Here is the game in a nutshell:

You control a small squad 4 to 12 max. The only game mode that is implemented now is team death match, where every time a team remains the last ones standing they get a point for the match the map is cleared and redone. When you start you have a drop ship to assemble your team, but you only have about 120 seconds to do so before it flies off so don't waste your time. There are 7 classes of infantry to configure:

Grenadier - The Grenadier specializes in attacks against defenses. Grenadiers are armed with an assault rifle, a grenade launcher, and have suppression resistance abilities
Medic - The Medic specializes in healing team mates. Grenadiers are armed with a battle rifle and have fast healing abilities
Assaultman - The Assaultman specializes in attacks against vehicles. Assaultman have additional armor and are armed with a SMG, a rocket launcher, and emp mines
Infiltrator - The Infiltrator specializes in stealth and sabotage. Infiltrators are armed with a Carbine Rifle, Explosive Charges, a Sword, and have advanced stealth abilities
Recon - The Recon Marine specializes in long range harassing and scouting. Recon are armed with a long range heavy rifle, can set Seismic Sensors and have long range scouting abilities
Support - The Machinegunner specializes in supressive firepower. Machinegunners are armed with a light machinegun and flash bangs
Engineer - The Engineer specializes in repair and construction. Engineers are armed with a Trench Gun and can build Sentry turrets

Each class has unique abilities to fulfill its role, but all infantry are capable for adjusting fire settings and stance settings.

Fire settings are:
Rapid Fire - for higher rate in fire, with a penalty in range and accuracy
Balanced - for a medium setting
Slow Fire - more accuracy and slight range boost, but with a slower rate of fire

Stance Settings are:
Flanking - Limits attack types, but movement is the fastest (good for escaping or a charge)
Balanced - a medium setting, with some speed and some defense
Defensive - Slow movement, but with defensive bonus, and camouflage (cloaking)

Your men have limited ammo and supplies, but the battlefield is littered with supply crates as well as other capturable equipment. Bunkers, stationary weapons, and vehicles can be used to the infantries advantage. To use any of these the infantry first have to capture it, and then pilot or command the machine.

Squads members are auto assigned to a squad bar for quick selection, and are also assigned group numbers. Unit types are color coded, for those who can't tell the difference from model details.
Maybe I'll add an unit role icon for people that like to play at strategic scale zoom and have difficulty differentiating between unit types.

Future plans for game modes are: Capture the flag, a kill ticket counter, and maybe an assassination/ rescue mode.

Next Release: Alien invaders? Tanks, Gunships, Anti Air, and mechs?

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Another short update

4 years ago News 0 comments

Some updates on progress:

1) I'd like to have had another beta to release by this time but work has not been up to schedule. Also, I have decided I will be switching the beta test game releases to a closed beta system until the game is more smooth and the major bugs are ironed out. If you want to participate in the closed beta please notify me via pm on indie/moddb or at the spring engine forums here: The old beta release can also be found on the spring engine forum's Contact thread.

2) Some issues with the file hosting on moddb that led to a mislabel of the beta to include the iPhone as a supporting platform, which I believe led to some frustration by iPhone users and subsequently bad reviews. To clear things up Contact is not designed to work on the iPhone (it is designed for the PC, linux, and mac OS platforms), so I apologize for that miscommunication. It seems that iPhones are now a default setting for moddb which make it easy to mislabel posts.

3) If any one is interested in helping the project we do have room in the team, but I need not remind you that some experience is necessary. What we could use at this point is help with LUA coding/ scripting, and 3d modeling/2d textures. If any one is interested give me a pm here or on springRTS forums:

Progress Report on b003 Release

Progress Report on b003 Release

4 years ago News 1 comment

Just an update for those who have been anticipating the next release.

Just a quick update

Just a quick update

4 years ago News 5 comments

Just posted some screen shots in the image section to show off some of the potential vehicle mayhem that will be in the next release. No promises on dates...

First News update.

First News update.

4 years ago News 0 comments

Just some info to bring every one up to speed. "The Contact project started about a year ago, but had the first beta/alpha release in Oct this year. After...

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Nod_Crush Feb 8 2011 says:

Ah! i played on the Contact server... and my framerate went to crap... what is all that useless gui there for? is there a way to remove it? because there are quite a few games out now that use 10 or 12 useless gui's/luaUI's.... i dont need a wind gauge for Contact? oh well still an awesome game though... adn probably just my cpu... but still if there is a way to turn that stuff off let me know(besides going into the spring widget selector and disabling them, i've already tried and nothing happened)

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bobthedino Creator
bobthedino Feb 9 2011 replied:

Yeah I don't recommend playing with the extra gadget setup that some players or games use. Its not necessary and can impact performance. Best way is to open the widget select with f11 and turn off the widgets (the ones turned on are green) by clicking on the name of the widgets. They should turn to red if they are off. You can play with turning off certain widgets to see if you get a better fps.

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Nod_Crush Feb 10 2011 replied:

yeah i've tried that and it doesnt seem to be working, that and i cant find and delete all the widgets for some reason ill just uninstall and reinstall. thx again

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Justin123991 Feb 7 2011 says:

Tracked! :D

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archl Feb 1 2011 says:

Zombie mode next.

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bobthedino Creator
bobthedino Feb 1 2011 replied:

Well an alien hordes mode is in the works, and in it is a head crab like parasite. So maybe in the future we can have alien infected zombies

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Lutherian90 Jan 31 2011 says:

Is there any AI that works with this game? I'd like to try it out, but my play times don't always coincide with other real players.

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Nod_Crush Jan 27 2011 says:

This beta is superb! I love this game and I cant wait for a new release, very nice squad combat, the only thing I wish I could do a little more was to be able to fps the infiltrator and do a backstab.

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bobthedino Creator
bobthedino Jan 27 2011 replied:

Thank you. I'm glad you tried it out. I'll try to work on a news update this weekend so that people will know what to expect in the next release.

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Nod_Crush Jan 30 2011 replied:

Thanks I would love that, you've really got something here; I wish I could help but I only have basic experience with programming. p.s. I forgot to say that the mech's design looks great love the shield on the side instead of another arm, for some reason it reminds me of Armored Core. Best of luck to you! ;)

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