Netstorm: Islands at War

This project is experimental.

This project is only experimental and may change drastically between now and when it comes out of experimental status. It may even be disapproved once that happens, worst-case.

Be forewarned before downloading anything from this project.


If you want to play the map join the NetStorm channel on bnet, we might get a few games together

Edit: Beta version released on EU and US (thanks to deathnight) Big thanks to Phaos for making me the bridge models and helping with modeling.

Here's my progress so far

This is an attempt to remake a great game with the same title released in 1997. While the gameplay was fun it didn't get enough attention so it's time to change that.
It's basically an RTS taking place on islands in the sky. You have to build bridges to approach resources and enemies while building different kind of cannons to secure your position. The core gameplay is relatively simple but the strategies available are really complex.
Here's how the game looks like

You can also download the original game here for free:
The bridge system is pretty much done and I've got everything in my head about how to continue it so all I need is free time now but I could use anyone's help with making the different cannons in data editor and who I would need the most is a modeller to create the different type of bridges.

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  • Avatar of thangnou thangnou Apr 01, 2011 at 03:31 UTC - 0 likes

    anyone of you know this? netstorm hq the official site has started makeing a remake of netstorm. its called rising storm

  • Avatar of chamundavas chamundavas Jan 22, 2011 at 22:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi... i'm interested in getting the details on the character/building models that you require... I'm a huge fan and still play NetStorm once in a while... wud love to help out in bringing it back..

  • Avatar of Kaos11 Kaos11 Dec 26, 2010 at 22:50 UTC - 0 likes

    OMFG!!! it was one of my favourite games of all time, being one of the most excessively strategic game which forced you to think 10 things at once, alas the number of ppl playing let it down, there was always a sense of loneliness because you'd have to wait 15 minutes or 20 minutes to get 1 game nearing 2009. Being mediocre really at the game I wasn't as patient either to wait 20 minutes, you'd need constant game practice to improve. anyway this upgraded version looks dam good, hopefully the new look will encourage people to have a go at this amazing idea of a game. after reading this i just want to play again :).

  • Avatar of Syberg Syberg Sep 19, 2010 at 15:33 UTC - 0 likes


    Im amazed to see this. I play NetStorm myself. The game is still alive after 13 years, even though we are not that many people left.

    If you want people to try out your Beta version you should go and ask some of us who still plays NetStorm.

    We are still active on - Just post a forum post - im sure people will be interested.

    My name on NS is zazu, so if you find me there just contact me.

  • Avatar of Obibun Obibun Aug 02, 2010 at 21:42 UTC - 0 likes

    Amazing stuff dude, keep it up.. Netstorm reminds me of when I was super young. Great game, didn't get enough attention.

  • Avatar of Callex Callex Aug 01, 2010 at 13:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Very good from what I can tell. Trying to play this however has really shown me how terrible the popularity system actually is... I've been in a lobby for 30 mins, and not a single person has joined!

  • Avatar of Rubio91 Rubio91 Jul 31, 2010 at 15:36 UTC - 0 likes

    yey it's out! if you want to play add me! (code and Bnet username on my profile)

  • Avatar of Waghmonger Waghmonger Jul 22, 2010 at 03:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Lemme tell you, I'm so excited for this to happen! This game remains in my top 5. I just kinda suck at it compared to everyone who still plays.

  • Avatar of Ardnived Ardnived Jul 06, 2010 at 03:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Can't wait to play this game, it looks like it will be really fun. :D

    I'm not working on any of my listed maps. I'm working on a fairly extensive... other project. Progress is coming rapidly.

    Estimate: 70% towards a Playable Version.

  • Avatar of konicki konicki Jul 05, 2010 at 19:52 UTC - 0 likes

    WOw, this needs more attention.


Date created
Jun 23, 2010
Last update
Jun 23, 2010
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