Development of this game has ceased in favor of Terminal Overload, its free and open-source spiritual successor.


Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet is a free experimental online multiplayer FPS with unique gameplay: Alternate between the pure energy "ether form" and the physical manifestation called "CAT". Capture territory and defeat enemies using a multitude of weapons, grenades, and target-seeking discs that can be deflected and steered around corners. Thanks to the territory capturing and the fact that you can only change into CAT form on friendly territory, this game is much deeper than your usual abstract shooter.

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Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet's free and open-source successor Terminal Overload is now also on IndieDB.
This means that this page won't receive updates anymore. A big thank you to all the people who took an interest in ROTC, hope to see you over at Terminal Overload's IndieDB page.

ROTC: Ethernet is dead. Terminal Overload is live.

ROTC: Ethernet is dead. Terminal Overload is live.

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It took longer than expected, but after 6 months of intense development, ROTC: Ethernet's free and open-source spiritual successor (which was successfully...

Open-source remake of ROTC: Ethernet successfully funded

Open-source remake of ROTC: Ethernet successfully funded

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The IndieGoGo campaign has reached its goal. There are still a few hours left to further pad its budget and claim perks (including swiss chocolate).

ROTC: Ethernet on IndieGoGo. 5 days left!

ROTC: Ethernet on IndieGoGo. 5 days left!

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5 days left to raise $407. It can be done if you help spread the word about the campaign!

Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet p.5.4 released

Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet p.5.4 released

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Releases of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet are now available for Linux, Windows and MacOS X. Additionaly, the crowdfunding campaign to...

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Mac OS X version of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

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ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4-win32

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Windows version of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

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Linux version of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3.app

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Mac OS X version of prototype 5.3 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3-win32

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Windows version of prototype 5.3 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

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ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3-linux

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Linux version of prototype 5.3 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

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Kyle1517
Kyle1517

Multiplayer isn't working. Whenever my friend tries to host an arena, I don't see it. Also, Global chat is the only thing that works. (oh, so does singleplayer)

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Lord_Thash
Lord_Thash

I love this so much! It defiantly needs a bigger playerbase, and im glad you are doing a campain for that very reason!

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McMattMatrix
McMattMatrix

I was very confused when I first tried this game but it is starting to grow on me now!

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sharkwouter
sharkwouter

You should put this game up on Steam Greenlight, it could be the second open source game that gets greenlit. If you manage to get the funding that is.

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iTraniT
iTraniT

You Guys should try out MTBFreeride its awesome as well pretty funny when you get the controls down.

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aniquilador99
aniquilador99

Algun jugador?

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demo-dog
demo-dog

sure why not

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oranamaxi
oranamaxi

*watches video* *clicks install*

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1mrgame3
1mrgame3

LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!! Everyone should get this. Also if you're having trouble finding people to play with, go to global chat and press the "ask for a game" button. Sometimes you won't get a response, but more often then not, someone will be willing to play with you.

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the dynamic gameplay is especially fun with more than 10 players shooting away

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ROTC: Ethernet is dead! It's spiritual successor is live: Terminal-overload.org

Aug 1 2014

Successfully funded! Thanks to everybody who helped make it happen! 38h left to increase its budget and claim perks: Igg.me

Jan 30 2014

5 days left on IndieGoGo. $407 left to raise. It can be done if you help spread the word! Go Go Go :) Igg.me

Jan 26 2014

Help resurrect Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet as proper open source project: Igg.me

Dec 7 2013

Prototype 5.3 available. Now also for Mac OS X! Ethernet.wasted.ch [ #rotc_ethernet #free #independent #experimental #FPS #game ]

Mar 30 2012

ROTC has now joined all the really cool kids at Desura.com

Feb 17 2012

Prototype 5.2 available: Ethernet.wasted.ch [ #rotc_ethernet #free #independent #experimental #FPS #game ]

Feb 14 2012

ROTC has finally joined all the other cool kids @ moddb/indiedb: Moddb.com

Dec 28 2011

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