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Development of this game has ceased in favor of Terminal Overload, its free and open-source spiritual successor.

Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet is a free experimental online multiplayer FPS with unique gameplay: Alternate between the pure energy "ether form" and the physical manifestation called "CAT". Capture territory and defeat enemies using a multitude of weapons, grenades, and target-seeking discs that can be deflected and steered around corners. Thanks to the territory capturing and the fact that you can only change into CAT form on friendly territory, this game is much deeper than your usual abstract shooter.

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6 comments by /dev/fr1tz on Jan 30th, 2014

Thanks to the donations from people of 15 different countries, the IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to resurrect ROTC: Ethernet as open-source project has reached its goal. Actual development will start soon, so stay tuned.

Here's a graph showing from which countries the donations to the campaign originated so far:

The campaign has a few more hours to go, so it's still possible to help pad the budget of the game and claim the following perks:

Player / Developer / Supporter (donate $10 or more) [claim this perk]

  • You'll be able to vote on the new name for the game (see "Suggest-A-Name" perk below).
  • You will have the option of using code from version 1.0 of the game under the NCSA license. This is very useful if you want to use code from version 1.0 for a commercial project.
  • Unless you don't want this, your name will be listed in the credits screen's "thank you" section along with a short message of your choice. Advertise your project/website, give a shout-out, state an opinion, whatever. Be creative.
  • Part of the remake is creating and running an independent player database. Servers (of any game) can use that database to authenticate players, track players stats and (in the case of this game) allow authenticated players to customize their appearance inside the game. You will receive 2 entries in the database that never expire.

Sweet Personal Thank You (donate $25 or more) [claim this perk]

In addition to everything from the "Player / Developer / Supporter" perk you'll receive a personal "Thank You" postcard from the developer and a bar of pretty decent Swiss "M-Budget" chocolate. The chocolate, although inexpensive, is hard to obtain otherwise outside Switzerland (being budget and all).

Suggest-A-Name (donate $50 or more) [claim this perk]

You'll get all the other perks plus the opportunity to suggest a name for the game. The final name will be chosen by putting all suggested names to a vote among all the people who have claimed at least one perk.

Thank You to everyone who helped make this happen!

Stay tuned for further development

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ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4.app

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4.app

Jan 6, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Mac OS X version of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4-win32

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4-win32

Jan 6, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Windows version of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4-linux

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.4-linux

Jan 6, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Linux version of prototype 5.4 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3.app

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3.app

Mar 30, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Mac OS X version of prototype 5.3 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3-win32

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3-win32

Mar 30, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

Windows version of prototype 5.3 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3-linux

ROTC: Ethernet - p.5.3-linux

Mar 30, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Linux version of prototype 5.3 of Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet

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Kyle1517 Jun 9 2014, 11:15am says:

Multiplayer isn't working. Whenever my friend tries to host an arena, I don't see it. Also, Global chat is the only thing that works. (oh, so does singleplayer)

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Lord_Thash Jan 26 2014, 12:36pm says:

I love this so much! It defiantly needs a bigger playerbase, and im glad you are doing a campain for that very reason!

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McMattMatrix Jan 26 2014, 8:27am says:

I was very confused when I first tried this game but it is starting to grow on me now!

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sharkwouter Jan 23 2014, 7:23am says:

You should put this game up on Steam Greenlight, it could be the second open source game that gets greenlit. If you manage to get the funding that is.

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iTraniT Jan 15 2014, 6:23pm says:

You Guys should try out MTBFreeride its awesome as well pretty funny when you get the controls down.

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aniquilador99 Sep 25 2013, 5:08pm says:

Algun jugador?

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demo-dog Apr 10 2013, 7:34am says:

sure why not

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oranamaxi Mar 22 2013, 2:51pm says:

*watches video* *clicks install*

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1mrgame3 Jan 31 2013, 8:58pm says:

LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!! Everyone should get this. Also if you're having trouble finding people to play with, go to global chat and press the "ask for a game" button. Sometimes you won't get a response, but more often then not, someone will be willing to play with you.

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Released Dec 20, 2008
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Highest Rated (5 agree) 9/10

the dynamic gameplay is especially fun with more than 10 players shooting away

Jan 4 2012, 5:48pm by loopin

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Latest tweets from @_rotc_

Successfully funded! Thanks to everybody who helped make it happen! 38h left to increase its budget and claim perks: T.co

Jan 30 2014, 1:07pm

5 days left on IndieGoGo. $407 left to raise. It can be done if you help spread the word! Go Go Go :) T.co

Jan 26 2014, 3:50pm

Prototype 5.4 available. T.co [ #rotc_ethernet #free #independent #experimental #FPS #game ]

Jan 6 2014, 12:57pm

Help resurrect Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet as proper open source project: T.co

Dec 7 2013, 5:30pm

Prototype 5.3 available. Now also for Mac OS X! T.co [ #rotc_ethernet #free #independent #experimental #FPS #game ]

Mar 30 2012, 7:35am

ROTC has now joined all the really cool kids at T.co

Feb 17 2012, 2:46pm

Prototype 5.2 available: T.co [ #rotc_ethernet #free #independent #experimental #FPS #game ]

Feb 14 2012, 7:22pm

Prototype 5.1 available: T.co [ #rotc_ethernet #free #independent #experimental #FPS #game ]

Jan 3 2012, 10:56pm

ROTC has finally joined all the other cool kids @ moddb/indiedb: T.co

Dec 28 2011, 5:41pm

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