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Nuclear Dawn review

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7 years ago

Metroidvaniesque: Nuclear Dawn Devs Reveal Dark Matter

For all its potential for mechanical variation, the Metroidvania is an oddly static form. I mean, we get these sprawling, multi-mansion maps, yet it's always the same formula: start off essentially naked (or in Hell Yeah's case, literally naked), find item X, get past door Y, etc. There's some exploration, sure, but the good stuff's always gated by unflinching steel progress walls. InterWave, meanwhile, doesn't…

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8 years ago

Super: New Year IndieRoyale Bundle

The latest IndieRoyale bundle includes FPS/RTS hybrid Nuclear Dawn, side-scrolling platformer puzzler Max & The Magic Marker, beautiful puzzler Fractal, and also psychedelic shooter Super Crossfire, which is appearing on PC and Mac for the first time. Quite the selection! There's also a chiptune bonus for paying more than the minimum. The bundle is available for the next four-and-a-bit days. As ever on IndieRoyale, it's…

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Nuclear Dawning For Free This Weekend

The delayed Nuclear Dawn free weekend will be upon us from tomorrow! Igor from InterWave sent us this message about the FPS-RTS hybrid's exciting promotional event: "In preparation for the Free Weekend on Steam, running Thursday 15th through Monday 19th, InterWave has released their biggest update for Nuclear Dawn since its release in September. The patch brings the début of all-new features and a host…

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Nuclear Dawn Free Trial Approaches

Update: Boo. The trial has been delayed. Now the 15th to 19th of December. Nuclear Dawn's multiplayer combination of strategy and FPS harks back to Savage and Natural Selection, with one player on each team taking the role of a base-building commander while the rest run around collecting resources and shooting one another. As might be expected, it's the sort of game that needs plenty…

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Feature: Mushrooms for breakfast

Nuclear Dawn review

Frankly, to classify Nuclear Dawn without going “it’s a bit like X” would take a paragraph. Instead, I'm going to propose a simple classification system, to do away with the frankly amazing bollocks that are the arbitrary genres we impose now, in favour of a more rational, long-winded bollocks. On the basis of my revolutionary & hubristic system, Nuclear Dawn is as follows: Science-fiction*Multiplayer*((topdown*strategy)xor(first-person*shooter)) or,…

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Interwave Studios Explain Nuclear Dawn

Source-powered FPS-RTS hybrid Nuclear Dawn - which was once a mod and is now a full-blown commercial release - hits its closed beta next week, with a release scheduled for just month after that. Intrigued by the sci-fi imagery and talk of clever commander-led FPS team combat dynamics, we decided to speak to Interwave Studios's Igor Raffaele about the project. He told us about their…

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Boom: Nuclear Dawn Arrives September 2011

Nuclear Dawn, the FPS-RTS hybrid Source mod turned (maybe) commercial title, had all got a bit hazy of late. What was going on with it? We hadn't even posted about it in two years. Two years! Anyway, we've just received word that post-apocalyptic project is getting a release in September (definitely!) The game is a multiplayer mix of FPS and RTS, with folks able to…

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10 years ago

“Boundaries Between Genres Annihilated”

So claims Nuclear Dawn (a name that immediately makes me think of Nuclear Winter's theme from Freedom Force- skip to about 1m10 in), a bold, Source-engine powered RTS/FPS hybrid. It's a document of a post-nanotechnology war in Earth's near-future, and claims to be "the first game to offer a full FPS and RTS experience without crippling or diluting either side of the game." If you…

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