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Reflex, A Potential Successor For Quake Going To Kickstarter

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Some of you may have noticed that Quakelive dropped its Linux support at some point (when they got rid of the plugin based system and developed a dedicated launcher). Ever since then i was hoping for a worthy successor with a team of developers behind it that displays more passion than id software did in the recent years.
Reflex might be just that, as it uses the original Q3 Weapons, mixed with CPMA flavoured movement and physics.

When I expressed my disappointment for not finding Linux mentioned anywhere I got this reply from newborn, one of the 3 developers:
Editor Note: It is however mentioned right at the bottom of the Kickstarter.

This game is a hype right now on and many players that are dissatisfied with the path Quakelive took with its recent updates are really looking forward to this. If Unreal Tournament is too slow for your or the movement looks too clumsy for your tastes, this might be what you are looking for.
The game is already in a playable state and looking darn good so far. The list of features in development includes all the stuff you might ask for when talking about an esports title, such as matchmaking, ladders, steam integration, maps editors and bots when you dont feel like competing. you can check out the complete list on Reflex official webpage.

If you are curious why this game looks like a TRON memorial: textures and levels are obviously place-holders at this point. The team made some concept arts though to give a taste of what's coming up:


Reflex on twitter
Reflex on reddit

Last but not least, the link to Kickstarter:
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micmon 20 Sep, 2014
"THRON memorial"? You mean "TRON"?
JayBeee 20 Sep, 2014
Backed at beta level. Let's see if this can become something. :)
leillo1975 20 Sep, 2014

toor 20 Sep, 2014
Hmmm… I don't see why I would play this instead of warsow
lave 20 Sep, 2014
Quoting: micmon"THRON memorial"? You mean "TRON"?

oh well. didnt like the movie anyway but i guess thats no excuse for doing that :D

QuoteHmmm… I don't see why I would play this instead of warsow

well then dont :P i never got why i would play warsow instead of Q3cpma, which was way superiour. guess the cartoon'ish look, sound and feel work for some.
greasedkeen 20 Sep, 2014
Q3cpma, when you can play Quakeworld? ;)
lave 20 Sep, 2014
shots fired ;D
zimplex1 20 Sep, 2014
Thanks for shedding some light on this... I grew up playing old-school arena shooters and this looks awesome. Now I just have to hope there is a strong community to come with this as I've seen a few devs create games like this only to die out.
N30N 20 Sep, 2014
Heard about the prject some time ago, very happy to have now backed it. Anyone interested in this should also checkout Reborn.
stss 21 Sep, 2014
I could hardly contain my excitement while reading the article and watching the video
going to back the project
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