Build The Battlefield!

You create the terrain the battles will be waged on thanks to the game's unique mechanics.

Strategy Maxed Out

Each level consists of logical, strategic and tactical phases that build on one another.

Giant Space Battles

Thousands of ships clash in mighty space battles

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Planet Destruction by Giant Laser

Plane destruction by giant laser

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Ink Sketch of HORU

I’m going to make a comic as a KickStarter tier.

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Warp-in VFX

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Laser Beams!

Laser beams for larger ships Finally got to work on some VFX and made laser beams for the larger ships in the game!  

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Space dogfight explosions and smoke

Space dogfight explosions and smoke Lots of smoke and explosions in this dogfight now that I’ve finally optimized the rendering loop to a passable state.

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Explosions in Space!

Spaceships now have health and explode when destroyed! Space dogfight explosions and smoke

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Space Battle Demo

Space battle demo with 100 to 5000 ships, warp-in animation and dogfight AI. Youtube video below the GIF. Space battle, dogfight, warp-in

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65k lasers 5k spaceships 200 FPS

All the spaceships are running rudimentary AI with pathfinding and targeting. 6M triangles on average with 111 draw calls. Spaceship: 3k tris @ LOD 0, 60 tris @ LOD 3 Laser projectile 16 tris, no LODs Using a tricked out hierarchical instanced static mesh component (ships) and instanced static mesh component (lasers). Laser transformation happens […]

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From Galactic Map to Mission

Showcase of galactic map, mission selection, map building and commencing a match. Day-night cycle shortened considerably to show how the transitions look.  

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Scan / heat map VFX

Radar scan / heat map VFX that reveals hidden units on the map.

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Fog of War

Implemented 3D fog of war. You can also see a prototype of the new HUD.

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Combat Test

Quick combat test with 4 teams on a 1×1 forest battle tile.

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Forest with Big Trees – Battle Tile

I brought in some of the bigger SpeedTree assets for some exciting, tactical battles in the forest. Trees, rocks and the terrain provide cover. 1×1 forest battle tile.

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Desert Oasis – Battle Tile

I’ve always wanted to make an in-game oasis, and am pretty happy with how it turned out. This is a 1×1 battle tile with ample cover provided by the vegetation. And who knows what lurks in that pond…

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Frozen Lake – Battle Tile

Been working on the ice & snow shaders lately and have incorporated both in this compact, 1×1 frozen lake battle tile. The clusters of pine trees may be used as cover.

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Forest Mountain L – Battle Tile

Decided to give Houdini a whirl and OMG just look at those realistic cliff faces that it produced. This is the beginning of a juicyful friendship! This time you’re looking at an L-shaped battle tile that fits into the forest biome. The tiny speck you see in the bottom left corner is an actual warrior […]

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Pipes in Forest – Battle Tile

A new battle tile is now complete. It is one of the smallest tiles in the game, a 1×1 forest. You use these to build your battlefields. Satisfied with how the grass turned out, too. More battle tiles to arrive soon!

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My enemy’s enemy is my decoy

New screenshot from your favorite up & coming RTS, this time straight out of an Unreal sequencer, which is a mighty fine place to be! We have a warrior here caught in the fury of a giant, as an enterprising Diviner from another tribe tries profiting from the situation by blasting the giant with its […]

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The Diviner

The Diviner is a new unit in the game whose duties include capturing wild creatures and repairing friendly robots in the midst of battle. They arrive to war in very comfy landing pods – nothing but the best for her! More to be revealed when… she’s ready.  

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Don’t build bases – build entire battlefields using ready-made, highly detailed battle tiles. Command robotic tribes that steal the experience and body parts of their enemies to assimilate new technology and tactics in this fast-paced, tactical RTS! A.I. is at the core of the game, along with the player-centric map building mechanic.
Development on HŌRU began in February 2017 and we are planning on launching a KickStarter in Q2-Q3 2020, so stay tuned for more on that by signing up to our Newsletter!