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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6 comments by HexenEdgeOfChaos on Jan 27th, 2014

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

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Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo Source Patch

Hexen: Edge of Chaos Demo Source Patch

Feb 22, 2011 Source Code 4 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

Jan 24, 2011 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

Nov 11, 2010 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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wiiimote Mar 7 2015, 9:27pm 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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nerdenfromsweden Feb 1 2015, 6:11am says:

is this game still alive?

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indio68 Dec 3 2014, 5:40pm 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, 1:24am 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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nerdenfromsweden Jan 16 2014, 11:39am says:

Best i!dtech 4 project so far!!!

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fleet84 May 16 2014, 12:46am replied:

besides the dark mod

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Mr.tibbs Jan 2 2014, 4:12pm says:

Keep up the awesome work guys!

As an aside, does Bethesda own the Hexen licence now?

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HexenEdgeOfChaos Jan 2 2014, 9:31pm replied:

Thanks for the support! We continue to work and recently added a new programmer to the team. The Hexen IP is actually owned by Activision.

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indio68 Dec 3 2014, 5:42pm replied:

Activision??? not bethesda?? this is a very bad new

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Mr.tibbs Jan 3 2014, 1:54am replied:

Thanks for the info and congrats on the new team member. You've really managed to capture Hexen's creatively oppressive atmosphere.

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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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