A unique graphic engine has been created for the game. The engine is aimed to make use of the latest achievements in 3D technology. All objects are constructed in spline technology. This means the description of an object is based on mathematical curves, not on a fixed grid. It allows the creation of rounded objects and avoids angularity, so typical for 3D games. All character animations are created based on a skeletal animation system, with character skin stretched onto the skeleton. It enables the creation of smooth animation while keeping the effect of a living object. As for textures, we make use of bump mapping and per pixel specular light mapping technologies. They allow the effect of wood roughness and reflections on metal.
Three centuries of war continue - with even more frantic combat and more desperate power struggles raging across the American continent. The Spanish sound the attack on Yucatan amidst fierce Maya and Aztec resistance. The Germans put all their efforts into finding the legendary Eldorado. The Pontiac Uprising ends in a terrifying bloodbath between the Indians and the British. And the Russians will do anything to conquer Alaska at the cost of the Haida. There is a fantastic bonus for shrewd strategists: the great new "battlefield" mode in single-player and multiplayer modes! Tactical skill alone will determine victory or defeat in single-player and multiplayer games. So, plunge into battle & check out the screens!
Kreed is a dynamic FPS with its action taking place at the graveyard of spaceships, in a mysteries area of cosmic Universe. Its hero, who is an elite warrior from a semi-religious organisation, will overcome lots of danger on his way, meet representatives of unknown to the mankind races and civilisations. Original weaponry and items of equipment, dynamic battles, lots of special effects allows a player find himself in the very centre of events, and the variety of level interior brings the colours of the fantastic world of the 3d century. Burut is now accepting applications for the Kreed beta test. People interested in testing this upcoming FPS can fill this registration form. Apply within the next two weeks, and the names of the people selected will be announced on May 1.
World War II: Frontline Command is set to capture the heroism of World War II's most significant battles. As Commander of the Allied Forces, the game will see players attempting to drive the Axis forces deep back inside their own territory. With a full range of authentic troops and equipment at their disposal, players become a master of the battlefield to ensure final victory (thanks EuroGamer). The demo features one mission set in the Netherlands where you command a US Army force to capture a village and a munitions factory held by the Germans. Read more for download links ...
Midway Games announced today that RoadKill, a mission-based, post-apocalyptic combat driving game, is scheduled to ship in fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. Read more for details, features and the first screens ...
The magic of a lost island is in your hands, courtesy of TDK Mediactive, Inc. as the company made available today the latest details on one of its newest titles, "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey." Releasing in North America this summer for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube, the action/adventure title boasts a unique blend of puzzle, RPG and exploration elements.
Game publisher and developer Playlogic International will be in attendance at the E3 game exhibition in Los Angeles with a 2000sqft booth, where it will be presenting four upcoming titles. The four games, entitled Cyclone Circus - Power Sail Racing, Xyanide, Airborne Troops, and Alpha Black Zero - Intrepid Protocol are set for global release in Q4 of 2003. The highly experienced, international employee team of the company, which was established in 2001, guarantees the games' quality and originality.
Bolstering its commitment to create diverse and innovative video game content for its hardware systems, Nintendo yesterday announced it is expanding internal development resources by establishing a new research and development facility in Tokyo. The new Tokyo facility will develop unique games for Nintendo's hardware platforms, adding to the depth and breath of Nintendo's first-party game library. Additional details about the facility, including when it will open, will be announced in the coming months.
Buka Entertainment, one of the leading publishers in Russia, is pleased to announce today its line-up for this year’s “Electronic Entertainment Expo”. The line-up will include new games which will be showcased for the first time at E3 and the titles, already demonstrated at the previous E3 show.. Find out more below!
Donning yellow trousers and mounting a shiny red engine, Monte Cristo today announced the release of Fire Chief for PC in June 2003. Offering more red-hot action than you can shake a fire axe at, Fire Chief is a tactical mission-based game which offers spectacular action in realistic settings. Players take charge of a squad of specialized fire fighters and vehicles. Under pressure, they must make the right decisions and fight against numerous fires and obstacles in order to minimise collateral damage and save lives.
KOEI Ltd. today announced that it will be bringing Dynasty Warriors 4, the latest instalment of the worldwide best-selling Tactical Action series, to the European market this June. With more than one million units sold in Japan in little less than one month of release, and with the US version due in store next week, Dynasty Warriors 4 appears poised to become an instant hit in the European market as well.
Reflecting the Electronic Entertainment Expo's (E3Expo) position as the world's leading venue for interactive entertainment products, E3Expo show management today announced that the event is on track to surpass key exhibit space and registration milestones from the prior year.
CDV Software, master of the wartime strategy genre, has announced that its 3D perspective, World War II-based, real time strategy game Blitzkrieg, will be published on May 16. Blitzkrieg will test the gamer's strategic expertise to the limit. It requires finesse, precision, a command of military tactics and sound man-management techniques. Your troops, if commanded skilfully, will gain experience and fight more effectively.
Xbox, the video game system from Microsoft, today announced the early success of its European launch of Xbox Live, the first comprehensive, online game service fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences.
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :
- Sacred (Ascaron)
- SX Superstar (Acclaim)
- Broken Sword 3 (THQ)
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- Counter-Strike Bot Mod Q&A with Valve Software's Michael Booth on HomeLAN
- NwN: Shadows of Undrentide Q&A with BioWare developers on PC.IGN
- The Hill Project Q&A with members of Gaming Side on GameSpot
- Pirates of the Burning Sea Q&A with Flying Lab's Taylor Daynes on RPGVault
- Star Wars GalaxiesQ&A with LucasArts' Haden Blackman on UGO.com
- Blitzkrieg Q&A with Nival Interactive's Martin Deppe on Fragland
- The Hobbit Q&A with Troy Skinner of Sierra on ActionTrip
Noticed on EvilAvatar that "Terminal Reality are now looking for a Lead Artist for BloodRayne II" at gamejobs.com. This is the first "official" hint that a sequel to BloodRayne will be developed. The sequel to Terminal Reality's horror-action game of 2002 will apparently be published by Activision, not the original game's Majesco.
Set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, Star Trek Elite Force II allows players to break out of the confines of ship bulkheads and spacestation corridors to explore all new locations including alien worlds and zero-g environments. New and more powerful weapons will be at the player’s disposal and branching levels offer a more varied gameplay experience. Check the official site, or read more for some screens ...
CDV's jump&run Rosso Rabbit in Trouble comes packaged a lot like Easter eggs in different colors. The free version of the game will feature a few levels for testing your rabbit-controlling skills. There will also be special Easter levels, in honor of the upcoming season, in which you will have to collect all the eggs in the level. The full version of Rosso Rabbit in Trouble will contain 17 amazing levels, and players will be able to submit their high scores to an international high score list on the website! Oh, and by the way: the levels of the game are twice as huge as those in Santa Claus in Trouble. The demo features 3 levels and one special easter level.
Even though the gaming hobby has advanced onward to first-person-shooters and sensational role-playing landscapes, gaming accomplishments on old-fashioned titles can still make an ardent player sit up and take notice. One such achievement has been recently verified: the eternally popular 1991 SNES game, "Legend of Zelda:A Link to the Past," has been finished in under 2-hours for the first time in the title's history. Read more for details ...
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