author: Adrian Werner
The AMC Squad - F2P FPS on Duke Nukem 3D's Engine Got New Campaign Chapter
The AMC Squad, a free-to-play FPS built on the improved Duke Nukem 3D engine, has received a major update that introduced a new campaign chapter.
We lived to see the new version of The AMC Squad, a free FPS built on the technology used by Duke Nukem 3D.
The project began life as a mod running on the EDuke32 engine, which upgraded the well-known DN3D Build Engine. However, the authors changed literally every element of the game, so that after some time it became possible to release The AMC Squad as a standalone project, not requiring ownership of Duke Nukem 3D.
- The AMC Squad - download the game
The AMC Squad can be described as a boomer shooter, although the project was born in 2012, many years before the term became popular. So we get a retro game, which at the same time introduces a lot of improvements to the gameplay mechanics and engine.
The game tells the story of an organization set up to defend humanity from aliens. The latest version introduces the fourth of the planned six episodes of the single-player campaign. There are eleven playable characters to choose from, each with unique abilities and their own plot threads.
The authors have taken full advantage of the capabilities offered by EDuke32. The maps are much more complex in terms of architecture, and the campaign presents a variety of missions, more reminiscent of those from FPS games of a dozen years ago than from the era of Duke Nukem 3D.
- The AMC Squad - official website