Army Men III is the conclusion to the never-finished original Army Men series that starred the original "Sarge" character. With the Insane Grey Doctor and his twisted creations wreaking havoc across the plastic world, As a last-resort, the entire nations from the Plastic World join forces and launches a full-scale assault on the Grey Doctor fortress. With the help of the newcomer, Corporal Wallace Aron Niles and members of Foxtrot company, Sarge returns in this final installment to finish where he left off - Destroy the Grey Doctor and his army of psychotic experiments once and for all.

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12 more days until the beta release and boy do we have something for you! More progress, LOTS of improvements, new plastic weapons feature, and...

Posted by LordIheanacho on Apr 17th, 2013

12 more days until the beta release and boy do we have something for you!
More progress, LOTS of improvements, new plastic weapons feature, and....

A sneak peak of Skirmish Mode!

IMPORTANT NOTE - You may notice a few number of flaws and bugs which we are currently fixing, such as the plane's rotor rotating the wrong way and the scenery of the mission. This is a beta after all...


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Army Men III Skirmish Preview Screenshots

We have improved the Plastic soldier character further by applying the bloom effect on the character mesh, giving him the more animated plastic soldier feeling. It may be hard to see it from this image, but the gameplay video might give some better insight or the beta once it is released.

Bloom Effect Applied

Thanks to popular vote, we have also returned the use of plastic weaponry from the previous Army Men games.

Plastic Weapons & Stances

 

However, we are also very aware that there are still some that really preferred the metallic weapons, so to satisfy both parties, we added a plastic weapons feature in the Main menu settings replacing the obsolete DirectX11 feature (you can add the suffix -DX11 to your desktop shortcut to activate this game's DX11 features upon beta release), and right below the Reduced Gore (gibs and hitsplats) check box.

Plastic Weapons Settings Feature

 

However for story campaign mode and origin purposes, not all weapons are using the plastic colors. E.g. both the tesla cannon and laser rifle were made by the IGD using metal parts from the Real World, and the Vortex gun is a grenade launcher heavily altered to use vortex plasma grenades), it will only affect standard weaponry (Assault Rifles, SMGs, Rocket launchers, etc.)

Finally, we have already initiated the countdown for the Beta release, which you can also find on the main page.

COUNTDOWN TO 30 Apr 2013 02:00:00 -0500


That's a wrap (as Vikki Grim would say)! Keep in mind, we are but only a very small team, So we are still looking for artists and programmers to complete Army Men Multiplayer sooner. If you are interested in helping this project and more especially it's online MP expansion see the light of day, just send us a PM via IndieDB or Skype.

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(2142)Gen.Reaper
(2142)Gen.Reaper Apr 17 2013, 7:36pm says:

Are those map textures final or just place holders? Because to tell you the truth, they looked pretty horrible.

Everything else looks nice though.

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Wulfburk12
Wulfburk12 Apr 17 2013, 8:33pm replied:

I think it is just the green walls on the house, the rest look good IMO.

Are there any parachutes? Would be nice to be able to bail the planes with them, not to mention that any airborne style mission would be epic as well! Anyway, game is looking awesome!

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Apr 17 2013, 8:59pm replied:

We are currently trying to add parachutes in the game to help combat the need to "skydive to your own death"

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Apr 17 2013, 8:58pm replied:

The mission itself is not entirely completed. We are currently still trying to improve the art of the mission so you might see something different (and hopefully better in the Beta)

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VasQuarde
VasQuarde Apr 17 2013, 9:23pm says:

Is that skirmish mode AI driven? Also, are there different missions to choose from too? Like full on assault, defend, capture points, ect ect.

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Apr 17 2013, 9:50pm replied:

I kinda lost ya on the AI driven part. If it is true that you are asking if the Skirmish mode is heavily focused on AI, then in that case, yes. The Skirmish mode is practically the singleplayer arcade mode for Army Men III. There is also a variety of missions to choose from, although so far there are only 8 skirmish missions bundled into the Beta version. That is where the anniversary and future holiday mission packs come in. They add extra missions into the skirmish mode and are accessible (like all skirmish levels) via skirmish mission select.

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Friction98
Friction98 Apr 17 2013, 9:34pm says:

Plastic weapons...I love you..so much <3 thanks guys

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ImperialKaskins
ImperialKaskins Apr 17 2013, 11:49pm says:

Oppss forget to log in before posting :3

Other than that based on the video I see is quite low poly for UDK, I might be wrong.

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VasQuarde
VasQuarde Apr 18 2013, 2:41am replied:

Well, 1, its still beta. 2, I'm pretty sure they wont change it. Army Men wasn't about super high detail. And this allows them to focus more on fun gameplay, than throwing every last polygon at your face. Graphics aren't everything.

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SkiderRunner
SkiderRunner Apr 24 2013, 8:21pm replied:

Every one says that about games What can I do.

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roman9441
roman9441 Apr 18 2013, 3:34am says:

Is this including the AI to play with ? , The game is looking great

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Experimen7
Experimen7 Apr 18 2013, 5:25pm says:

My only complaint is the insane amount of fog. Other than that, this looks awesome!

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PSP-H4CKERxX
PSP-H4CKERxX Apr 19 2013, 10:04am says:

will there be coop in this??

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho Apr 19 2013, 6:09pm replied:

In the 2nd Beta release.

Please read the summary and description of the game, it also indicates this on the game IndieDB profile info found on the summary page (Single & Co-Op).

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