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In The Trenches: Running With Rifles


Okay, look, this is a tough one for good screenshots, but nevertheless promising. It's an oddity that I am sure a few of you will be interested in. It's an early version of a game by Modulaatio Games, called Running With Rifles. You can download it on the site there. The game is a top-down, Cannon Fodder-y sort of soldier thing, but on a wide-open sandbox of a battlefield. There are two nations shooting each other and drawing up battle-lines across the map. (Hit Tab to see what's going on in terms of the territory, and also to guide yourself to the action via the onscreen info-prompts.) The battles are brief and brutal, but if you start working with the AI there's some interesting stuff going on. Just be prepared for a lot of running. I've not managed to get an online game (presumably not working yet) but it's something that could evolve interestingly in the coming months. Right now I'm imagining a sort of 2D Battlefield game, with teeming AI. Something like that.

Cover image for YouTube video

Okay, not exactly a Battlefield 3 video, but you need to get down in the trenches man. YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND, YOU WEREN'T THERE, MAN.

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