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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!
Although a C&C3 mod known as DS'96 is discontinued it's original state - it's been revided now as indie game - Rogue Republic, expanding its storyline to include Russia and a prologue to the creation of Intermarium. That may be not big news for most of you, anyway :D
Curious thing is that thanks to ours fans we made to IOTY 2013 Top-100 - and for that I would like to thank each of you for your votes, supports, visits. Now our next and final goal - Top-10.
Your vote can be crucial not just in reaching of Top-10, but as a consequence - us making the game faster, already in 2014. Thank you guys!
With regards, Giant Lynx Studios.