As a special treat to GearHead fans (or at least the more gearhead-oriented of them) this Christmas, I’m pleased to announce the first release of GH: Arena-R.
What is it?
Arena-R is a remake of GearHead:Arena using the GearHead-2 engine and Lua scripting. It’s a learning exercise for myself and for others who want to make their own content. Together we can fill up this empty world. Who knows, maybe this time the rusty scepter quest can even be finished.
What can it do?
At the moment, not much. The only town in the game is Hogye Village. There’s a mecha arena and a couple of dungeons. Of course you’re free to add new content and modify the existing stuff- in fact, that’s the whole point!
Creating content with Lua is much easier than it was with ArenaScript. Conversations may be laid out in a natural fashion. There are a couple of (hopefully) well-documented tutorials to help get you started.
The GH2 world map navigator has been completely rewritten. I hope that you’ll enjoy this version much more than the previous.
How can I help?
Download the game and see what you can make with it. Share your results here or on the forum. Make suggestions, report bugs, and have fun trying to break things.