heXen:Edge of Chaos will be a new and free game, based on the original Hexen game which was developed by id Software and Raven Software.
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.
It's been a merciless year for us so far. We are struggling with map performance, texture compression issues and some code based problems. But nothing like that detours us from working away like worker-ants on the often tedious tasks involved in game development. I would like to thank the members of the team that have kept at it... They have kept committing to the build each day these past few months while for them sometimes it seems like there is a never ending list of tasks that need to be finished.
I would like to point out, and believe I speak for nearly everyone when I say so, that UV mapping today still is not what it could be. The tools should become even more intuitive than they are now and it takes too much production time to create quality UV maps.
In any case, we've gotten pretty far these past few months and have come very far in terms of implementing gameplay in the first hub. We'll keep you guys posted soon with some new media coming from these maps.
Meanwhile, don't forget to check out the forums, where we often post new screenshots and talk about the development of the mod, we now have 8 pages filled with screenshots and comments in the 'Frequent Random Screenshots' thread here: Hexenmod.com
For the 3rd year running the time has come to kick off Mod Appreciation Week 2017 and talk about our favorite mods. To thank those from our community who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with some friends of Mod DB and have a bunch of Steam keys to giveaway:
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2017
After you have linked to a mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking a few members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of the above games.
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