The Red Alert, developed by the mod team of C&C Labs (makes of The Forgotten and C&C All Stars, undertakes one of the most ambitious tasks in C&C modding: to recreate and improve upon an original game. The mod, in development for Red Alert 3, is based off the original Red Alert's art and game play. Not aiming to model realism, it instead endeavors to bring the addictive heart-pounding game play of the classic to a world-class 3D engine, to bring back all of the classic units, including those from Aftermath, and to recreate the very "feel" of its art style. With The Red Alert, epic tank battles, MiG attack runs, and Cruiser strikes will be more than just fond memories — they will all be weapons in your arsenal once again! It was released on September 21, 2011 and was ranked the number one mod on Moddb.
This is going to be a small update (yes, I know the last update was small too), but I assure you, progress is being made! I'll remind you that, while this is a CnC Labs mod, it's mostly handled by me, and I've got to split my time between this mod and CnC The Forgotten (plus college and life). After no help from EA, I've finally started to get some infantry into the game. I've also started a couple prototype maps, so no more of those RA3 looking terrains in the screen shots.
With that out of the way, we have an important announcement coming up soon: We need RA3 map makers to recreate the original Red Alert skirmish maps. An announcement post will be made soon enough detailing what we need and how you can apply. So if you're interested, keep an eye out. Okay, screens now:
So there you have it. Another small little update. As you can see, things are starting to take shape. I can't make any promises about the size or timing of the next update, so you'll just have to take my word for it: This mod is not dead!
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like The Red Alert. We love games like C&C: Red Alert 3 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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