NADEO week part #3 : Alinoa - ManiaActu - News for TrackMania, ShootMania, and QuestMania
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Hello Alinoa, could you introduce yourself to our readers, and describe your place at Nadeo?
Hello to all. I work in Nadeo's studio that develops games. I'm mostly in contact with the various forums moderators of our games, providing support to players and I'm the contact for the Nadeo studio. I also did some level designign for TrackMania United campaigns, TrackMania Nations Forever and TrackMania ² Canyon.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of ShootMania for you?
The first advantage of ShootMania is that it is a nonviolent game. Players are eliminated and lose armor points. Besides, my mother did not want me working in video games if it had been otherwise ^^ Then you get started immediately because the gameplay is accessible to all. At the same time, it takes skill to perform. Creating maps is relatively simple and the players options customization make it a great dynamic game. Players can bring their sensitivity and create a universe through titles packs. This is a game where there's life, building, and it is very nice to find out what the players do.
Finally, the support provided by nadeo and especially nadeo live contribute to the development of the game with time.
In weak point, I would say that the host interface is not very user friendly. The game offers plenty of possibilities. There are a lot of information to display then it makes the game a bit complicated to use.

What do you think about the FPS in general, and what place will be taken (or already taken) by ShootMania in an overloaded landscape with many and varied FPS?
I think there is too much violence in many fps at the moment and it doesn't match my vision of the game in general. So I think ShootMania can bring some freshness in this kind, by offering a non-violent experience that is renewed in time with the spotlight on the game customization. I also hope that ShootMania will succeed in democratizing the esport and give viewers the envy to get more involved.

What are the points that will be change soon in the beta?
So now I can't answer because I'm often aware of updates and content on the day of their release. In any case, do not hesitate to post your feedback in the Maniaplanet forums. There is a section made for this beta (

1 word to describe ShootMania?
Living, can be opposed to all violent fps and living in the sense that there is life as the game develops, grows, evolves with time due to all the players of the game.

Thank you for all these details and I let you finish.
GG Mania-Actu for the site, I invite everyone to bookmark it and good game to all wishing you great stories, live great times ^_^


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    #1 by Majo on 2012-08-29 at 08:42


    I didn't read the answers, coz no question is about TM :S

    #2 by ludo77130 on 2012-08-29 at 09:48

    What's really disturbing is that Mania-actu announced us "1 week with Nadeo", and we finnaly have "1 week about Shootmania" ... please change "maniaplanet" heading by "Shootmania", that would be more realistic

    #3 by infarctus on 2012-08-29 at 10:47

    +1 all, i wanted to talk about only TMO here, about its release, and what was their feeling about the game. But my friends said that it was unfortunatly not that new :( and it was time to speak about new stuff. But hopefully, some TM² great content will come really soonish!

    #4 by infarctus on 2012-08-29 at 10:48

    mania actu is shit right? just fuckin lazy fat geeks that only want to shoot some power rangers? go here and change things :

    #5 by ludo77130 on 2012-08-29 at 11:39

    I'm not saying mania actu is shit, without you guys our community wouldn't be so active
    I'm just say that seeing the content of that news, the "maniaplanet" heading isn't correct, and that's also valid for the 2nd part of "Nadeo interviews"

    #6 by infarctus on 2012-08-29 at 11:50

    Unfortunatly, these interviews have been made by a shootmania player. I'd like to cover every maniaplanet faces at any time, but in that case, it was just not posible. It seems that we will have great news about tm² at ESWC. We will be there, and wont miss any details. I am a great fan of TM² like 80% of our readers. I can just say that you should stay tuned here. Forgive our SM focus, but as hylis said and as we all believe here SM/maniaplanet/TM² just feed eachother and can not be devided. I know that this is far from being the whole comunity point of view, but this is our...

    #7 by ludo77130 on 2012-08-29 at 12:03

    Glad to read it.
    I'm not fully against the "SM-focus" in fact, if you've something to tell about SM which worth a news, do it with no problem, we can't reproach mania-actu to make tons of news about SM since SM is in maniaplanet as TM² is !
    I just thought that this week with Nadeo would really be about Nadeo ^^ anyway

    #8 by Hylis on 2012-08-29 at 14:14

    It is more our fault than mania-actu that the actu is about Shootmania. But Shootmania is really young compared to Trackmania and we also need to build things on it. It is like with Canyon when people wanted to read about Stadium. We have supported TM for years, Stadium on top, and we had to develop new contents and concepts before continuing to do always the same things. It is logical, and even if there is a little angry kid sometimes that pops up since he has difficulties to understand, or do not want, it is not a real trouble. We are moving forward and I hope to see you a maximum of you at the Paris Games Week. It will be cool! o/

    #9 by frostBeule on 2012-08-29 at 15:38

    @Hylis: the problem is when you attach esports to that model. an esport will not be healthy from that. just look at TrackMania.

    #10 by Tamarillo on 2012-08-29 at 15:48

    I'm slightly getting annoyed with al this Shootmania too, but just because I don't have any interest at all in this game and I would have prefered to see two portals for this website, or actually three or four, including TMNF, TMUF, TM2 and SM.

    What I see, is that the news is getting filled with new that for me is more or less nonsense news and it actually almost doesn't get any response from SM players, except for maybe the ones that moved from TM to SM.

    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate that there is still TM news in it, but I think an idea of portals would be a better idea.

    #11 by haenry on 2012-08-29 at 16:36

    I disagree on the point, that this article series should be in the category "shootmania" instead of "maniaplanet".
    This series ist about Nadeo and as shootmania is the game, that is going to be released next, the main focus is on shootmania. There is some discussion about canyon as well, just read the interview of PapyChampy.
    That's just how it is. Would you prefer to read something about Canyon, that is already 1 year old? I don't think so. Shootmania is currently the fresh title and so is the main focus of this series.

    However, I enjoy reading these articles, even though I'm a Trackmaniac and not a Shootmaniac.
    Just be patient, times will come, where we'll only read stuff about trackmania and then all the shootmania players will start to complain, why everything is about trackmania...
    Maniaplanet includes more than Trackmania, deal with it!

    #12 by tcq on 2012-08-31 at 16:26

    Nice interview, but I can't see the ultimate goal of the title packs at the moment. As it is now, I only see disadvantages in maybe I will be enlightened in the future.

    I love this particular section in #8 and I think there is a need to defrost your out of age pop-up blocker :)

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