We interrup this for a very Special broadcast.
Le DS'96 Est Mort, Vive Le Rogue Republic!
The project DS'96 will no longer be like you remember it. The pursuit for more possibilities has pushed us to make a real game, not a mod anymore. The concept will be changed in many aspects and this whole stuff will be much bigger than you expected. So take one last breath of expectation and wait our new update which will lead you from this profile to our new one ;)
All the information below will remain as before for history & memory. Though, it's no longer 100% valid.
In the alternative timeline, where the Cold War ended with the triumph of the Nationalists. One last battle has be fought.
In the alternative timeline European Union was created in 1995 as a political, economical and military close alliance of the victorious in Western Europe nationalist regimes. Of those the most mighty became the newly reunited Germany. It came not a long time before the EU replaced the now-vanished NATO and organized an army of its own - the most technologically-advanced and organized as the continent has ever seen. However even the most sophisticated weaponry may not safe the "White Europe" from overwhelming enemies and resources shortage, when even today the industry stagnates simply because it hasn't enough oil and gas.
Intermarum (Slav languages - Междуморье, Междумор'є, Międzymorze)
The successor to both Warsaw pact and Yugoslavia, Intermarum's shape was finally finished when Kovalenko's tank army stormed Bucharest and ensued that the Eastern Europe shall not fall neither to the EU neither to the facing problems Russia. Intermarum is well-known for it's dirty industry, militarization of society and a war with Norway, which it has won, resulting in the protectorate of North Saamiland - the last portion of Europe where gas and oil are still found. The vital fuel for Eastern Europe's war machine.
In the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union a new virulent Empire arises, seeking to comment Pan-Turkism not only with words but with fire. Their goal - half of Russia and Europe, the wealths of Central Asia, their weaponry ranges from motor bikes to former Soviet aircraft carriers stationed in Crimea. It will include weather control stations - if the resisting Nazarbayev's Kazakhstan will fall.
Russian Resistance (sub-faction)
"The Age of Problems" - so became known in Russia years between the fall of Soviet Union till Dark Summer of 96. After the ban of the communist party, the was usurped by the European Union-backed leader Boris Yeltsin. However, his reign wasn't firm enough. To strengthen his grasp, he united his government with national-democrat leader Shiropayed to form the "New Russia" party. After a short time "New Russia" became increasingly unpopular because of growing social, economic and military turmoil. Moreover - Shiropayev declared his goal to "free the century-long oppressed people and to disintegrate this prison of peoples", what actually meant the end of Russia and its transformation to dozens of small independent states loyal to EU.
Not everyone was going to carelessly spectate. The army units in Russian Far East, near the White Sea and the former troops from Afghanistan mutinied and declared that "New Russia" party is illegal and serving foreign goals. Will Yeltsin succeed or will he be brought down by the patriots' rebellion? The EU decides to interfere first...
People's Self-Defense (sub-faction)
The chaos of power in Central Europe during the conflict led to arising of different sporadic militant groups fighting against everybody other and themselves. These are rebels, local separatists, terrorists and other marginal forces that have captured military hardware.
In skirmish game they will act as a neutral enemy placed on the map. Without driving the militants off, you won't be able to secure the majority of resources on the map.
Note: as opposed to Warcraft 3, in DS'96 the neutrals will act not only as passive, but as active enemy as well!
If you like this mod - track it!
If you like this mod and able at something - send a message to us. The project at the moment is in it's child's stage, all guys: skinners, 3D-modelers, artists, coders and so on are welcome!
Dear (remaining?) DS'96 fans. Many of you actually know already what I'm going to say here: the project has overgrown its pants as a C&C3 mod, with all the engine's limitations and copyrights protections. When I first started initially this mod it was a small project about Ukraine, Russia and Turkey battling in the Black Sea, with each side having 4-6 vehicles + infantry and aircraft. It all changed when both my co-partners left the idea.
Despite now having having 2 hands instead of 6, I not only didn't abandon the project - I wanted it to become something bigger, a universe of its own, a true C&C 2.0. So I grabbed a map of Europe and a pencil... and so the DS'96 universe was born, about an alternate 90's when EU, the nascent Federation of Intermarium and Turkey confront in controlling the remaining pieces of Europe and Russia.
Also the project enjoyed much (as for a C&C3 mod :P) attention and me gaining spare hands, nevertheless it fell into oblivion with me attending the uni and us (it was already us) disliking the C&C3 limitations.
For about a year DS'96 was like a sleeping yogi - nobody could tell if it's still dead or alive. We tried lot of other engines, concepts, universes, idea, just to realize after a year that nothing could be better than a bit revised DS'96 universe.
So I hope you'll have fun watching the Dark Summer'96 reincarnation, now a true game of its own :P
Bigger, longer and uncut! No compromises, no prisoners!
Rogue Republic will be an RTS of its own, now featuring 4 individualized sides - EU, Intermairum, Great Turan and now Russia as well, plus naval mode, ability to customize your army, kill pigs, destroy annoying daisies and and.... Just follow the game's profile and track it :D
As for this profile - it will remain intact if one day we will want to release a demo-version on C&C3 base, old school mini-version or just for historic interest and curious guys lurking all around.
See ya in Rogue Republic!