What would you do for freedom? In Iron Grip: Warlord, the nomadic civilization of Atelia is being swallowed by the massive Confederation. It's a hopeless and tiresome battle; for every enemy Confederate that falls, five more takes their place. Outnumbered and forced to retreat into the heart of cities, a full-out urban warfare has begun that the Atelians will surely lose. As the vestiges of your world crumble and your morale sinks, the only hope for the future is you and your fellow warlords. This is your last stand. This is your freedom. This is your game.

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Six new screenshots from the revamped Iron Grip: Warlord!

Posted by InterfaceLeader on May 1st, 2008

We have six new screenshots from Iron Grip: Warlord. These screenshots show both FPS and RTS views, and are available both here and on the main Warlord website. These shots take you into the thick of the action!

Stay tuned - we've got more updates in the works!

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Wraiyth May 1 2008, 8:46am says:

Another nice update guys, the game looks to be coming along really well. A bit bland in a few areas still, but I'm sure those will be improved with time

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Henley Staff
Henley May 1 2008, 8:47am says:

its taking shape. Good job!

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Arkanj3l May 1 2008, 8:53am says:

Is the gameplay just like The Opression?

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arkythesharky May 1 2008, 12:29pm replied:

Let's hope not.

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Connway May 1 2008, 4:23pm replied:

Well, I'm assuming it's different cause in the last screenshot there is a hint about building buildings. That's something that Oppression didn't have.

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Arkanj3l May 3 2008, 8:59am replied:

True, but if this doesn't differ enough from Oppression I don't see any reason to buy it. Half-Life 2 is already relatively low-spec in the first place making the engine choice slightly awkward.

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince May 3 2008, 12:11pm replied:

I've noticed many people think we're remaking the IG:TO gameplay, but that's not the case. The gameplay is actually significantly different. I'll try and update the overview page on the website to make things more clear soon :)

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Kingston May 7 2008, 7:19am replied:

I enjoyed the gameplay in Opression immensely, I certainly hope Warlord doesn't deviate from it too much.

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FJS May 1 2008, 12:53pm says:

Nice media!

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ajikan May 1 2008, 1:16pm says:

some clipping issue with the rifle in the last pic.

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 1 2008, 2:22pm says:

wow, this is really starting to look great. i'll be purchasing it :)

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leilei May 1 2008, 2:29pm says:

Is that the freaking Steed BIP animation files used in the first shot?

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince May 1 2008, 3:01pm replied:

@leillei: nope, it's not, It's not even MD3 anymore, it's MD5's and all animations are custom created.

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leilei May 1 2008, 3:14pm replied:

That's going to look nice with the broken normals and all which MD5 isn't really known for its use in vertex shaded games.

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince May 1 2008, 5:30pm replied:

Broken normals? MD5's looked fine in Doom3 (which I think was Vertex shaded), and so far there's no issues with broken normals that I could think of, do you see any?

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leilei May 1 2008, 6:46pm replied:

Doom3 didn't use vertex shading. It had a realtime lighting system that relied on normal mapping for its light. Without a normal map provided the model would be full bright.
MD5mesh does nto contain normals information. These normals are necessary for shading in non-realtime situations where normal mapping can not apply.

I also love getting voted down here, gg guys

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince May 1 2008, 7:22pm replied:

Yeah, though we've modified it to work in non-realtime situations, as you can see in the screenshots.

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ManuelXose May 1 2008, 3:06pm says:

Looking good, but where are the tea and scones in that fourth shot? Those people should be expecting you!

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Aeneas2020 May 1 2008, 3:32pm says:

only 2 of the screenis work as clickables for me but looking nice guys

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Connway May 1 2008, 4:25pm says:

In my opinion, this is looking better than Oppression. The textures are much better.

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ambershee May 1 2008, 4:37pm says:

If they (and they probably will) get some decent lighting and complex materials in there, you can see that this is going to start looking very appealing :)

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kmarvell125 May 1 2008, 10:00pm says:

Maybe grey

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Snarboo May 2 2008, 12:56am says:

The bloom effect is way too strong, IMO. Otherwise, it doesn't look bad. :)

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ExecutorTassadar May 2 2008, 2:46am says:

Yeah...bloom is too strong. And making everything blurry doesn't make it look better.
I know it's too much about graphics these days, but who can you blame for having gotten used to normal maps and real-time lighting?
I will still play it no matter how "bad" it looks, but I'm sure there won't be that many people who think like that.

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Defur May 2 2008, 4:28am says:

What do you need to play it?

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smurfbizkit May 2 2008, 9:40am replied:


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PytoX May 2 2008, 1:24pm says:

Are you using XNA Enhnaced QUAKE 3 engine? That supports things like md5 and so on.

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince May 2 2008, 2:57pm replied:

Nope; most of the engine modifications found online are opensource, or use opensourced libraries hence we can't really use those and sell the game.
So we've been rebuilding all that stuff from scratch on a vanilla Quake3 engine.

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leilei May 2 2008, 5:49pm replied:

Who says you can't sell the game with just the engine released as GPL? Is there really a point to the obscurity of closed source?

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince May 2 2008, 8:47pm replied:

Well, it's hard to copyprotect anything when you have to give away the source. Basically this means somebody can easily recompile the source without copy protection and bingo you're game is free to play for everybody.
Of course this is only if ppl care enough to do so, but it's not a very safe starting position if you know what I mean.

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Zynthetikk May 2 2008, 5:20pm says:

Looking good. Dont bother with leilei, he's only grumpy because your game looks better than Openarena.

Anyway, have you consider using online ads instead of selling the game?

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AJ_Quick May 3 2008, 4:49pm says:

Not exactly an attractive game..... dull palette, blurry textures. do people have to pay for this?

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Crashday May 3 2008, 4:58pm says:

it seems that people doesnt like "the opression", in fact it does have its own problems.but i still love to play that mod with friends,and the fact that this could be similar to the old episode doesnt bother me mutch.
but...we need to pay?!?! sorry...but...WTF?

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InterfaceLeader Author
InterfaceLeader May 4 2008, 11:44am replied:

It's a commercial game; it's built on an engine that Isotx paid for, and it's involved the full-time work of a lot of skilled people. People have invested money and time into, and it really isn't that shocking for them to expect some compensation for that.


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Gnostic Jun 3 2008, 10:44am says:

I love the Doom 3 engine. Hell, quake 2 with new feature mods can look cool at times. This game looks bad *** and could probably run on anything hardware wise that I know people to have. Lan party time?

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