A fresh update has just been uploaded to the server. Lately there haven't been many new features added, but it's been more of an effort to enhance what's...
Command your troops and fight together and against other players in a persistent world. See your soldiers grow from rookies to hardened veterans. Manage individual soldier's skills, gear and style to make them perform, and stand out on the battlefield. Challenge other players in head to head skirmishes and form companies together for increased fire-power and reputation. Hostile Sector is a squad-level, turn based online combat game, that mixes tactical depth with rpg elements and soldier-level customization options. The game is currently in PUBLIC ALPHA, and looking for more players and feedback. It is browser based, and no download is needed (besides having java installed). Go to the home page and register an account to play. Update: Downloadable version now available, as well.
This week i've spent some time working on the procedural map generator. It now creates more object types, and two different kinds of populated places, rural and urban. With that said, the architects still have some things to learn about city planning..
It now also produces a few destroyed buildings, that are more interesting for gameplay. My biggest problem with it right now, and stopping me from applying it wider is handling height differences in populated places. There is some functionality there to account for it, but there sometimes still occur big slopes in the middle of "streets".
With the new missions, i decided to replace the old generated maps, with these, that are more interesting, as well as take "swamp" and "crossroads" back into the rotation for "Patrol" missions. Here's a shot from one of the new maps:
The build also contains a few fixes;
A shader bug, vLightDir not being consistent across the shaders.
Proper feedback when login fails.
I'd also like to remind you of the "View" function. Pressing "V" will show you what the selected squad can see, and if they can fire at what they see. Green representing tiles that are possible to attack, and the lightness of the tile shows how well they see it (or rather, how difficult it is to spot an enemy in it). Example:
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Latest tweets from @hostilesector
New game client, news item and new screenshots: T.co
Apr 28 2013
The focus on improving the game experience continues with another new game client. Both a bit smoother gameplay and better looking.
Apr 21 2013
New version which fixes an issue with the Tutorial mission that was introduced on friday.
Apr 15 2013
New client version up. More particles, more animatons, and generally a smoother experience. More news to come this weekend.
Apr 12 2013
Mar 24 2013
Gmail problems resolved!
Feb 8 2013
Unfortunately, it seems there is a problem with registering, using gmail. We're working to solve this!
Feb 7 2013
Updates, updates! Lots of server fixes that should speed things up, and new icons representing cover: T.co
Jan 5 2013
Hostile Sector has been moved to a new server. Read more about that and the latest update: T.co
Dec 14 2012
Server is currently down due to a server move! More info to come
Dec 14 2012