Overlordess is an unusual mod pitching one team against a powerful individual. The latter's strength lies in the ability to lay traps for any unsuspecting enemy as well as to wipe out all who oppose her in direct combat. The modification is based around two stage gameplay – stage one being a trap-evasion challenge and stage two a direct confrontation with the omnipotent player.

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Last set of traps inbound, as well as a bonus with them - an all-new gameplay video!

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The epic conclusion to the Trapopedia series, while previous "installments" can be found here and here. As promised, gameplay footage at the bottom, don't miss it!

~Trapopedia~


Unstealther

Unstealther render



Cost: Medium

Although the rebels might've acquired the cloaking technology, they didn't realise that there might be also the uncloaking kind out there. And obviously there is in the form of an Unstealther, your solution to anyone stupid enough to run around with their invisibility on, thinking they might just walk by completely unnoticed by any traps nearby. Besides that, however, it also emits a low-pitch, loud sound which can either drive anyone crazy or just provide some audio cover for anything near it.

Laser


Laser render

Cost: Low-Medium

Probably one of the devices most overused in fiction, the infamous „laser”. The philosophy behind it is quite plain and needs little explanation, however there's a small twist to it - it's probably one of the best support weapons, as the Laser will target anyone within its arc of fire and concentrate its beam on them. This combined with its extraordinary range means that the best placement is behind your own lines, where it won't be targeted. The two major drawbacks, however, are: low damage per second and handicapped health, which means that once fired at, the Laser might not survive long. It's still fun while it lasts.

Paralyser


Cost: Low-Medium

The rebels are running into your flamer, but get away just in time? Somebody is rushing to help their teammate, while avoiding your mines? Time for something fresh! The Paralyser holds in place anyone who walks into its arc of fire and will keep them like that for a few seconds. And even after that they will be severely slowed down for the next few moments. Furthermore, its small size does not give away its own position easily, and thus can be used safely in conjunction with other traps. So, trap them in front of a Laser, or when there's a Pigeon living next door, or when a Devourer is chewing on their friend. Satisfying, isn't it?

Landmine

Mine revamped


Cost
: Low

This little device could easily be an anti-tank mine, but now serves a different purpose – blowing up infantry. Heavily modified, the Landmine lies in wait only to blow up if anybody gets near it, harming them and any teammates nearby. Although smarter foes might be able to avoid it, a good placed Fan might be all that you need to jeopardise any attempts at circumwalking it.

Zapper


Cost: Medium-High

Area of effect weapon, does exactly what it says on the tin. Although Zapper might do low damage per every zap, it inflicts the attacks on everyone in the area and, as a bonus, „punches” their view, thus disorienting for a second or two. Mainly a support weapon, also acts as a handy distracting device and something to have around a corner to surprise anyone who walks into its radius.

~End of part 3~


Gameplay footage



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Pawnt
Pawnt

This mod sounds brilliant!

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

"Huston, we have a problem!"

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Revendel Author
Revendel

Something I don't get? ;)

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Defur
Defur

So this is like Zombie Master , but without the zombies?

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Revendel Author
Revendel

Nope, let me quote myself: "Well, if Zombie Master had suicidal pigeons, paralysing zombies, zombies that stick to you and explode after a while, zombies that disguise themselves as other entities etc. along with a final fight, ability to spawn anything anywhere etc. then yes, it's basically ZM :)

But to be honest - it's FAR from ZM, the inspiration for the mod were the Trials maps for Synergy, but it's strayed far away from that concept."

Not sure where people get the similarities, apart from the FPS/RTS (although I cannot say Ov is an RTS mod, but what the hell) combo, but it's been used in MANY games/mods (Savage 2 springs to my mind). I do advise watching gameplay footage first, because I fail to see the resemblance. :)

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supersausagedog
supersausagedog

I'd assume it is because ZM has traps as well. In zombie master they are pre placd in the map and have to be activated, so obviously this is a clear difference, but thats where the misconception perhaps arises

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Revendel Author
Revendel

Yea, but I'd rather bring up Dungeon Keeper here. Or Evil Genius. And the Trials maps from Synergy, those were the direct inspiration for the mod, but in the end it drifted and evolved in a different direction.

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Defur
Defur

I dunno, it was just what came to mind when watching the video - the same silance, everyone running in a group watching out for traps

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Revendel Author
Revendel

Understandable, still I say it's far from ZM :P

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