R.A.T.S. ModDB
Oct 142013
 

Welcome back to us, yay! Wait, we never left. We’ve been working the whole entire time, tirelessly, to make the game better.

We’ve just completed some work on our next trailer, which we’re actually considering to be our first official trailer. Check it out!

We just had a successful test at LANFest in the bay area and we’re now OFFICIALLY SEEKING BETA TESTERS to join and help us work through the multiplayer aspects of the game. If you want to join the beta team, jump on steam and join our group at http://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791434150071. You’ll find links to the official beta installer on the group announcements page or you can click this link http://www.ratsarmy.com/beta/RATSBeta.exe

Lastly in the news, we’re getting ready to take pre-orders and launch our kickstarter campaign! This is huge. Keep an eye open for further updates.

 

New Gallery Up

 Posted by Jamie Gibson  News  Comments Off
Mar 102013
 

Be sure to check out our new gallery as it’s been updated with hundreds of new images. Most notably right now, the Maps gallery has undergone a complete overhaul with all new images showing the maps which will be running in the closed beta as well as some new items in the game. Keep checking back as we’re in the process of updating the entire gallery and will be showing the weapons and new characters also.

RATS LAV

RATS HueyRATS Flying FortressRATS AtticRATS Mocktropolis

 

Please note if the gallery has not updated for you, you may need to clear your browser cache, and refresh the page.

Also be sure to read the RATS Blogs as we’ve just posted more information about the latest RATS BETA 1.73. Invites for donors towards Magic Stone Studios and “R.A.T.S.” will be sent out after common bug fixes, game-play balancing, and stability with updates.

Downtime

 Posted by Paul Thomas  News  Comments Off
Feb 142013
 

We apologize for the downtime but hopefully this is the last of the downtime issue for a long while. The next time the hosting/website goes down it’s because we’re moving to a server/hosting partner interested in sponsoring servers for R.A.T.S.

The tutorials are also back online and I will be working on the main website for Magic Stone Studios. The Community is also back online and I will be posting in there shortly. It seems that everything is back to how it was when the website went down.

Donors: Please contact me if you have not yet received your donation reward information. When contacting please provide your Paypal transaction ID so I can quickly verify the information. Thank you.

Be sure to read the blogs for additional information.

 

 

We’ve been hard at work polishing up as much stuff as we can while we continue on our path towards our first beta release. We’ve been getting a lot of new members lately and want to show some more progress to let everybody know that we are still working on this every single day and pumping out as much content into the game as we can for our first release. While it may look like we’re inactive, that is never the case as we’re all just too busy pumping out stuff for the game to really focus on anything. We do hope to correct that and start coming out with more regularly scheduled updates on the progress of R.A.T.S.

With that, I’d like to introduce our latest weapon, the Colt Python .357 Magnum.

This is one of the most beautiful revolvers on the planet and one of my favorite pistols of all time. It just had to make an appearance.

 

Next I’d like to show a unique item to the game of R.A.T.S., the Simulator Ball. It’s basically a hamster ball players can activate to access a host of simulated training scenarios…or maps as we like to call them. The inside of the sphere is a full 360 degree video screen and the rats have full freedom to run in any direction. Its genius is almost evil if they weren’t so cute scampering around in there.

Next I’d like to introduce you to some general items to help populate the maps in R.A.T.S. All credit on these assets go to Michael and a big thanks from us for his hard work and constant effort.

Next up are some general purpose items for use in filling out the rat sized areas of the game. Obviously while we’re hard at work making things for them to use, they’re hard at work putting them all together making bases and stuff.

Next we’ll take a look at some of the maps we have in progress. In particular, two we’d like to show: Mocktropolis and The Picnic. Mocktropolis is a multiplayer map supporting a host of different gamemodes. It is a literal sandbox created for the rats to wage all out war in. The Picnic is a singleplayer and  coop map where the rats are tasked with protecting the scientist’s delicious lunch from hordes of invading insects.

And lastly a look at one of our newest characters to maker her way into the game…The Nurse. She’s a female lab rat trained as a combat medic and will be instrumental in your struggles while dishing out valuable health restoring cheese and the only one on the battlefield capable of reviving downed soldiers.

Mock Town Screen Caps

 Posted by Michael Thomas  News  Comments Off
Jul 192012
 

Here are some screen caps of the map: Mock Town. The map is still under construction, but here is a sneak peak.