Breaking news! New The Tanks version is ready to play! But remember, it's still development build so it's going to be bugged as hell. You can test the game here: Dl.dropboxusercontent.com
Versus game mode is fully playable. For now, you can challenge an AI opponent, but soon you will be able to play with your friend locally (and hopefully online). A lot of new features has been added to new build. You can customize your tank and fight in overhauled desert environment.
You can play one campaign mission. Campaign is rather a placeholder, than a complete game mode, but it's not my priority now. Saving statistics has been reworked. It now saves stats correctly and saving depends on active game mode.
A lot of smaller changes has also been implemented. I will be focusing on textures and bugfixing the next week. I need to do a lot of small fixes in code. Player management, GUI and a lot of smaller scripts has been rewritten. Now, the game (almost) fully support multiplayer, I just need to add co-op player GUI, menu options and some minor tweaks.