Fans of the Command & Conquer series spent 3 years creating a full mod of C&C3, complete with new units, structures and live-action video cutscenes.
Every once in a while, you come across a fan-made project that just blows you away with its complexity and scope. Command & Conquer 3: The Forgotten modifies every aspect of the original game to tell the story of a group of soldiers introduced in Westwood's Tiberian Sun. The CnC Labs mod team, consisting of 80 people (including testers) from over 13 nations, created The Forgotten as a labor of love (read: no pay) over the last three years. After all of that work, the full mod was released this week.
You can check out the launch trailer here:
For those of you who may not remember, the Forgotten are a faction the player encounters in C&C: Tiberian Sun and its expansion, Firestorm. Most of the Forgotten are humans that have been mutated by exposure to Tiberium through Nod experimentation ordered by Kane. They were abandoned by Kane and eventually became loosely allied with GDI during the Second Tiberium War. After their memorable introduction in C&C2, the Forgotten they did not appear in C&C3 at all. The team at CnC Labs liked the story of the Forgotten so much that they wanted their story to continue.
While the launch trailer shows off the units and structures (with some oddly good music) the real beauty of The Forgotten is the live action video cutscenes that are a hallmark of the series. You can see a preview of the cutscenes in a trailer released in December of 2009:
Head over to the official site to download and find out more.
Damn it, now I have to get on making that Alpha Centauri fan-film.