heXen:Edge of Chaos will be a new and free game, based on the original Hexen game that was developed by id Software and Raven Software. As of 2012 we have moved development to a standalone environment using the id tech 4 GPL engine.
The Doom3 engine (also called IDTech 4) is still a great engine that can compete with the latest games coming out today. It was with this in mind that we began, many years ago, the development of heXen: Edge of Chaos.

Edge of Chaos is being developed by a team of fans who have always loved the original Hexen since it came out. In fact, most of us spent countless hours with the entire series. When id Software released Doom3, we immediately saw immense potential in the engine itself; the 'Hell' maps gave us the inspiration to make a hack-and-slash game based, primarily, on the original Hexen.

Our story ties into the expansion packs and also touches upon the Heretic narrative; especially the incredible atmosphere painted into these rich worlds and their darkling journeys. We are still looking for talented team members, so if you have some work to show and think you might be able to help us, make sure to drop us a line!

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2013 was a slower than desired year. 2014 will not be. The year has kicked off with an excited vigor and focus which has the team pretty pumped. First, we welcome programmer Calavera_Jo to the team who has helped bring some of this energy into the team. Very talented and enthusiastic, he's already tackled a wide range of tasks from a refined blocking system to editor fixes to cleaning the environment of our code more.

The maps have continued to make progress as Caffeine Freak has become much more efficient in his terrain modelling. H2m2 is nearing it's completion of layout and detailing with game play to follow. Zurra has been taking care of some of our art needs. We still would love to add more members to our team (especially artists!), so if interested please contact us.

We'll be looking to assemble a small testing team once again with a current eye around late second quarter. More on that to come in the next few months.

Game on.

Cleric and Roden

IRC Network: irc.gamesurge.netIRC
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IRC Web: Hexen Web IRC Chat
Twitter(team): Twitter.com
Email: hexen.team@gmail.com

Saturday 6th April, 2013...Updates? Updates.

Saturday 6th April, 2013...Updates? Updates.

2 years ago News 12 comments

After a long silence, we bring some news and media on the current status of the project.

Saturday 8th September, 2012...Porkalator, New Artist

Saturday 8th September, 2012...Porkalator, New Artist

3 years ago News 7 comments

Fan loved artifact implemented and a new artist joins the team.

Saturday 23rd June, 2012...Progress Report

Saturday 23rd June, 2012...Progress Report

3 years ago News 8 comments

Progress report with information on our goals for next release.

Saturday 31st March, 2012...Steam Giveaway!

Saturday 31st March, 2012...Steam Giveaway!

3 years ago News 2 comments

Giving away Heretic and Hexen games via Steam for a random member of our Steam group.

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Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo Source Patch

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo Source Patch

4 years ago Source Code 5 comments

Inside the zip package are instructions on how to apply the unified GNU Patch file to an unmodified Doom 3 SDK 1.3.1 installation on either Windows or...

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo OSX Patch

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo OSX Patch

4 years ago Patch 0 comments

This small patch enables users to play the game Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo on a Mac OSX. This package only includes the universal DLL for OSX users. To...

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo Release

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo Release

5 years ago Demo 18 comments

Demo release of Hexen: Edge of chaos. Take the first steps as the cleric through his journey to Chaos.

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nerdenfromsweden Aug 17 2015 says:

its dead.

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Guest Aug 12 2015 says:

This game must be finished!!!

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fleet84 May 7 2015 says:

this project seems dead, please prove otherwise

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hardcole Apr 12 2015 says:

If you guys are going to work on it again . new sounds effects would be great! These are too soft i think . it needs more hard and rude sounds especially when hitting . thanks . pls finish it !

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wiiimote Mar 7 2015 says:

So as I read in your forums, you're determined to finish this project. However, there haven't been any signs of progress for almost a year. Again.
What's the hold-up? Yes, you're busy. Everybody's busy. But is there anything that we could help you with?
If you're looking for more people, let the world know. Reactivate your twitter, or better yet: open a tumblr blog.
Hexen: Edge of Chaos needs to be finished. (Though perhaps you might want to switch to a better, less archaic game engine. Hardly anyone owns Doom3 anymore. This is 2015.)

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hardcole Apr 12 2015 replied:

I agree with both of you . the engine is still good and this great game has to be finished ! I m following it since 2007! Thanks for the work so far

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Guest Mar 10 2015 replied:

Disregard what I said about the engine. I just tried out the "Absolute HD" mod. idTech4 still rocks.

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nerdenfromsweden Feb 1 2015 says:

is this game still alive?

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indio68 Dec 3 2014 says:

this is awesome..you are planning to release a full HD version of Hexen 1 or u are doing a new game with another world\maps? when will be available?? i want see more games like hexen\heretic 1 and 2 on modern engines...no the same CoD,AC every damn years...why publisher don't understand this? keep up the good work , men

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Guest May 24 2014 says:

I've been following this mod for years at this point. Hexen was and still is one of the best first person fantasy shooters that has ever existed. You all have been doing such a good job of keeping the feel of the game as natural and authentic as possible. Thanks for the dedication to such an important chapter in gaming.

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Guys , I think what you've done here is quite impressive. You've taken an aging engine and turned it to your advantage , rendering picture perfect recreations of the original Hexen environments and creatures. Hexen fans like myself will be welled up with nostalgia. The movement feels satisfying and the weapons pack a punch. You've done a great job of including all of the original hexen inventory items - all the flasks and so on look identical to their old school counterparts , with the added benefit…

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