releases first public betas of lightgun FPS mods!
|Today marks the first public beta
release of glitter's lightgun enabled GUN!
mods under the RIL banner. The mods, designed for Quake2 and Half-Life, specifically include support
for the ACT LABS GS PC lightgun system.
The flagship, 'gl.tter's Q2GunFrenzy!', features a finely tuned and highly stylised single-player 'arcade' experience, as well as standard Quake2 single-player gameplay with lightgun support and a 'Stress Relief' gun mode.
The mod borrows numerous features from glitter's Q2Deathtrap, a mod that, whilst never publically announced, built a devoted underground following during the year it was developed and available to play on-line.
Although the mod is designed for GS lightgun equipped players only, anyone can download and view the included demos to see first-hand how lightguns can be used to revolutionise first-person-shooter games.
The Half-Life mod 'gl.tter's HL-GUN!-' consists of largely unmodified standard Half-Life gameplay, but features single and multi-player lightgun support, making on-line lightgun games possible for the first time. Players or server operators are able to run HL-GUN!- servers that allow for a mix of both lightgun equipped and traditional mouse/joystick players, an experiment that looks set to generate a lot of interest in the FPS community.
Both mods are available now as 'mostly feature-complete' public betas at http://gl.tter.org. These versions are meant for sneak previewing and beta testing, and should not be downloaded by all but the most tech-savvy of end-users. Final releases are expected soon.
glitter can be
contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.