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.
Giving away Heretic and Hexen games via Steam for a random member of our Steam group.
Posted by HexenEdgeOfChaos on Mar 31st, 2012
Hello all! This is a short little post simply to announce something new we are looking to try out. Brought on by the fact that it has now been 16 years since the retail release of Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (3/31/1996 according to wikipedia), there is probably plenty of gamers who don't have their copies or weren't even around to have played it. After doing some thinking we decided: Why not try a giveaway through Steam?
We have a Steam group here and the platform has made it so easy to gift games that we see this as a great opportunity. The hope is that by giving away the heretic/hexen steam bundle or individual games (and trying to make this some type of semi-regular event), people can get interested in the world from the beginning. Plus everyone loves free games right?
Having a chance to get the gift is easy - join our Steam group. We'll just select a random member by our next developer interview and that's it! You'll be given the heretic/hexen Steam bundle that includes Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, Hexen: Beyond Heretic, Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citadel, and Hexen II.