It has been more than two months which I do not post a new devlog article here on IndieDB, but for those who are following me, you already know I have been very busy, working like crazy on Fursan al-Aqsa Remake. So these last months I dedicated myself to study Unreal Engine 4, and thanks to all the updated tools of the engine, I was able to get the basic game framework and gameplay systems working perfectly and I created these two new trailers to showcase the progress on Fursan al-Aqsa Remake Development.
As stated before, I am making two versions of the game, one for PC and other for Android (Fursan al-Aqsa Mobile). The portable version of this remake is to allow those players who can't afford a gaming PC to enjoy the experience of playing the MOST BASED GAME of all times. The game will be the same on two versions, but, just like the differences between the PC and PS3/Xbox360 versions of Fursan al-Aqsa "Classic", the Mobile is inferior in terms of quality, with low resolution textures and less visual effects, for the sake of allowing even old smartphones to run the game (think like a compressed version of the game to fit inside a mobile device). After feedback of many of my followers, I realized that the majority of middle-eastern gamers play on Mobile, so Fursan al-Aqsa Mobile is for those players. I mean, if you have an average gaming PC which can run most recent 3D games, there is no need to play the mobile version, since on PC you will have the best experience.
I plan to add more gameplay mechanics, to make the game more dynamic and fun to play. Now our hero learned parkour (as you can see on the trailer), I increased the jump height, and I totally removed the fall damage, so that means our hero will not be harmed even if he falls from a Skyscraper! I know it is not realistic, but this is fun. I am going to add other movements like vault jumping, roll, dodge, slide and wall running. I will still remake and improve the bullet time effect in Unreal Engine 4 among other things. I am looking to make some cool acrobatic action movements, very similar to My Friend Pedro. I want to make some INSANE action moments for Fursan al-Aqsa Remake, in sha Allah.
About the graphics, yeah, I have done a revamp on the graphics but even then, they are not my focus. My focus is performance, and I want to allow even average gaming PC's to run Fursan al-Aqsa Remake. I mean, the requirements will be the same as the "Classic" Version, except that the GPU needs to support Shader Model 5 (any video card which support DirectX 11 can run Unreal Engine 4 games). So this is the final graphics quality, but as for the animations, I will improve these animations, add some more character animations, and more weapons for the final version of Fursan al-Aqsa Remake.
The game on my new Laptop (Acer Nitro 5 with 8GB RAM and a GTX1650 4GB, Core i5), which I was able to buy thanks to Allah (God) and to you, players who bought my game on Steam, the game runs at 70-90 fps, smoothly without any noticeable frames drop down. A friend of mine who has an RTX GPU, the game run at 180-200 fps, so I think it is very well optimized. Because this I am not focusing in too much graphics details, or 4K textures, I prefer to focus on performance, specially for an action game, an intense shooter, like Fursan al-Aqsa.
Just something that I need to tell you, is that a group of Pro-Israel lawyers is trying to take down Fursan al-Aqsa:
For all of those who played my game, you know that this game does NOT promote hate against Jews or the "Killing of Jews and Israelis". You all know that the point here is that Fursan al-Aqsa is the FIRST and until now the ONLY game who simply FLIPPED western media in the sense of how we, arabs and muslims are portrayed on videogames and movies.
By the way, my game has NO element of the jewish religion, there is no indication that the enemy soldiers in this game are jewish (by the way, I know many IDF Soldiers who are atheist), so this accusation that my game promotes violence against jews, or that this game is anti-Semitism propaganda, are nothing but FAKE NEWS.
So what is the problem on having Israeli Soldiers as the enemies on a videogame? Why they should always be the "Good guys"? Why Russian Soldiers can be killed on games? Why Arab Soldiers can be killed on games? Why Afghani Soldiers can be the "terrorists" in games? But why USA Soldiers and Israeli Soldiers must always be the heroes?
Besides everything, you know that my game has a satirical tone, just like Mortal Kombat Fatalities. How can a Megalodon Shark be called by someone to come and eat a soldier in real life? How can someone double jump and fly in slow motion in real life? How can someone jump out from an airplane holding a RPG bazooka to shoot at an helicopter in real life?
I have great hopes that Steam will keep preserving my rights for Freedom of Speech and allow my game there, since it is making a commercial success on their platform, and the players reviews are very positive, and most important is that my games does NOT break any Steam Guidelines and neither any law of any country.
This Remake will be free for those who own Fursan al-Aqsa on Steam, so BUY NOW and get the Remake as a free update once it comes out, in sha Allah. Even in the worst scenario, supposing my game gets banned from Steam, you will still get the Remake, even if that means I will manually send the game's files to each one who bought my game on Steam.
Support Fursan al-Aqsa and piss off Zionists!