Cary, NC, October 10, 2001

Shrapnel Games announced today that the Remote Assault Map Maker Utility is available as a free download from here. The Map Maker will allow users to make their own custom maps and scenarios for use in Remote Assault.

Remote Assault is a real time 3D wargame set in the near future that offers many new features never combined in one single wargame.

Some of these features include:

  • Fully 3D environment that allows for full fog of war with true line of sight.

  • Customizable AI that allows you to define how aggressive or passive your units will be upon contact with the enemy.

  • Ability to group units in command structures from as small as squads to as large as groups (of squads). With chain of command you can issue orders to individual units, squads, or groups.

  • Branching campaign structure that allows you to lose some scenarios and still advance.

  • Realistic ballistic modeling on artillery and tank shells. Shell paths are affected by air resistance.

  • Unit damage can be of a limited nature that may affect only sensors, movement, armor, or weapon systems.

  • Hundreds of units can be in battle at once.

    Coming soon will be a free add-on pack that will include more units, scenarios and an additional campaign.