added new BBCode: center, button
  • Experience can now be earned for posting on the forums
  • Greatly improved interactivity of thread and forum lists
  • Updated upgrades

    • All upgrade types can be equipped
    • Upgrades tab replaced with Store
    • Updated icons
    • Renamed 'Avatar Borders' to 'Avatar Decoration'
    • Fixed an error when equipping/deleting upgrades
    • Removed 'Single Use' upgrade category

  • Updated Edit Post page to use full-size editor
  • Updated styling of disabled buttons for increased legibility
  • Updated background graphics
  • Fixed 'Remove Poll' button displaying for non-admins

Notes: Users with upgrades that were removed will have them replaced with the replacement items on the server. This update will take effect later today.
by noodleboy347 on April 1, 2014 (5:13 pm)


Golden Machine Gun returns, with a brand new map! I am here today to personally introduce you to this entirely new world. Explore the Main Area like you never have before in Super World, our latest and greatest creation. With over three different areas and an unlimited amount of secrets, Super World aims to bring you the best experience inside of Team Fortress 2.

The relaunch will release with this Spring with four different gamemodes, including "Tyrone's Tube Toss", "Jump Rope", "Dip & Dive", and "Spy Crab Fiasco". Members are welcome to purchase a Premium Account ($59.99) or donate $20 or more to obtain Administrator status, as part of our Every Cent Helps program.

Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming Relaunch.

EDIT:


Super World is not exactly what's in the works, and as sad as you might be to hear this, I feel it needs to be said. Super World is not the relaunch. However, feel free to enjoy these goodies from the events of today!




This is an actual area from the relaunch map. Unfortunately it is not part of any real video.

by noodleboy347 on March 27, 2014 (11:13 pm)


Greetings Golden Machine Gun, and thanks again for remaining patient. The relaunch is getting very close, we are almost completely done adding content and are preparing to start detailing and polishing (alpha to beta). Most exciting is the new map, which will feature an enormous city to explore. I've had the great luck of recruiting a mapper who has taken his experience with architecture and previous mapping, and turn it into his own beautiful city made of raw creativity. The filesize of just the new city is already bigger than the entirety of Chambers v60, and it's not even finished yet. For size comparison, here is a gif of the new city versus the old District:



Here are some screenshots to give you an idea of the look of the map (though know these are fairly old, and are using experimental lighting):



We're working very hard on getting the relaunch out as soon as possible. There is still a lot of work to do but I do have a nearby date we're aiming for. I also have a video preview I have been working on that will show off some of the new map. Hopefully I will have it out within the next week, so keep an eye out.

I also want to talk briefly about what's to come after the Relaunch, as there will be a short resting period between release and larger updates. Directly after release I will be around and will provide updates until late May, when production will begin on my next game based on Elusionary which will be a full remake that will hopefully be available for free online and commercially for phones and tablets. Development on this will only last through the Summer, so don't worry too much.



After that I will be shifting full focus back to Golden Machine Gun, with a Boss Battle server and lots more fun stuff that I can't talk about right now. Anyways, thanks for reading, thanks for your continued patience, I hope you're excited as I am for this relaunch which will be coming very, very soon!
by noodleboy347 on March 7, 2014 (6:27 pm)

  • Items are now Upgrades
  • Updated Recent Posts/Threads

    • Now only displays up to 20 threads (was previously unlimited)
    • Recent Posts now displays all new posts in the last 4 days (was previously last 2 days)


Notes: Upgrades change is due to a design change with the server. Functionality remains the same.
by noodleboy347 on March 1, 2014 (6:08 pm)

  • Fixed guest sessions being registered
  • Fixed guests being able to vote in polls
by noodleboy347 on February 28, 2014 (11:44 pm)

  • Added ban system
  • Added post warnings
  • Added thread polls
  • Added experience and daily coins for posting
  • Added online user list to forum index
  • Added code redemptions in user tab
  • Fixed some pages being cut off at the bottom

Notes: Experience/coins for posting/visiting the site will be enabled at a later date.
by noodleboy347 on February 28, 2014 (10:52 pm)


Hey guys, it's been some time since I've had much news on the relaunch. Things are coming along very well. The core programming of the server is 90% completed with only items left to finish up. The map is simply spectacular; I am very pleased with how it is coming along, and I'm sure you all will be in love with the final product.

Today I'm releasing the last update for the website until the relaunch. It will be up very soon and contains a couple very important changes. After that we will be very focused on finishing up the relaunch. I'm hoping everything will be ready to go at some point within the next three months. In the meantime I'm working on some special video previews, the first of which will be up in about a month.

I don't have much else to say about it, and I apologize if I'm quiet about it up until it's out. I'm not planning on having an administrative staff at the time of release, just know the applications will be up some time after that. For the server, I have a lot of protective measurements in place to stall the need for moderation for at least a little while. If the website picks up activity then, I'll get some helpers for that. If you have any questions I'll answer them, but I don't want to spoil too much.
by noodleboy347 on February 14, 2014 (10:57 pm)

Happy Valentine's Day!
It's been two years since I've had the opportunity to do a Valentine's Day update. We'll definitely have an awesome one next year. To reminisce:





To be honest, I'm posting because I feel bad I haven't been very informative about the relaunch lately. The last two months have been busy work. Work on the server, the plugins, the map, the website... it's all coming along. I'm more excited than ever at the progress we've made so far and it shouldn't be too far off now.

So, just so you know: the server will be out before summer. It will be pretty basic at first, with more, bigger things coming in the future (such as Boss Battles, more areas). The server is being built with extensibility in mind, so it will be easy for us developers to add more things easily in the future. When I have more information to post about, I will, but for now, I just want to let you all know that things are coming along, nothing too exciting to share right now but when the time comes there will be more teasers. So yeah, Happy Valentine's Day to you all, and I must get going now

by noodleboy347 on February 7, 2014 (2:07 am)
A year ago today I lost the person that helped make Golden Machine Gun a reality. I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of the photos by him that inspire me to do what I do every single day.








Thanks for reading.