C&C Labs News Wire

— Wednesday, September 10, 2008 —

Posted By: Blbpaws at 9:06:18 PM ET

"The Red Alert" Announced!

As we've said before, our biggest goal with our C&C Labs project is to create a creative community of innovation for C&C games. We recognize the ambition in this goal, which is why we are moving slowly and carefully, but we also recognize milestones along the way. Today I'm happy to announce that we've passed another milestone: C&C Labs is now actively developing two full-scale mods at once, for two different C&C games, as we are officially ready to announce that "The Red Alert" is in development for Red Alert 3.

The Red Alert undertakes one of the most ambitious tasks in C&C modding: to recreate and improve upon an original game. The Red Alert, a mod in development for Red Alert 3, is based off the original Red Alert's art and game play. Not aiming to model realism, it instead endeavors to bring the addictive heart-pounding game play of the classic to a world-class 3D engine, to bring back all of the classic units, including those from Aftermath, and to recreate the very "feel" of its art style. With The Red Alert, epic tank battles, MiG attack runs, and Cruiser strikes will be more than just fond memories — they will all be weapons in your arsenal once again!

In large part, this is being driven by the team that brought you C&C All Stars and is also developing C&C 3: The Forgotten. For those who question the advisability of doing two mods at once, all I can say to you is that this is the only way we could do it, and that individuals have well-defined roles on each team that will allow both to flourish. I believe very much that taking this step will in the end produce two high-quality, yet very different in kind, mods for C&C fans to enjoy. Each mod is well-steeped in the C&C tradition, one building upon a story and the other recreating an epic and history-making game in full 3D.

Don't believe me? Take a look at some of the early art shots from the Red Alert. All of these were modeled and textured by our talented artist Tsumetai:

There are ten other renders waiting for you at The Red Alert's page on C&C Labs. You can discuss this in our forums here. Check them out and tell us what you think!

Last edited by Blbpaws on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 11:32:50 AM.