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Since the death of Major Mylar, the Tan army has lost every battle. Even with the help of the Blue and Grey armies, it seems that the Green are destined to win and the war finally appears to be coming to an end after so many years.
Unbeknownst to the Green however, The Insane Grey Doctor who was recently declared MIA, is still alive and has been furthering his research that he started back in the tropical zone of the plastic world, going beyond zombies and instead has found a new interest in the insects of the real world. Spawning creature after creature of the vilest order, The Grey Doctor's power only grows with each passing moment. Seeking to capture and destroy the plastic world, The Doctor finally emerges back in the real world, with his new found army ready and at his command he launches an assault on all of the nations.But unknown to anyone, even Plastro himself, the Grey Doctor has also recovered Major Mylar’s remains and with them, has created a weapon so powerful, it threatens the balance of both the real and the plastic worlds...

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I know I said this game was postponed for a while but eventually after the director and I talked about it and we decided it was finally time to pull the plug for good or dare I quote a term from our former PR manager "let the old beast die". Alas, a proper post-mortem can't go without it's backstory right?

Army Men Extended was supposed to start off as a fun and enjoyable singleplayer mod I'd make for Freedom Force as a tribute to the Army Men series when 3DO filed for Chapter 11 in 2004. I really wanted to keep the spirit of Army Men alive even if its just through a short singleplayer adventure.

After I've suffered through hard drive failures four times in my life (and researched many games to find what will work best for AMX), and a failure with running a team for the first time, I was about ready to give up. Story writer then later came along offered a story plot that was not only great but it actually gave me a chance to start fresh again with a new slate and for a while, things were actually doing well for a change.

As soon as our PR manager came in that's when things begun to go south. They did not see eye-to-eye and tensions risen, being the newbie I was to game dev, I struggled to keep the team together, then again, I'm never was cut out for leadership. Naturally, I'm a lone-wolf so people were just not something I could handle very well. I only took the leap of faith because I felt I had no choice if I wanted my project to get anywhere.

The second team I had finally collapsed and dev-wise, I was once again on my own, but of all who once worked with me, only the story director remained. In the end, it was him who was loyal with me and managed to hold on for 7 full years. He was never the best to work with and I already was aware of it day 1 since like myself, he too was a newcomer to game dev, only difference is at least I had a fair amount of mod dev experience to guide me, but even so, I was nearly as clueless in the indie scene as he was and that's why I defended him more against the team's wishes where they never even trusted him. I wish I had the backbone and just stomped my feet and reminded them of the project, maybe then AMX would have completed entirely by now and perhaps even The Mean Greens would not have been able to taken the lead.

Funny enough it was when I finally decided to go solo that Army Men III finally managed to get somewhere and it did last long enough for a Beta release on the series' 15th Anniversary no less. For the first time, I truly felt like our game has gotten somewhere and it actually did to an extent. I managed to prove wrong most of the other indie devs who doubted me and tried to convince me to kill the project and work on my own IP instead. In the end, only my story writer trusted me the most where most did not even cared to understand the backstory behind my personal attachment to the project.

I am no where near innocent in all this. I was too weak, naive, and cautious to take proper action that could have saved the life of this project and surpass it's goal. I missed my key chance to make a mark in the gaming industry through a fan-game.

In the end, I've ultimately failed. Within the last few years, along with other life factors, I witnessed my health begin to decline and ironically my own project contributed to it. This year, I finally realized it was already too late yet I still wanted to hold on to faith and postpone the game instead and work on a new project of my own IP and see how well that goes before giving Army Men Extended and more specifically, Army Men III another go.

Unfortunately now I know its no longer possible at this point. I often hated being right on certain things and this is one of them.

Army Men III is truly dead...

The website and this page as well as all of it's social media will stay up for a year before I archive them.

I have realized everything from Army Men Extended is not entirely a lost cause. I still intend to carry on the plan with Army Men Online as that will give me a fresh new slate and another chance to redeem myself. I've even created a new GDD for it which has a scope that might even blow TMG out of the ocean, but that time will not come at least until 2018-2019.

If you guys wish to untrack this game, now is the time to do so.

Meanwhile, my sole focus right now is our own IP.

Army Men III Postponed for the Time Being

Army Men III Postponed for the Time Being

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Army Men III is postponed and we are focusing on Army Men Online for the time being as well as working on a new game and updating our team's YouTube page...

MISSION FAILED! (April Fools 2016)

MISSION FAILED! (April Fools 2016)

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It pains us to say this but AM3 took some heavy hits during it's lifetime and after so many years taking care of it, I finally made the hardest decision...

Army Men III Beta Version 1.2 Update Released!

Army Men III Beta Version 1.2 Update Released!

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After 2 years, Beta 1.2 is finally released! Because Unreal Engine 4 is now free (and the anti-mod support barrier is removed), this will be the last...

Army Men III Deluxe Edition (April Fools 2015)

Army Men III Deluxe Edition (April Fools 2015)

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That's right folks! Take-Two Interactive contacted us and they wanted to make our game commercial. Because they are the higher up companies and they own...

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Army Men III Beta Version 1.2 (ZIP)

Army Men III Beta Version 1.2 (ZIP)

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The final update for the Beta release. Because Unreal Engine 4 is now free (and the anti-mod support barrier is removed), we will be migrating to this...

Army Men III Official Game Manual

Army Men III Official Game Manual

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[UPDATED FOR BETA V1.2] Need a head start on how to play the game? This manual is for you!

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I am looking for help in identifying a 3DO game cartridge. It is for the Gameboy Color and is named Army Men III. When played it plays Army Men Air Combat. Did 3DO originally plan on calling Air Combat, Army Men III? I have looked and looked on the net and cannot find any reference to or duplicate of this cartridge.

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can you make army men rts 2 plz im very like this game ;)

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yes im agree

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Why not set up a patreon this lets the army men community fund the game for you and help your debt

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LordIheanacho Creator

I honestly suck at marketing, let alone mastering the use of Patreon. Even if can, the story writer already left the team. I can no longer use his script meaning AM3's death is guaranteed. However I still do plan to carry on with Army Men Online.

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Well, ****. Maybe when you get enough time on your hands you can do this as a side project or something, would never ever want you to give up hope on this project. It would be a disgrace to say the least. Those assets could be used for something at some point. But money makes the world go around. I'm sorry to see your team break up. Leadership is an important trait in making something happen with a group.

Good Luck on you other endeavors.

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LordIheanacho Creator

Believe me. I REALLY wish I had time for this project, but my family and I are under dire circumstances now, especially thanks to my own college debt and now my siblings debt that will soon come after. On top of that, the former team has long since moved on - college, job, etc. Lost a LOT of friends, burned a lot of bridges, and I've lost motivation to work on AM3 again.

Maybe in the future when Néotl Empire gets larger and more financially powerful can we try again. But for now, I must tend to a new project - alone.

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i want to see Vikki again :)

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army men 1,2 and toys in space just released on
what's the status on this game, is it a profit or non profit project ?

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LordIheanacho Creator

We had nothing to do with the sales on, that was entirely from 2K's end. GoG basically asked them to get the old games on their platforms and they didn't mind.

I just wished they added Air Tactics, World War, and Sarge's Heroes on their as well.

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This is probably the most effort driven indie game I have ever seen and played. Yes, this game has a bug here and there but that can surely be fixed. The fact that this game haas been a success is mainly through himself and the commuity. The game play of this game is great and in my opinion I would like the music to be a little softer but thats what I think. People can say that this is a bad game but as long as this is effort driven I will always vote game of the year and game of everything. I love…

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