M.A.V. is a 3rd person mech simulation game centered around a highly customizable vehicle.As we are still very early in development, we can not reveal all of the details yet, however, here are a few of the key features of the game. Seamless Multiplayer and Singleplayer: Multiplayer and Single player with be highly intergrated so that players can easily open up single player worlds to friends with out changing the game experience to much. Single player will have identical gameplay to multiplayer. Large Open Worlds: The game worlds will be of massive scale. This ensures you my play for months in the same world and still experience new things. Massive Customization: This game is about making it your own. Your M.A.V. will fully reflect your play style, your in game status, and your personal likes. Intense Tactical and Stategic Combat: Battles will be very intense, every shot will count, and strategy will always prevail.
Alpha version 0.3.2 is now out, adding cannons, armor, and multiplayer chat features!
Posted by Cyberdogs7 on Aug 15th, 2012
So the big focus for this release was to build out a part rotation feature for the editor. I actually got that in much faster than I anticipated so I took some suggestions from the forums for what to add in. So here is what is new.+ Added limited part rotation. Press 'q' and 'e' to rotate the weapons.
+ Added 'Remember Me' functionality to the login screen.
+ Added tab support to the login boxes
+ Added Light Armor part
+ Added Cannon weapon type to the parts (~25 new parts)
+ Added In Game Chat for multiplayer (activated with 'tab')
+ Added WASD support for rotating around the M.A.V. in editor (arrow keys also work)
+Added new Crosshairs
*Changed the weapon group edit key from 'w' to 'r'
* Tweaked a lot of the part stats.
I tweaked a lot of the weapon stats to try out a few things. I made sniper rifles MUCH more powerful but at the exepense of kick force. I also changed the base ammo counts and tweaked several other stats. Please let me know what you think!
As you can see there are two new part types:
This armor piece can be used to trade fire power for protection. It makes a great addition to any sniper build to help protect the low defense sniper weapons. You can also Rotate this part to protect different areas by pressing 'Shift+E'.
Cannon weapons are all about firepower. These weapons tend to trade range and fire rate for armor and sheer damage. Perfect for a mid-range build or heavy defender type MAV, a well aim shot with a group of cannons can destroy an enemy MAV.
I plan on hosting a large multiplayer game this Saturday, so be sure to sign on and join the game to play against me!