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- DEVELOPMENT DISCONTINUED - Singleplayer Campaign Ice Version: 0.50 ALPHA Good evening, I would like to use this thread to officially announce my recent project in the Armaverse's splendid singleplayer content. A few of you might have stumbled upon my other projects, namely M.E.R.C.S. or Contention Zone, or my various re-texturing efforts and scripting frameworks. This work here, simply called Ice, is my newest and probably biggest baby since I started its development in the beginning of this year. I have reached a state in which I can share some of the details with you and do a fair shair of shameless marketing. Veterans of M.E.R.C.S. will hopefully find Ice to be a worthy successor, both in terms of gameplay and story. Contrary to my approach in M.E.R.C.S., I will not run a public Alpha as the complexity of Ice outruns the complexity all of my other projects, and I am not able to provide easily upgradable releases where I can iteratively add more missions without having you lose your saved progress. Instead, my plan is to finish a rough version of the playable content and release it in Beta state, hopefully in the first quarter of 2016, for you to evaluate and to attract some of you talented voice actors out there. Thanks for your attention. Let's jump right to the shameless marketing, shall we? Overview Ice introduces a new and snow-swept setting to the Armaversesâ€™s Singleplayer content. Through the course of over thirty missions â€“ featuring story-driven, combined arms action â€“ the player will alternate between three characters, each representing one of the campaignâ€™s major factions; EUROFORCE, CSAT, and Black Star Movement. From this shared perspective, the devastating conflict in the Barents Sea region will be experienced, through the unique lens of its combatants. From infantry encounters, stealth missions, and armoured engagements to strategic planning, base expansion, and casino capitalism, the gameplay boasts an imaginative, diverse and dynamic style where your decisions really matter. Moreover, veterans of Iceâ€™s predecessor, M.E.R.C.S, will find friends and enemies, old and new, in the sprawling tundras and Alpine forests of Helvantis. A BETA release, aiming to attract the attention of talented community voice actors, is targeted for the first quarter of 2016. Story More than a year has passed since the events of M.E.R.C.S and European Armed Forces are back in control of the Mediterranean islands, Altis and Stratis. The British ultra-nationalistic paramilitary group, commonly referred to as the â€˜British Knightsâ€™, is still at large and intelligence services around the world have lost track of the prototypic fusion power generator they acquired on Altis. As European Armed Forces seek to extend their influence over the Mediterranean and Middle East, an association agreement between the Russian Federation and Canton-Protocol Strategic Alliance Treaty is signed, leading to joint military exercises close to European territories. Already, the fragile peace between the Independent Republic of Helvantis and the Russian Federation is beginning to crumble and now threatens to fall apart completely after the discovery of a valuable chemical element in Helvantian soil, Astatine, in its stable isotope 222. Both Canton-Protocol forces and European reconnaissance teams are converging on the region, eager to confirm the findings and to establish a strategic foothold in Helvantis. But there are others too, who are willing to stake their claims in this geo-political gambit, operating in the upmost secrecy, between the faultlines of warring global powers... Features Story-driven singleplayer campaign, revolving around three playable characters. Strong focus on character development, with a rich and dynamic narrative. Introducing a new and wintry landscape to Arma 3 Fully voice-acted Strategic decisions that affect the path of your characters First and third-person cutscenes Infantry, light vehicle, and armoured gameplay Custom weather effects Custom conversation system Custom shop system, supporting a vast amount of third party content Three custom, re-textured factions Customised HUD enhancements (optional) More than thirty missions (including cutscenes) on four different islands (Altis, Stratis, Chernarus, and Helvantis) Multiple endings Media Gallery on Abload.de. Requirements All official Arma 3 DLCs available on release of this campaign and the Mods listed below. Required Mods This work builds on both community Addons and my work. It therefore requires the installation of the following Mods. EUROFORCE by IndeedPete CSAT Snow Tigers by IndeedPete Black Star Movement by IndeedPete (Already part of this release.) All in Arma Terrain Pack OR Cup Terrains (Base + Chernarus) Helvantis by Animander Supported but Optional Mods Community Base Addons (Must be used with EUROFORCE CBA Extended Eventhandler Support Addon, CSAT Snow Tiger CBA Extended Eventhandler Support Addon, and Black Star Movement CBA Extended Eventhandler Support Addon. All part of their original releases.) Toadie's Weapon Packs (Can be run together with Black Star Movement HLC Replacement Config Addon in order to exchange weapons for the INDEP faction throughout the campaign.) Weapon Packs, Item Packs, and Uniform Packs are supported by the shop system. No guarantees given for not explicitly listed content. Unlisted third party content might affect the balancing. Development Roadmap - Scopes & Features Beta - Voice Actor's Preview (INCOMING) Release Q1/2016 Campaign Completed Test Options Still Active Text-To-Speech Samples as Place-holders Gold Voice Acting Replacing TTS Place-holders Contact You can reach me on the BI-Forums. Or feel free to locate me on social media: Steam Twitter Share your thoughts!