CS:GO Source 2 remake called Polystrike
Today marked a super interesting brand new development and twist on a classic from Mark Mocherad and the programmer ZLOY (in progress since 2016). It’s a low poly workshop version of CS:GO, built in the Source 2 engine that powers Dota 2.
It’s interesting to note that Mark Mocherad is also the developer who built other popular Dota 2 custom games: Pure Reflex (300k+ players, made popular by @AdmiralBuldog) and the likes of Feastivus as well as a few others including the Low-Poly Dota 2 map, so he’s someone with a bit of experience in modding.
There’s quite a bit of ingenuity here at play in the mod with visual constraints, and what seems to be all the guns implemented into the game that you can use (as well as models that you can drop or that drop on death, in the same way as CS:GO). However, the top-down style is something more akin to GTA or a strategy game.
Game controls will be similar to the original with movement using WASD, as opposed to point and click, and will be a 5v5 battle with the objectives to plant/defuse the bomb.
There’s also mention that the game will not only feature the classic Counter-Strike but will also integrate other popular styles like Battle Royale, ongoing developing towards an open city and later on even a potential zombie survival mode.
A Look At Alpha Gameplay
What makes it special? Why would you not just hop in a game already?
Considering the custom game is still fully in alpha development, it’s kinda hard, but if you pop over to support the “Beta Tester” $3 Box on Patreon, you can get access to loads of features, all of which will be coming out soon.
- A recreation of the classic Counter-Strike, game economy, weapons, sound effects, maps, mods and more.
- Dynamic combat zones, which are specially sharpened for top-down camera actions.
- All your favorite game modes and original classic maps, such as dust_2, italy, and even more exclusives for PolyStrike.
- Play short game sessions that won’t leave you bored.
- Unlock customizable weapons and character skins. For female players, there are special female skin collections.
What if you could play CS:GO, remake, in Source 2 as a top down shooter? Engage in an incredibly realistic brand of terrorist warfare in this wildly popular team-based game. Ally with teammates to complete strategic missions. Take out enemy sites. Rescue hostages. Your role affects your team’s success. Your team’s success affects your role.