Frontlines: Fuel of War Designer Diary #1 - The Frontlines Mechanic

The Frontlines Mechanic
By Martin Raymond
Senior Game Designer, Kaos Studios

When we set out to design Frontlines, we knew we wanted to create a first-person shooter that could do it all, from close-quarters infantry combat to intense land and air vehicle battles. After merging our gameplay ideas together, we were left with the question: "How do you combine intense, fast-paced tactical action with large, open-ended gameplay and a huge arsenal of vehicles and weaponry?" Tanks versus helicopters is just one of the many things that can occur in Frontlines.

This was our big design challenge, and our ultimate answer is something we call the frontline game mechanic, which is the driving force behind Frontlines. We wanted to offer a wide selection of gameplay experiences, from tight urban infantry battles to massive, open-ended armored battles (let's not forget about the jets and choppers--however, that's probably for another post).

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Atomic Rage6053d ago (Edited 6053d ago )

I think this game is going to be 10/10 in all mags.online forms,it just sounds like a kick-a** game. Can't wait to play It.

Hold that line men!!


with so many other FPS shooters trying to do so much, its going to be tuff. so many other devs have promised so much with it always falling just short...

we will see.

IHATEGOD6052d ago

It is developed by the guys behind the original Battlefield. I hope it aleast plays better on Live than Battlefield 2.


Games With Gold Users Can Snag These Two Additional Games For Free

Xbox Live Games with Gold users can snag these two games for free. They weren't announced by Microsoft but appear to show as free with Xbox Live Gold.

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Godmars2901218d ago

If you're getting something through or because of a paid subscription service -


Stop using that word...

lindquist1218d ago

If you know that you're paying for playing online + 4 games each month, those 4 games are NOT FREE.

But if they give you 6 games one month, 2 of them are free. Agreed?

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Jericho13371218d ago

How would you phrase it then?

Godmars2901218d ago

"Games with subscription service."

Its what they are.

And yes, the same if not double for for PS+.

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shuvam091218d ago

Stop being such a snob. It's an informational article. And it's free for those who have GwG, as is clearly mentioned. Going by your logic, Buy 1 get 1 free shouldn't be a thing either, since you paid for 1.

starsi3601217d ago

First, stop being so triggered. Being so angry about something so mundane is worrying, maybe you need to look into why that is.

Secondly, why don't you go round all the UK shops offering "free" iphones and android phones when you sign up to £60 a month tariffs and scream at the staff that it's not free?

Do you get angry with Amazon, that advertise that Prime comes with FREE express delivery?

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HenryofSkalitz1218d ago

360 and original xbox games are free. You can download them and play them free on 360 and xbox one offline.

darthv721218d ago

I didn't have either one of these so... why not? Can't beat the price.

Lmcreach1218d ago

Why would I want either of these games LOL

Father__Merrin1218d ago (Edited 1218d ago )

Mx unleashed has been free to gold for ages for some reason, front lines is a good freebie it's not advertised.

Both games are free to keep in xbox digi library. No subsxription required to play these games once there added. There yours to keep

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Revisiting Frontlines: Fuel of War

Jason Stettner of Gamerheadquarters writes; "Frontlines: Fuel of War is a game that can honestly be forgotten, it was an average shooter and at that it certainly hasn't aged well."

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spicelicka2493d ago

LOL what a random revisit. I remember liking the demo for this game, but never bothered buying it.

skycaptin52493d ago

I bought it at launch, the game has been sitting here for years and it became backwards compatible so I was like meh why not

Profchaos2493d ago

I remember buying it for $2 on steam and playing it for 20 minutes

Asuka2493d ago

Completely forgot about this game. Remember being hyped about it... probably not that hyped about it seeing as how i never bought it amd forgot about it haha

Scatpants2493d ago

I wanted this game to be good but it was bad. Interesting ideas though.

Sidewinder-2493d ago

Wasn't a bad game. Clunky, but enjoyable. I still remember one of the loading screen captions; real poignant and deep...

"Our last drop of oil will be burnt by a tank."


Nordic Games Set to Acquire THQ Inc.’s Assets – Wants Gamers Input on How to Move Forward

Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans and much more will enrich the Nordic Games portfolio

Wants Gamers Input on How to Move Forward

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