Engines of War brings you nonstop Real Time Tactics action from the first second of the game: You are the pilot of one of the massive combat vehicles known as "Engines". Lead it (and lesser units) into battle together with your team - and destroy your enemies and their base! Engines is inspired by DotA's gameplay, but freely redistributable and modifiable content on the Spring Engine.

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The team's grown by a further two - Garret DeChellis and Danuker are fresh onboard. Bobthedino has continued to crank out models, and Busan is now ready to be laid waste!

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Though our presence was not felt here recently, there's been stuff going on "under the hub": We have another two new members of the team - Garret DeChellis who's Engine pilot you may have noticed - if not then viola:

Japanese Engine Pilot

This is the first of a number of pilot images Garret will be working on, which will be displayed both in the initial pilot selection menu, and in game within the GUI.

Second on board is Danuker, a modeler and texturer (like our Mainstay Bob), but most likely to concentrate on texturing.

Then - not to forget - the Korean forces have seen the addition of planes, armored infantry, and Vehicles by Bob (and there's more besides - see Media tab). My favorite is the Fighter-Bomber displayed below, which will be used in animating what we're calling "Pilot abilities".

Korean Fighter-Bomber

At the start of each game, players select both an Engine of War and a Soldier to pilot the Engine. Each of these "Pilots" will have a number of unique abilities, an example of which is calling in an Air strike - payload delivered by the hot piece of hardware on display.

And well, it's taken a while, but we finally have some screenshots showing off the first version of the Busan map up!

Cityscape

Most of the Buildings on Display were made by Argh, for the game P.U.R.E. - Credits for the Map itself go to PicassoCT, who is a busy mapmaker for the Spring Engine, but has not quite pushed himself to joining the team yet (Nevertheless, I've heard rumors of a second map in development)!

Speaking of Spring - Play testing is still internal for the moment, but if things go well, we'll be seeing some early alpha-trials before the end of the Season.

Hope to bring you more news on that (and whatever else is happening in the meantime) soon.

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Grindpantera
Grindpantera

Can't wait for a playable version, will the game have its own AI/ support for current AI?

Also, nice pun. :P

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SeanHeron Author
SeanHeron

Nice to hear! We'll certainly be looking for playtesters sooner or later.
We have no dedicated AI coder at the moment, so AI is not planned yet - but would certainly be nice to have longer term.

I thought the pun was rather weak myself, to be honest :P.

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bobthedino
bobthedino

It has an AI default from the engine package, it is just a very basic AI.

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neddiedrow
neddiedrow

Sean, I would ask Tobi to adapt C.R.A.I.G. to your needs. [RoX]Tobi in lobby, a leading engine developer and the AI developer for both SW:IW and 1944.

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