Chapter One: Overlord

Traction Wars is a Free to Play, standalone WWII Realism Game utilising the CRYENGINE. It will offer a gaming experience that highlights realistic and historically accurate environments leading you through the battlefields of WWII. The first release "Overlord", will feature the early stages of the Normandy Campaign between the British and German Armies. From the infamous D-Day invasions through to the capture of Caen in the Summer of 1944, players will take part in some of the most fierce and bloody battles in history. Traction Wars will be released in a series of chapters, each expanding upon the previous. Chapter One: OVERLORD, is currently in development.

The following features will be included in the first release:

  • Two Nations (Britain and Germany)
  • Teamwork Orientated Gameplay
  • 20+ beautifully authentic WWII weapons
  • Squad & Command System
  • Balanced & Historically Accurate Class System
  • Historically accurate and detailed maps
  • Custom Interfaces and HUD
  • Original Soundtrack

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5 comments by [TWDEV]_General_Naga on Feb 17th, 2014

Continuing on from the success of first & second in the new series of Community Questions we have picked some more questions from the community.

Will both side fighting be players. And no AI.? (Viking)

Both teams are made up of real players. We have no plans for a Co-op mode or singleplayer campaign but we may bring limited AI into the game to make some events more realistic and less prescriptive.

What effect will suppression have on the player? (Duke)

Players will experience a variety of effects when projectiles pass close-by or explosions detonate in the vicinity. A player's vision will become blurred, their reload time extended and their aim made more difficult. Getting the exact combination right is a difficult balance and will enviably be adjusted as testing goes on.

Will the game have bullet penetration (Duke)

Yes. Different materials throughout the whole environment have realistic penetration so for example a wooden fence will only be effect as visual cover and won't provide protection from projectiles.

Will you be using the slide feature we usually see with CryEngine 3 FPS games? (ShakeNbake)

No. You won't see soldier power-sliding around the map firing their weapons. Whilst arguably realistic it encourages exactly the opposite type of behavior that we are trying to encourage whilst providing only minimal benefit to the realism of the game.

Why are you making a game for free?

Not everything boils down to money. Some team members are here to gain valuable experience before entering the industry whilst others have their own unrelated professions and are here just for the love of working on the project. I suspect if you asked most the developers they’d say we’re a family who all share the same passion for the game.

Why is it taking so long?

We don't have the advantage of a large budget nor can we work on the game during working hours as we all do this in our free time. We're making great progress but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait a bit longer before you can join us and play the game.

Will sounds vary depending on the circumstance e.g. inside and outside? (sherman229)

Yes. Some of our videos don't show it but the sound effects do vary depending on the environment the player is in.

What type of maps will OVERLORD feature?

Overlord will feature a variety of maps all focused around tactical infantry combat rather than open world combined operations. As OVERLORD doesn't include tanks or many vehicles the maps are naturally smaller and more compact than you will find in future chapters.

How can I get involved?

We aren't current signing up testers but you can join our community forum to make suggestions and participate in discuss with the developers or if you have skills related to game development you can find out more here.

I have a question I want to ask!

We're always enjoy reading your questions. In particular we watch this thread for new questions to feature.

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Interested in joining the team?
The team is currently looking for 3D Artists and Particle artists who have experience in CRYENGINE3. If you have the experience and are interested in being part of our friendly and professional team then please head over to our recruitment page for further details.

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-SRB-Knez Aug 17 2013, 6:38am says:

Good work,realy great game

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Chyro Aug 16 2013, 10:59pm says:

Really liking how realistic the shooting is.

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Guest Aug 11 2013, 2:32am says:

So basically, these chapters are different parts of the mod right? Like Chapter one is British vs German, then Chapter 2 could be like Soviets vs Germans and players can switch between the 2 parts to experience different scenarios online?

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SirApple Aug 13 2013, 10:48pm replied:

Yes, essentially thats how it works. Although it's worth saying, Chapter One (overlord) will be built upon in multiple, smaller releases, after the initial first release :)

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cordenand Aug 10 2013, 6:09am says:

you guys are doing great keep it up!

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SwearLoad Aug 7 2013, 7:56am says:

Good you used some nodes and rig cool

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Gangsta-Piggy Aug 6 2013, 4:23am says:

I was playing RnL the other day and a couple guys were saying that Traction Wars was gonna get released by the end of September?

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SirApple Aug 6 2013, 5:11am replied:

No, we have no set date, not sure where they got that from ;)

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Freelancer134 Jul 26 2013, 6:42am says:

Great game can't wait

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KleanupGuy Jul 22 2013, 1:54pm says:

this looks very intresting, tracking!

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