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.

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Without further ado we present to you the official gameplay trailer for the demo, and the release date of the Demo.

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We can chat long about this, or short. We could elaborate further on the story and the fate of the astronomer and redirect you towards the storyline website. We could even tease you more with a 'coming soon'.

Not this time...

Without further ado we present to you the official gameplay trailer for the demo, showing off gameplay from the first of three maps that we are releasing in this demo. This should satisfy your curiosity until the 11th of November when we release the playable demo in the Windows and Linux varieties.


Despite the fact that we're releasing a demo we need help! We need skilled creature modelers and animators as well as dedicated mappers for future releases. If you're interested in a position register over at the forum and let us know!

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Mv.Antitribu
Mv.Antitribu

so how many weapons do each posses ?! i mean is their ultimate weapons available ?

this is awesome, we cant wait.

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Mv.Antitribu
Mv.Antitribu

btw what are the exact requirements ? do we need RoE ?

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medve
medve

the only problem is the really poor gore effect. i want some bodyparts.

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

Well they have put out a call for animators, so it's quite obvious that they need help in that department.

I still lol'd pretty hard at Ettins disintegrating into clouds of red smoke, though XD

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Kristus
Kristus

Sound effects are very disappointing. And the deaths of the monsters are as well.

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

Love the sound of Ifrits crying out! And the serpent staff looks like a lot of fun to use, but does it still drain HP at melee range?

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HexenEdgeOfChaos Author
HexenEdgeOfChaos

Not, yet. It will though, in the official release.
We wanted to have bodyparts as well, but the engine just can't handle that many entities at once. If each Ettin spawns say 5 bodyparts and you kill 20 Ettins. You have 100 entities on the screen, Doom 3 just doesn't like that very much. So we've had to compromise some of our own ideas for the game to keep it playable on lower end hardware.

Keeping the game playable on lower end hardware means more to us than throwing in fancy effects that are fun, but don't add to the core-gameplay of the game.

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Carnius
Carnius

Wow, I´m totally impressed by the trailer, you have done really very good job guys. :D

As for the deaths of the monsters, I think its OK for now, at least it looks like good old carnage xD

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PytoX
PytoX

BTW it's afrit instead of ifrit :D

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

Ah so it is, yes. I stuck to ye olde mythology spelling as a reference. :P

As Rebooker said, it would be better to have the Ettin bodies ragdoll when killed like D3 monsters, would it not?

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deadite4
deadite4

Easier to gib.

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solarsplace
solarsplace

Very impressive work, looks great too. Can't wait for the demo release.

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reeboker
reeboker

by me I think it looks great, as I read trough here, keep in mind that this is first release, and for the bodyparts or some death animation, can't you make some kind of the skeleton-like effect like in original doom? anyways looking forward to see more and more content added, I really like the idea when climbing up on the wall :) some secrets could be hidden like this, yes :D

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more

Legendary.
All the heroic modders are Id Tech 4 modders.

I can't wait!

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AJ_Quick

Looking old school and awesome : ) I'm definitely gonna sit down with a six pack and play through this.

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treat
treat

Pretty stoked for this. Keep up the good work and polish this baby till it shines!

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CronoTrig
CronoTrig

I came.
Hard.

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booman
booman

Awesome! two days

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83

My Doom³ is waiting all that awesomeness.

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mxtomek
mxtomek

Deffinely, i will try this mod :-)

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