Welcome to Coldest

Welcome to the home of the open source mech combat game, Coldest. On this site you can find general information about playing the game, screenshots, and forums for contacting other players and the developer. Best of all, the game is completely free so don't hesitate to give it a try!

Note: The game is currently in a state that could generously be described as beta. The site is similar. Please report any problems with either of them in the forums or the bugs database.

Someday I'll Learn

Apparently my playtesting schedule is on Valve Time. My last blog post said I would be ready for playtesting soon, and our more astute readers will note that it has been almost two months since then. I did note at the time that I had a vacation coming up that would probably push things back, but I did not expect the dead hard drive that I came home to after the trip. Continue reading »

Bot Builds Available

A bit later than expected perhaps, but bots are now available in the official builds. There were a number of sticky problems that popped up since the last post, and I've fixed most of them. There are a couple of issues that I was not able to track down, but they aren't things I expect most people to run into so hopefully they won't be a problem. Continue reading »

Bots Have AI Now

The server update went sort of smoothly - the site never went down for a significant period of time, but I did lose access to the server for a while due to some problems with SSH after the update. Everything seems to be working correctly again, but if you find any problems with the site, please report them in this Trac ticket. Or just use the forums if you are able (but a site problem might prevent that, hence the ticket). Continue reading »

Upcoming Website Maintenance

This is just a quick heads up that the website might be down for a while at some point in the near future. The Debian version I'm running on the server is going out of security support shortly so I'm going to have to upgrade it, and the last time I did that for this server it was down for something close to a week due to some unforeseen difficulties. I'm hopeful that this one will go more smoothly, but consider this fair warning. Also, I'm not sure exactly when I'll get around to doing this, so it probably won't be until 2012.

As far as the game is concerned, things have been going pretty well. Continue reading »

Sound's Good

Early Craters

Well, sound is better anyway. I've done some work on things that were pretty blatantly missing before, particularly rocket and footstep sounds. Also, all of the sounds have been replaced with some that I generated with sfxr so the only thing I'm aware of that's not free license compatible is the music. In general I like them better than the old effects anyway, especially the new autocannon sound. You can feel that one in your bones. :-) Continue reading »

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