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Posts tagged “Ironward”

The Red Solstice 2: Survivors continues Warcraft 3’s modding legacy

Alien-mashing strategy sequel The Red Solstice 2: Survivors is due out later this year, and is far along enough in production now to show off. The first Red Solstice was based directly on the Night Of The Dead mods for Warcraft 3, a tactical squad monster mash that could be described as a one-sided MOBA these days. Ironward's upcoming sequel is broadening its scope, offering…

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Feature: A Need for Alien Breed

Solstice Chronicles: MIA review

I have a fairly sketchy history of what, for want of a proper genre name, we'll call Alien Breed-like games. They're top-down or isometric shooters in which you contend with onslaughts of skittery or lumbery alien enemies, while hoovering up weapons and ammo and dashing about opening doors. They peaked, I think it's fair to say, with Frozenbyte's Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and Valve's freebie…

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Get Your Bum To Mars: The Red Solstice Released

If you played much of the fine Warcraft III mod Night of the Dead, then The Red Solstice [official site] should look mighty familiar. That's because it heavily draws inspiration from Night of the Dead, and one of Red Solstice's leads worked on a NotD variant. If not: 1) you missed out; 2) I'll explain. The Red Solstice is a top-down tactical shooty action-RPG about…

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Surviving Warcraft 3: The Red Solstice Hits Early Access

Warcraft III's mod scene is underappreciated. It brought MOBAs to the world with DotA, crystallised the modern tower defence, did a lot for wave survival modes, and had dozens of other weird multiplayer ideas and genres I'd still like to see brought back and expanded. So huzzah for The Red Solstice, a game unashamedly inspired by the old WC3 Night of the Dead mods. It's…

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Mars Defends: The Red Solstice

The Red Solstice is currently heading to the mid-point of a fairly solid Kickstarter campaign but I predict great things for the future. It's an eight player coop squad shooter based on a Warcraft mod called Night Of The Dead and one may be the only game in existence to jettison zombies rather than cramming in as many as possible like the deranged operator of…

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Mars Attracts Me: The Red Solstice

Survivalist squad shooter The Red Solstice looks pretty tasty, at least in concept. Based on a Warcraft 3 mod called Night of the Dead, it's now a monsters on Mars affair but with a distinct zombie feel. Scarce resources, buildings with dodgy lights, horrifying injuries, that sort of thing. There's an alpha doing the rounds, though the entrance requirements are a little insulting, so for…

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