Steel Storm is a top down arcade shooter with old school spirit. The game has score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action, hordes of smart enemies, destructible worlds and ground shaking explosions. The events take place in an alternative universe where you are a pilot of R.I.A.C. (Royal Interstellar Armored Corps), who controls an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but nevertheless not trivial. In the fight against separatist Union forces, you must prevail! Key features: Enjoy fast paced and streamlined gameplay 20+ hours of gameplay Engage in online warfare with up to 16 players in any of the multi-player modes Pave your way to victory with the burning remains of your enemies through 25 different campaign missions Complete Challenges and unlock First-Person camera mode Create new missions or modify existing ones using the unique real-time collaborative mission editor

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hero1900
hero1900

good progress, did you use unigine or darkplace??

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motorsep

DarkPlaces.. Unigine is .. not there yet..

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hero1900
hero1900

wow darkplaces really wonderfull engine is there really so much diffrances between unigine and it in term of quality and features??

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motorsep

Unigine requires team of coders to get a project going, it has unoptimized networking, no cel-shading (SS2 uses more advanced technique than SS1), Unigine is slower than DarkPlaces, level making is a pain with Unigine, Unigine's team refused to make Blender exporter so I had to pay to make one (money wasted), really bad customer support, no way to make DLC / mission packs as easy as with DarkPlaces, no dedicated server, no modding SDK for end-users. I can go on and on.

If some of these issues were resolved, and I had big team, I could use Unigine. However, I had dedicated C++ coder with ton of experience and full source Unigine license. His conclusion was that Unigine isn't cut out to be indie engine, and it isn't cut out to power FPS games. Not yet at least.

So while we tried to get basic FPS cam with view weapon running in Unigine, I coded what you see in the video using DarkPlaces (and I am not really a coder). I know that there are quite a few licensees for Unigine, but I have yet to see their progress. Some companies who bought into Unigine still looking for qualified personnel to get their games to run.

There are nice features I'd like to have for the project, but these are mostly cosmetic features. Ragdolls, LOD for terrain, vegetation system (kinda like SpeedTree in UDK), cloth. That's all I can remember. Rendering wise there isn't much I need. DarkPlaces is pretty good at what it does.

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The first weapon from the upcoming sequel to Steel Storm: Burning Retribution is almost done!

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