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Metal Drift - Vehicular Combat from Tribes 2 Vets

BlackJacketBlackJacket Registered User regular
edited November 2009 in Games and Technology
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We've got a new game just released on Steam. I think y'all might like it:

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Metal Drift is a unique combination of racing, combat, and sports. Two teams of hovertanks battle it out in futuristic arena combat. Players scream through the arenas at high speeds to drive the ball to the other team's goal -- hopefully without getting blown up along the way.

Tanks can be configured in 56 combinations of weapons and upgrades to take on many different roles. Go Stealth and try and outflank, or go Sensor and snipe from a distance. Players can level up to unlock new equipment. Check out the Stats and Leaderboards for bragging rights.

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You can find the demo and trailer here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/32200

More info here: www.metaldrift.com


Cheers,

-Black Jacket Studios

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited October 2009
    (Yes, I approved this.)

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  • zilozilo Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've been eyeing this game for awhile. It looks like a shiny new version of T-Mek, the old multiplayer tank-deathmatch arcade game.

    Anyone tried the demo? Does it have multiplayer?

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  • Quake MattQuake Matt Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm probably going to be the only person to ask this, but is there a non-Steam demo coming at all?

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  • BlackJacketBlackJacket Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thanks for approving! We don't have a giant marketing budget, so we have to go direct to the fans.

    Yes the demo has multiplayer support.

    There may be a non-steam demo in a few months.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I tried the demo a few days ago. Is there a 3rd person view? I just thought that this style of game might be more suited to OTS view instead of First Person. Allows you to keep a better track of your surroundings and your turret orientation.

    Or maybe I just haven't played enough with the controls.

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  • BlackJacketBlackJacket Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    We don't (yet) have 3rd person view in there. It does take some getting used to for sure, but it's worth it once you get it down (more accurate).

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  • OkawaOkawa Registered User new member
    edited October 2009
    It is really a great game.

    Fast pace and full of action. Also has a great announcer.

    Worth at least trying the Demo out =D

    The controls take a little to get use to but give it a couple hrs and you will be flying around the maps blasting Red tanks all day long =D

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    You know, I bet if you put "From Tribes 2 vets" in the thread title, this thread would fill up in an instant. There's a lot of love for that game on these boards.

    I'll give the demo a whirl when my new PC arrives.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    You know, I bet if you put "From Tribes 2 vets" in the thread title, this thread would fill up in an instant. There's a lot of love for that game on these boards.

    I'll give the demo a whirl when my new PC arrives.

    Well I was never really in the Tribes "scene". Closest I got was playing Tribes: Vengeance (singleplayer). It was a pretty decent campaign actually.

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  • zilozilo Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah I bet if the thread title was something like "[Game On] Metal Drift- $12.50 game from Tribes 2 vets" we'd be at 20 pages by now.

    I'll snag it when I get home, can't really say no to that price.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Alright, demo snagged. Letcha know how it goes this afternoon ;-)

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  • Signum Ex SonitusSignum Ex Sonitus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'll buy it when I get paid. Looks pretty good.

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    This game really needs more attention. It's addictive enough to tear me away from NeoTokyo, which is saying something.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Wow I loved the tutorial but goddamn am I lagging during online play. Gotta lead the shots by so much. Probably because I'm playing against yanks? Who knows, put me off the game though :( Still, recommend checking out the demo for NA/Canadian peeps.

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  • OkawaOkawa Registered User new member
    edited October 2009
    TeeMan wrote: »
    Wow I loved the tutorial but goddamn am I lagging during online play. Gotta lead the shots by so much. Probably because I'm playing against yanks? Who knows, put me off the game though :( Still, recommend checking out the demo for NA/Canadian peeps.

    Yah, its lacking an AU server but there are European servers in place already. You can also host your own server ^_^

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Hmm this seems neat, I'll have to give the demo a try.

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  • BlackJacketBlackJacket Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    OK, changed the title, thanks for the advice!

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Okawa wrote: »
    TeeMan wrote: »
    Wow I loved the tutorial but goddamn am I lagging during online play. Gotta lead the shots by so much. Probably because I'm playing against yanks? Who knows, put me off the game though :( Still, recommend checking out the demo for NA/Canadian peeps.

    Yah, its lacking an AU server but there are European servers in place already. You can also host your own server ^_^

    You can also play with bots, which isn't as interesting as people admittedly, but it works.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    OK, changed the title, thanks for the advice!

    nicely done, it is one of the major reasons i clicked on the thread.

    I loved tribes and tribes 2, and still play both.

    This game looks freakin sweet, grabbin the demo now.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    grabbing this demo now.

    it looks pretty nice visually, if it plays well i might get all my gaming group to pick it up.

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  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Did someone say Tribes 2?

    Downloading now.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Okawa wrote: »
    TeeMan wrote: »
    Wow I loved the tutorial but goddamn am I lagging during online play. Gotta lead the shots by so much. Probably because I'm playing against yanks? Who knows, put me off the game though :( Still, recommend checking out the demo for NA/Canadian peeps.

    Yah, its lacking an AU server but there are European servers in place already. You can also host your own server ^_^

    Ah, well there you go. I'll extend my recommendation to Europe also :) I hope a 3rd person perspective isn't far off, that would be freaking sweet in this game.

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  • OkawaOkawa Registered User new member
    edited October 2009
    I actually think 3rd person view would take away from the game because the inside cockpit is just so well done.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I wasn't meant to imply that the cockpit view wasn't good, it'd just be a nice option to have I think.

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  • ElectronautElectronaut Registered User new member
    edited November 2009
    We're continuing to update the game, post launch. It's great to see people getting better than us so quickly. The insane combat mayhem is exceeding my expectations.

    We're really glad people are liking the game, and look forward to refining it further based on everyone's suggestions.

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