October 13, 2006
TBG Software and Battlefront.com are thrilled to announce the release of a public beta version of the full featured Scenario Editor for "DropTeam"!
"Dropteam" is TBG's exciting new game about mechanized combat in the far future, based on the powerful 3D Demeter engine developed by TBG Software used by the U.S. Army Research Labs and Northrop Grumman featuring real-world physics, and compatible with PC, Mac (OS X and Intel Macs) and Linux!
This brand new Scenario editor allows for the creation of entirely new worlds, maps and missions, including Physical Properties, Skybox, Ambient Sounds, Particle Emitters, Elevation Data, Textures, Terrain Types, Fluids, Game Types and Objects and more.
This takes the already powerful phsyics engine to new heights and allows players to create brand new maps of up to 1000 square kilometers, including all deformable terrain, its own unique physics (gravitation, atmosphere.) and more! Dropteam is already using XML files for modding and reads data from professional GIS (Geographic Information Systems) packages such as ArcGIS and Terragen, and as such is becoming one of the most extensively moddable game packages available. An expansion to the Sci-Fi themed base game covering World War Two is already planned.
The Scenario Editor is available as a free download, and is even available with source code in an open license to encourage users to create new exciting missions and battles for DropTeamT - mechanized combat in the far future!
Direct link to download the beta editor:
Beta scenario editor documentation:
More information about DropTeam:
Battlefront.com is an independent, internet-based publisher and developer of superior war and strategy games, and one of the world's largest and fastest growing war and strategy gaming fan communities. Battlefront's titles include the award-winning 3D tactical WWII combat simulation series Combat Mission, the innovative air combat strategy game Down in Flames, the grand strategy classic Strategic Command, as well as the famous TacOps 4 modern combat simulation, a commercial version of the official tactical training tool used by the U.S. Army. New games include the much anticipated Theatre of War from 1C Company, the tank combat simulation T72: Balkans on Fire!, the "realistic" Sci-Fi tactical game DropTeam, and the ultimative Napoleonics wargame HistWar.
Find out more at www.battlefront.com
About TBG Software
TBG Software is an independent software development company specializing in real-time terrain visualization. Demeter, TBG's flagship technology, is an open source project that is freely available. During the development of DropTeam, this technology has been extended and improved in many ways, so a more advanced version will be available for other software developers in late 2005. Demeter has been used by the U.S. Army Research Labs and Northrop Grumman, among others. TBG will continue to improve Demeter while releasing games that feature this technology.
For more information about TBG Software, please visit www.tbgsoftware.com