This game will be a modification of Half-Life2 Death Match set in the meatgrinder of World War 2. Gameplay will hinge around realism moreso over the "run and gun" style of many Source based games, however game-playabilty trumps "excessive realism" for this mod.
The game will incorporate many player interactive features to drive the action such as epic player-controlled-tank battles, tank escort and demolition and general "capture the flag" style gameplay, as well players will be able to call in aerial bombing runs, artillery barrages and fire local mortar rounds, with all of the effects, sounds and destroyability & visuals you would expect to see in the thick of battle in any World War II theater, all as delivered by the Source engine.
Maps will be varied, from small to medium sized objective-based maps, to larger, more open maps that favor sniping, straightforward assault and other tactics.
We will start with the German and U.S. factions, then move toward Russian, British, Italian and Japanese factions depending on the map.
Group membership is currently limited to the mod team and is invite-only. Mod administrator is uberkirsche. Other team members will be added and as the mod reaches testing stages, select friends of the mod team will have accesss to the mod and content for play-testing.
All content made for the mod by any mod member remains the property of the creator of the content. Mod members however are expected to make their creations available to the mod team for use in creating maps/etc and "first-use" of the content created by a given member is licensed to the mod/mod team for use as the mod administrators see fit and will not be posted or otherwise given out to anyone as content for any other game or mod without the expressed written consent of the mod administrator.
New Home page and forums - TBA
Current team roster;
uberkirsche: Project Lead, Lead Mapper and Modeller, Vehicle Modeller, Administrator
LeonNet: Lead Mapper, Lead Modeller, Vehicle Modeller, Weapon Modeller, Administrator
ballin852: Mapper, Modeller
rgex570: Music Composer
isaakwells: Voice Actor
Webmaster General; TBD
Coders/programmers: uberkirsche, TBD
isaakwells: Lead Voice Actor (North American English)
Lead Voice Actor (British English) - TBA
Lead Voice Actor (German/Deutsche) - TBA
Lead Voice Actor (Russian) - TBA
Lead Voice Actor (Japanese) - TBA
Lead Voice Actor (Italian) - TBA
I am fortunate enough to be making a living from 3D modelling at present - the dream !!! Sort of - it is hard work ! How it unfolds as a steady 'career' in the future is yet to be seen, however it puts me in a better position soon to dust off the mod. Unfortunately, I have lost Leon somewhere, I hope he is well, with him it seems goes all of his choice vehicle and weapon models. Pas problem, c'est la vie.
A Russian friend of mine told me once recently, "if you want to make God laugh, make a plan". So here I go, making with the comedy.
So I am about to shift gears yet again. There is a term called "Occam's Razor" which purports that the simplest solution is almost always the correct one. In that vein, I decided to decompile and recompile one of the HL2 NPC human models into an object file and the combine it with the animations of one of the rebels from HL2 with a reskin for recompile as a player character model. It is a "mod" after all so why not just modify existing content? Sounds easy, right? = D
well it isn't easy so stop that
I am however interested in finding some weapon and vehicle modellers again as well. Once I have the basic player characters coded in as teams I plan to release an early-beta with one map, for that, it would be good to change out the weapons to some WW2 weps
I will post some more info on the main page header regarding modellers, so have a look and thanks for your continued support