Monday, July 04 2011

Today July 4th 2011, around ten minutes before 22:00 (UTC), the ten thousandth commit to the Wesnoth-UMC-Dev SVN repository was made to the NX-RPG add-on by its maintainer, one of our most recent members: vultraz.

This is a story of five friends who must journey through the northlands and defeat the Dark Lord, before he releases the force of the Void and crushes the Empire of Wesnoth into dust.

A SurvivalXtreme-based MP campaign. Also contains some features from Bob’s RPG Era, along with some new ones. Features in the works: weather effects, new abilities, more classes, better magic system, and an greatly renovated shop. 16 scenarios planned, some of which will be multi-part.

On August 14th 2008, five months and one day after the Coordinated Wesnoth User Made Content Development Project was founded under the original name of UMC Sandbox by Ignacio Riquelme Morelle <shadowmaster/Shikadilord> and Eric S. Raymond <esr>, Alexander van Gessel <AI0867>, who would later become administrator of the project, committed r1000 to The Dark Hordes add-on.

Wesnoth-UMC-Dev has been around for three whole years and has and continues to serve its original purpose of being a staging area for add-ons selected by the Battle for Wesnoth Project to enter mainline, but the bulk of the contributors’ work is not for mainline candidates. The Project’s mission was extended to providing interested authors a platform to work with the advantages of versioned content for any kind of Wesnoth add-ons shortly after its creation. The second add-on to join Wesnoth-UMC-Dev is Thunderstone Era, and it’s the first add-on to begin its life under our platform, on March 28th 2008.

So far the following add-ons from our repository have entered mainline:

Wings of Victory, a work-in-progress campaign by Fabian Müller <fabi/fendrin> and Eric S. Raymond <ESR> centered on the Drake faction, is intended to be mainlined once it’s complete and polished. It can currently be found in the Wesnoth-UMC-Dev trunk for Wesnoth 1.9/1.10.

Other popular user-made add-ons hosted include Invasion from the Unknown, Era of Magic and its flagship campaign To Lands Unknown; and more recently, Archaic Era and the campaigns Bad Moon Rising and Trinity.

We hope to see more add-ons thrive with the features and support Wesnoth-UMC-Dev has to offer during the following years! See you all next time!