Frozen Sand goes open development

Frozen Sand began as a mod team under the Silicon Ice Development banner working on a mod of the game Quake 3 back in early 2000. This mod was the Urban Terror title that still survives today supporting our small but active community of players.

Recently we made the decision to replace our current game engine, based on the idtech3 design, with Unreal Engine 4, due in large part to our inability to continue to supply our players with feature additions and player services.

As part of that decision, we decided to be more open as to the current status of the development of the game on an ongoing basis by blogging, both video and written. We plan on bringing you interesting behind the scenes of what it takes to deliver a playable game to the masses.

Being able to start with a clean slate, so to speak, the plan is to get into the nuts and bolts of how decisions are made, what applications we use and how we use them, and perhaps touch on the darker side of games development that is not always warm and fuzzy.

If this is of interest, you can follow our Work-In-Progress in our blog section.

If you would like to know more about the Urban Terror the game visit us at

Moved to the WIP section

love that you are going to be talking about the development of your game. Seeing a real team in action will be of great help to many beginner teams out there trying to figure out how to make it all work. :smiley: