//== Description
Blaze is a first person shooter action game using the DarkPlaces Engine. There may also be an extra model pack for some Doom engine(s) later. It is heavily inspired of Abuse, Doom and Quake series. The game environments will be sci-fi tech bases, alien hives, hell, etc.

My plan/hopes are that I would be able to sell this game when it's done. It would have a free demo/shareware version too, which should still have quite a lot stuff like Doom, Quake, etc sharewares.

//== Story
Earth is destroyed/ruined in a nuclear war. People have moved to Mars. There's some research going on in the Mars colony about making Earth habitable again, clean the environment and decrease mutations. Of course there's some people who have a different agenda on what to do with the research. Or maybe someone just screwed up real bad... Whatever it was, some sort of aggressive mutagen was introduced to the general population, and people started changing into dangerous mutants.

Anyway, one day, the day when the shit went real bad, there was this janitor cleaning up some armory in the Mars colony, when suddenly the guards became mad and tried to kill him. The janitor got lucky and defeated the guards. He started hearing lots of screams and gunfire outside the armory, so he thought he needs some more protection. The janitor donned the prototype armor suit and grabbed a plasma power sword. Stuff exploded and he had to get out before being able to pick up more weapons.

Now it's up to this one janitor, who somehow is immune to the mutagen, to clean up the mess before it destroys the whole Mars colony. (and then the game begins...)

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3 comments by TwinBeast on Aug 12th, 2014

The Aliens behave about the same as the Ants in Abuse. They can claw and pounce at you, they can fire missiles and lasers as well. No ceiling walking yet. Different colors fire different weapons, though it may be a bit difficult to spot the different colors from colored lighting.

It is possible that the missile, laser, etc firing will be part of some other enemy instead. But for now, it will be part of these enemies. They're firing the stuff from their eye/mouth thing (also known as "skul gun").

They don't have new sounds yet. I may animate all the monsters first, and then do sounds.

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And a few more aliens More Aliens Ingame

I was also experimenting with some energy, stamina, air, respawn stuff for player, but eventually that felt a bit unnecessary. Now it's just Powerups, Weapons, Energy, Health and Ammo. The powerups and Shield use the energy. If you take lots of damage, you can't use the powerups for a while, or if you use the powerups long enough, you don't have shield. You can have one powerup at a time. The powerups could be: Flight, Speed, Invisibility and Regeneration.

Player's health and energy regenerate on their own very slowly. But this is more like, you have 99 health, and some 10 seconds later you have 100. This way you wouldn't accidently pickup some medikit and waste it. It would take 16 minutes 30 seconds to get back to full health from 1, so better find those medikits then.

Player can stay underwater indefinitely. Pretty sure that space battle armor suit has more than 60 seconds of air. Self damage from explosions is removed. Falling damage is removed. Player can jump some 128 units high (maybe it's a bit too much?). The speed powerup also allows double jumping.

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Dec 20 2013, 3:26pm says:

Recorded some sounds today.. should be enough material to make some sound for most things I have so far.

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grabeskuehle Dec 12 2013, 8:52am says:

Yeah, nice quake'ish style, like that!

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theJRock Dec 2 2013, 9:17am says:

I'm happy for the game breaking the top 700 out of like 16,000 here.

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Dec 5 2013, 4:24pm replied:

That rank sure changes a lot. First time today I look at it, almost 700.. hour later I look at it.. somewhere around 5000.. and now few hours later I look at it, it's about 600.

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theJRock Dec 7 2013, 10:45am replied:

Its 1,000 something right now. Still impressive.

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MR.exbod Dec 1 2013, 5:13am says:

Damm.. its look amazing... its really hard to see a quake style shooter games, i can whait to play c:

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caveracraft Nov 27 2013, 4:59pm says:


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theJRock Nov 24 2013, 9:54am says:

You ask if the story needs more plot. No man, you're good. I play a game, to play a game, not to read or watch a movie.

I'd be happy with this:
* 5 to 9 weapons
* Somewhere around 15 - 20 enemies plus some boss enemies
* 20 - 40 levels

Especially the enemies and levels part. I'd like some more melee weapons, but nothing would be cooler than a sword. I'm stoked.

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Nov 24 2013, 10:38pm replied:

Thanks, and thanks for all the feedback in the images too :)

Oh, looks like I've forgot to update the summary/description to say there's more story than just a one-liner. I wrote something about it in the previous news: Moddb.com

But anyway, gameplay stuff will be more important.

If I do multiple characters, and even if they all used the same weapons, maybe at least their melee weapons would be unique. Like the Princess character would probably look ridiculous with the big sword. And if there's going to be a playable monster character, then it might be almost only melee, and have some claws.

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TwinBeast Creator
TwinBeast Nov 13 2013, 11:12am says:

I'm gonna try continue this soon...

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theJRock Nov 24 2013, 9:51am replied:

Yeah man, please continue this. I know life gets in the way, but with the look of this mod, the clean textures and the lights, the weapons and the sword, I think we're looking at something special. I've seen a lot of Quake stuff over the past 15 years, but you've got a great foundation right now that will only get better. Combat looks like a lot of fun and I can see this being on Steam if you continue it. Anytime you need a fan, you've got one.

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