Take part in a persistent war across the surface of Europa, fighting against other rebel factions and the Earth Defense Force. Join with your friends to create your own faction, capture territories through hard fought battles, spend resources to get new parts for your MAV and upgrade the defenses of your territories, and possibly deploy...
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Release Date: May 1, 2014
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September 25

M.A.V. Podcast Ep. 4

Link to OP: http://mav.bombdogstudios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1714

We have another Podcast coming up, but we're going to need everyone's help for this one.

This podcast will be hosted on October 19th at 8:30 PM EST (5:30 PM PST).

Host Location: http://www.twitch.tv/mav_podcast

The layout of the podcast will be new as well. Instead of compiling a super huge list of discussion topics, we'll be splitting the layout into a part game discussion as we've normally done, and then a Ask Me Anything for the Developer and those on the show. This is your chance to learn any odd end question, business ideals, development future, and secret plans to create Skynet and take over the world.

We'll also be working in a system to have giftcode giveaways to those watching the stream and asking questions during the AmA section.

Now here's the part where we need everyone's help. We want to have a large turnout for this, and create a large amount of hype for the up and coming Social Update. This update will be heavily focused on refining all aspects of Multiplayer, a long awaited doing.

We already have managed a similar feat with the Kickstarter and Steam when it comes to spreading the word, but this would be a good refreshment for the news sources who covered M.A.V. previously and even allow for some of their questions to be answered about the game during the live stream. Let's make some noise for this.

Lastly, we are starting our discussion list for the podcast. Linked below is the list. If you see something not on the list that you want to be discussed, make a post here suggesting it. The same goes for if you will not be able to make the podcast and you have a question.


As the podcast becomes closer, information will be updated if need be. Let's make this happen.

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September 18

State of the Game #138:Team AI

Click on the link for the full post with a picture.


Welcome to the State of the Game! New this week, AI no longer use the 'default' green colors. You can now tell who is actually on your team! Exciting stuff!

So I created a system that will assign each team a set of team colors, which can be a solid color or a camo pattern and colors. When AI spawn in, they will use the team colors. This will not affect human players, so you will still need to make sure you know who is on your team when you spawn. This change does affect the AI in arena mode, so it will be a festival of colors [and much easier to track down and revenge kill AI].

Also in the latest snapshot includes several balance tweaks to howitzers and a few other weapons. Full change list can be found here.


I have also been working on the next iteration of No Man's Pass. This will be the final whitebox version. Once I have that done, I will send the level to a contract to create custom models and while I wait on that I will implement the last features of the Commander update.

Well, that is everything for this week! See you next week!

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About This Game

M.A.V. is a custom mech combat game with a core focus on tactical combat and customization.
You play as a MAV pilot, fighting against an oppressive government trying to turn your home into a forced labor camp. You will be able to build your MAV, piece by piece, into the perfect weapon for your fighting style. You will need to use teamwork and a steady aim to fight against other MAV's and military forces to protect your home and take back the areas conquered by others.
Take part in a persistent war across the surface of Europa, fighting against other rebel factions and the United Earth Council. Join with your friends to create your own faction, capture territories through hard fought battles, spend resources to get new parts for your MAV and upgrade the defenses of your territories, and possibly deploy a game changing Mega Weapons.

Key Features

  • You can choose from thousands of parts across over 30 different categories to design and build your MAV, from the ground up, or pick from community shared designs.
  • Fight in many different game modes, with the freeform Arena and Siege mode, to the single player story, or the persistent campaign mode.
  • Experience intense mech combat, with realistic projectiles, physics based weapon recoil, individual part damage, and fantastic environments.
  • In the campaign mode, build up your captured territories with additional defenses, place turrets to help fight off invaders, and hire and recruit AI rebels to fight alongside you. Changes you make on a territory level effect the battlefields and can change the balance of power.
  • Full customization of your MAV, with millions of combinations possible, different paint jobs and camo patterns, along with decals, you will always be able to express yourself and be unique on the battlefield.

Current State of the Game

Because the game is still in active development not all features are fully represented yet. Here are the things that ARE currently in the game.

  • 325 different parts to build your M.A.V. with
  • Robust AI bots that you can play against or with in both single and multiplayer
  • Arena mode and Siege mode game types
  • Multiplayer battles
  • Color customization of your M.A.V.
  • Fully realized combat with locational damage, damage effects, performance decay with damage.

Features that are In Progress

  • Commander Parts- Will allow you a greater overview of the battlefield and grant you the ability to issue orders and help guide your team.
  • Stat tracking, player profiles, achievements, and player ranks and unlocks.
  • Campaign mode - The persistent online game mode
  • More parts! - Melee weapons, Long range indirect fire weapons, quad and hexapod bases, more cockpits
  • Improved level assets - Graphical overhaul of the levels is currently inprogress

System Requirements

    • OS: Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (2.66 Ghz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9 (8800 GTX, Intel HD Graphics 4000, HD 4770)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: i7 920
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9 (Nvidia GTX 260 / Radeon 4890 or better)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Been following the game for a while now, If your a Chromehounds fan this game has amazing potential, yes its a long way off from being anywheres close to being done. But having spoken to the game maker through the facebook page he seems commited to continuing to improve the game. This game deffidently could be an amazing strategy mech game in the future and even in this early developmental stage its still fun to play around with. So yes I would say putting the $20 in now is worth it especially if the game continues to improve on a regular basis.
Posted: May 1
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It’s a Mech Game for PC! However, It’s still very much in Beta/Alpha, but it is still a lot of fun to play around with the mech building and then testing your creations. Also it does have a functioning multiplayer although it can get a little jittery at the moment, but it is still early beta. Overall this is an awesome game and I can’t wait to see new updates. Definitely worth the 19.99
Posted: May 2
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I've had this game for a while now, and I must say, it has come a long way. It is a really fun game, and it is very much worth the money.

M.A.V. is considered the "spiritual successor" to Chromehounds and the developer has learned from its mistakes. This game will only be getting better from here, so get it while it's awesome!

P.S. Some people have been getting a black screen. The developer is working hard to fix this.
Posted: May 1
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Love this game!!! Been needing my mech fix since chromohounds.

If multiplayer is done correctly at the end this game cant lose.

UPDATE: We need to help spread the word about this game!!! I want this game to get the attention it deserves. Lets get out there and tell our friends, share some links on facebook, and get some twitch streams going!
Posted: May 2
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Even though this game is simple now I can see it going somewhere in the future, I really can!
I spent an hour in the garage looking at all the parts and figuring how things worked. Weight, energy, weapon loadouts, paint schemes, everything you'd expect from a customizable mech game. Though placing parts on your mech can be a pain and annoying you get used to it and learn how things work.
The gameplay feels very solid and can be strategic at times. So far the only bug I've run into is sometimes the AI when they spawn they just sit there and don't move unless you run into them or shoot at them, but it's not a big issue. The AI is playable.
As a Chromehounds fan and mech games in general I'm very happy with this game! I'm eager to see what's in store in the future!
See you on the battlefield!
Posted: May 2
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