Vietnam Glory Obscured is a total conversion for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour that simulates jungle warfare during the Vietnam War with unique gameplay elements such as village occupation and reputation, jungle combat and modular construction.

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Development and release details, Activision shuts down studios, and Canada the Great White North.

Posted by ScreamingCricket on Mar 12th, 2011

Mod of the Year 2010 - Top 100 

Mod of the Year Awards

This is a bit belated, but thanks to all of your votes, we made the Mod Database Top 100 in their Mod of the Year awards for 2010! We couldn't have done this without your support and belief in our project!
We hope to repay your dedication and loyalty with a polished and enjoyable game!

But We In It Shall Be Remembered
I'm sure most, if not all of you, are wondering why the mod has not been released yet. We had said, barring anything life throws our way, that we would try and release the mod end of December / early January. Obviously these dates have come and gone with no mod release.Anyone that follows the game industry news knows by now that Activision has closed several of its studios and laid off people from a few that have remained opened.


Unfortunately, Bizarre Creations (Project Gothem Racing, Geometry Wars and Blur) was shut down, located in Liverpool, UK. This left AntiSocialKindaGuy, our main programmer, without employment. Thankfully he has found another job in the games industry, but is now in the process of moving to Toronto, Canada. As you can imagine, moving across a good part of the world takes some time.
Until AntiSocial is completely moved to the great white north and figures out how to drink milk in a bag, we won't be able to compile the mod into a release package. We wish him the best and safe move "across the pond." We will keep you all posted on when we think the mod will have a release, but right now it's looking like it would be around May.You can thank Activision for the delay in our release of our mod. Please direct all letters of complaint and phone calls of verbal abuse to their corporate headquarters instead of us!

   

The State of Things 

The Mod is complete. Yes, it's hard to believe, but the end is here. As mentioned above, with AntiSocial moving to Canada, this has pushed back our release window. So in the meantime we will be working on a few extras and goodies while we wait for AntiSocial to complete his move. We have a few things in the pipeline, some of these extras are already complete. Some we will even share over the coming weeks to hold everyone over. Believe us when we say we can't wait to share this game we've been working on for so long with everyone!Aside from an even more polished game play experience, some of the things you can look forward to are:

  • A more improved Mod Launcher that updates faster with better and clearer update progress
  • A series of Tutorial Videos explaining the some of the new and exciting game play features
  • A custom Intro Movie when you start up the game
  • One of the developers traveled to Vietnam, taking pictures and documenting his journey
  • Adding some more easter eggs 
  • A new game play type "King of the Hill" 

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Soof49
Soof49 Mar 12 2011, 10:27pm says:

I've been tracking this mod for months, possibly even years now. Cannot wait!

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BananaPancake-Chan
BananaPancake-Chan Mar 12 2011, 11:21pm says: Online

WHAT? ALL PACKAGES ARE COMPLETE!?

BOTH HYDRA AND MEDUSA ARE COMPLETE!? WHAT 9000!!!?

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ScreamingCricket
ScreamingCricket Mar 14 2011, 2:21am replied:

This is the Hydra Release, which effectively completes both major sides. The Medusa Release would have had sub factions for USA and NVA, adding to whats already there. But we'll see what the interest is like once Hydra is released before we decide to continue or not.

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DEathgod65
DEathgod65 Mar 13 2011, 3:19am says:

DAMMIT ACTIVISION!!!

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG Mar 13 2011, 4:01am says:

Activision ruined everything. Sad, but true.

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GhOsT11
GhOsT11 Mar 15 2011, 10:16am replied:

yup Activision is GA****Y

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Superjeno
Superjeno Mar 13 2011, 6:24am says:

yes, blaim Activision!!! great to hear everything is done, does that include the NVA voices?

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ScreamingCricket
ScreamingCricket Mar 14 2011, 2:24am replied:

Most of the NVA voices are finished and in and they sound great! We have a couple more lines left that we are waiting on from another voice actor we found so we can get some variety in voices for the NVA.

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings Mar 13 2011, 7:00am says:

ACTIVISION F**K YOU!!! AND OBVIOUSLY ALL YOUR ****** GAMES!!!

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mgs2
mgs2 Mar 13 2011, 11:46am says:

why do bad things happen to good people?

+4 votes     reply to comment
ShogunAssassin50
ShogunAssassin50 Mar 14 2011, 12:52pm replied:

because its ALL about money! the reason Activision "divorced" Infinityward and "married" Treyarch was because Treyarch most likely accepted a lower "pay check" for ALMOST the same gaming quality (not as good as Infinityward I'll tell ya). Pretty much, Activision is no better than than Microseft, both companies have billions of dollars but still do decisions that could have been made by a moron just for an extra buck.

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Darth-Furere
Darth-Furere Mar 25 2011, 8:34pm says:

cant wait for hydra ive watching this mod for over a year now and im so ******* excited!!!!!

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