Project: Warcry (Working title) is a 3D science fiction RTS game based around squad, vehicular and aerial combat with base building, resource gathering and split tech trees. Set a thousand years from now between the sinister Human and the brute Hyperion armies with plans for two additional races. Our main focus with this project is a competitive online experience.

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PROJECT: WARCRY



Since we started our site on Moddb we’ve been a bit… lazy, in terms of updating the site that is. Now we have been slaving like coal miners behind the scenes, overcoming indie hurdles, plotting and brooding over the best design elements and of course, struggling with an art direction! If you check out our image section you’ll see many looks and textures for several assets. You see, we are aiming to create a master piece; A game, not for wealth or fame, but for pure fun. We want players to have a genuine feeling of awe while entering our imagination. We want the big names to ask themselves, ‘How did an idie group accomplish what we with all our millions and dozens of employees could not?’. Sound a bit pretentious? Yes! It does and it is! Why aim yourself at what you know you’re capable of when you can shoot for the stars? True development for Warcry has only begun in the last six months, and already we’ve accomplished the following: If you check out our image section you’ll see many looks and textures for several assets. You see, we are aiming to create a master piece; A game, not for wealth or fame, but for pure fun. We want players to have a genuine feeling of awe while entering our imagination. We want the big names to ask themselves, ‘How did an idie group accomplish what we with all our millions and dozens of employees could not?’. Sound a bit pretentious? Yes! It does and it is! Why aim yourself at what you know you’re capable of when you can shoot for the stars? True development for Warcry has only begun in the last six months, and already we’ve accomplished the following:


2D Art

Hyperion

- Avian hunter: concept + blueprints
- Harbinger: concept + blueprints
-Thunder Track: concept + blueprint
- Dropships
- civilian buildings

POM

- Recon ranger: concept
- Azeral: concept
- Bishop: concept + blueprints
- Grand Cross: concept
- Engineer: concept
- Sapper: concept + blueprints
- Sector knight: concept + blueprints
- Command beacon: concept
- Ronin caste center: concept
Models

Hyperion

- Bull: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup. Promo render. Animation : walk, idle1,idle2, run, attack1, attack2, die
- Black track: 2 Meshes (main, destroyed) 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup(AO, GI, Shadows).
- Avian hunter: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Avian MKII: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Brain bucket: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Fire rain: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Firestorm turret: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Harbinger 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Hyperion HQ: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- missile tower: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Sky Shadow: Modeled, Textured 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Thunder Track: Modeled, Textured 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.- barracks : modeled
- Guardian : modeled

POM

- Refinery : 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- generator: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- antimatter cannon: 2048x2048 normal,spec,color map with Baked scene setup.
- Sector: cinematic version (to be announced)

Various

-modeling and exporting of 30 + vegetation models
-modeling and texturing of 10+ environment props.

Sound and Music
-Sound FX for most vehicles
-Sound FX for several weapons
-One theme song

Programming

Coding:

Ported game assets and code from 0.59 -> 0.8 -> 0.81
Written coding guidelines document
Written class template for Entity type class

Map Editor:
Remove NeoAxis splash screen and other branding
Hardware Performance Statistics on status bar
Start Map Editor from explorer with double click
Resource Editor:
Remove NeoAxis splash screen and other branding
Change light direction in entity type and mesh editor
Added context menu options to open files in explorer, system default app, or from a customized list of external editors
Improved NeoAxis entities:
Gun (multiple firing positions, random animations,
Bullet
Unit (added Armor property like health, random animations,
Influence (can apply multiple particles, not just one)
Many others (16 in total)
Added entities:
Units:
Ability to issues the following orders to units:
Move
Attack
Suicide
Change weapon
Stop (stops whatever they are doing and goes idle)
Halt (Clears task list, stopping character from performing tasks, but allowing it to find other)
More orders will become available as AI is developed
Support for accumulation of experience points
Support for level up upgrades
Resource mines
Factories
Refineries
Automated defense turrets
Weapons:
Support for multiple, interchangeable weapons for RTS based units
Missile launcher
Guided missile
Flamethrower
Hand grenade / timed mine
Proximity mine
Remote detonated mine
Gatling gun
Vehicles:
Support for multiple weapons
Support for issuing orders
Wheeled Vehicles:
Support for 2 or 4 wheel drive
2 wheel drive supports front or rear wheel drive
Support for 2 or 4 wheel steering
2 wheel steering support fron or rear wheel steering
Support manual or automatic transmission
Support for turbo charger
Set number of passengers
Omitted from build due to lack of AI (in progress)
Support for breakable wheel joints

Added Applications:
Automated build updater (in progress, will release with next NA release)
User authentication
Detailed update analysis
Support for manual upload/download of files to build repo
Recursive file by file data comparison
Download updated files individually or as zip archive
Support for incremental update archive management and merging
Support for side by side installation and management of builds
Support for task lists, news feeds and public announcements
Project WarCry: The Game
Added Elseware intro logo screen
Added WarCry intro logo screen
Basic working GUI implementation
Camera manipulation logic
Unit selection and order issuing logic
Game outcome logic (victory/defeat)

Resources (Working game entities):

Numerous materials
Numerous 3ds Max exports
Numerous particle systems
Numerous physics models
Numerous GUI components
General resource management and restructuring
Added Hyperion entities:
Bull
Working ragdoll physics Headquarters
Machine yard
Refinery
Gatling turret
Missile tower
Black Track
Hammer Added POM entities:
Armor Bay
Refinery
Antimatter emplacement

Game design
-95 page game document

GUI
-Hyperion abilities complete
-Hyperion upgrades complete
-POM upgrades complete

New Website
- custom advanced PHPBB forum also used as site CMS
- utilizes php, ajax, flash technology
- webdesign using 2d, 3d and video elements with 24bit png transparency support
- forum based site control with Full HTML support and advanced WYSIWYG editor
- powerful forum based task tracking
- smart member information reusal/binding to various subsystems( gallery, tasks, teaminfo)
- powerful custom Gallery module (1000+ lines of code). Includes gallery administration panel, ability to redirect forum based attachments to gallery, full FTP upload support. Images are automatically prepared for gallery and watermarked live.
- based on PHPBB, we're flexible to use any mod written for it.

Miscellaneous
-creation of special effects.
-creation of textures sets for rocks and environment.
-texturing 2 maps


And much more that is under way. How can we do this? Because everyone on the team works for Warcry. Not for me or Elseware Entertainment. Those guys going to school and work with three hours of sleep are doing so because they genuinely love what we are creating. And as I always say, when you love what you’re doing, others will love what you’re doing. We’re creating a game with a single goal- scratch that, a single mission. Build the best damn RTS on the market. Even if we complete the mission and the game is blown away by big name games or a better indie, we can hold our head high as our armies battle it out alone on our servers. We will strive to give you, the hardcore real time strategy fan and enthusiast alike, the game that has been denied you for so long. With our favorite titles selling out to graphic whores and ignoring basic fundamentals that make an RTS an RTS, it’s up to the Indie community to step in. We intend to do that and support the community with updates, bonus packs and listening to their opinions.


Man, what a rant! Sorry, I didn’t think I would even manage to finish a paragraph but there it is. Finally, I want to thank everyone that managed to read all that and to all our fans that have been waiting patiently for a real update. Thanks guys!

From everyone at Elseware Entertainment, Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out our site!

Website: Projectwarcry.com
Forum: Projectwarcry.com

• Brandon Flowers: Creative Designer, Creator of Project Warcry
• Vincent Cabanas : Technical Designer, General modeler
• Juri : Lead 3D artist
• Steve : Lead programmer
• Nathan: Level designer
• Vibhas : Concept artist
• Christian Schwager : Concept artist
• Rene : 2D artist
• Andrew : Modeler
• Roland : Sound designer
• Mathazzar : Composer
• Maestrorage : Composer




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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

some pictures going along with the text wouldn't hurt, but nice read nevertheless

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blackmodeler
blackmodeler

"to create a master piece; A game, not for wealth or fame, but for pure fun." -> those are some big words, I will closely watch this game's development and from the bottom of my heart i wish you luck in making that quote come true, for if you do, it will be the best thing to happen in a long time ^_-

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Omar007
Omar007

Agree completely with this ^^

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Very nice. This looks to be coming along nicely.

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L0K Author
L0K

Thanks, guys! I'll be uploading some videos for you sometime soon also!

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blackmodeler
blackmodeler

awesome! thats great news, thanks

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