War of Rights is a multiplayer game set during the perilous days of the American Civil War, in the Maryland Campaign of September, 1862. Campfire Games is devoted to presenting the gruesome and glorious elements of the period, while maintaining the highest level of historical accuracy and realism as is possible with the wonders of Cryengine 3. 

Players in the game will be able to play on multiple battlefields of the campaign, from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where the Siege of Harper's Ferry took place, to the ridgelines of South Mountain, and to the meandering waters of Antietam Creek at the Battle of Antietam. Additionally, players will also be able to choose from a list of regiments that fought in each battle as well as what rank to fight as, whether they want to slog it out as a lowly private, or if you want to orchestrate the carnage and mayhem as a major general.

Uniforms and bodily features will all be customizable for other players to see as you march and fight in the lines of battle according to the tactics of the period. As a General, you will operate in your headquarters equiped with a map of the battlefield and constantly receiving reports of friendly and enemy positions. Send out new orders to the regiments to move forward, or fall back - all in real time. The orders will move down the chain of command, to the Colonels, Majors, down to the Captains in charge of the individual regiments, all of whom have the option to follow the orders of their trusted commander, or rebel against his wishes and fight as you see fit. 

Each map contains a period reconstruction of the buildings, farms, forests, roads, rocks, and Fancy Flowers that existed so players can fight through the streets of Harper's Ferry, in the wooded heights of Fox's Gap at South Mountain, or in the wheatfields and Bloody Lanes of Antietam. Players can feel the whiz of deadly shot and shell fly by their bodies, or hit their comrades or themselves as they scream in a bloody hail from their wounds. Limbs will fly and blood will be spilt once again as Campfire Games brings the fighting of the Civil War right to the player's computer screen!

Will you heed the Union call against the traitors? Or will you fight to defend your family and livelyhood with the Confederacy? You decide!

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9 comments by [WoR]TrustyJam on Jul 4th, 2014

Hello and welcome to our twelfth field report!

WoR's third map: Harper's Ferry

Ladies and gents! I'm very glad to be able to bring you the latest news from the frontline that is the development of War of Rights. It's been a while since the last field report - several months in fact. A lot of work behind the scenes have been happening between field report 11 and now. In late may, Crytek released the eaas version of CRYENGINE on steam which we have been spending some time getting to know the features of, the main new feature being the inclusion of PBR - physically based rendering.

Another item that's been taking quite a lot of our time is the creation of WoR's third map: Harper's Ferry. Heightmaps are being used along with tons of reference photos and town layout maps in order to assure the authenticity and attention to detail are being pushed to the limit. If you want to learn more about the siege of Harper's Ferry, I suggest you look up our historical advisor, George's great writeup of the events that took place located here: Warofrights.com 

The level is still in an early phase but we wanted to give you a first glimphse of the progress being made to bring this important location to life in our virtual world:

Baltimore & Ohio Bridge

Shenandoah Street

Colt Army 1860

Stuart has finished up the famous Colt Army 1860 model. Here is an ingame render showcasing it:

Union enlisted frock coat wearer

I'm pleased to show the next character in our lineup created by Pat; the union enlisted wearing a frock coat:

New 2D art

Gilbert, our 2D artist have been working on creating a Burnside Bridge artpiece for us. Enjoy!

Gilbert has also recently revamped our aging logo - we hope you like the new one:

War of Rights Theme 1

Our sound engineers and composers, White Noise Wave have created this first track for us. We wanted to strike a serious note and we feel like they pulled that off brilliantly - take a listen for yourselves:

An update on the servercode

Steve, our programmer has been hard at work writing our servercode the past several months. Here's a short description of issues fixed and predictions for the capability of the server at this early state:

Fixed many issues like memory leaks, server crashes.
Added features like:

  • Encrypted 2-way authentication, which secures the user data, as well as making sure the packets are completely encrypted when sent from the client to the server and server to client.
  • Threaded-server to gain a lot of performance and stability to be able to support around 200 players at this early state.

We're now at a stage where the first internal tests can begin. Once the server is stable enough for us to allow more people to join in, we'll be sure to tell you about it.

That's all for now. Until next time, have a good one!

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BobtheAlmighty 7hours 43mins ago says:

will there be units from each confederate state?if not which states?im simply curious.if you guys don't know yet that's fine.it would just be cool to be able to select to fight in a unit from your own state.

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harel11 20hours 53mins ago says:

When does this come out it sounds great and I cant wait for it?

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dan235677 Jul 19 2014, 1:00am says:

I know this is a stupid Q. but is this a game or a mod for a game, I just stumbled upon it and I don't know anything about it.

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[WoR]Hinkel Jul 19 2014, 3:40am replied:

Its a standalone game, using the CryEngine 3.
You could also just read the description (summary) above? There your answer would already be answered ;)

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Hunter-Byrd Jul 18 2014, 6:23pm says:

I am absolutely loving the historical accuracy!! As a Civil War Re-enactor myself I absolutely love historical accuracy and I'm glad to see that is exactly what I'm going to get with this game!

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komancero Jul 7 2014, 10:58am says:

looks just amazing,,release date?

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[WoR]TrustyJam Jul 9 2014, 11:15am replied:

No release date yet. :)

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Brainlaag Jul 5 2014, 8:18am says:

This is slowly turning into digital porn. Keep up the amazing work, can't wait!

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niklasljunggren-msn Jun 30 2014, 12:43pm says:

Hi my name is Niklas, I'm VERY interested in the American Civil War and is incredibly excited to play this, it will be no multiplayer demo?
and when will it be released,

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ceriux Apr 25 2014, 10:01am says:

i have to say guys, your work looks amazing.

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