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We are proud to present our new Heroes & Generals “Come Out to Play” trailer featuring developers and community members on the fromtline and in the war room! Show it to your friends, share it on facebook and help us to make this video go viral!

Posted by Reto.KenSolo on Jun 21st, 2012


Heroes & Generals – Come Out to Play Trailer
Show it to your friends, share it on facebook and help us to make this video go viral!

We are proud to present our new Heroes & Generals “Come Out to Play” trailer.

Based on Heroes & Generals, the Massive Online Strategic Shooter being built by a veteran team that includes the original creators of the Hitman franchise, “Come Out to Play” is produced to entertain and inform. By splicing live action and in-game sequences together, the movie celebrates H&G’s innovative combined online first-person shooter and strategic campaign in an authentic World War II setting.

Community members and developers on the frontline Community members and developers on the frontline

Community Stars

As a true testament to our open door development model, where developers work with Heroes & Generals players in the alpha and beta community to enhance the game, we invited some hardcore fans to join us on set for the filming of “Come Out to Play.” From near and far, these community co-stars arrived and happily joined members of our development team on the frontlines and in the strategy room for a few days of glorious make-believe war.

“We wish to create a living and breathing game universe, where we deliver the setting and the scene, but the real ‘star’ is the community who plays out all the active roles in a persistent war and helps us tweak the experience into the game that they want to play,” says Jacob Andersen, Game Director at Reto-Moto. “I believe that the ‘Come Out to Play’ trailer shows the scope of Heroes & Generals – and it’s just perfect that we have actual community members participating as actors in it!”

In-game soldiers firing at the H&G devs and players In-game soldiers firing at the H&G devs and players

About Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals is a free-to-play persistent online wargame that is playable in a standard PC browser thanks to the powerful and proprietary Retox engine.

It features multiple combat roles, vehicles and progressive character development for heroes on the frontlines and generals managing tactics and resources on the campaign map. Soon iOS and Android devices will host the Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command app, giving generals real-time strategic control from virtually anywhere.

Currently in closed beta, fans of online shooters and strategy games are invited to enlist now at www.heroesandgenerals.com to help us make the game that YOU want to play!

Generals meeting in the war room Generals meeting in the war room

Fun Facts about the production of “Come Out to Play”

  • All participants in the trailer are developers or community members.
  • Jesper Colding-Jørgensen (Trailer Cinematography) is the twin brother of our lead-animator / trailer director Thomas Kaae Colding
  • It was filmed using a Canon DSLR Crop camera with various lenses. Jesper actually invented his own custom dolly using pieces from IKEA.
  • All the CGI footage is in-game footage.
  • We used the names of some of our most active core community members as tags in the in-game footage.
  • First movie shoot was filmed in a basement below our old office, in secrecy. Other locations were scouted, but it was too perfect for the shoot.
  • We wanted to find a basement which looked like a place where crazy gamers (like ourselves) might go to roleplay generals moving imaginary war pieces and taking themselves far too seriously. Mission accomplished!
  • We rallied 9 community members for the first shoot. Interestingly, one talented fellow (Vashu) was actually hired as a programmer after the shoot!
  • Three of the community members included a father (rambodk) and his two sons (mgmmads and Lodrysil – also a moderator on the H&G forums).
  • One die hard community member (cRo4ti4) showed up all the way from Berlin carrying two pieces of paper with questions about Heroes & Generals, which he used every possible break in the shoot to ask us.
  • The second shoot was filmed in ‘Dyrehaven’ (Danish for ‘The Deer Park’) outside Copenhagen. Dyrehaven is a very well known park in Denmark.
  • The outdoor scenes were shot in the winter. Filming began in the early morning and it was freezing.
  • Our CEO’s son was supposed to show up, but he bailed because it was too cold!
  • Dyrehaven was chosen because it’s a really epic setting and we found locations there that resembled some of the in-game maps.
  • 4 developers were part of this shoot, as well as PR Manager Kenneth Ellegaard Andersen.
  • The third shoot was at our office during GDC, starring three developers and a return cameo appearance by community member Lodrysil.
  • Level Designer and co-founder Peter Fleckenstein was filmed sitting on the toilet with an iPad to demonstrate our upcoming app ‘Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command’. It sort of brings a whole new meaning to ‘Play Anytime, Play Anywhere’.
  • Nobody was harmed in the making of this video! While thousands have been fragged in Heroes & Generals.

Reto-Moto at a glance

Reto-Moto was founded in 1997 and quickly transformed into IO Interactive, which went on to release Hitman and Freedom Fighters. In 2004 IO Interactive was sold to Eidos, however the founding members of Reto-Moto left Eidos and reformed their old company, bringing in some of the core developers from IO Interactive. Heroes & Generals is the first game from Reto-Moto.

For further information, media and preview keys contact: press@reto.dk

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WaffleAndy
WaffleAndy Jun 21 2012, 10:31pm says:

Excellent :D

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ironstrom
ironstrom Jun 22 2012, 7:15am says:

I'd also most forgotten about this game after a while of following thank god my curiosity led me to check this out Hmm beta "om nom nom"

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theM3nace
theM3nace Jun 22 2012, 7:29am says:

Loved the anti-air gun.

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Namegen
Namegen Jun 22 2012, 8:27am says:

If you guys are planning on selling this, millions would still come and play :)

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I_Love_Cat
I_Love_Cat Jun 22 2012, 4:01pm says:

So glad that someone finally picks up where Battlefield 1942 left off. Seriously, way too few ww2 games have been featuring both infantry, tank and airplane warfare like this.

I just seriously hope you ad naval battles too, where you can send in different types of ships and have players man their guns, too!

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FelipeFR
FelipeFR Jun 22 2012, 9:33pm replied:

Indeed, how could noone ever mentioned naval combat?!?

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