Katharsis - the purification of one's soul through living-through the deepest emotions:

Misery, Sorrow, Terror and Horror.
It is a fundamental experience which can change your essence, your soul,
your very existence.

John Linoge is a man full of questions.
In his hunger for answers he takes a trip to a place yet unknown to him, in his search for enlightenmend, in his search for

Genre: Gothic Novel

Tech: The infamous Darkplaces-Engine by lordhavoc.

What you can expect :
- Strong focus on storytelling and presentation
- Dense atmosphere
- Intense story
- Strong and unique characters

This is a complete free game, made out of passion and a vision.
Sources will be released under GPL.
The content might be released under CC, when the game is done.

Dark Revelations: Katharsis is done by R.I.P. Entertainment, from Austria
R.I.P.  stands for
Raster Image Processor
Rest In Pieces
Routing Information Protocoll
Real Interesting People
or whatever you like :)

Currently on the team:
DrWakey       - Game & Storydesigner, texture artist, 2D artist, mapper, pr, and everything...
MIB4u -  2nd Storydesigner

You are eager join us?
You have knowledge of QuakeC, modelling or other creative traits?
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[sorry for beeing cryptic, you know, spam and so on.]

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3 comments by DrWakey on Aug 27th, 2013

You may have noticed the addition to the name, Katharsis, which means "purification" or "cleansing".
In psychology it is a hypothesis that states that acting out of inner conflicts and repressed emotions leads to a reduction of these conflicts and feelings.

In both ancient Greek tragedy/drama as well as classical literature it describes the purification of one's soul through living-through deep emotions, namely misery, sorrow, terror and horror.
It is a fundamental experience which can change ones whole existence, and it is the challenge our main character has to master.

More details to follow, but don't expect me to spoil too much about the story at once.
There is also some thrill in being kept tensed ;-)

Katharsis - Tech Preview

Also on the technological site there is something worth to note, as i shifted the project over to the Darkplaces engine.
Content wise there where no need to make changes, but technologicaly it brings quite a few benefits with it.
What gave the impulse for me where things like the easy to temper with QuakeC game-code, native ODE Support, and many great games that where already made with it.

So, everything starts to add up and grows it's first fruits, as this first techdemo shots below show:

Katharsis - Tech Preview

Katharsis - Tech Preview

Katharsis - Tech Preview

Katharsis - Tech Preview

More stuff to follow, so stay tuned, and thanks for reading this :)


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mrKaizen Apr 26 2014, 7:58pm says:

Nice project and cool you want to release the source under GPL. ;)

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DrWakey Apr 28 2014, 6:29pm replied:

thanks :)

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DrWakey Dec 1 2013, 12:35am says:

Feel free to comment :)
Oppinions, critiques, questions and any other constructive form of posting are desired!

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gokusuper5 Sep 9 2010, 2:52pm says:

GPL release September 13th 2011 (Rage Release!)

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blackmodeler Oct 25 2010, 4:54pm replied:

no way! that far off?!?

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Cremat0r Jul 24 2010, 7:45am says:

I wouldn't even mind paying some euros for this game, it looks so excellent!

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TheGameSquid Oct 4 2010, 7:20pm replied:

Not to sound like a douche here, but I think that we can forget about an idtech GPL release with all the Bethesda shenanigans. And now that all future idtech games will be Bethesda-exclusive, chances seem very slim that it will happen...

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azultain May 16 2010, 8:21am replied:


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TheChozeLa Apr 30 2010, 4:14am replied:

but for now the "mod" is based on witch version of the tech 4 engine(doom3,quake wars,wolfenstein)???
because if Carmack release the code it will be the doom 3 version and theire is a LOT of difference between each!!

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DrWakey May 7 2010, 6:48am replied:

It's based on the original Doom 3 with the latest patch
Well, lets hope the released version of the code will match this.
But even if not, then we have to do whats needed to get it working.

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