Firearms is a modification of Valve Software's computer game, Half-Life. It's a realistic modification of the game, that focuses on teamplay with Half-Life gameplay altered to the extreme. New rules, new content, and 30 new weapons.
It features multiplay only, and therefore it is only playable online or on a local area network. In order to play Firearms, you need to own a copy of Half-Life. Firearms being developed by the FA team and it's a non-commercial project. We are developing Firearms because we think it's fun. In Firearms you play in teams, or rather armed forces. Every time you join or start a game, you will join one of the two forces being Red or Blue.
Each time you choose what weapons and optional items you want, a kevlar vest is required gear though. Each force has an certain amount of reinforcements, which stands by and are thrown into action as a game progresses. When there are no reinforcements left, and all active soldiers have the been killed, the standing team wins the battle.
There are lots of different scenarios and mission objectives in Firearms, and the above rules is the basic way it plays on all of them. Each individual soldier is awarded ranks as he gets better and when he helps the team.
You can also gain skills as you advances in rank. Bandages can heal your gun shot wounds, but they won't make you gain in health points, so you should be aware of the danger lurking all places, when you and your team moves into enemy territory. Firearms has been around for a long, long time.
Development started back in December 1998, while the whole team were all new and had no experience in game development. The first 12 months of its development we used to evolve our own skills.