Renegade X

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Renegade X
Renegade X Logo.png
Developer(s) Totem Arts
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release Renegade X UT3
September 2009
Renegade X: Black Dawn
January 28th, 2012
Renegade X: Multiplayer
February 26, 2014
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Third-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Renegade X is a tactical first and third-person shooter video game with real time strategy elements created by Totem Arts. It is a free, fan-made remake of Command & Conquer: Renegade, which itself was a spin-off of the strategy series Command & Conquer published by Westwood Studios and later by Electronic Arts (EA). The developers entered open beta on February 26, 2014. There is currently no stated release date.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Renegade X is a tactical shooter with realtime strategy elements. It boasts 64-player servers spread across two unique factions, the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod, each with a different roster containing dozens of infantry classes with customizable equipment and 15 vehicles. Players can change class or order vehicles using credits, which are earned in a variety of ways. The aim is to destroy the opposing team's base while protecting your own, with each structure in the base having a specific purpose the loss of which detrimentally affects the owning team.[1]

Development[edit]

Totem Arts was formed by Bilal Haj-Bakri and Waqas Iqbal as a volunteer team in 2006 with the aim of remaking Command & Conquer: Renegade as a mod for Unreal Tournament 3. The mod was released in 2009[2] and received multiple awards.[3] In 2010, Totem Arts decided to make a full standalone version and released a single-player mini-campaign called Operation Black Dawn in January 2012.[3] Multiplayer open beta was launched on February 26, 2014 with development ongoing.

Reception[edit]

Renegade X has won six awards across its development lifetime, including "#2 Best Vehicle Set" for the Making Something Unreal Contest, "#3 Best Upcoming Mod" for Mod of the Year 2008, "#4 Best Machinima" and "#2 Best Multiplayer" for Mod of the Year 2009.[3] Despite legal concerns from the community, Totem Arts has received support and encouragement from EA Games as well as former Westwood studio developers, and reviews have hailed it as containing "all the high-quality action and entertainment values from a AAA big-budget title" (Usher, CinemaBlend 2012).[4][5][6]

In 2014 Renegade X was named by PC Gamer among the "Ten top fan remade classics you can play for free right now".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Renegade X". Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  2. ^ "Renegade X (UT3) mod for Unreal Engine 3". ModDB. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Renegade X Windows game". Indie DB. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Maiberg, Emanuel (January 26, 2014). "Renegade-X revives old Command & Conquer FPS - GameSpot". GameSpot. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Chodora, Ryan (February 12, 2014). "Renegade-X Exclusive Interview - Indie Game Mag". IndieGameMag. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  6. ^ Usher, William. "Renegade X: Black Dawn C&C FPS Now Available For Free". CinemaBlend. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Craig Pearson (2014-01-01). "Ten top fan-remade classics you can play for free right now". PC Gamer.

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