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0 comments by VincentVanHoof on Aug 2nd, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Today we have a very exciting update! Actual gameplay footage from our Alpha Build, hurray!

We have put a ton of hard work into No Man's Land so far and are ecstatic to show you what we have so far.

In this video we show off a single battle between a player and the AI.

The Match lasts for about 6 minutes and shows the basic gameplay, which consists of spawning units to destroy enemy forces and building defenses to protect your own base.

We currently have in 6 units, 3 defenses, and 1 research option.

The units include, the Grunt, Riot Shield Grunt, Steam Tank, Double Barrel Steam Tank, Zeppelin, and Hydra Mech.

The defenses include, Barbed Wire, Tank Mines, and Steam Towers.

The Research Tree we have available is called Education, and increase build speed of all units and defenses.

Also in case you missed it, here is our Teaser Trailer for No Man's Land. The video gives an overview of the story and the demonstrates the atmosphere we are going for. We really want to make an intense and different type of Tower Defense / Strategy game, truly pushing the WW1 and steampunk feel.

Anyway, onto some art!


Above is another illustration of the Sturmtruppen, or Stormtrooper, the unique infantry unit for Germany. These warriors wield powerful gattling guns that will tear up enemy infantry and air units with ease.

Brewster Duo

Here we have an illustration of a pair of Brewsters, the Belgian unique infantry. These units will be sturdy and have a long range. Their Iron chest plates give them a large amount of health, but slow them down a bit.

That's it for this update!

If you liked what you saw / read, we would really appreciate it if you followed us on all that
social media jazz!

We are a 5 man team (1 Programmer, 3 Artists, 1 Musician) working on a
$0 budget, so we are proud of what we have accomplished so far!

We really think the game is fun and we love working on it. We are excited to have people play it!

Also, feel free to ask us questions, we love talking with the community.

Have an awesome day!


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ChadaFACE Jul 27 2014, 1:19pm says:

Can you NOT have everything resemble bugs and insects?

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Corrupted1 Aug 2 2014, 10:10am replied:

you don't like it then get lost

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VincentVanHoof Jul 27 2014, 1:25pm replied:

Only a couple of the concepts are insect inspired. Most units are based heavily on real life WW1 vehicles and soldiers.

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Templarfreak Jul 1 2014, 6:47pm says:

Wait, why did you change the name?...

I really liked the name Iron Star, it really fits the steampunk style...

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VincentVanHoof Jul 1 2014, 10:35pm replied:

We mainly changed the name because we felt like it didn't really describe the game. We feel Iron Star was a bit too abstract, and that No Man's Land is a strong reference to an actual WW1 term and really describes what the battlefield of the game is.

We know changing the name isn't ideal, so we apologize if you liked the Iron Star name. But we feel like it will be a positive change in the long run.

We hope you understand!

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Dutcher Jun 8 2014, 4:15am says:

i love it that you put belgium in the game :)

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VincentVanHoof Jun 8 2014, 6:54am replied:

Thank you!

Yeah, we think Belgium deserves some more love then it usually gets in games.

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VincentVanHoof Jun 3 2014, 5:06pm replied:

Hey Silver8848,

We are still working on getting a public demo out. We are working on adding more units, defenses, and research options for everyone to play with.

And Multiplayer is one of our main focuses! We definitely want people to be able to play against their friends and others online.

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Silver8848 Jun 4 2014, 12:26am replied:

Thank you for the update greatly appreciate it

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VincentVanHoof Jun 4 2014, 12:30am replied:

No problem!

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