Besiege update and behind the wheel of the War Machine
Exciting news! Besiege has been updated with new blocks that includes Balloons, Poles and Sliders. Not only that, the Mac and Linux versions are now available on Steam. That’s great to hear as we need more games that are cross platform!
I didn’t get a chance to play with the new toys as I was too busy causing havoc and destruction behind the wheel of the War Machine. In case you didn’t know, it’s one of the many cool machines people have built for Besiege. You can check out videos of it in action on YouTube and you can see how it’s built in the forums. You can also download the completed machine if you want to take it for a spin.
Following the tutorial, I built the main body of the rig. I wanted to see how it was done and it’s a fantastic design. It’s so simple, yet elegant and sturdy. It doesn’t use the wood blocks, but instead relies on Suspension and Ballast to connect the major pieces. I had no idea you could connect the pieces like that.
I can also see why the War Machine is able to go over such diverse terrain. The main suspension gives the body plenty of give and flex and now I see how the wheels at the top front and bottom back work. Those extra wheels give it the ability to grip and push as it climbs. It’s pretty damn awesome!
But it’s a wee bit hard to control. I’m sure it works better in the hands of a professional, but I got a little aggressive with my driving and ripped it to shreds more than once. I think I’m a bit heavy handed as I more than once blew myself to smithereens using the full vehicle. Those bombs get angry with my sudden stops and violent starts!
If you haven’t seen the War Machine in action you should definitely check it out. And I would highly recommend heading over to the Steam forum and at least building the body on your own. It’s a fascinating design and there is so much to learn by looking at the work of others.
It’s a crazy machine to drive that’s for sure. Those poor sheep…
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