update 1.64 out! feat. Man vs. World coop mode

Greetings Runners!
In the first major update for 2018 we’d like to introduce you some tasty additions to the main game as well as for the PACIFIC DLC! On top of that, the game will be on sale until April 2 which is the date of the third anniversary of RWR, woohoo! :)
To start off, we adapted the “Man vs. World” mode into a campaign playable as 2-player cooperative. It continues to be an unforgiving perma-death mode but having a mate to join you on your adventure could make you feel more comfortable and you’d have someone to revive you in case you are wounded. We highly suggest playing this mode with FoV enabled (veteran mode) as it adds a lot to the excitement and also requires more tactical approach to not get surprised by the enemy.

Man vs. World coop

Over the years, the community has constantly provided us with interesting suggestions and a lot of them have made it into the game. Also, the modding community got bigger, especially since the implementation of Steam Workshop and even more since we have a Discord server with a modding channel which makes it easier and faster for modders to help each other. Therefore we decided to include the community even more in the game development by starting a “community box” contest. This box is similar to how the gift box works, but with goodies provided by community members. There has been a lot of submissions but only a part of it made it into this update. We have no doubt that there will be more community boxes in the future!

community box

This big roll-out for Pacific will focus on the battle of Peleliu Airfield! As have all our Pacific maps it was researched well to represent it in a historical demeanor; we laid out all the major iconic structures and the shape of the island relative to real maps and photos. It is available in both Quickmatch and Campaign.
Alongside the map is being introduced several all-new gear pieces, both weapons and items, which when combined fortify the player into virtually a “walking” bunker. Of course, the AI makes use of all this gear as well! And so being introduced is also an all new “mini-boss” adversary, the “Sentry” Soldier! Similar to RWR’s EOD armoured troops, the Sentry is a tough, thickly armoured adversary (and occasionally an ally too), and in Pacific, alongside his heavy Sentry Armour, he always comes equipped with a hip-fired Heavy Machine Gun.

Peleliu airfield

Last but not least, we’ve fixed the popular “RUNNING WITH THE DEAD” mod which had some nasty crash issues due to some recent vanilla updates. Ultimately we didn’t just fix those but also put some work into the mod overall. As a mod should be something coming from the community, we’d invite every motivated modder to join the team and continue the project as we unfortunately don’t have much time left to sustain the continuation of this mod. New maps would be something great we’d like to see worked on for the mod. Feel free to join Discord to discuss it with us and other modders!
The updated mod should be uploaded a couple of hours after the 1.64 vanilla release, thanks for your patience!

Running with the Dead update

We’ll also set up 2 new servers in mainland China to host DOMINANCE (PvP) and most likely a RUNNING WITH THE DEAD mod server. Those will still be experimental servers.
Happy Running,Osumia Games

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RWR 1.63 is out – Happy new year 2018!

Greetings Runners!

Today we’re releasing the last of 11 major updates in 2017. Just recently many people noticed how unintentionally easy it had become to crush soldiers with tanks, unfortunately friendlies as well, which lead to lots of teamkills and thus irritation when fighting near tanks.

To remedy that, the character-vehicle collision has been tuned for tanks back more what it used to be but also the AI now attempts to get out of the way of vehicles to avoid those unintentional teamkills. Seems to work out pretty well from our tests!

There is also the option to activate a speed limiter when driving a vehicle by holding down walk key which will slow down the vehicle to be on the safe side. It has been there for a while now but obviously it’s a bit of hidden feature right now – now you know right? :)

Another change we made is regarding XP loss on death: in fact we entirely removed it unless it’s a teamkill or a suicide. The XP loss was a serious slowdown for new players who tend to die a lot when they first play the game, hence some people even had more XP loss than gain which could be frustrating when still reaching for the first ranks and learning basics. For veteran players or players with higher ranks in general, the XP loss didn’t have much of an impact though.

In the last couple of days we set up new official servers in China and yesterday in Brasil, all of those should be considered experimental at the moment yet from our first feedback from players the China servers are doing well. For the Brasilian one(s), we’re counting on the South-American community to populate the server(s) and report!

2017 is coming to an end and it has been another pleasantly successful year for Osumia Games. We even sold 17% more units (not counting in the Pacific DLC) than the same period last year which was also a very good year for us given the launch itself was back in 2015. The growth of the Chinese player base on Steam surely helped boost the numbers!

2018 will hopefully start like 2017 ended, with an overall happy community and we can’t wait at Osumia Games to provide you some new content in Vanilla but of course now also in the Pacific DLC!

happy new year 2018!

Merry Xmas holidays to everyone and a happy new year!

Osumia Games

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RWR 1.62 is out – new vehicles for the PACIFIC DLC

Hey there!

RUNNING WITH RIFLES version 1.62 is out! As another fine tuning update, this time we worked on improving vehicles, boats and tanks in particular, along with vehicle “ghost” rendering when occluded by other visuals and some new particle effects. Another rare weapon has also been added in campaign and Invasion, there can never be enough of those!

Boats behave more smoothly with beach areas now, having a larger range how far into beach you can steer and moving slower when in partial contact with ground. Tracked vehicles such as tanks now allow finer rotations while in motion and the so called “neutral steering” behaves more reliably – appears the AI drivers think highly of these improvements as well. Additionally, the AI can now handle straight driving better (surprisingly difficult if you think about it) with much less zigzag from side to side.

Additionally, we have some new vehicles for the Pacific DLC as shown in the picture; an armory boat for the IJA and one for the USMC. Those can be pretty handy when landing at a beach without any static armory far and wide.

We also added a new armored transport vehicle for the IJA: Type 1 Ho-Ha. It’s a relatively fast half-track with 3 mounted MGs that are covering the front part of the vehicle. It has been added as a radio call as a counter-part of the USMC LVT-4.

scene from the PACIFIC DLC - update 1.62

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PACIFIC DLC is out now!

Good day, Runners!

Woohoo the PACIFIC DLC is finally there, waiting for you!

The idea for Pacific initially rose before the release of Running with Rifles on Steam, thus in the beta phase of the game. 3 modders and fans of military history games who all made solid mods for RWR (Overlord, Running with Trench Foot, Running in the Trenches…) decided around 2 years ago to work together to bundle their talents in a common project, that’s when the Pacific project started. Some time later, after we at Osumia Games got informed about the ongoing project, we decided to develop it together to make it a DLC-worthy project.

Pacific DLC has been translated to all the same languages as RWR except for Russian which is still under work at the moment. It should follow in the next few days!

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