Plus a surprise appearance of a much-loved DoD map!
World War II games are like buses: you wait a decade for one, and then two show up at once! Hot on the trail of Battalion 1944, Driven Arts’ Days of War hit Kickstarter last week with a goal of $100,000.
At the time of writing, the game’s already almost one-third of the way through its funding with 22 days left, so there’s a good chance this one will succeed.
Days of War is heavily inspired by the massively underrated Day of Defeat: Source, and aims to give its fast-paced, challenging gameplay a fancy new engine and easy-to-use mod tools. The trailer even includes a really nice-looking remake of the fan favourite Day of Defeat map DOD_Donner (of which you can see more of in this pre-alpha gameplay video).
Driven Arts stresses that the game is already close to being done, it just needs the Kickstarter campaign to fund the last bits of development and polish – more maps, community managers, that sort of thing. $100K worth of polish in a game that already looks as promising as this is really exciting to me.
I love Day of Defeat: Source. It’s probably my favourite multiplayer FPS out there because of its fast, challenging shooting and great sense of atmosphere. Unfortunately, it never received the support Valve’s other games did and so the community has been left to its own devices for the last seven years or so.
If Days of War can come even close to as good as Day of Defeat, I will definitely be interested when it comes out for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 sometime this year.