No doubt about it. It has always been fun and so easy to create wild crazy tracks for the original Trackmania. You select your module, drop it where you want it and continue to the next piece. Simple and easy.
Now Nadeo is bringing the same easy to the FPS scene with the second game for the maniaplanet set up. Now you can create the FPs map you have always dreamed about with just some few click of your mouse.
But there is more.
It has been rumored that there would only be 1 weapon in Shootmania Storm, the rocket launcher. However Nadeo's eSport producer 'TaZzMAjazZ' confirmed to me that there also will be a railgun for those precision shoots. In my conversations he even revealed that certain maps will only have rocket launchers. Since there is no release date announced yet - who knows... maybe even more weapons will appear in the game - or maybe not.... I guess this is TBC!
Below is the official Fact sheet for Shootmania Storm.
Game Description Shootmania Storm is a brand new multiplayer
First-person Shooter. Fast-paced online
combats are taking place in a rich fantasy
world. This instantly accessible online action is
designed for everyone: Playable on any PC,
12+ rating and easy to learn control. A fast FPS
anyone can enjoy.
Nadeo studio, part of the Ubisoft group,
delivers their second game for the
ManiaPlanet PC gaming system. Launched in
September 2012, TrackMania² Canyon is the
first racing game of the system, and has been
acclaimed for 3 major reasons: Instant fun of
the gameplay, beautiful graphics on any PC,
and best creative tools.
ShootMania Storm is based on the same
fundamentals: A fun game the minute you try
it, with a lengthy lifetime thanks to amazing
peer-produced content. With ShootMania
Storm, ManiaPlanet takes life with two genres
to choose from, plenty of maps to play on, an
integrated system of sharing and
communication, and a vibrant competitive
You are in control
From the most classic modes to the wildest
gaming experience, the breadth and diversity
of games in ShootMania Storm will appeal to
everyone. There is a mode for you, a map for
you, and a character for you. You can even go
beyond, create easily the FPS you always
dreamed of, and share it instantly with
millions of players.
Massive online battles
Joining millions of players online fighting the
classic or innovative modes to reach the top of
rankings or help your country to worldwide
A game for everyone
With easy-to-learn controls, everyone can
join in a minute. Everyone means everyone,
and a low rating has become possible thanks
to a non violent game design. Just like in
sports, people play ShootMania Storm for the
thrill of fast paced action. From beginners to
e-sport elite, all walks of gamers will find their
Stunning playground with best performance
The Nadeo engine is optimized to make the
game playable on most PC equipped with a
video card, and offer stunning visuals to the
high-end machines. A fast First-person shooter
rhymes with high Frames per second rate, and
Nadeo's dedicated PC platform engine delivers
a smooth display everywhere.
A connected game
For Nadeo Ubisoft, online means more than
multiplayer, and integration of state-of-the-art
communication technologies offers the best
way to stay connected with your favorite