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Tiberian Dawn: The First Strike is a free, standalone, first and third-person shooter based on Westwood Studios' classic real-time strategy, Command & Conquer. Control one of the many units from the original game, and defeat your enemies in an epic base-oriented combat environment built on the beautiful Unreal Engine 4.

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This has been going on for nearly 7 years, and I'd like to believe that in that time I've grown as a person and learned a little more about how all of this works. With that in mind it's time I finally made this post and owned up to the situation.

This was a fan project from the very beginning, something that existed solely for the people who wanted the nostalgia of experiencing the look and feel of the original C&C in a different way. It started as an idea for a Battlefield mod when I was about 13, and that eventually led me to find A Path Beyond.

A few years later I decided that I would try my hand at doing for Tiberian Dawn what APB had done for Red Alert. I was lucky enough to find some people on the BHP forums who were willing to help and we made it up as we went along from there.

The other two co-founders of Firestorm Productions have been gone for several years, and I was foolishly optimistic enough to try and keep everything afloat after they left. I navigated through IndieDB and any forum related to C&C that I could find in hopes of acquiring some help, but it didn't work out as well as I'd hoped.

Finding skilled artists for this project was never a problem, it was keeping them around that proved to be difficult. A free-to-play fan project with little direction and a small potential playerbase isn't exactly an enticing offer to artists who are looking to get their name out or create artwork that demonstrates their abilities, especially when they're not being paid.

It was a common occurrence for artists to abandon their tasks before they were finished or neglect to send a file when everything was done. One setback after another, each more demoralizing than the last. We couldn't even put together a working website because of how often communications would be dropped.

It was a trend that continues to this day, and it's the reason I've decided to put this project on hiatus. If I'm going to assemble a team, I'll need to learn more about game design and put together some money to properly pay everyone for their contributions. Expect to see new content from Firestorm Productions in the future, but not nearly as ambitious as The First Strike.

Thanks for sticking around through all of this. It meant more to me than many of you could ever know, and I'll try my best to make it up to all of you in time.

Sincerely,

Bfranx

Character Concept Art!

Character Concept Art!

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We've finally finished the character concept art and are releasing an update to let you see what we've come up with!

Our Fourth Anniversary!

Our Fourth Anniversary!

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Here's to four years of work! Although we have more WIPs than finished models, at least most of the people making them are still here to finish what they...

Reinforcements have arrived!

Reinforcements have arrived!

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Just when you thought the battle was over, help arrives over the horizon.

We Need YOU!

We Need YOU!

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Well, we're back..err I'm back, with a little propaganda. If you want this game to pull through, then join today!

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander

Why is it locked to Windows when UE4 is supports Mac and Linux as well?

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Bfranx Creator
Bfranx

When the project began UE4 wasn't out yet and we just neglected to update the platforms.

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Guest
Guest

is going to be any base building? or only fps?

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Bfranx Creator
Bfranx

We have several game modes planned, including one with base building, and will create and incorporate them if possible. However, the initial release will be a First/Third-Person Shooter.

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darkyuri
darkyuri

Is game alive?

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Scarlat.
Scarlat.

Looks Good :)

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Bfranx Creator
Bfranx

Glad you like it :)

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Ronan156
Ronan156

Is this a mod for renegade X or standalone?

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Bfranx Creator
Bfranx

This is a standalone project.

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke

Cool art bro, show us some actual gamplay with placeholder art and we may take you seriously

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Bfranx Creator
Bfranx

There are several people who already take this project seriously. Whether or not you are one of them is your choice.

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