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    Hi all,



    As some of you may or may not know, the Hedgewars team is working in collaboration with Zodttd to bring their game Hedgewars to the iphone platform. What I wanted to do is give you some information on Hedgewars, and hopefully get you a little excited about its eventual release.



    So What is Hedgewars?

    Hedgewars is a turn based, multiplayer, strategy game based on the ever so wonderful Worms Armageddon. In Hedgewars players take it in turns to control their team of hedgehogs, wielding a variety of wacky weaponry in order to annihilate the other team(s)! You can try the windows/linux versions over at Hedgewars (although we have progressed greatly from the current official release.)

    Hedgewars on the iphone will hopefully implement a fun and innovative control scheme. Utilizing all the features of the iphone, finger movements will control your hedgehog, taps and swipes will control your weaponry, want to alter the angle of your parachute drop? Just tilt the phone!


    So what's a thread without media, well I have some pictures for you here:




    Older Video:




    Random Screenshots!

    The completion of the island theme

    Dogfight map

    The nature theme

    Rain!

    A fun map


    Some additional shots:

    Beginnings of a city theme
    http://i28.tinypic.com/20ksppw.png
    The snow theme
    http://i29.tinypic.com/28thvko.jpg
    Shameless self promotion map
    http://i32.tinypic.com/1125pu0.png
    The beginnings of the island theme
    http://i28.tinypic.com/2cpsvwg.png





    I hope this interests you guys.
    Visit us at Hedgewars

    Thanks!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Hedgewars - Coming soon to iPhone/iTouch started by Tiyuri View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. Merriadok's Avatar
      Merriadok -
      what a cool thing!
    1. flopethedope's Avatar
      flopethedope -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
      I wonder if Team 17 knows they should be sueing someone?
      Yeah I was wondering the same thing. I absolutely love worms and play it all the time still. I saw this and instantly thought lawsuit, especially after they said they are wanting to sell it on the appstore. Someone's gotta have permission, or some large cajones to even attempt selling such a blatent copy. However I am incredibly stoked to play.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      that is AWESOME! i love and miss the worms games! if this is free, i'll definitely be downloading... and if it costs something, i'll definitely be downloading.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jay316 View Post
      I wonder if Team 17 knows they should be sueing someone?
      haha, yeah.... i was thinking the same thing. they're even using many of the same graphics.
    1. liquidcool's Avatar
      liquidcool -
      Quote Originally Posted by im-foney View Post
      isn't this another copy of the game Gunbound?
      no this is not another copy of gunbound. this is like worms. this was made way before gunbound
    1. Hellbuster's Avatar
      Hellbuster -
      The song is called "little elephant walking"

      Looks nice
    1. Tiyuri's Avatar
      Tiyuri -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post

      haha, yeah.... i was thinking the same thing. they're even using many of the same graphics.
      All graphics in hedgewars are completely original and drawn by me, the style is very similar to the worms style, that's because that's the style we were originally going for, however all the graphics are original works. I'm not a 2d artist (3d is my thing) but I wanted to do this as a learning process and so I stuck quite closely to the worms "cartoon" style. I do however take it as a huge compliment that you seem to have confused some of the graphics for original worms graphics ;P


      Also, with regards to the app store, I'll be speaking to some team 17 people regarding that, but as far as a free homebrew release goes, they have no issue with it, infact I was play testing Hedgewars quite recently with one of the people working on worms armageddon

      I suppose you have to remember that worms is basically a take on even older games, scorched earth and so forth, so I'm not sure we're really infringing on their IP. But either way I will talk about it. I'd hate to step on toes.

      So the app store release may or may not go ahead, based on what I can work out, but a homebrew release is no problem, and team 17 know about the game, hell some time ago I posted info about it on the team 17 forum and asked for criticisms/advice

      Again I'm glad you guys are looking forwards to this, if you have any suggestions for the control scheme, anything you'd like to suggest in general, any criticisms or concerns, do voice them!


      Quote Originally Posted by Hellbuster View Post
      The song is called "little elephant walking"

      Looks nice
      Close, it's baby elephant walk
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      wow, no kidding? haha, nice job man! if you need any beta testers, i just so happen to have an inbox you can PM... ;-)
    1. auburnguy32's Avatar
      auburnguy32 -
      It looked really slow and boring to me, maybe I'm missing the point but it didn't look like much fun. I thought the graphics were great and will still probably give it a try, but we'll see.
    1. budm's Avatar
      budm -
      Wormux anyone, headgewars is a clone that to me looks very poorly made, compared to wormux which is opensource runs on macs linux and pcs themeable and contains about 24maps preloaded
    1. Emir S.'s Avatar
      Emir S. -
      I guess this looks much more fun to us "older" folk here.
      I grew up playing Scorched Earth and generaly C64 and Attari console games.
      Loved Worms and "Directors Cut" from day one back in 95, 96 on Amiga and have loved it ever since.

      Having a worms "style" game on my iPhone is something I can't even think about complaining about.

      it's sad that people want and need 3d and high end special effects just to consider a game noteworthy.
    1. Tiyuri's Avatar
      Tiyuri -
      Quote Originally Posted by budm View Post
      Wormux anyone, headgewars is a clone that to me looks very poorly made, compared to wormux which is opensource runs on macs linux and pcs themeable and contains about 24maps preloaded
      Hedgewars runs on linux, pcs, and soon the iphone, it's open source (someone can do a mac port if they like?), it's themeable, contains less prebuilt maps but it also contains random generated maps, something wormux does not.

      Apart from that, I suggest you actually download both and play them side by side, the gameplay is vastly different, and it baffles me that you can call hedgewars a "poorly made clone" in comparison to wormux.

      Wormux is a great project, but right now it has a huge plethora of gameplay issues - that for me, make the game literally unplayable.

      Whilst hedgewars still contains some bugs in its frontend (its a beta after all) the actual engine/gameplay are very very well polished, and I commend our coders for that.
    1. .:MirrorminD:.'s Avatar
      .:MirrorminD:. -
      @auburnguy32 - you are right it is a slow game..well kinda, its a turn based game so everyone takes turns.

      @budm - instead of being negative, why dont you try and code a game, the OP said he was a 3D artist not 2D.




      It amazes me how everyone wants to add their negative feedback. I would suggest the next time you want to bash it, try making one yourself. Or offer constructive criticism, or even help.
    1. Tiyuri's Avatar
      Tiyuri -
      Check this out guys, much more indicative of the gameplay!

      http://www.vimeo.com/1201245
    1. EricHvk's Avatar
      EricHvk -
      oh man I freakin LOVED WORMS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Kaloyan's Avatar
      Kaloyan -
      Awesome

      Quote Originally Posted by Tiyuri View Post
      Check this out guys, much more indicative of the gameplay!

      Hedgewars 0.9.4 on Vimeo
      Thats the same video from the first page...?

      Anyway game looks great, although from what I saw it seems to be just a copy of worms.
    1. y0ungSir's Avatar
      y0ungSir -
      the game looks fun...stop hating
    1. riyadc's Avatar
      riyadc -
      Any idea when this game is coming out? I'd gladly pay upto $20 for it if it shows up on the app store!
    1. eltrositgicien's Avatar
      eltrositgicien -
      This game looks awesome
    1. IceWilly1's Avatar
      IceWilly1 -
      Being that its.... incredibly similar to worms. Is there an issue about copyright since you are basically cloning the game with different animals instead of worms?

      hope it gets through the works though
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      any updates to this? will it be coming out for app store or cydia?