TO4: Tactical Operations is a round based fast-action first person shooter with classic controls. Built using the Unreal Engine 4 – Welcome to TO4!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We chose to make this game Early Access due to the fact we are not a big studio. We are a small group of enthusiastic gamers who like those old, easy-to-learn-hard-to-master online shooter games. Let's call them "Arcade Shooters", for old times' sakes.
We decided to lay the foundations of the game we love before we released on Steam's Early Access, this means that we are releasing a stable version of the game, but it's not complete by all means, it still requires a lot of work mainly visuals and content.
Early Access will enable us to build a player base and an enthusiastic community for the game, as a byproduct we can potentially find more talented individuals to get involved in the development of the game.
The main thing we would like to communicate: We are going to make this game with the active player base involved, we will be developing the game while we play. This is how we have been doing it in the closed alpha stage and we intend to keep to that during the Early Access stage.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access of a game is not a punishment. It's a fully playable fun game. With features and elements that will make the game stand out from the rest. It just needs more content and polish (work on changing the current placeholders for unique content). Early Access lets the community play the game and give feedback, it also gives the development team a good advertorial to get new talented developers who can contribute to the project.

Our Early Access is the follow up to our Closed Alpha phase which ran for 4 months. We are aiming for at least a twice that period of time in Early Access. Our aim is to release the game somewhere at the end of 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“When talking about leaving Early Access, it's best to talk about additions, features, and the overall vision for the game. The full version of the game will contain much more content. More maps, extra characters, more weapons, etc. But the most important difference will be that we are currently working (while in Early Access) with placeholders for animations, sounds, environment models, etc. We plan on replacing those with unique content and further polishing the game during development.

So the full version (not the final!) will be more about quality and quantity as the foundations are already in place. After this full version, we do intend to keep working on the game and bring more content to it.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, the game has most of its basic gameplay functionality and is fully playable.

The Early Access version contains
  • Six competitive maps with various themes and objectives
  • A variation of 14 buyable guns, divided between the two teams
  • Two teams both with 1 or 2 playable characters
  • Fully working settings menu, in-game server browser, chat functionality, hit stats during gameplay.

The Game modes for Early Access
  • Hostages rescue (both teams possible)
  • Bombing and defusing scenario
  • (Team) Escape scenario
  • Terminal or other objective hacking
  • Team Deathmatch

The things you need to know about this Early Access version
  • The game is multiplayer focused. There will be no single player experience in the Early Access version.
  • Some menu’s and overviews are still rough. They work, but they might lack that intuitive feeling and attractive look that you might expect.
  • Some features are implemented but might need tweaking (weapon balancing, economy balancing, map layouts, etc.). Feel free to give us feedback on that!
  • The maps are currently built with content that is not unique to the game, we did try our best to make unique environments on every map. We hope to enhance that unique feeling more in the future.
  • As developers, we also play the game, feel free to say hi when you see the TO4 tag in-game.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“This game in its current state and for the foreseeable future is free to play.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“It's easy for you to give us your feedback about the game, we are open to suggestions, criticism, bug reporting and your support via our discord community hub and our website (with a forum and bug tracker). On our Discord Hub we will keep you up to date with development news and discuss the road ahead of us as well as building a healthy community around the game.”
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Available: 2018

 

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September 23

The It's "NOT" a Devblog Devblog


Not a Devblog
TacByte
Hi everyone, I just want to say that this is not a devblog it's an update on what we are up to and what is happening with the development of TO4. We are still having problems with the latest UE4 update. As usual UE4 updates can be good, bad or both, this one has been a really bad one for our project. We have sorted out most of the problems on our side, but there are still some issues remaining we are having difficulty fixing, fortunately, we are not the only development team with these problems and it is looking like it could be a bug in the Unreal Engine. Hopefully, these problems will be fixed soon.

Because we don´t know when these issues will be fixed and the problems have slowed our development, we have to consider a workaround and try to find different solutions to avoid issues like this in the future. Sadly this means that we will have to invest our time into something that we won´t need later on, right now we feel like we are moving two step forward and then we are forced to take one step back.

We said this should be the last Engine update before we enter Early Access. We would like to stick to that but with these current problems and some sound issues within the current 4.20 build. We will most likely be upgrading again when UE 4.21 is released, we hope that by upgrading to 4.21 it will fix several of issues and give us a more stable engine for TO4.

Even with these problems, we have been working on other areas of development, we have reworked a lot of essential coding paths in our game code, we spent a tremendous amount of time analyzing and fixing build issues and bugs. We fitted a new graphics card in our build server without it game builds were impossible. A massive change we have made is now our devs can create Local builds, that means our team members can do test builds without uploading them to the Steam dev branch. Somethings just don't work within the editor and need to be tested once fully compiled (not using the unreal frontend), as you can imagine this is going to help us a lot with both development and workflow.We are continuing to climb this Mountain with your support! This is just another small Hickup on our journey. Hopefully, we won't have too many more.

From all of us on the TacByte Team, we thank every one of you for your continued support and patience.
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August 19

ALPHA-TESTER RECRUITMENT DRIVE!


Recruitment
TacByte
Hey, everyone, we have some news that I'm sure some of you will be excited about.

We are having another Alpha-tester recruitment drive! We want to recruit between 20 to 30 new Alpha-testers, this will be the biggest recruitment we have done so far and most likely the last one before we open testing to thefirst100 group. (planned for this year)

Please don´t apply just for the chance of getting a sneak peek at the game, that will only slow our development, we need enthusiastic active people that really want to bug test and to do stress testing with us. So please, if you don`t have the spare time or you are not committed to submitting bug reports don't apply, also consider that you could be taking the place of someone who really wants to help out and has spare time.

If you would like to be an Alpha-tester for our game you will have to join our Discord server and fill out the form in #apply_for_alpha_2 channel, you will also need an activated account on our Website

Thank you!
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About This Game

TO4: Tactical Operations brings back those nostalgic feelings you know from the early days of online shooters. We love that sheer easy-to-learn-hard-to-master attitude. The fun of playing with friends in a game where you need tactics, ammo clips, bravery and perhaps a bit of luck.

Game Modes
TO4: Tactical Operations brings the game modes that we all know. Team play on every map with bombing (and/or defusing) scenario’s, hostages rescue, the hacking of important assets and escaping with the whole team before the other team finds you. And most important, if you don’t succeed in one of those objectives, you always have the classic Team Deathmatch.

Playing the game
The game is a classic round based game. At the beginning of the (timed) round you can buy weapons, armour, and grenades with the money you have earned the round before. When you and your comrades are all geared up, you will find yourself in unique worlds where you will have an objective. Complete the objective, wipe out the entire other squad or let the round time run out. The choice is up to you. But it will reward you with stronger weapons, good map rankings and good long fights.

Key elements
The movement of TO4: Tactical Operations is something unique. The game is fast, an almost arcade-like feeling in a realistic world. carrying a knife, pistol or rifle, your movement speed will not differ. Jumping, crouching, swimming, climbing ladders, you are in control of the direction you take. Gunfights you ask? Well, we do have a lot of guns in the game, and each has a unique feeling to it. You will find yourself switching between your 3 weapon inventory slots to win that 1 v 1 battle with an opposing player. Firefights take longer, you will not die instantly from only one shot. But the better your aim, the faster your opponent will go down.

Multiplayer
TO4: Tactical Operations development is focused on multiplayer gameplay. We love to play versus real people and not unimaginative bots or learnable AI, we have made this easy with an In-game server browser to help you find a good place to have fun with friends and other players or to find the most challenging game for your level of gameplay

Mature Content Description

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-4340 @ 2 x 3.6GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD RX 550 or Geforce GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K @ 4 x 3.7GHz
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD RX 480 or Geforce GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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