Some of you may have heard of our game, Momentum Mod. If you haven’t, the quick rundown is it’s a free standalone speedrunning game aiming to centralize source speedrunning gamemodes like surf and bhop from CS:S, rocket and sticky (soldier and demo) jump from TF2, and many more. Visit our website to see all of our current and planned gamemodes :)
Recently we received engine access by Valve, meaning the realm of possibilities just got a lot larger. To name a few: CS:GO’s version of the engine, TF2’s source code to help us verify our implementations of rocket and sticky jumping, even portals! See our blog post on the topic for more info: https://blog.momentum-mod.org/post/636153097782280192/you-got-a-license-for-that
Our expected release date is Summer 2021, but you can download and play our newest release, 0.8.7 (see our changelog blog post: https://blog.momentum-mod.org/post/637078284151275520/087-changelog). Though if you do not have a key, some additional setup may be needed and functionality is limited - specifically no online features.
Keep in mind the game is in an alpha state, not beta just yet.
If you’re at all interested, hop in our Discord and wishlist us on Steam :)
I play on jump servers already, why play Momentum?
Unless the server you play on is in your backyard, I’ve no doubts ping affects you. Momentum Mod offers the ability to play and set times with 0 ping. We even removed a 0.2 second delay on stickybomb rendering, meaning that stickies in Momentum render faster than playing demo offline.
Nevermind not being able to play the map you want to either; you’re able to switch to whatever map you please even when in a lobby.
No more faffing with demos as well; easily download and watch rewind-able replays, mid-run if you’d like!
What about Community?
There’s no doubt the main focus of the game is speedrunning, however you can still play with others even with 0 ping. Much like many jump servers, you cannot physically interact with other players, but you can see them, their rockets/stickies and paint, etc.
With a key, anyone can open a lobby - even public ones - without having to do any server setup, it's all through Steam. We also have plans for racing modes and public roaming lobbies :)
It’s just not for me
Our aim is to make the game as good as it can be, not necessarily to convert the playerbase. Your servers will still exist if our game is not for you.
Questions are best answered in the Discord. I’ll post future updates to this thread when they do come out :)