|Frogblast Returns To Life With New Server and Domains||01.06.20|
Well we're back (you didn't really think you could get rid of us, did you?). We now have our
own domains (both frogblast.com and frogblast.org) and a spiffy new site. However be
aware that we still don't have the forum back up, so the links to it are broken.
Also, the map author links all refer to the authors' forum profiles, so those aren't working
either. But downloads are back, as well as the snappy and enlightening commentary usually
found on this page. :-)
|Return to Crete and link fixes||00.11.13|
I have released a new deathmatch map, Return to Crete!
This relatively small map was initially developed for the recent 5-Cubes
mapping contest that occurred over the summer. The map has an old-school Marathon feel
to it and so I decided to release the map to the Marathon community. While it plays pretty well
under the Rampancy mod, the weapon selection isn't that great (lots of shotguns, a
couple of Rocket Launchers and a Flamethrower). I may produce a map specifically for the
Rampancy mod, but don't expect it too soon.
|King of Pain - Two Flavors!||00.11.11|
Hobeaux's release of EMBM][ has prodded me into action. My conversions of King of
Pain (Frigidman's excellent reprise of Marathon II's House of Pain) have been
languishing on my hard disk for months. Realizing that the churning creative
ferment guiding Hobeaux's sinewy arms was rapidly eclipsing my own meager
contributions to this project I decided to reach into my own compost pile and pull
out some pungent, steaming nuggets of my own.
|Everyone's Mortal But Me -- Released!||00.11.09|
Oh. My. God.
|Everyone's Mortal But Me -- Beta!||00.08.21|
Two posts in one day? Somebody get me a drink!
|We raise our glasses||00.08.21|
Gosh, it's been a long time since the last update! We received a letter from Robert Camacho and the rest of the gang at Ameritech (you know who you are) extoling the virtues of the work that we've put in to converting Marathon multiplayer maps to Unreal Tournament. It got me right here and just had to post it for all to share:
A bunch of guys at work and I were always doin some fraggin after a hard day at the office. 5:00 o'clock came and so did Marathon. For an hour we'd relieve our frustrations and on a really bad day we'd have a few hidden beers to chug down during the fray. Then one of the guys brought in Unreal and now UT which has been our new therapy session of late after 5:00. But you have just raised our sessions a notch with the inclusion of your wonderful Marathon recreations for UT. Dhuuude, we all here raise our Brewskis to you and a belch of thanks.
It's a slow, and usually thankless, job converting the Marathon maps to Unreal Tournament--
but it's letters like these that keep us at the computers. Drinks on the house!
|Mars Needs Women||00.07.04|
To celebrate Independence Day, we give you Mars Needs Women. This is probably the single most-played network map
ever made - even when considering games other than Marathon. In the days of the first appearance of Marathon (and
I'm talking about the leaked beta that pre-dated the demo) there was only this one network map. Then the official
demo came out and it too had only one network map - Mars Needs Women. When Marathon II: Durandal came out it would
have seemed as though Mars was only a fond memory. However, after being reprised in Marathon Infinity with new
textures Mars enjoyed a resurgence. Now in the twilight of the time of Marathon, Frogblast: The Ventcore Project
is giving this progenitor of network maps new legs by bringing it to UT.
|House of Pain ][ finally released for KOTH||00.07.03|
Wow, has it really been a month since the last update here? Could this mean that Frogblast members have gotten lives?
Naw - relax. We're still the same asocial geeks we've always been.
|Grendel's Happy Cookie fresh from the oven||00.05.29|
After about four months the conversion of Grendel's Happy Cookie is now complete. This map originally
appeared in the Marathon Infinity map pack Coriolis Loop from the now-defunct Double Aught Software.
|King of the Hill has arrived||00.04.07|
The round of the long-awaited King of the Hill maps have finally been released. For those of
you that don't know what King of the Hill is, let me take a moment to explain...
|New Frogblast Maps!||00.04.04|
Wolfchild has been working like a madman to develop more Frogblast maps for all you crazy
Marathon fans. Remember fraggin' your friends on Beyond Thunderdome? Remember how sweet it
was to wax your co-workers on Wrath No More? Re-live those experiences on our recreations
of those maps and more! Here's the list of today's maps:
Lo! And Behold! Frogblast: The Ventcore Project is sporting a brand new website!
Many thanks go out to ELMORE who had provided the
previous website -- but it was time for an upgrade.