Friday, March 09, 2018

Laser Squad in 3D

Laser Squad was probably my favourite game on the Spectrum, and I played it for hours at a time back in late 80's (one reason why I created Stellar Forces).  Now that I'm developing a multiplayer FPS engine in Java, an obvious candidate for a game is a realtime version of Moonbase Assault, one of the original missions in Laser Squad.

In that mission, one side had to defend a moonbase from attack by the other side, who had to destroy the moonbase computers.  My realtime version is a long way off yet, but here's a preview showing me walking around the moonbase.

For those who remember the game really well, you should recognise the layout of the map and be able to follow it as I go.