With Killing Floor well ahead on both Best PC Shooter 2009 and Best PC Game Expansion of 2009 I encourage anyone that hasn't already voted to head on over and vote for Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad for Most Anticipated PC Game of 2010! Voting ends tommorow, so vote now!!!
Now some game's communities have encouraged thier poeple to cheat the voting on this site. I highly discourage anyone from doing this, and will not tell anyone how it is done. If we win, we want to win fair and square.
Tripwire Interactive are honored to have several of our games selected as candidates for the Voodoo Extreme 2009 Reader's Choice Awards. Killing Floor is up for "Best PC Shooter 2009" and "Best PC Game Expansion of 2009". Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad is up for "Most Anticipated PC Game of 2010". Head on over now and cast the votes for your favorites:
Tripwire Interactive Snowstorm Game Event – Free content added to all Tripwire Interactive games, Weekend Sale on Red Orchestra, and Guest Passes for Killing Floor
Roswell, GA, 11 Dec 2009: Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce the massive Snowstorm game event featuring free content updates and deals for all Tripwire Interactive games. The quick summary is:
4 stunning new maps for Killing Floor, from the winners of the Grindhouse Custom Map Making Competition.
Defense Alliance 2 – a free total conversion mod for Killing Floor, featuring team-based futuristic combat. And more zombies, too.
A huge update for the Mare Nostrum mod for Red Orchestra
A price reduction on Red Orchestra to $9.99, with a weekend sale at $4.99 (a further 50% off) from Friday through Monday 14th December
AND 2 Guest Passes for all owners of Killing Floor
With the release of the 1.4 update for Mare Nostrum coming very soon, have created a new Official Game Group for the mod. I encourage everyone to join the group, and check out the update to the mod when it is release. The new MN official game group can be found <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/games/MN"> here. </a>
Features for the new update include:
· 26 Brand New Steam Achievements – The first RO mod to take advantage of Steamworks achievements
· 7 New Maps including a paratrooper assault on the island of Crete and wide open desert tank warfare holding the Gazala Line
· 10 New Vehicles including new British, German, and Italian Tanks
· 7 New Weapons
· New playable soldiers including Polish, Italian, and German units
This mod is free for everyone that owns RO, so if you don't have this mod, grab it now, and hop on a server when the update is released!!!
Darkest Hour has now been released as an official mod for Red Orchestra: Ostfront and downloadable over Steam. Darkest Hour finally brings the Americans to Red Orchestra, focusing on the beaches of Normandy, Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and on into the Reich. Featuring airborne parachute drops and late war German and Allied tanks Darkest Hour brings an all new style of gameplay to Red Orchestra.
After many months of hard work, delays and endless "what's taking so long?" threads, we are very pleased to announce that Darkest Hour Beta 3.0 will be available via Steam on Friday the 5th of June, 2009, just in time for the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings (not to mention Darkest Hour's 1st birthday).
Built on the award-winning Steam favorite, Red Orchestra, Darkest Hour brings the classic RO multiplayer experience to the beaches of Normandy, Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and on into the Reich. Now you can play as American, British or Canadian troops, with a huge range of additional features including:
More than 20 new infantry weapons, such as the ever-distinctive Garand, M1 Carbine, .30-cal, Bren, FG42, Thompson and the Enfield rifles
American Bazooka, British PIAT and German Panzerschreck to go tank-hunting with
New infantry features, including Airborne drops onto the battlefield, bullet suppression and supersonic cracks, plus a new radioman class for calling in artillery strikes
Dozens of new uniforms for all nations
Over a dozen new crewable vehicles including the King Tiger and JagdPanther for the Germans, countered with multiple types of Sherman in 75mm, 76mm and 17-pounder versions, plus the Cromwell, M10 Wolverine and Achilles
New armor features, including engine damage and fires, crew hits and tracks visibly breaking when hit
More transport – Kubelwagen, Jeep and Opel truck
11 new maps, including:
Juno Beach – Canadians storming the beaches in classic D-Day action
Carentan – the US 101st Airborne assaults the town shortly after D-Day
Brecourt – 101st Airborne attempt to put a key German artillery battery out of commission behind the beaches
Vieux – vast sweeping armored combat as the British attempt to break out during Operation Goodwood in Normandy
Ginkel Heath – British paras drop into a hotly-contested LZ at the start of Operation Market-Garden
Wacht-am-Rhein – sweeping tank combat during the Battle of the Bulge, including the fearsome King Tiger
Stoumont – American infantry and armor try and hold back the SS PanzerGrenadiers in the streets of the Ardennes town
Bois Jacques – tenacious American defense against the combined German tank and infantry forces
Foy – the Germans’ turn to defend against attacking American airborne troopers
So whether it is the Normandy campaign, jumping onto the dropzones around Arnhem or the bitter fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, new and old players alike will get a chance to see why RO remains a classic. Now with the opportunity to re-play those battles RO-style, courtesy of Darkest Hour: Europe 1944-45!
See you all on the battlefield!
-Notice- Looks like the release will slip as the internet went down at Valve HQ during the upload phase earlier today. I am told it will be up Monday.
Once again thank you to all who have helped us so far. As you might have noticed by the title of this announcement we are testing a fix for the player count issue in the server browser. We could use all the help we can get to fill the server and verify this fix. The server IP is: 188.8.131.52:7757 Thank you for your time!