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pftq

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Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« on: October 03, 2014, 09:08:10 PM »
Any interest for the project? Haven't quite seen a game like Norse Wars since AOM/AOE3 died, and it seems like if DoTA can lead to a stand-alone game (DoTA2, LoL), it's not that far a stretch to see Norse Wars becoming one as well (if we can get a team around it).

I've been out of the game development scene too long though and don't know where all the modders/designers have gone (or if that's still a big thing in the newer games, which seem largely locked down from an editing standpoint).  Just putting this out there to see if maybe some of us have gone into game development professionally or know of anyone that might be interested in getting this together.

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 09:10:39 PM »
I'm a programmer now, not related to game dev but I would be more than willing to help

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2014, 12:07:48 AM »
Thanks Ra.  I'm asking around a lot to figure out what kind of help I can get at the moment.

Does anyone happen to have gameplay footage of NW by any chance? It would help get more developers interested as it's hard to demo the game now that ESO is dead (and since the AI doesn't really play).

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2014, 03:45:07 AM »
Added a basic video against AI for now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M96djakp36w

If anyone wants to play and record a real game, let me know.

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 04:28:34 PM »
I'm somewhat familiar with scripting/programming, though nothing near game developing  :-\

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 03:02:51 AM »
I'd be happy to help out. I've done a lot of programming and touched on game dev before :)

pftq

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 02:24:26 AM »
Awesome. Glad to hear.



Ra and I are currently looking for existing RTS packages on Unity so we

don't have to start from scratch. At the moment just trying to get a basic

functioning prototype together. Also if you have AOMT on Steam, we're also

trying to record a game with a handful of players at some point so we can

show what the game is like to newcomers.

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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 07:25:57 PM »
Some resources I'm looking at so far:
- Free AI engine: http://rivaltheory.com/rain/
- Some free RTS assets: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/100-free-fantasy-rts-assets.65211/

I figure if we can get a skeleton for the game going, we can always replace the models later with higher quality stuff.

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 12:14:38 PM »
Not sure how many of you are around, but I've spent enough of the past couple years doing UE4 stuff that I feel comfortable making a game from scratch now if there's enough interest to collaborate on a Norse Wars remake.  To do Norse Wars justice, it's going to be a lot of work, so I don't think I'd want to tackle this solo.  But I've done enough now that I can personally do most everything including the multiplayer networking.  Not something I'm planning to tackle in the immediate term, but just putting feelers out there to see what kind of interest + help I could get later in the year.

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2020, 01:28:43 PM »
I wish I would know programming but sorry I can't help in that department,but to this day I think it was the best game ever with all those wonderful players.  :) :) :)

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 09:00:39 PM »
Super keen to help out. I should note that almost all of my game-dev experience was back in 2016-2017 and was Unity based. I do mostly web-based programming (front, back, database etc) these days but I'm no stranger to software either.

Working with UE4 sounds super fun and interesting and I am keen to help out. Worst-case scenario I can make a pretty gnarly website for the new game haha :D
« Last Edit: July 28, 2020, 09:42:14 PM by MilkmanMatty »

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2020, 06:12:33 AM »
Thanks good to hear from some of you. I'll post things here as I start later in the year.  I have some things I started a few years ago when I was attempting to outsource the game, but that didn't go anywhere (hence why I'm looking at doing it myself now).

Here's some temporary stuff if you're curious.  If anyone wants to help with website/art/etc, feel free.
https://www.norsewars.com/nwx/ (screenshots are actual from test UE4 maps I did a few years ago, disregard the kickstarter, no longer relevant)

Almost forgot but I actually composed a remix of the Norse song at the beginning of the game as well:
https://www.pftq.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=302&pid=60035#top_display_media
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 06:21:43 AM by pftq »

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2020, 01:14:41 AM »
Had a bit of fun creating a new website for NorseWars:
https://norsewars.milkmanmatty.com.au/

Only after I finished it did I check and see that the current server is linux. This website is run on .Net (not .Net Core) on a tiny server on premises. Anyway let me know if you like it.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2020, 01:18:16 AM by MilkmanMatty »

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2020, 02:36:02 AM »
It has been so long, I kind of walked away from IT. Went back to uni and studying philosophy now but I’m watching this with excitement I had some of the best times with you guys on this. I’m sorry I won’t be much help on the coding

pftq

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Re: Remaking Norse Wars as Stand-alone Game?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2020, 02:44:22 AM »
Nice - it looks pretty legit.  Where did you get the images? Only thing I

might change is the header font (the thick text for Norse Wars and few

other headers) - everything else looks epic but that font looks like Clash

of Clans or something lol