KingpinQ3 is a clone of Xatrix's Kingpin - Life of Crime.

Our goal is to merge Kingpin's unique atmosphere and gameplay with the capabilites of a highly modified Id-Tech3 engine. The Id-Tech3 engine was released under the GPL a few years ago and KingpinQ3 is based on this engine which has been significantly modified.
KinpinQ3 never was a Quake3 mod and it never will be. We have started the development of KingpinQ3 after the GPL-release. KingpinQ3 is a noncommercial project, it will be a FREE standalone game available for PC, Mac, Linux. We have no public releases yet (only internal alphas).

KingpinQ3 will provide the following gamemodes:

  1. Deathmatch
  2. Team-Deathmatch
  3. Bagman
  4. Capture the Flag

All gamemodes listed above can be played with four different weapon-modes:

  1. regular weapon-mode
  2. realmode
  3. hitmen
  4. hitmen-realmode

KingpinQ3 is designed as a Online-Multiplayergame only, but it will support bots so you can play offline against them on regular maps.
Another notable feature of KingpinQ3 is the controversial "Bunnyhop".
The project was founded in Oct. 2006 by the autor of this arcticle.

KingpinQ3 Legality

KingpinQ3 is, as already mentioned above, a clone of Kingpin and this fact may pose the question:

Is KingpinQ3 a legal project ?

KingpinQ3 will not use any files of Kingpin at the point of release. Currently there are some original Kingpin files still in the game but they are being replaced by rebuilt versions as development continues.
Surely, cloning a game or any other product may be a controversial matter because the developers safe alot of work by cutting down the concept-phase. But I know a few products which have been cloned and they are legal products. A well-known example is Linux, Linux is a Unix clone and i've never heard anybody say "Linux is illegal".

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2 comments by 0xA5EA on Aug 2nd, 2011

Hello people, I haven't updated this page for a long time. This project is still alive !! I'm just to busy with my main website . We also have a project-management-page here where you can see what's going on.I've created a video a couple of month ago were I play against bot's on kpq3dm5.

I also added some new screenshots.

0xA5EA :)

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Akerfeldt Dec 30 2007, 11:44pm says:

Excellent, Kinping was such a fun multiplayer game

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Akerfeldt Dec 30 2007, 11:45pm replied:

Kingpin*... damn im tired

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f0rqu3 Feb 18 2008, 2:28am replied:


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Sangelothi Dec 29 2007, 5:22pm says:

nice! looking good looking good...keep up the good work!

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dinky Nov 25 2007, 2:03pm says:

Looks good! Releasing as stand-alone or is it a mod of Quake 3? The Q3 Source is free you know, along with a license :).

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0xA5EA Creator
0xA5EA Nov 25 2007, 2:11pm replied:

Its standalone ;-)

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leilei Nov 26 2007, 7:20pm replied:

Standaloning a game, using trademarks in the name and assets from other games is sure asking for trouble especially mixing it with a Free Software engine license only just for the free beer.

Shameful. Go back to being a Quake3 mod.

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0xA5EA Creator
0xA5EA Dec 2 2007, 9:07am replied:

Thanks for your advice. We possibly make some mistakes during the development process but we are willing to correct them if necessary.

I'm not surprised you're one of the Open Arena Team-members. Nice game, i hope we can coexist in a peaceful way.....

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Duckman142 Aug 8 2007, 11:17pm says:

looks like real good moddeling

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Meonen Jul 7 2007, 5:24pm says:

omg, the game look very good, i want to play the alpha :D

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SolidSnake:) Jul 7 2007, 6:31am says:

first again today

nice mod, and that shot-gun looks good

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