THE LAWLESS ONLINE
" No subscription fees, no paid DLC and no microtransactions "
The Lawless Online is a free, multiplayer-only Role Playing Strategy game based in the violent and unstable towns of the lawless West. The game itself can be seen as a mix between Commandos, Diablo and Company of Heroes.
It's a tactical strategy game that is specifically designed to reward the player for thinking strategically. Fully customisable, level-based Character development, unit inventories and a large array of items, equipment and weapons means it blends the two worlds of Real Time Strategy and Role Playing Games seamlessly.
Players host and join matches of 1 vs 1 to 4 vs 4 and compete with each other for the control of the map through capturing or robbing buildings on the map. Each building has a specific use and it's up to the player to think strategically for which buildings need to be captured, which need to be defend and what ones can be left to fall into enemy persuasion. For instance, houses expand territory and increase population cap but a Saloon offers income $$ and is the building used to 'hire' units to help your character.
Players also receive XP and Skill Points through completing numerous tasks and activities in-game and can then deposit and spend these points on skills and abilities for their Character online via our website.
The game is built in Java and uses pre-rendered 3D sprites. Buildings, units and objects are built using industry standard 3d packages (in our case - Maya) and are then rendered out and composited into in-game assets. This maintains a highly pleasing aesthetic but with the processing power of a 2D engine.
We are all completely focused on making this game free. No microtransactions, no subscription fees and no paid DLC. The only thing that costs money on our project will be the development tools such as the map editor. Although you can pre-order the map editor for a discounted price on our IndieGoGo funding campaign.
There is more information on how our game is made and plays on our developer's blog - http://thelawlessonline.blogspot.com
We are almost half-way through production right now. We have most of the tooling done and we're looking to release the game mid-2013 depending on our Funding campaign which can be found at - www.indiegogo.com/thelawlessonline
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Our game wants to be about community, sharing and free-stuff! So there are loaaddss of ways to get involved. You can find us on our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, keep an eye out on our Developer's blog or help support our development on our IndieGoGo page which will end on the 9th of September 2012!
Check out our YouTube channel aswell!
The Lawless Online website can be found at www.thelawlessonline.com and offers all the links you could ask for to find out more about the project.
Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheLawlessOnline
Developer's blog - thelawlessonline.blogspot.com
IndieGoGo page - www.indiegogo.com/thelawlessonline
The Lawless Online website - www.thelawlessonline.com
YouTube - www.youtube.com/user/TheLawlessOnline