I’m Altair, the Project Manager and lead developer for Naval Play 2, and I’d like to announce that our team at SGC-Clan has shifted development towards Source 2 and S&Box in order to create a successor to Naval Play 2.
What is Naval Play?
Naval Play is a vehicle construction and combat gamemode created back in 2008 by and for SGC. So far it has survived all these years and is still in active development!
Set in coastal waters, players build both ships and aircraft to capture resources and fight for their faction using a variety of armaments, oil tanks, fishing, and mining equipment. Although loosely set in the early 20th century, ships and weapons vary from the black powder cannons of the 1700s, to the rotating turrets of the 1930s.
The waters are contested by two main factions, the Royal Navy (Blue) and the French Navy (Red), who fight to capture resources and hold the oil rig and islands. The Pirates (Black) is a smaller faction hostile to both sides.
Weapons and Damage System
Sernikb2 (our other lead developer) created a modular system for armaments and tools, where weapons can be easily modified and added to the roster. These turrets are plug-and-play, where even new players unfamiliar with Wiremod can get them up and running with minimal effort. Since the majority of our models are made in-house, we’ve already begun porting them to Source2.
The damage system automatically calculates the health of props, allowing player made contraptions to break apart prop by prop in a satisfying way. Because it is calculated by volume, building is less complex than systems like ACF, catering to a more casual player base.
What’s our objective with S&box?
For the next chapter in Naval’s history, we aim to bring the building/combat gameplay loop into S&Box with more features than ever before, and bring the game that we’ve come to know and love to a new audience.
We want S&Box to succeed, and having a gamemode that offers a more focused and constructive sandbox experience will assist in bringing many of the veterans from Garry’s mod, as well as new players.