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Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:03 pm
I started a new mod project OpenHV
. It is a sci-fi themed RTS using most of its artwork from the unreleased Hard Vacuum game. The assets fall under the liberal Creative Commons Attribution license. Sounds are .wav and sprites are loaded from .png files so it uses open standards where possible, which also eases the development.
The game is still very much work in progress. No release yet.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:11 pm
Interesting, the HV graphics look a lot like Rusted Warfare, so might have been used in a game already.
What is the aim of your mod?
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:41 pm
Yes, Rusted Warfare uses the same terrain tiles. They should mention somewhere that it's from Daniel Cook.
The main goal is to have a game with Open Source assets both sound and graphics. It should also not be a bland CnC clone, but distinguish itself. Some bigger features inspired by the unreleased original are:
- supply lines for resource gatherings
- dynamic water/lava
- Starcraft like teleporters
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:11 am
That sounds and looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. I have Rusted Warfare on my phone and yes, similar clean art style.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:07 pm
We are now in a somewhat playable state:
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Love it. Definitely needs a flying carrot that shoots nuclear carrots as an epic unit!
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:56 pm
The game saw its first release
with support for https://itch.io/app
and automatic updates
and via https://github.com/OpenHV/OpenHV/releases
with regular installers
It got 4 maps by now. Still pretty low. If you make a decent one, chances are high I include it with the next release.
Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:15 pm
We crafted an update based on your feedback. If you got it from https://openhv.itch.io/openhv
via the https://itch.io/app
it should update automatically. Installers are also available on https://github.com/OpenHV/OpenHV/releases/tag/20200920
this time also with experimental macOS .dmg images.
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:38 am
Any intel what the changes include?
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:48 am
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 am
OpenHV has many tiny visual details
Latest release https://github.com/OpenHV/OpenHV/releases/tag/20210109
improves balancing and the AI bots.