After years of hard work the spiritual successor of The Ball is now out on Steam. The Solus Project - http://store.steampowered.com/app/313630/ - is a single player exploration adventure with survival elements. The adventure is set on a mysterious planet and continues on the ending of The Ball.
Survive through exploration, and unlock the mysteries of Gliese-6143-C. The Solus Project offers you a massive and deeply immersive atmospheric world to unravel through its rich story.
Owners of The Ball can buy The Solus Project with a discount through the bundle!
Working with Tripwire Interactive, the developers of Heroes of the West mod to RO2/Rising Storm, are proud to announce the release on Steam of an update to the mod to coincide with the anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on D-day 72 years ago.
The update introduces 2 new maps, the first being a combined arms map featuring the British in a gruelling fight to break out from the Normandy beachhead in summer 1944. The map, Caen Outskirts, introduces the British Bren Carrier troop transport.
The other map, Hill 400, recreates the bitter fighting in the winter of 1944 with the 2d Ranger Battalion struggling against Axis forces in the Hurtgen Forest.
There have been numerous balance, technical and cosmetic additions and fixes introduced in this update, read the notes below to see them.
1. Right click on Heroes of the West in your steam library and click properties.
2. Go to the betas tab.
3. Select Beta in the drop down menu as that should show up.
4. It will then download a small patch getting you the beta version.
You can revert from beta at any time by simply turning the beta off.
The beta test server is called HotW STEAM BUILD Server.
Server Password: hotw1234
IP address: 188.8.131.52:7777
RED ORCHESTRA 2/RISING STORM’S COMMUNITY-MADE MOD, HEROES OF THE WEST, NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE!
Continuing the long Tripwire Interactive tradition of showcasing the best user-generated content for their games, the company is happy to announce the release of the Heroes of the West mod for Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm through Steam, created entirely by members of the community (with support and assets from Tripwire and Antimatter Games).
Heroes of the West brings the Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm experience to the Western European theater, pitting the US forces against the German Wehrmacht. It also introduces a whole new faction, the British, bringing the 'Tommies' to the game. The mod is available on Steam completely free for owners of Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm.
Heroes of the West includes 4 new maps, 5 new character sets and 10 new weapons.
The initial release of Heroes of the West on Steam will feature 4 maps:
Omaha Beach - The US 29th Infantry Division storm the bloody beaches of Normandy during the 'Longest Day', June 6th 1944, battling against well dug-in Wehrmacht troops of the 352. Infanterie-Division.
Carentan - Immediately after the invasion of mainland Europe on D-Day, units of the US 101st Airborne division fought to capture the key town of Carentan from the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6. This was the first encounter between US airborne troops and their German counterparts in the Western Front theater.
Port Brest - During the brutal fighting for the key port of Brest from 7 Aug to 19 Sept 1944, the 2 Fallschirmjäger-Division defend against the US 2d Ranger Battalion. This was an encounter between the best troops of both sides and involved bitter street to street battles.
Oosterbeek - Operation Market Garden was a bold attempt to get allied troops across the Rhine and into Germany before the end of 1944. In this map, troops of the British 1st Airborne defend the town of Oosterbeek against a mixed bag of German troops pushing into the key Rhine crossing at Arnhem, attempting to seize it back from the lightly armed British before the arrival of relieving mechanized ground forces.
New player character models for the European Theater:
German 1944 Heer
American Temperate Army
M3 Grease gun
Sten MK V
Lee-Enfield No.4 MkI
FN Browning Hi-power
The Heroes of the West team will be continuing to support the mod with regular updates of maps, characters, and weapons over the coming months.
Venture deeper into the universe of The Ball with the huge expansion of The Solus Project!
The story heats up in this second episode. Dark secrets lurk in the depths of this seemingly deserted alien environment and as you venture deeper into the underground you can't shake the feeling you are being watched and followed.
One large new island along with the biggest cave system have been added, giving players an estimated 3-5 hours of additional gameplay and many dozens of new secrets and items. Continue your journey and explore the massive alien world!
# 3-4 hours of additional gameplay filled with new features and discoveries.
# Be very afraid of the new lightning storms
# Discover the large island of Flashpoint and harness the power of the skies.
# Explore the largest cave system in the adventure and make your way through massive underground caverns, settlements, and machinery.
# Dozens of new items and secrets. From sleeping gear to crowbars
As with Part 1 we aim for a classic first person game feeling. Large and complex levels with tons of secrets. Little hand-holding. And a magical but deadly sci fi world to explore at your own pace.
We have some exciting news to share. The Heroes of the West team is preparing a Steam build of the mod (not a workshop build - but one with its own Steam page and install button. If you played RO 1 think of how Darkest Hour and Mare Nostrum were set up).
In preperation for that they hope to start doing some testing on that build this weekend and are looking for volunteers for a closed test this Sunday.