Red Alert: A Path Beyond brings the exciting storyline and epic clashes from the classic Westwood Studios game, Command & Conquer: Red Alert to realm of first person shooters, with a twist. We've remained loyal to the style and feel of the 1996 classic, while integrating content from its expansions Counterstrike and The Aftermath with a bit of updated history to add to the mix. Built off the W3d engine Westwood Studios built for classics such as Earth & Beyond and Command & Conquer: Renegade finished up in 2001, we help bring the fight to you as you play out your role as any one of a number of infantry classes participating in team-based combat that often involves land, sea, and air combined-arms clashes that just don't happen in any other game. Oh, and did we mention it is FREE?
We've got a little peek at upcoming content (the Allied Light Tank), modeled by Kane000. On top of that, some clan news and moderator adjustments. But the thing many people will be interested in is a chance to win a Red Alert 3 Beta serial key! We're hosting a Red Alert trivia contest, which begins soon, and you could be a lucky winner.
Posted by Chronojam on Aug 4th, 2008
Kane000 has put in some work on the Allies' Light Tank, which is modeled after the real-world M24 Chaffee light tank. Just like the M24, it is a small, quick vehicle armed with a 75mm cannon but not neccessarily too much armor plating. Great for recon work and taking out approaching V2 launchers while evading return fire from heavy Soviet tanks.
This is just to illustrate the new overall design for you, as it is obviously sorely lacking in specific detail right now. Earlier, we theorized various tank combinations we could try out to get the right look, including modeling out an M24 turret atop an M41 chassis and comparing various photographs and manipulations; it's always been a hot topic for debate, and a recent blog sparked even more with the initial proposal of the M24. However, the M24 in its pure form (as seen above) screams "light tank" to the producers, so that's what we're going with.
Red Alert 3's invitational beta has officially started and a good number of games have already been played, bugs reported, and issues fixed. If you missed out on a shot to get a serial (most likely from a copy of Kane's Wrath) then you're in luck. Bluehell Productions is hosting a Red Alert trivia contest, spanning all games and expansions: Red Alert, RA: Counterstrike, RA: The Aftermath, Red Alert 2, RA2: Yuri's Revenge, and of course Red Alert 3. Our staff has a couple spare RA3 Beta serials, and EA is sponsoring us with a couple more.
Every couple days, a new set of two questions will be posted on our home page at www.apathbeyond.com for all to see. If you know the answers, simply PM the user account "Contest" on our forums (www.apathbeyond.com/forum). If not, get searching! You have 24 hours to answer both questions in a single private message. Please note that in order to play along in this contest you will need to register on our forums, and you also must have a valid EA ID to participate in the RA3 Beta should you win.
The contest begins Wednesday, August 4th, very late at night (for those of you living in the USA). For the full details regarding how to play, please click here. Good luck!
We've been lucky enough to have a few active clans for our game. Recently, TheBeerinator and Glaedr were posted as moderators (well, Beerinator is already staff) in charge of handling clan business and assigning clan tags to players who belong to one of the main clans. The rosters for each clan are now available here; if you want to join one of them, check the recruitment stickies in our clan subforum.
A lot of people are interested in some of the changes we've been trying out and what will make it into the final version. A new internal version is going live to our testers soon, and here are some of the balance adjustments and feature changes that will likely make it into the next public version: