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.


Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Andrew said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

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