OpenDUNE is an open source re-creation of the popular game “Dune II”, originally made by Westwood Studios, and released by Virgin. It attempts to re-create the original game and apply modern technology to it. Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, played a pivotal role in the formation of real time strategy as a genre, and laid solid foundations for the beloved RTS game Command & Conquer released in 1995. The emperor of House Corrino named Frederick IV is hopeless for the harvesting of the valuable drug and the spice only can be found on the planet Arrakis. The emperor needs the spice to pay off all of his debt caused by wars with family members. You the player have a choice in wich house you represent to help the universal Emperor. You can choose between House Atreides, the good guys who are wimpy but well-intentioned, House Ordos, who are ruthless and profit-driven, and the evil House Harkonnen, who delight in violence and brutality. Each house has its own unique variations in units, buildings, and special abilities. This makes for some excellent variety and some dynamic mission designs.
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