The newest Halo bulletin is out by bsangel, this week she covers the 343 community playdate along with showing off the new Halo title called “Halo: Spartan Assault”. Bravo also chimes in the new Halo 4 update. Check out the full bulletin here.
Upon arriving at the studio every morning, I do two things: Stroll through a sea of desks to my little corner of the studio, and inform Bravo of his latest community-christened nickname as I pass by his action figure-cluttered work area. Yesterday’s nickname was “B is for Butthead”; today is “B is for Bacon.” While I love nothing more than telling Andy “B” stands for everything but “Bravo,” the other part of my morning ritual is enjoyable as well, especially because I have the privilege of working near the concept art, publishing and franchise teams.
Every day, as I walk through the different work areas that compose 343, I can’t help but peek at the endless parade of monitors. In fact, sometimes I crane my neck so far that I develop a cramp and have to get one of our interns (or Frankie) to give me a massage. You might be wondering what exactly I am trying to see. Many times, it’s an unannounced project (NO COMMENT), but other times it’s something already publicly known. For the past several months, it’s been Halo: Spartan Assault, which now fits the latter but was the former.
Because we often work on projects for several months before they are announced, each potential undertaking is given a codename to help keep it in a watertight state. Because of that practice, if you ask anybody inside the studio the name of our just-announced mobile title, they’ll tell you Bootcamp. However, if you ask anybody outside of our studio, they’ll tell you Halo: Spartan Assault. Regardless of which name you know this game by, you should also know this: While this is a small project compared to a game like Halo 4, we’re incredibly excited to be venturing into the world of Windows 8 touch-based devices. Here to talk a little more about that is Frankie…(cont)