Wyrmsun, an open-source RTS game


Wyrmsun is an open-source RTS game which features elements of mythology, history and fiction.
The project is led by Andrettin and features the art from b_o, Jinn, Leo B, and other talented artists, the complete list of artists can be found here.

The game is currently in alpha stage and just hitted Steam Greenlight, but you can download the current build on IndieDB.

In the Wyrmsun universe a myriad of inhabited planets exist. Humans dwell on Earth, while dwarves inhabit Nidavellir and elves nourish the world of Alfheim. These peoples struggle to carve a place for themselves with their tools of stone, bronze and iron. And perhaps one day they will meet one another, beyond the stars...

The game features:

  • Retro-style graphics
  • 2 playable civilizations, and a number of non-playable ones
  • 18 quests to play, earning technology points which can be used to obtain new units, buildings and technologies
  • 38 units, 30 buildings and 14 technologies
  • Units that can earn experience, being able to upgrade to new unit types or acquire new abilities upon level-up
  • Persistent heroes, who carry over their level and abilities throughout scenarios
  • Personal names and traits for units
  • Cave, Conifer Forest, Dungeon, Fairlimbed Forest and Swamp tilesets
  • 33 maps of real and fictional locations to choose from, as well as random maps
  • Living environment, with fauna reproduction and predation
  • Very moddable game, with mod-loading capability built in
  • Grand strategy mode, where production is resolved on the strategic (world map) level, while battles are resolved on the tactical level
  • In-game encyclopedia, allowing players to learn more about the units, buildings and other elements of the game, as well as their historical and mythological sources of inspiration

The Stratagus engine (which the game uses), as well as all of the code, artwork, music and story elements included in Wyrmsun are distributed under the GPLv2 license. By supporting Wyrmsun you are also promoting the development of assets and code which can be used by other open-source games.

Don't forget to also vote for Wyrmsun on Steam Greenlight!

(For the icon, you might use this one, since some of these are on the game: http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/73944.htm)

Posted by Jinn @ 4/30/2015 15:28  |    6


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Andrettin (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/5/2015 07:35

Hapiel, unfortunately that doesn't help us much. Without knowing what in particular you think is too similar to Warcraft 2, we can't change those aspects for the future. And in any case, Wyrmsun is not a remake of WC2 - the civilizations, lore, scenarios and etc. are all different, so although the game is inspired by WC2, it does not have the elements of a remake.

KPJ and snv: Thanks :)

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/4/2015 16:46

The post made it sound very promising, but judging by the video it looks more like a Warcraft 2 remake than a new game.. Which I think is a pity :(

KPJFormat (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/2/2015 18:24

Worlds are colliding! Worlds are colliding Andre!

Glad to see this here :) I made a font (well, continue to make it!)!

snv (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/1/2015 14:12

I love Wyrmsun's innovative idea of merging RTS and Roguelike genres

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/1/2015 12:25

Yeah, warcraft 2 is its major artistic inspiration :)

Ubisavis (Level 6 Made) @ 5/1/2015 08:35

is remind me to warcraft 2 

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