|Developer(s)||Longbow Digital Arts|
|Publisher(s)||Longbow Digital Arts|
|Release date(s)||January 14, 2000|
|Mode(s)||Single Player, Online Multiplayer|
Tread Marks is a 3D, third-person perspective, multiplayer-focused tank combat and racing computer game developed by Longbow Digital Arts. The game won the 2000 Independent Games Festival grand prize, later renamed to the Seumas McNally award in honor of the game's lead programmer who died on 21 March 2000, after receiving the award.
The game features three gameplay modes:
- Race mode, in which tanks must race around an off-road course while attempting to stop other tanks from completing the course. Common techniques include using the in-game weapons to attack opponents and using physical tank contact to temporarily 'push' opponents off the course.
- Battle mode (deathmatch, or DM), in which the tank or team with the most frags win as soon as the global frag or time limit is reached.
- Capture the Flag mode (CTF) in which there are two or more teams of tanks that compete by trying to capture one of the other team's flags.
The race and battle modes can be played in either team or single-player mode.