Long ago, when the word 'Hiigara' rang only as a hollow dream, the kiith of Kharak never imagined they would walk the Path to Victory. But, when they reclaimed their Homeworld and proclaimed themselves 'Hiigaran', they believed they had reached their goal. How wrong they were. 150 years after Hiigaran landfall, conflict rages across the Galaxy... Path to Victory is a multiplayer and skirmish mod for Homeworld 2 that adds new units to both Vaygr and Hiigaran Races as well as enabling the Keepers, Raiders and Kadeshi as playable races.
Announcing the final Path to Victory release Alpha 7.1 and saying our good-byes.
Posted by mololu on Jun 7th, 2012
Warriors of the Vaygr war fleets flock to battle in the thousands, rivaled only by the fanatical millions of the Kadeshi Swarm. Ancient Keeper AIs, dormant for centuries, return to life and make battle with the slithery beings which call themselves pirates - and any other foolish enough to stand in their way. Amidst the tumult, the proud men and women of the Hiigaran Empire stand strong against all.
What they do not speak of are those lost. Countless hulls ruptured, millions sucked into the dead of space. To the bomber pilot it is the flash of a mass driver, burning death he sees too late to evade. To the frigate captain it is the panicked cry of his sensors operator: "Torpedo inbound! Brace for impact!" And aboard the battle cruiser, all know the end has come when the damage report systems announce ruptures in all fusion chambers.
But what form the end comes in does not matter. Death is absolute. One might only pay the respect the fallen are due. Honor their sacrifice in pursuit of the ultimate goal, for there is always a price to pay for Victory.
With Alpha 7.1 released, Path to Victory comes to an official end. We hope you'll remember this mod as fondly as those thousands of digital souls that died in your epic space battles. On second thought, we hope you'll have fonder memories. Everyone knows you don't care how many little digital souls you commit to death. The more the merrier, eh?
Here's the link to the Download page
And, while we're remembering fond things...
- Turanic Raider Destroyer, which rests in peace along with many of our other concepts
- The Snailship, which looked so good it had to be cut
- The Kadeshi Drone, which never made it out of concept phase
-The Holy Kadeshi Mothership which was just to big to work ingame
- The Nabaal Factory... wait, we actually made concept art which ended up ingame? Oh, yeah. That would be this one.
Path to Victory was a fun time for all of us but, eventually, we come to...