Factory is the unreleased 11th faction for Horn of the Abyss, which is planned to be released in either late 2022 or early 2023, and confirmed to be released in game version 1.7.0. This new faction will have the Wasteland as its native terrain, which was released in HotA version 1.6.0. The town’s theme combines nature with an attempt to harness its power, which is reflected in the two “trees” of creatures and their upgrades.
Factory’s steampunk technology and Wild West style is likely a nod to the unreleased Forge town, as in the drawing board phases both a steampunk and a sci-fi version were designed. However, the steampunk concept was abandoned due to sci-fi technology and themes appearing in the Might & Magic series, as well as the futuristic looking Heavenly Forge, that serves as the basis of the town. The only nod to a wild west steampunk theme is an obscure piece of artwork for the tavern that was quickly discarded in favour of a concrete building.
Post from forum.df2.ru, posted by Lazy/Donko (this is a machine translation from Russian): The team continues to work on the project. There is no specific release date. For a long time there was not a word from the team in… Read more
Many thanks to Mitsche who sent me the link to this interview with the latest Horn of the Abyss informations. The entire interview is in Russian, I translated it online using DeepL. Horn of the Abyss is a global unofficial… Read more
Dreadnought model by Dima Gravchenko from HotA team. The gameplay comes from a Glory of War mod: The 9th Kingdom scenario , where this model is used (probably without the consent of the HotA team…). Download Horn of the Abyss… Read more
The work on the Factory keeps chugging along. Many have inquired about the progress, but it isn’t exactly easy to quantify, seeing as the development is going in a number of directions simultaneously, with varying degrees of success. As of… Read more
The author of the original soundtrack for Heroes of Might & Magic III, the great Paul Romero himself, has agreed to create a Factory town musical theme based on the leitmotif that was composed by Docent Picolan back in the… Read more
However tough things may be at the moment, the development of the Factory continues. Time has come to introduce to you the creatures that will occupy the 5th tier of the town’s unit roster. These are the Sandworm and its upgraded version, the Olgoi-Khorkhoi. It is no… Read more
Here’s some long-awaited news for you. As you might remember, the first unit sprites for the Factory to reach a somewhat rounded-up state were the Halflings (by Fiorin) and Gunslingers (by Axolotl). They were hastily created just in time to… Read more
Horn of the Abyss Factory gameplay from StreamFest 2020. This new trailer features gameplay of the upcoming Factory town. It largely serves to showcase units and combat. More information coming soon. It really helps to watch that trailer at 0,5… Read more
After meeting the Couatls, it’s time to see them in their natural habitat. The impenetrable jungle on the islands off the continent of Jadame is one of the few places where a Couatl can still be encountered – which means… Read more
Couatl: In the previous article about the Dreadnought, more attentive readers could notice that the unit’s tier was not announced. It read: “One doesn’t have to be a visionary to guess its level in the town’s lineup, but the specifics… Read more
Meet Frederick, a renegade scientist from Bracada. Frederick defected from Bracada after conservatives cholars had cast him away from his dogma-defying experiments; he went on to donate much of his technological expertise to the Factory. In a bid to avoid… Read more
One of the cutscenes from the upcoming campaign introducing the Factory faction. Cutscene by: Alexei Brazhnikov, Ivan Dnistrian, DrSlash, Docent Picolan. Cutscenes are an integral part of any campaign. In HoMM, they usually are looped and depict cornerstone events in… Read more