The Red Solstice Alpha!
Yeah, you might have heard that we started inviting people and the rumour is true! Now we're going to make it offical! :)
We will pick 20-50 testers until the end of February (there are currently around 20 testers already).
To have a chance to become a tester, you need to do the following!
- Like our facebook page
- Support us on Greenlight
- Join the newsletter
- Register at our forums
- Tell people about it, the more refferals you have, the better the chance you get picked (we will reward you for spreading the news and maybe even give you 2 access keys instead of one!)
- Answer the question: What do you think The Red Solstice is about? Don't copy and paste the answers from the website. This will give us information on how well we presented TRS to you, and that's the feedback we need! Send your answer by private message to TRS facebook page!
Note: At this moment, there is a high chance you WILL get picked if you do all of the above. - The question is, do you want to be among the first 50 marines that get the job done?
A couple of new images!
Just a small update, with a couple of new screens to look at.
The Red Solstice does Steam Greenlight
Hello again, our friends and loyal fans! :)
Recently we decided to try and start a campaign on Steam Greenlight, which is a community that promotes less known computer games and gives them a chance to join the large market of Steam.
If you have a Steam account or you would like to create one, you can vote for us and help us reach the stars.
Just log in, follow this link and press the blue thumbs up icon (saying 'Yes') right under the first video:
The Red Solstice on Greenlight
Mind you, by voting 'Yes' on our game does not mean you are obligated to purchase it in the future, it is just a simple voting system
Thank you all in advance,
A new batch of screenshots
Multiplayer testing is going nice and smooth. Here are a few nice screenshots from the last session
They can also be found in the screens section
Artillery, turrets and more...
A new thread was posted in the forum, describing some of the stuff we're working on, and we're interested to hear your opinions on that, maybe even suggestions.
Here's direct link to it, enjoy!! :)
In case you haven't seen this...
In case you haven't already seen these images on our Indiegogo campaign, here are some snatchers, turrets and a demolition class with some new gadgets. Oh, and a brand new zombie marine.
Oh, and a brand new zombie marine.
A new gameplay trailer!
Not a lot of text is needed for this one, enjoy the new gameplay trailer!
Support our project on Indiegogo!
We know how anxious some of you are about seeing the game as soon as possible and as great as possible. Here is a chance for you to help us achieve that.
Indiegogo is a crowd-sourced funding platform where interested supporters (that's you) pledge a desired amount to the authors with a passion (that's us) to help with the cause and in return receive various rewards for your help.
Check out The Red Solstice page on Indiegogo via this link: TRS on Indiegogo
Or check out our pitch video right here:
Whether you go for one of the higher priced prestigious and unique rewards or simply spare a minute of your time to help with one little dollar, we will be eternally grateful and hopefully on our way to improve the game that's already pretty awesome.
And don't worry, if we don't reach our goal of $10,000, each and every backer gets a full refund.
Thank you in advance!
On a slightly related note, we deeply apologize for not being able to release the game in Q1 2012 as promised :(
We had some financial problems we tried to settle but it just didn't work out as planned, so now we have to address our community to help us.
We are still working on the game actively, but we are also gathering financial resources through Indiegogo and our fans. As soon as a fairly accurate date of release is determined, you will be first to know.
Marksman! Fully equipped
Check out a fully equipped Marksman Combat Suit! The suit components you choose before the battle will have a dramatic impact on your character's visuals as well as specifications.
(press next in the image viewer to compare)
Need a great desktop background?
Well, here you are! One hi-res image featuring characters from The Red Solstice!
(click here to get the full size)
Hellfire combat suit - expended info
Singleplayer campaign video
We have uploaded some singleplayer footage, so check out a mission where you are playing as Tom Savage, the leader of the Special Forces Unit: Black Light.
Combat Suit that Tom Savage uses is Heavy Support, which specializes in usage of heavy weapons like a minigun, autocannon and vindicator.
In this mission you can save a friendly marine that will follow your orders and help you complete the mission easier.
We would also like to thank Andy Mack who did the voice acting for our game.
IndiePub contest 2012
We are proud to announce that we have subbmited The Red Solstice for the IndiePub contest! Wish us luck!
You can check out the contest here.
We have also added some new images for the assault, heavy support and recon Combat Suits so check out their pages.
Combat Suit setup screen
The Combat Suit setup screen is shaping up. The screenshot shows the part where you can select the Combat Suit (class) and see its properties, pick your components and powerups, choose your weapon and ammo type along with the secondary weapon.
The very first gameplay trailer!
Here it is, finally, the very first The Red Solstice gameplay trailer ever! Enjoy and spread the word!
The Red Solstice on TV
The Red Solstice and the Ironward was featured on a show called eHrvatska, a Croatian show about new emerging technologies. The TV version aired on November 6th, on HRT2, a Croation national TV channel.
Original (Cro) video
Check out their Youtube channel if you know the language :)
Hellfire combat suit
Check out the heavy armor of Hellfire combat suit!
Back to the roots
Before introducing The Red Solstice trailer, we would like to share the roots of Red Solstice with you, how it all began..
The Red Solstice is based on Night of the Dead:Special Ops from Warcraft II custom map. The map expanded over the years and there are now many maps, including 2(or more) in Starcraft 2.
Here are some of most popular maps :)
Special Ops From Warcraft 3 - The Red Solstice roots... What you see there, Red Solstice will offer much more :)
Starctaft II NotD Dedicated maps:
- Special Ops Remake from W3
- NotD like map for SC2, concept is similiar, but slightly changed
We're proud that the proof of concept is here, people are still creating maps based on notd, the legacy goes around for more then 8 years. People who were around know about it, and with the release of Starcraft II, the popularity of these kind of maps expands further.
Once again we would like to remind you that we are working very hard to bring you best game possible, and I hope you will love the trailer and what we have to show.
Grilled mutants and monsters!
This is the Assault combat suit using the Arclite weapon. Check out the screens section and stay tuned for some more when the Hellfire combat suit will be ready with some more flaming goodies.
Also, we have the very first gameplay trailer in the making, expect one to pop up very soon!