RDZ Industries: Project Y4
Take control of the brand new All-Purpose Assault Mech as you unravel the events at a remote industrial research and development facility…
First released in 2012, RDZ Industries: Project Y4 is a singleplayer action-adventure RPG total conversion map for Warcraft III: the Frozen Throne, developed for version 1.26.
The Story of Project Y4
The progress of the project, including discussions about everything from enemies and equipment to planned features and game design, was charted through numerous development diary blogs. If you want to get deep into the guts of how one man constructs a massive folly and pushes a game engine to places it was never meant to go, have a read through some of these…
This is totally not going to end in tears.
So much for getting in quietly.
Project Y4 R02 is the end of the line.
This little robot is too strong. This little robot is too weak. But this little robot is *just right*.
I was never any good at juggling. Timeslicing, though? That, I can handle… Up to a point.
More adventures in procedural content generation, the cheap and naive way. Who needs graph traversal algorithms anyway?
Project Y4 R02 approaches very, very slowly… But you want to know about the shinies it will contain, right?
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The Day I Made An Arena, part D: finale.
The Day I Made An Arena, part C.
The Day I Made An Arena, part B.
The Day I Made An Arena, part A.
You didn’t think it was over, did you?
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Announcing the release date for Projecft Y4 R01.
If you bite off more than you can chew, spit some of it back out before you choke.
Sounds, voices, music… The time has come to turn up the volume on Y4.
A gallery of concept sketches, but no spoilers.
A sedate week of work later, I present to you… The new and improved Node Hacking minigame!
Masochistic schedules, general progress updates… It’s a labour of love so please don’t ask me why.
Yo dawg, I heard you like maps, so we replaced a map with a map and added another map into your map so you can read maps while you play a map.
Project Y4’s history is a constant stream of broken promises, features desired but untenable and things that just didn’t work. Let’s take a recap of what definitely definitely IS going to go into the final game…
A lot of people don’t like a locked camera. Do you?
So time will tell, and time’s never wrong — so time will tell, but time takes so long!
Fatal errors aside, the AP-AM will periodically gain access to permanent sub-system upgrades.
“The Darkwalker blew, and power-ups went everywhere!”
“It’s like a… power-up piñata!”
Look ma, I’m still working on it!
A video showcase of the drones you’ll spend most of Project Y4 fighting.
Why generate one kind of terrain when you can do two?
I know I said I could make a total conversion alone… Turns out I was wrong.
Over six gigabytes of uncompressed AVI clips later…
Why does RDZ Industries look the way it does? Could there be some method to this madness? It’s more likely than you think.
Warcraft III still has the capacity to surprise, even after all these years.
Did I say Y4 was pretty much feature complete? What I meant to say was “I love feature creep and I cannot lie”. And then Y4 was bloatware.
If I cram in enough different features, everybody is bound to like *something*.
I have a complete inability to leave empty segments of map unused.
Mathemagic never quite works the way you expect it… But nor does it ever go wrong in the way you expect it to.
Hacking terminals just got (planned to become) a lot more dangerous.
Project Y4 implements a revival system. But how does one go about limiting this so the game does not become impossible to lose, without compromising gameplay and/or story?
Get some intel on those drones you’re going to be tearing through as you investigate the facility in Project Y4.
Saws, electro-blades, stone armour, force fields… Just a few of the toys you’ll get to play with in Project Y4.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I made an Optimus Prime model for Warcraft III. Now it’s back.
Project Y4 is already “Dress Your Own Mech”, so why not take it even further?
This is it. RDZ Industries will happen, at last.
Look, I’ve started another RDZ Industries total conversion!