The 2.8 version of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is now available and includes Water Gun Wars. Sandbox is a free open source multiplatform game maker and Water Gun Wars is an included FPS game mode that can be modified to create other games.
The release of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker 2.8 includes Water Gun Wars, an open source high action FPS that uses Water Guns. Also the RPG Maker mode has been improved and includes several additional features. Water Gun Wars includes CTF, Drenchmatch, Team Drenchmatch, Instadrench, Base Capture, and more. Visit http://SandboxGameMaker.com for the download and more information.
http://FreeFPSGame.com is the Water Gun Wars community set to feature screens, videos, comics, and more. Water Gun Wars serves as the base for the upcoming commercial high action coop wave defense game Last Kid Standing at http://LastKidStanding.com
Key features of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker 2.8:
* A working Masterserver
* Brand new powerful UI which will eventually support widgets
* Freecusor. You can use a cursor for your games
* Significantly improved in game Text Editor
* New decals and particles, mainly for “WaterGun Wars”
Water Gun Wars
* Game modes Drenchmatch, Team Drenchmatch, CTF, Capture, Instadrench, and more
* New weapon and announcer sounds
* Beautiful new map Snowcourt by Kid_Matthew
* Several Water Guns including the Water Pistol, Chaingun, Sniper, Rocket Launcher, Double Barrel Shotgun, and Grenade Launcher
* Fast Paced Water Gun Blasting Action
* Overhaul item system – allows dynamic and varying values (ie Diablo), all items will still stack where possible.
* New inventory management system – items are now managed as sets of identical bases
* Numerous new and functional interfaces for the UI system
* Includes trade and looting
* Paperdoll equipment UI with by slot filtering for equipment
* Implemented merchant types, with trading rates, multiple currencies and even store credit.
* Ammunition can now be recovered for projectile based and thrown weapons
* Tons of bugfixes and new features
About Platinum Arts LLC:
Platinum Arts LLC is dedicated to providing the best in fun and free software and game design tools. The projects Last Man Standing Coop (http://Doom3Coop.com) and Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker (http://SandboxGameMaker.com) have in total been featured in over thirty magazines and received many awards including Best Doom 3 Mod Of The Year at the IGF for Last Man Standing Coop. Both Last Man Standing Coop and Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker have been in the top 10 for best mod/indie games of the year at moddb out of thousands.