GrangerHub is proud to announce the beginning of the new Free and Open Source game project, Stellar Prey. GrangerHub’s STELLAR PREY™ game is a first person strategy shooter that chronicles the conflict between human technology vs extraterrestrial nature, a conflict waged by construction, team coordination, and epic combat. Help shape the course of your species together towards the top of the stellar food chain, or be the prey together on the road towards extinction. Which path will you and your species choose to take? It’s a universal tale of survival vs death, and of order vs chaos, as old as life itself.
Stellar Prey’s engine uses the latest version of @TheDushan’s game engine OpenWolf, and Stellar Prey’s game play will continue where Tremulous 1.3 will leave off. While a major feature of Tremulous 1.3 is legacy support and backwards compatibility, Stellar Prey breaks much of the backwards compatibility (although there would still initially be support for the old Tremulous assets as placeholders as new assets are made designed to take full advantage of the new engine), and incorporates new features that otherwise could not be implemented. Breaking backwards compatibility also allows for in general much cleaner code, faster implementation, and exceeding a lot of limits.
The latest OpenWolf engine, while still being largely based on idTech3, brings to the table numerous new features and enhancements that in many respects are on par with modern engines, including but not limited to support for proper physics, support for much more advanced graphics, potentially support for new platforms like Android and iOS, support for new input devices, updated network code including support for up to 96 players, a cleaner code base to start from, and more. A more detailed feature list will be posted in a subsequent announcement.
While we will be including a “Legacy” game mode based on Tremulous 1.1 vanilla game play, expect Stellar Prey to take some new creative directions, including new game modes (Competitive and Casual), and at some point a single player campaign. The GrangerHub forums will be undergoing some reorganization for Stellar Prey. The initial release of Stellar Prey’s code will be published shortly and links will be provided thereafter. Updates on development will be posted as we progress.