Saturday, July 07, 2007

Remorse - a Phenomenal Game

When looking at stuff like the Ubuntu forums, full of I-love-my-Windows-games posters crying about how WINE and Cedega don't run World of Warcraft perfectly, it's very easy to glance at something and dismiss it as commercial. Fortunately, I gave this thread a second look.



Remorse demo


Remorse is the first game project by Phenomena Games, a group of enthusiasts who have created the Existence 2.0 engine which supports all kinds of fancy things (shaders, physics etc). There are some impressive screenshots and videos - the motionblur effect video is delicious.



Remorse is primarily going to be a single player game, good news in the FPS genre that is swamped with deathmatch games. Anyway, they seem to have a few people working on it and hopefully a bit of exposure might get them a few more contributors. It looks like it has lots of potential.



I mentioned Project Open a few days ago, a place to consolidate efforts to get copyright holders to release abandonware / freeware titles under an open source license. There's a fascinating thread on Hardwar by forum member andrew. It transpires that when the UK company that owned the copryrights became insolvent, the copyright passed onto The Crown - sadly not the Queen of England but the formal entity that covers the land. Anyway, it's good to see him making progress.

4 comments:

  1. After reading your post I immediately downloaded the Remorse Demo, tried it, and - WOW. Already looks great (shooting doesn't work for some reason). Pretty similar in appearance to Doom 3, but contrary to id's games, I get around 30 FPS on me olde Athlon XP, running in windowed mode :-)
    And the whole thing is GPLed, so we can not only expect a plethora of MODs, but also forks extending/improving the codebase =D

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  2. it looks similar to doom3 because it IS using doom3's assets.

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  3. Actually when I said "The Crown" I did mean the Queen of England.

    The treasury manages the queens assets, the Queen isn't directly involved in any issues.

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  4. Thanks for the info, leilei, and congrats to OA 0.7!

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