updated 06:05 pm EDT, Mon July 3, 2006
Dropteam demo released
Battlefront today released a multiplayer demo of DropTeam, its real-time tactical strategy game that takes place in humanity's distant future. The game features a massive combat system that allows users to deploy and manage highly scalable battles on varying planets. Game developers attempt to remove the "simplifications" found in many other sci-fi games such as "hit points," short range weapons, and a limited field of view. The demo is restricted to multiplayer games and a single scenario. DropTeam requires a Geforce4 or Radeon 9600 graphics card card or better with 64MB of video memory and Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later.
The demo scenario, entitled "Raid," takes place on an inhabitable moon called Hopewell, which orbits a gas giant in the Wolf 9773 star system. Nearly half of the moon's surface, called "The Scorch," is a radioactive Hell created by the destruction of an antimatter station that used to orbit the gas giant. The remainder of Hopewell has recovered from the disaster and is once again beginning to flourish with vegetation as well as a growing human population.
Despite the limitation of online play and one of twenty-one scenarios in the full version, the demo offers all of the same functionality that the full version provides. DropTeam includes dozens of vehicles for players to choose from, along with deployable items such as turrets and sensor utilities. The demo includes a manual describing all aspects necessary for gameplay play, and tools to set up public or private servers.