Well, I think the April Fool's post has out-lived its shock value. I had hoped for a full 24 hours, but almost 12 hours is pretty good considering. Phoenix-Scout, don't take it personal. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and your name happens to tie in with our whole theme.
Yes, Savage: Rebirth
is an actual project. No, it's not a hoax or a joke. It's been in heavy development for about 7 months now, and though incomplete has most of the major features that were planned. I hadn't aimed for a full front-page announcement of the project, but I was contacted by a lot of excited people so I think it would be unfair not to make this post.
The goal of SR is not only to modernize a great game, and increase the playerbase, but also to go "back to the roots" with streamlined, smoother game-play. We aim to make Savage more approachable for new players, but still have the same fun-factor for vets.
We've trimmed off all the excess- there's no TS or Samurai support, and the unfinished or "un-Savagey" (submarine conning tower?) XR props have been removed or will be removed as they are found. We've removed gamescript completely in favor of python-based scripting. We've continued work on Yeti, the new editor that was originally slated for XR release. SR is not compatible with any previous versions of Savage, that means clients and servers.
Of course, there are new unit models and new prop models that are all amazing, and slaid and Epoks have been doing a great job and a huge amount of work to get those out the door. You can check out slaid's art dump here
, and all the 2D (and some 3D) concept art is the work of Epoks. BEARD and DieOrFail have been scripting up an entirely new GUI in python and creating Yeti, which are almost entirely python-driven. Although you can't see it, Mefix has subtly directed the art style from shadows and Tirza keeps us in line, and makes sure SR is exactly what the vets expect.
So, that's a little summary of the project, and I hope it answers a lot of the questions that I have been asked. Please go sign up and support the project, and expect more in the coming weeks.
PS. They told me to put in a comparison shot of the old lego so here you go:
(yes, this part is an April Fools joke)