Seeking shelter underground to escape the nuclear winter they caused, the inhabitants of the Citadel have had no contact with the outside world for hundreds of years. Now as the radiation levels die down they are poised to reclaim the surface of their world. Taking the role of a new trainee Commander, you will take charge of a squad of marines sent on missions to rediscover the desolate surface of the planet. Fighting against the bands of savages that now call the ruins of civilization their home, you will become embroiled in epic conflict taking place both on and off the battlefield, for the world has changes since the war, and nothing is quite as it seems…
Squad Commander is an RTS total conversion for the unreal engine. Featuring intense squad based action, spanning six story driven levels. Made over the past three years while I was doing my Masters in Creative Games, Squad Commander grew from its very different turn based concept, (think X-Com) to the real-time action game that it is today. Along the way encountering all the problems associated with game development. Giving me many a sleepless night, as builds wouldn’t work and testers found game breaking bugs, and also the joy of watching it all slowly come together. But with the first full build is now online and ready to play, and all that left for me to do is say a big thank you to everyone who’s helped me over the course of its development.
The Squad Commander Trailer
First off Richard Boon, thanks for all the help you've given me over the past three years, without which itwould have all turned out very different. From testing the game each week, to going over gameplay mechanics and of course going to the pub to 'discuss' the game (not to drink, oh no). Next, thanks to all the students from the Computer and Videogames Design course at Saford Uni, for testing my game, finding bugs and giving me lots of feedback. Finally thanks to everyone else who's played a part in the development this game, for giving me the help and support I needed to follow this path. As for me, I'm going to get some rest, before starting my next project 'Hexytrench' as an indy developer.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Philip Muwanga's Squad Commander. We love games like Unreal Tournament 2004 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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