What is the Increment?:
The Increment is a title being developed by the Iron Wolf Studios team set for development with the Cryengine3 upon release. The game takes place during the 80s around the period of Able Archer 83 - possibly the closest that the world had come to war since the Cuban missile crisis in the 60s due to Russian paranoia. The plot centers around a "Whatif" scenario, which the player will play a key role in.
1983. The height of the Cold War.
Throughout the closing months of the year, there has been a worrying increase in terrorist attacks upon NATO countries and intelligence chatter that indicates a terrorist attack will likely take place in London, the capital of the United Kingdom, along with rumblings from across the Iron Curtain.
You take the role of 29 year old Sgt. John Casey, a member of The Increment, a shadowy black ops unit comprised of SAS, SBS, and SIS operatives set up in the early 70â€˜s to deal with threats against the crown, and NATO. The Increment's Blue Team have been tasked with dealing with the threat, via any means necessary.
The threat has to be eliminated before it is too late. Failure is not an option.
A meeting with a source in Northern Ireland who claims to have information about these attacks is about to take place â€“ but not everything is as it seems...
- A huge choice of equipment & player customisation options.
- 5 preset & custom classes to choose from.
- Accurate portrayal of the world during the 1980s.
- Interaction with NPC's and the environment.
- Gameplay & environmental realism.
- Compelling & indepth storyline.
- FPS/RPG Hybridisation.
- Realistic close combat mechanics.
- Original music.
- Open-ended missions - the players choice effects the plot and gameplay.
Iâ€™ll explain what our current plan is for development from this point. As you might have seen on our IndieDB page, our target engine is Cryengine3 â€“ which isnâ€™t accessible. Yet. To allow us to develop using this platform in the future, weâ€™ve got to do some preparation on Cryengine2 first; otherwise weâ€™ll be wasting valuable time without any public ingame screens, gameplay videos, and plot releases.
Basically, weâ€™ll be releasing a 2-3 level tech demo that the community will be able to access to play. This allows us to do bug finding, get community opinions, and have a base to work from with Cryengine3, along with something we can use to (hopefully) gain some funding.
No Russian? [14/01/2010]
Character Turntables, Teaser Trailer Plans... [22/01/2010]
NI Border and Tech Demo Info
More media is on its way soon, but we need more staff to do this.
As always, we are looking for new staff to join our team of developers. Weâ€™re currently looking for people with the following skillsets:
- 3D Hardsurface Modelling
- 3D Organic Modelling
- C++/XML/Lua Coder
If you have one of these skills, send a PM to me on Crymod, ModDB, email me at Jquigley@Ironwolfstudios.net, or post on our forums at http://forum.ironwolfstudios.net/ and i'll get back to you as soon as possible.
IWS Team Lead