Warning: some language inappropriate for children. Guitar may induce arousal.
The forums are talking about it here.
New build for KAG – potentially a little rough around the edges but what’s there needs to be tested with the public before we can move much further.
Now with extra flammable platforms!
New build is going out at the moment, should be a long build but out in 30 minutes or so from this post. There will be the usual lull as servers patch over between maps and the client builds aren’t done, and again as the steam build propagates out – don’t panic if you see lower than average numbers in the next few hours.
Here’s a summary of the more serious changes, split by section:
Fixes and Smaller Changes:
Looking forward to seeing you guys in game to put these changes through their paces! I’ll be around tomorrow to make hotfixes if necessary but hopefully they can wait until next week – after the game re-stabilises.
This game started in May, I have just coded the M16 example mod for KAG and asked Geti to draw the M16. I think when drawing it he started itching for painting more pixel rifles. He said something along the lines of “let’s do a Soldat remastered in the KAG engine”. I said “F*** that, I’m not a 60 year old rock musician to do remastered versions”. But then a thought came to me “why not do Soldat:Trench Wars”?
‘Trench Wars’ was a Soldat mod I used to play years ago. It had realistic damage, no jet packs and a wide horizontal maps where you could play “tug of war” between 2 teams. It was enjoyable and it was something that would be easy to do (but even better) with KAG’s modding functionality.
We’re craving for some good multiplayer run & gun game. Simple cooperative/team mechanics, lots of explosions and pixel gore mixed with some tongue-in-cheek features. That’s ‘Trench Run’ in a nut shell.
More details will be posted soon with some class introductions, screens, gifs and movies. Stay tuned.
We consider this a short project. It should be done in 2-3 months. After we’re done with a beta testing phase it should be available, as a stand-alone, on our website and Steam.
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Over the last few weeks we’ve been working on designing a new theme and look for Storm2D so that it will no longer look like a Soldat clone. We’re redoing all the maps, scenery and textures with a new look that is unique. It’s more abstract and in a painterly style rather than being pixel art focused.
Maps will be designed with seamless movement in mind and be much more horizontal than Soldat, where floating islands were a regular feature. Maps will also have buildings for spawn areas, bases and powerup / medikit / ammo locations rather than things randomly spawning mid-air. We’re also designing a new conquest gamemode. This will be the default gamemode which we’ll focus on and polish rather than trying to work on multiple gamemodes at once.
In order to give the maps the look we’re aiming for, I’ve been designing a new map editor (rather than using polyworks) with the following intended features:
-multitextured, paintable polygons
-dynamic lighting and shadows
-parallax scrolling backgrounds
-all scenery will be dynamic – from grass to trees and crates.
-easy polygon creation – not just out of triangles, but N point polygons
-play the map while making it, sandbox style
-jump pads, liquid blocks, teleporters, etc
-triggers with scripted events
We’ll hopefully have some mockup maps to show soon.