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Instant Respawn dishes out some character renders and more in-game footage for Kingdoms Collide.

Posted by stenchy on Mar 5th, 2010

Kingdoms Collide

Here’s another treat for all you Kingdoms Collide fans: an overview of the different character models and some in-game footage of the magic system in use. Since Kingdoms doesn’t work on a traditional class-based system, the team had to find a way to visually display what kind of loadout you would be playing with. Depending on the equipment and abilites you choose to enhance your character’s appearance changes to reflect those strengths, and weaknesses, to others in the game.

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This one deals with all the fire elemental spells you’ll be able to choose from. Each spell element has been made to serve a different tactical purpose; the fire group is focused mainly on increasing a player’s ability to hurt and damage (whereas the Ice spells are more useful for supporting teammates, you’ll see more of this later). Enjoy.

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Connway Mar 5 2010, 8:50pm says:

This remains to be the most amazing looking Source mod I've ever seen. Keep up the great work!

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Gman366 Mar 5 2010, 8:58pm says:


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Holysniper Mar 5 2010, 9:18pm says:

omg! that fire stuff looks epic!

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MrCowThing Mar 5 2010, 9:25pm says:

Looks really nice, the effects are amazing.

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Hellsevil22 Mar 5 2010, 9:32pm says:

dude just checked the original article. Assasin = badass mothaf***er :D

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awesomepossum Mar 5 2010, 9:55pm says:

EPIC! Fire circle ftw

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Darthlex Mar 6 2010, 2:02am replied:

My sword is bigger than yours!

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russianguy Mar 5 2010, 9:55pm says:

wow amazing

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Cryrid Mar 5 2010, 11:12pm says:

This is the first I've heard of this mod, but it looks pretty interesting!

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Nebcake Mar 5 2010, 11:57pm says:

Its almost here, I can't wait any longer

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Spooboy Mar 6 2010, 12:14am says:

That was absolutely amazing, great job guys.

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PauliuzzzLT Mar 6 2010, 12:58am says:

Hell yea

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Darthlex Mar 6 2010, 1:39am says:

As always, you guys never cease to amaze when it comes to content - The renders are incredible, I get jealous of the source engine over things like this.

These videos will serve well to hype up the upcoming release, I certainly can't wait to see the other magics - My favorite part of this movie though, has to be the few seconds of look we got on the skill selection system .. A++

Final comment: Everytime I see one of your vids, I can't help but wonder; Will you have mercy on us and create a 'wave' gamemode, where the players have to defend places from wave after wave? I would just, so much, love to see co-op like that, being a natural part of this.

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fizzysaucers Mar 6 2010, 4:53am says:

Kudos for a fantastic and ambitious game concept well imagined and realised. I hope it works out for you all - the praise you've received is deserved.

As an aside, the colour palette and design direction of the Kingdoms Collide reminds of me Rackham's Confrontation war game line. Was that an inspiration at all?

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Turj Mar 6 2010, 5:55am says:

Nice vid. I was sceptic about the melee system, but it finally looks amazing.

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Zedrion Mar 13 2010, 12:33pm replied:

the melee system is tricky at first but... its dam good fun once you start getting it down. Right-Click raises the shield. Left-Click and in a direction does different melee attacks. i think with some. they have tuts on their forums now. go check'em out ^^

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Nobodie Mar 6 2010, 6:22am says:

Awsome guys !!

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SolidFake Mar 6 2010, 6:57am says:

that looks really cool!

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ThePeanutBaron Mar 6 2010, 7:14am says:

Very well made video

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Kamikazi[Uk] Mar 6 2010, 7:37am says:

Amazing Possibly the best mod i seen yet in source.

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Zedrion Mar 13 2010, 12:21pm replied:

yeah i agree this IS THE BEST! Source mod i have gotten... ever! for its genre its just wicked!

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xxclarityxx Mar 6 2010, 7:50am says:

Looks epic, keen to try :)

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nipzor Mar 6 2010, 7:51am says:


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somonels Mar 6 2010, 8:22am says:

Would definitely try this if I had HL2.

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SgtCbb Mar 6 2010, 8:23am says:

lol please add bots or atlest tell me how to add by console

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Zedrion Mar 13 2010, 12:13pm replied:

Yes, they have Basic AI ingame. you add the AI by bringing the console down and typing "bot_add" they are working on making them better among other kewl things ^^

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medve Mar 6 2010, 9:24am says:

why not on u3 engine?

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Darthlex Mar 6 2010, 10:55am replied:

Because that wasn't nearly as open back when this started and they know their way around the HL2 engine .. People tend to forget that learning an entire new engine can take massive loads of time O_o

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iopzx Mar 6 2010, 12:01pm says:

i don't feel very comfortable with the fire magic stuffs.
they look like some kind of invisible guns.

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Murdouken Mar 6 2010, 12:55pm says:

Looks absolutely amazing. Can't wait. Just a few questions though:

1. Are the characters persistent or do you level them up every game, and then when you start a new game the character is deleted and you start again?

2. Will this be available on Desura when it is released?

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Zedrion Mar 13 2010, 12:16pm replied:

you lvl up per game and it resets after each round. i am trying to get them to atleast add lvl tracking. you may not get anything but bragging rights really. doing it like i mentioned on their site but it would give incentive to keep playing i think. BTW they are adding Achievements soon ^^

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DreamOo Mar 6 2010, 1:09pm says:

holy crap...

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Zedrion Mar 13 2010, 12:17pm replied:

Yep, i bout soiled myself when i got to play this mod. its got to be one of the top 3 mods i have ever played! i recommend this to everyone! get this mod ASAP!

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MCDT Mar 6 2010, 4:19pm says:

I smell Indie-potential.

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scubahunter Mar 6 2010, 9:09pm says:

I really like where your going with this. Sounds like the kind of game I'd buy ;)

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Zedrion Mar 13 2010, 12:20pm replied:

yeah, if this was a stand-alone game i would buy it in a heartbeat! i'd pay $50usd easily for it. this reason alone i would suggest them moving to the UDK if the source engine cant do what they want. but, they use the OB-Source engine. it allows for capes and more.

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Zedrion Mar 8 2010, 1:24am says:

Now this looks Wicked! so all i need is HL2 right?

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Zedrion Mar 12 2010, 5:22am says:

so... its that day ^^ has been for about 5 hours. wheres the DL link guys? we are waiting.

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Zedrion Mar 20 2010, 7:47pm says:

Why did the new patch that was just released today get deleted by ModDB? we NEED that patch!

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