Archive for 2010
The Official Steam Game group for Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad is now live. You can find it here: ROHOS Official Game Group.
Please join the group, get your friends to join the group, get your friends’ friends to join the group, and on and on. We’ll be blogging there fairly regular about the progress of the game, giving you background information on the development, and generally posting information you won’t find anywhere else. As a matter of fact, there should be a screenshot on there right now we haven’t posted anywhere else!
Tripwire Interactive are pleased to announce the development of the Rising Storm expansion for Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad. Rising Storm will cover the famous island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945 as the US Army and Marine Corps fight it out with the Imperial Japanese Army and Special Naval Landing Forces. Featuring some of the most brutal fighting in the Pacific theater, players will be able to experience beach assaults, jungle fighting, close quarters cave fighting and more across Corregidor, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and many other historic locations. The player will be able to take the part of either side – American or Japanese – playing through the Campaign Mode alone or with friends, or battle it out online in full player versus player multi-player.
Rising Storm will be created in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a mod team and a professional game development studio. The Rising Storm team will be made up of the best developers from the Red Orchestra modding community and the mod community at large. This “All-Star” mod team will be will be sponsored by Tripwire Interactive, with the potential to earn real money for their work. “We’re very excited about this new concept in game development,” said John Gibson, President of Tripwire Interactive. “We’ve always been impressed with the quality of work coming out of the mod teams for our games. We decided that we wanted to try this experiment where we would work closely with a mod team, give them early access to the development tools, and give them an opportunity to make some real money from their work. As the lines between developers and modders blur, we feel this type of synergy could be a great thing for the games industry.”
The Rising Storm team is recruiting now for more developers, preferably with suitable skills in UE3. For more information on the opportunity for developers, visit the website at: http://www.risingstormgame.com. You can be part of the team that brings Red Orchestra’s tactical FPS gameplay to the Pacific – AND earn some money while doing it.
Rising Storm – Coming 2011!
The Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset has been the single most important source of reference for the Tripwire team over the years we have been creating tank models for our games. Following on from the dramatic rebuild of the museum over the last 2-3 years, the Tank Museum are also working on bringing a virtual museum online, via their website (http://www.tankmuseum.org). This will eventually feature all of the vehicles now on show in the new hall and will allow visitors to the website (and the museum) to view the vehicles from every angle, including some of the interiors.
To do this, of course, they need the models. We can provide them with a good start from the models from Ostfront. We are looking to the RO mod teams, the community and to modelers in general to fill the gaps. The original Ostfront models are obviously a great start, but they will be looking to use much higher poly counts as they develop the virtual museum - these don’t have to be drivable in a game!
So, if anyone has suitable models they are willing to donate to the museum, it would be greatly appreciated. If some of them don’t exist, we hope that some of you would like to create them! The Tank Museum will provide all the reference material you might need, from the actual vehicles themselves, as well as from plans in the museum’s archives. In return for donating models, the museum can obviously credit the relevant modelers and is offering free entrance to the museum for you as a little thank you. The museum is a registered charity in the UK, which may even allow some of you to claim any donations as deductions off your local tax authorities, which never hurts!
If everyone interested would like to register that interest and discuss, please head for our forums (CLICK HERE) and we can get organized! The full list of required vehicle models (CLICK HERE), formats and everything else will be made available as we go, including updates as to which ones are done and which are still needed.
Gaming Bolt have recognized Tripwire in the top 3 of the list in their list of “Modders who changed PC gaming“, in an article published March 20th, 2010. Our thanks to Gaming Bolt. Its nice to know that our humble origins and the mod-to-retail story hasn’t been forgotten! Click HERE to see the article.
Voodoo Extreme have just posted a new article on Heroes of Stalingrad, over on the Voodoo Extreme website. We sat down with Peter Eykemans at GDC 2010 last week and discussed a whole bunch of Heroes stuff with him. In the article, he is able to spill some new beans for you all to read about! On top of that, a nice bunch of high resolution screenshots, revealing one of the new levels. Head over there and take a look.