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.
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!
Today, we bring you a few short ingame videos. The first one is showcasing our free-look mechanic which will be essential in order to make sure the formation of the regiment is kept in a functional state. By pressing “alt” the player is able to freely look around while being on the move.
The second video is showcasing our rifle reload animation, this time from a third person perspective. Enjoy!
Our forests have been going through yet another asset update. Below are a few screenshots of the new look as well as an old screenshot for comparison.
The Joseph Poffenberger Farm located just north of North Woods is featured below. Here, General Hooker’s First Corps would camp for the night the day before the battle. Later, that morning, the farm would once again host Union soldiers. This time it would be the soldiers of Sedgwick’s Division seeking refuge and shelter after the “Disaster in the West Woods”.
Lastly, we’d like to give our followers an update regarding what to expect from the very first WoR test phase, named Skirmishes set to launch later this year via a game purchase at our website Warofrights.com. Skirmishes will provide players with a set of smaller battles (as the name suggests) which are confined to certain areas of our huge maps. This will provide us with the option of pushing new content and mechanics straight to the Skirmishes owners and get instant feedback as well as allow you, the players, to get your first tastes of WoR while work continues on our fully fledged Historical Battles in the background.
We will be revealing more of just what the Skirmishes will offer as well as a launch date when we get closer.
That's all for now. Until next time, have a good one!