Command and Conquer Relived

Interviews

INTERVIEWS:


Interviewee: Carnius (Tibeirum Essence Leader)

Interviewer: Republic_Commando_401 (C&C-Relived Web Master)

News Description: For the first time ever, TE leader "Carnius" had been interviewed by C&C-Relived, a Fan site which recently premiered on PPM. Carnius was nice enough to give up some of his time to answer a few questions about the current development of TE.

Carnius joins us via MODDB from Czech Republic:

C&C-Relived:

Tiberium Essence has been out for quite a long time. Are you planning to release anymore versions?

Carnius:

Yes, Im working on new version, release date is not set yet, but I ensure all fans, new version is coming.

C&C-Relived:

So Carnius, describe about yourself, who is Carnius what is Tibeirum Essense exactly?

Carnius:

In real life I'm Jiri Chalupa and I live in Czech Republic that is part of Europe Union now. I have passion for various art and besides computer graphic I paint and draw in classic technique, but nothing serious, just for fun. From time to time I also work on my army of Ultramarines from Warhammer 40K desktop game and occasionally I went in local store for single battle or tournament. Despite that I'm quite shy from a company of people which sometimes unnecessarily complicated my life, but you know nobody is perfect. Tiberium essence is dedicated to bring back things which I and many cnc fans miss in new cnc games and in fact it is exactly that command and conquer game I wanted to play since tiberian sun, I wanted to play with all this cool units like titan, mammoth mark II cyborg commando and many others in 3d engine, but we never get that in official games. Tiberium essence is not Tiberian sun remake, Tiberium essence is what I wanted Tiberium Wars would be. You know CnC3 is still good game, much better than any cnc game which came after like RA3 or CnC4, but it was not what I have expected and that is why I work on this mod, to fulfill my dream of perfect cnc game and I hope other fans appreciate my work on this mod too.

C&C-Relived:

The Mammoth MKII is a one of a kind unit. what else in the mod are you proud of?

Carnius:

I think that conqueror is of quite decent design and cyborg commando too. Maybe I can also remind Phantom, new nod support unit from v1.4. I think that idea to merge tiberian sun nod repair vehicle with firestorm mobile stealth generator went out quite well in this unit in both design and function. And there might be more after next version is out.

C&C-Relived:

Describe a typical day in the life of the Tiberium Essence developement team?

Carnius:

Because I do everything you can see in game by myself, typical day in life of The Tiberium Essence development can turn in to many form and depends on what mood I actually have. When I have mood for coding stuff I work on mod code and test various ideas and settings in game. When I have mood for modeling I draw concepts and create models for units. I swap in between coding and modeling because you know how it is, when you do something for too long it gets bother you and you need to do something else what keeps you on. I'm also in touch with members of TE team and other people so I know if things I made so far works or needs some improvements. And of course when I release first pictures I usually get a lot of feedback from community which have indeed impact on released version too.

C&C-Relived

So, who are the crews of this mod. Anyone the community may recognise?

Carnius:

Right now I'm in touch with three people. Rimtech is mapmaker, betatester and co-author of tiberium essence logo and he is in many ways involved in Czech cnc community. Vlado32 is betatester and TE music composer. He has also more music projects on youtoube. White Wolf is text editor and you maybe recognize him from several cnc forums and other projects related with cnc world like Renegade mod Reborn. I used to have more people, but they fall off in time. I think I should at least remind DJ Killer betatester and second co-author of current TE logo.

C&C-Relived

This is a classic question; which is your favourite C&C game? (in terms of modding and playing)?

Carnius:

I say tiberian sun at the first place, but I must also mentioned Red Alert 2. Both games got great story and gameplay and are easy moddable. I have a lot of fun with playing and modding this two games, more than any other.