Wings of Dawn is an anime-inspired space shooter game built on the Freespace 2 Open engine. It follows the story of a girl named Dawn, who gets thrown into a galaxy spanning war of space opera proportions. Dawn must keep her wits beside her as she encounters the numerous self-serving human governments, the long-eared and arrogant Cyrvans, and the lumbering might of the Hertak and their many thralls. Fly a variety of fighters and use devastating weapons to bring down your enemies and discover the secrets that only Dawn can unlock. Wings of Dawn is an on-going story released in episodes and is completely free!

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While I make pretty frequent updates on hlp's dev blog thread, I do have a tendency to forget to make them for the moddb page. I have no excuse, really. But hey, here's a small update to try and make up for it.

Progress on WoD's development has been 'slow but steady', there's just a lot of work to be done on various front with only so little manpower. Not to mention the time and energy lost on hunting bugs. Some are subtle but affect gameplay in a pretty significant way, while others are just downright show stopping bugs. Like figuring out why the A.I. refuses to fire any kind of missile when it has a certain loadout equipped. I'm cautiously optimistic that we've managed to catch and fix all of the severe ones in the recent two months (fingers crossed), which is nice.

DD Berkut

In addition, quite a few new player flyable fighters have been added to the game, each with their own unique flair and handeling. I'm aiming for a release of episode 2 at sometime this year of our lord 2017 (most likely more towards the end of it), while episode 1 is also receiving quite a few significant updates.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the many words in this thread, which tells a story set in the WoDverse, filled with military brilliance, political intrigue and fleet on fleet action. It greatly expands on the lore and universe, which will have a direct connection with the story in the game.

Updated roughly on a weekly basis.

In the additional meantime, if you have an itch that only anime inspired space shooting can scratch, I highly recommend you check out Just Another Day which has the most innovative gameplay ever seen in the Freespace 2 engine, combined with a lighthearted atmosphere and a incredible sense of humor. Disclaimer: I am heavily biased, as I put quite some work into helping JAD out.

CSA Fleet

It'll be fun, I still swear!

Wings of Dawn - Status update #1

Wings of Dawn - Status update #1

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It's been over a year since release, so what's new?

Wings of Dawn new release

Wings of Dawn new release

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Wings of Dawn re-released! Now 78.23% more awesome and 100% more stand alone!

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Stand alone release based on the Freespace 2 engine. No Freespace 2 installation required.

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Chozh_Pahenin
Chozh_Pahenin

This mod is awesome!
The original was already good, but this is even more amazing with the improvement in both storytelling and gameplay.
Thank you so much for all the work you put into this.
I can't wait for the next episode =)

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Gamer_Of_Rock
Gamer_Of_Rock

So, like the new version and all, but I never finished the original and would like to play through it fully. By any chance do you know where I could acquire it?

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Gamer_Of_Rock
Gamer_Of_Rock

Never mind. I found the old Hard-Light thread. Fantastic mod here! And now a standalone version different enough so the two can co-exist!

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

so i just started my first run though of WoD and I'm thoroughly impressed
will be awaiting a sequel that probably will come out

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UKcharlie
UKcharlie

Dodgy looking title cover, but great looking screenshots! Will look to play this soon

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KingSpoon Creator
KingSpoon

What do you mean exactly with 'Dodgy looking title cover' ?

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance

Your title cover (download) is a little off, maybe a screenshot or something would be more appropriate

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KingSpoon Creator
KingSpoon

Define 'a little off'
Vague comments like these don't tell me a lot.

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance

It looks a bit childish...

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KingSpoon Creator
KingSpoon

Well that's just like your (uninformed) opinion man

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RogerioFM
RogerioFM

Maybe he meant that the title cover does not match the actual game screens, like it is too colorful when matched with the actual game somber tones. I guess I have to agree with him, it is to bright with contrasts with the darkeness of the screens.

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Themodtester
Themodtester

What he means to say is probably the inclusion of characters drawn in the manner most 'anime' characters are, which seems like an utmost peculiar choice for a game such as this for one particular reason, the original art style of the freespace game doesn't seem to accommodate such genres that easily, so he possibly may have been surprised by it.

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