Universal ZWAR1: THE GREAT WAR OF THE DEAD: KickStarter now LIVE!

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We are going to Launch a KickStarter Campaign for ZWar1. Will you support us?

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  1. Ether Games Design

    Ether Games Design Well-Known Member

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    #1 Ether Games Design, Jun 6, 2018
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    ZWAR1: THE GREAT WAR OF THE DEAD A HYBRID FPS + TOWER DEFENCE / STRATEGY GAME - A WW1, ALT-HISTORY + LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR.

    Hi, we're Ether Games, and welcome to ZWar1: The Great War of the Dead. We hope you enjoy taking a look at our game as we approach beta.... Tell us what you think!

    BETA Testers wanted! Please sign up here. (iPhone owners only, for now, please.)

    http://etheritsolutions.com/landing.php

    When we have enough testers onboard, we will send Testflight invitations over the next few days.

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    WW1 DIESEL-PUNK SETTING + LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR
    • Featuring a diesel-punk, alternate World War 1 setting; the Great War never ended, and the horrors of trench warfare have taken a Lovecraftian turn...
    • A new war erupts in the shattered wastelands; the dead reanimate and otherworldly creatures stalk the battlefields.
    • Once former enemies unite to fight the common enemy - The Black Reverend and his generals conspire to bring forth the elder dark into the world...

    FPS ACTION

    • Take control of a machine gun and squad of soldiers, then defend your position from being overrun by an onslaught of weaponised, undead troops, war machines and hideous, interdimensional creatures, summoned by the Black Reverend and his followers.
    • Use a variety of authentic WW1 LMG and HMGs, with a myriad of upgrades, from exploding ammo, to magazine capacity, to optics and even armour and shields.

    COMMAND, CUSTOMISE & UPGRADE YOUR SQUAD

    • Upgrade your squad's weapons and equipment. Equip a variety of authentic weapons; from semi-auto rifles and SMGs, to flamethrowers, gasmasks, pistols, grenades and bayonets. Order your squad to throw grenades, use gasmasks, take cover, fix bayonets and more!

    SET TRENCH DEFENCES

    • Position barbed wire, tank traps, mines, flamethrowers, and more, to counter a huge variety of enemy types.

    MULTIPLE CAMPAIGNS & DEEP STRATEGY
    • Fight through the non-linear campaigns. Plan your strategy; capture key territories and battle your way to the enemy's HQ and destroy it.
    https://www.facebook.com/Z-War-1-The-Great-War-Of-The-Dead-1359554254093473/

    http://etheritsolutions.com/
     
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  2. boydstr

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    Looks very promising FPS are my favorite genre so I really like to play it.
     
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  3. Ether Games Design

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    We will be running a closed beta in the next few weeks, so please stay tuned....
     
  4. Ether Games Design

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    #4 Ether Games Design, Jun 10, 2018
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    ZWar1 - More general gameplay WIP...

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    The next few posts will look at some of the weapons at the player's | squad's disposal, as well as setting up trench defences to slow down the onslaught...
     
  5. ElBerryKM13

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    Would love to play this on the beta.
     
  6. Ether Games Design

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    Please stay tuned for sign up details...
     
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  7. Slowz

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    Waiting for the closed beta so ill leave a comment here to get a notification ^^
     
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  8. Ether Games Design

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    Thanks for the interest. We'll let you know.
     
  9. Ether Games Design

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    As promised - a quick look at some of the weapons you will be using in Z War 1....


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  10. Ether Games Design

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    #10 Ether Games Design, Jul 25, 2018
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    And for your Squad...

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  11. stelph

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    The ww1 graphics and atmosphere look fantastic, with some great animations in the video you shared - will this have mfi controller support? iOS could do with another good FPS shooter with controller support!
     
  12. Ether Games Design

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    Thanks Stelph! MFI support is on the list of things to do :)
     
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    #13 Ether Games Design, Aug 3, 2018
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    And now for some more cosmic horrors and other Lovecraftian foes... It's not just the renanimated and weaponised dead you have to face...

    When the inter-dimensional portals are open, and the veil between worlds is weak... All manner of nightmarish creatures will try to enter this world and wreak havoc upon it...

    Meet the Winged Horror... Circles the battlefield spitting acid, then dives in for a low level attack to carry off one of your squad or slash at them with a lethal tail strike...

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  14. Ether Games Design

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    #14 Ether Games Design, Aug 10, 2018
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    Meet the Chthonian.. a huge, slithering monstrosity... With a tough, heavily armoured shell, small arms fire just bounces off, even artillery has a tough time damaging them. Basic trench defences are simply crushed underneath their armoured bodies.

    Let them get too close, and they will target your squad, impaling them with spear-like tongues; they are then dragged into the creature's maw...

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  15. Stephan0711

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    That looks like a lot of memory that's going to be used, will iPad Air be compatible? Game looks great by the way, just hoping I'll be able to play it! :)
     
  16. Ether Games Design

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    Hi Stephan0711 - re: memory, you mean the app size? ZWAR1's footprint is currently around 450mb. The iPad Air is close to the iPhone 6 in performance, so thats currently our base spec... (subject to change :) ) So far, it runs fine on that, without much optimisation. On iPhone 7 and above, it's very nice. :)
     
  17. aconfusedkender

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    Damn this looks really nice! If you've got some space or need some help let me know.

    I have Testflight:
    [email protected]
     
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  18. Ether Games Design

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    #18 Ether Games Design, Aug 15, 2018
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    Next up are the horrific Star Vampires - creatures that lurk in the void, waiting to break through... These horrors are hard to kill, and they can teleport around the battlefield at will. Let them get too close, and they will eat your face and suck you dry. They are vulnerable to fire and UV... Sustained small arms and grenades can drive them back... Their very presence on the battlefield can drive men insane.


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  19. Ether Games Design

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    Thanks! Duly noted.
     
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