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

Gameplay: Stealth, Puzzle, Adventure

Dark Revelations - Katharsis is a first person stealth adventure game, based on the DarkPlaces Engine.

- Stealth elements with custom gamemechanics
- Unique light ablities
- Dense atmosphere
- Intense story
- Evolving main character
- Strong and unique characters

This is a complete free game, made out of passion and a vision.
Sources and content will be released under GPL/CC when the game is done.
Currently still in pre-production, but starts into production phase asap.
If you are interested to join us, drop a pn here or write a mail with the games name as subject to:

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


DrWakey       - Game & Storydesigner, texture artist, 2D artist, mapper, pr
MIB4u    - Storydesigner
DrMoebyus    - Modeller

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2 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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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 Apr 17 2010, 8:56am replied:

oki doki (it is 5 years for release in gpl? no?)

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DrWakey Apr 24 2010, 12:16pm replied:

ID Software's tradition until now was to release every of to their engines after 5 years under GPL.
But with the ID Tech 4 Engine it is unclear if that happens, because ID Software was recently bought by Bethesda Softworks.

John Cramack said in a interview that he still want to release ID Tech 4 under GPL, but that he has to discuss that with Bethesda first.

Let's hope he's succsessful...

If not, we still have produced a great Mod ;-)

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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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