KKnD 1 and 2 are real-time strategy games released in 1997 and 1998 respectively, that are today owned by Atari. They were known for their tongue-in-cheek humor and the difficulty of their campaigns. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the first game let the player choose between two factions: The Survivors (Humans) and the Evolved (Mutants). In KKnD 2 another faction, the Series 9 (Robots) are also playable.

The Survivors are your classic humans with riflemen and tanks, spiced up with hovercrafts.

MachineGunner AnacondaTank BarrageCraft

The Evolved have everything mutants need: Giant scorpions, armed mastodons and wasp bombers.

GiantScorpion WarMastodonWaspBomber

Lastly, the Series 9 boasts all sorts of killing machines, such as the Grim Reaper, the Radiator and the harmless seeming Michaelangelo.

GrimReaper Radiator Michaelangelo

Back in 2011 our team began to form, when we decided to dissect both KKnD games in all their available releases. From these reverse-engineering efforts we came to the idea of reimplementing the games, so they could be played on different platforms and with less compatibility issues on modern systems. After a few first prototypes we decided to move our project over to an existing engine and finally settled for OpenRA.

Our KKnD 1&2 remake is planned to feature:

  • Multiplatform support (Windows, Linux, OSX),
  • Multilanguage support,
  • Online play (server browser, ingame chat),
  • Easy modding,
  • Cut and custom content,
  • An active community,
  • Future updates and balancing,
  • Support for any resolution,
  • Open source.
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Bazooka301
Bazooka301

This looks very intresting big fan of the KKnD games keeping a eye on this good luck.

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JeagerEX
JeagerEX

Does this remake includes KKND 2 as well?

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Dzierzan Creator
Dzierzan

JeagerEX
Description clearly says that both games will be remade in OpenRA engine.

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xmtla
xmtla

I am very looking forward to this.

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fir3w0rx
fir3w0rx

KKND REMASTERED! I really hope this mod gets completed one day, and not forgotten about like a lot of mods here. One of my favorite RTS games back in the day.

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Dzierzan Creator
Dzierzan

fir3w0rx
Unlike other KKND projects, this one will be released for 100% certainty. The alpha release should be released this year, probably December.

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JeagerEX
JeagerEX

This is the second RTS game in OpenRA that is not based on Command & Conquer series since Dune 2000. Anyways, we no need to be C&C in OpenRA.

Also it is cool if there is hero units in both KKnD 1 and 2 remakes such as the following below:

KKnD 1

Survivors - Barry Kowalski (Uses General sprite)
Evolved - Daekin-Ho (Uses Chieftain sprite)

KKnD 2

Since there is no unique mission units in the game. We can use Level 5 Tech infantry units instead.

Survivors - Laser Commando
Evolved - Spirit Archer
Series 9 - Sterilizer

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This looks pretty interesting. Best of luck to you!

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