Posts Tagged ‘unreal-tournament-3’

Weapon Of Miaows Destruction

Dexter has been weaponised
To borrow a John-ism: oh my goodness! You’re either about to hate me forever, or laugh and offer to buy me a cupcake. Whatever the hell Nyan cat is, it’s clearly a meme of terrifying scope. The original video’s been viewed 46 million times, and now it’s been snuck into Unreal 3 as a mod for the Redeemer. Just look.
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Epic Fail: Bulletstorm Flops (But Unreal Lives)

There, there Big Hair Dude. It's not your fault. Well, maybe it is a bit, for not looking like Generic Soldier Man. That's all people want now.

This kind of thing just scares the hell out of me. While Bulletstorm isn’t exactly the kind of game I’m going to put on a pedestal and hail as the one true future of electronic entertainment, it was a new franchise, a rare shooter that didn’t take itself deathly seriously, a good-looker and a game that at least attempted a few bonus ideas. It did a lot of things right, and it was clearly having a great time in the process. Yet it didn’t turn a profit for devs People Can Fly and Epic.
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Hazard: The Journey Of Life

“Philosophical First Person Single Player Exploration Puzzle Art Game,” apparently. I spotted Hazard: The Journey Of Life over on Indiegames, but I haven’t had time to get it working yet. The video (below) is definitely worth checking out though, as this minimal Unreal Tournament 3 mod has a fascinating minimalistc presentation and promises some strange-looking puzzles. (More fodder for the first-person puzzle camp.) It seems to be a work in progress as the mod only runs at 800×600 and requires some batch-file fiddling to get working, as explained in the readme. (Which also instructs you to read itself…) Anyway, worth taking a look.
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A Link To The Filepath: Airborne


I wonder if we’re on the cusp of a golden age for Unreal Tournament 3 mods, after all these years of Half-Life 2’s friendly tyranny. In the last few months we’ve had Prometheus, The Ball (which I’ll also write about later, but I had a headache on the day I downloaded it. No, it’s okay – don’t weep for me) and now there’s Airborn – all doing clever and pretty things with Epic’s solid but strangely unlovely multiplayer shootybangbang game. Is this powerful engine gearing up for its community-led day in the sun? Back to Airborn, anyway. It’s kind of like Zelda, but with less wibbling on about fairies and more airships.
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RPS reader Robbie McKnight sent us a link to his new Unreal Tournament 3 map, which can be found here. He’s taken something of an unusual angle on things as UT3 maps go: everything is built in primary colours and pre-school Platonics. I like the sun best of all. Compare and contrast, if you will, with this map. The two ends of the UT3 mapping spectrum, perhaps?

There’s a video of Robbie’s work after the hop.
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Timed Morbidity: The Haunted

Having been messing around with UT3 again in the wake of the ongoing Make Something Unreal competition, I’ve picked up a load of levels and mods, some of which I’ll probably post about here in the next few days. The one that I want to get out of the way first is the excellent third-person demon/zombie shooter, The Haunted. (It’s an Unreal Tournament 3 mod, obviously.) Now I’m betting there are few people here who will sign for a moratorium on zombie games in 2010, but until then this is a genuinely excellent piece of work. There’s a single player game, and multiplayer in which “humans” take on demons controlled by other players. The core concept for solo play is “just try and stay alive”. And that really does become tricky as the ammo runs out and the baddies pile in. It’s beautifully conceived and executed, and supernaturally bleak weather rolls in as the game unfolds, making it even more threatening. Get it here, or watch the video below for more flavour.

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Disco Tech: UT3’s Musical Deathmatch?

This is splendid, and slightly mysterious. Beneath the click is a kind of promo video for DM-Spectrum, an Unreal Tournament 3 deathmatch level by Matt Bradley. He’s created a kind of disco battlefield, which, according to his Vimeo page, he hasn’t yet distributed. It seems that players have to navigate via the disco light flags to find their enemy, but it’s not obvious how that works. I’ve dropped Mr Bradley a line and will report back with more when I know more, or get hold of the map itself. In the meantime, have a look at the intriguing video below.

This was first on Offworld, which should be the other videogame blog you read.
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