Into Cerberon aims to bring the gameplay of the definitive 6-degrees-of-freedom game, Descent, into the industrial gloom of Doom 3.

Fly around the interiors of mines, refineries, research centres, and other industro-technical environments with full six degrees of freedom control: roll, tilt, yaw, and slide in all directions. Battle with your friends in pitch-black tunnels in the multiplayer action, or take on robots infected with a terrible nanovirus plague in the singleplayer campaign. An array of powerful weapons are at your command; from the humble lasers (not so humble once upgraded) and mundane concussion misssile to the fantastic Fusion Cannon and tremendous Mega Missile. Awe your foes as electric bolts leap from your ElectroHull, or give new meaning to the phrase "bad sunburn" with the insidious UV-8 Ultraviolet Emitter. Feel the kickback of the powerful AutoCannon as it hammers your target, or the heat from the Flamethrower as it fries armour plate like chicken wings. Pummel enemies with the Hephasestus Cannon, and melt what's left with the Plasma Cannon.

Featuring claustrophobic environments and gut-wrenching action, with enemies coming at you from every which way, Into Cerberon will scare you like Doom 3 couldn't. Hide in the shadows if you're afraid, or run and gun if you can aim. Turn on your headlights to see, but be aware that they make you more visible, too.

Into Cerberon will alter your perceptions of multiplayer DM. Think all those frags you racked up mean you won the match? Think again. In "Meltdown" mode, dead men collect no rewards - you must escape the mine before the reactor blows to make it to the winner's circle.

We recommend keeping a fresh pair of pants handy. Fire up your afterburners, check your quad lasers, and prepare to descend... Into Cerberon.

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Announcing the release of Into Cerberon version 003a, codenamed "Quartzon", a minor update to our previous 003 release. The most important change is that Into Cerberon is now updated to function with the latest Doom 3 patch 1.3.1, enabling full cross-platform support -- including Intel and PowerPC Macs. Also included is an update to ic_mine, fixing numerous issues with the size of certain passages.

Into Cerberon 003a

Download Into Cerberon 003a today, and get your tri-chordin' on! Stay tuned for IC004 coming soon, with even more guns, maps, and gameplay features.

Into Cerberon 0.0.3 "Quartz" Released!

9 years ago News 0 comments

The IC Team is pleased to announce the third release of our Descent-into-Doom³ total conversion mod, Into Cerberon. Far and away a large improvement...

Into Cerberon 0.0.2 "Copper" Released!

Into Cerberon 0.0.2 "Copper" Released!

9 years ago News 2 comments

The Team is proud to present Into Cerberon 0.0.2, code-named "Copper". This second release gathers up a big round of bugfixes and enhancements...

Into Cerberon 0.0.1 Released!

Into Cerberon 0.0.1 Released!

10 years ago News 5 comments

The IC Team is pleased to announce the release of the first play-test version of our Doom 3 mod, Into Cerberon. This playable (basically) release includes...

Don't Remember Descent? Get Shocked

10 years ago News 0 comments

If you don't remember Descent, then you may be scratching your head about . Well, never fear. The Into Cerberon team is here to help refresh your...

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Doom 3 1.3.1 MacOS (Intel & PowerPC)

8 years ago Patch 0 comments

Doom 3's last patch, version 1.3.1, that adds Windows Vista support and a number of small bugfixes and slight mod-related enhancements. Please note...

Doom 3 1.3.1 Windows

8 years ago Patch 5 comments

Doom 3's last patch, version 1.3.1, that adds Windows Vista support and a number of small bugfixes and slight mod-related enhancements. Please note...

Into Cerberon 0.0.3a "Quartzon"

Into Cerberon 0.0.3a "Quartzon"

8 years ago Full Version 1 comment

Into Cerberon 003a is a minor update to IC 003 that brings: Support for the Doom 3 1.3.1 patch enabling all platforms to play with each other (Windows...

Into Cerberon 0.0.3 "Quartz"

Into Cerberon 0.0.3 "Quartz"

9 years ago Full Version 0 comments

Into Cerberon 0.0.3 brings a number of improvements on top of IC 002, including: Tri-Chording "Catch-free" movement model Collision damage ...

Into Cerberon 0.0.2 "Copper"

Into Cerberon 0.0.2 "Copper"

9 years ago Full Version 0 comments

Version 0.0.2 of the Into Cerberon mod, codenamed "Copper". This release ups the ante on 0.0.1 by including a brand-new map (Spectre's...

Into Cerberon "Grinder" Trailer

Into Cerberon "Grinder" Trailer

9 years ago Movies 1 comment

The Into Cerberon team presents this video featuring footage from IC 0.0.2 on the new ic_mine map. Yes, it's got the most clichéd background...

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HeXetic Creator
HeXetic Jul 1 2006 says:

Singleplayer isn't supported - yet. Sorry about that. Don't click on "New Game" unless you like staring at the console.

Consult the readme for play instructions. In our internal build we've already removed the "New Game" button so as to eliminate that particular "wtf?". You won't see any menu buttons that don't work in IC 003.

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Gin Jul 1 2006 says:

Oh you dirty little bastards.:p

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grimJack Jun 8 2006 says:

I'm a serious hardcore Descent gamer. At least, I was a few years ago, when it was one of the biggest games out there. LAN parties, school clubs, you name it, if it involved Descent, I was there.

I'm thrilled beyond word to see this mod. You've made another die-hard Descent player very happy. I love how the Pyro GX looks. Unbelievible. When I first saw this, a couple of months ago, I was saddened I didn't have a copy of Doom 3 to play this on. Well, I've changed that now. Can't wait to get this installed and give it a go. I'm chompping at the bit here.

My hats off to you, the dev team, for doing this. When I heard the news that D4 had been tanked, I was discouraged that there would not be another Descent game. It seems I was wong. (Even though this isn't really a Descent title, I don't care. I have my GX back!)

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pospi May 24 2006 says:

I played around with 0.0.1 a while ago and it got me excited but this release is definitely a huge step. You've made a diehard Descent fan very, very happy.

Please do continue (with extreme prejudice!), I would hate nothing more than seeing something as promising as this get left in the dust. If things ever do fall on hard times, I'd be more than happy to put aside my inherent hatred of the Doom 3 engine's SDK to lend you a hand with whatever it is you need :D

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vcatkiller May 20 2006 says:

Just mucked about with Copper. Very nice! I've got to say it felt very good. Keep up the good work! It really felt like you're reaching a very nice Decent feel with this. I hope you manage to finish it! :)

I'd have to add, however, that you'd probably want to make some of the passages a little larger. Not so much in Mines and Pipeline, I can imagine some frantic firefights in those cramped quarters. Mostly in Whatever, though I'd guess it's either not finished or you won't use it in future versions. The passages in it are cramped to the point where you can barely move in some spots at all. I got jammed in some spots.

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HeXetic Creator
HeXetic Apr 23 2006 says:

SilverCinder, you can easily play Descent 2 (and 1) on modern systems with source code ports like D2X-XL at . They released the source code for Descent ages ago.

As for the cockpit, we're thinking eventually that we'll have a full 3D cockpit instead of a simple texture overlay.

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SilverCider Apr 23 2006 says:

Yes! I hope this mod goes through! I used to play Descent 2 a long time ago. Ive still got the game but it doesn't run properly on my pc now because its newer. The graphics are lookin awesome btw!! Are you going to be using the same cockpit design as the original or are you re-designing?

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wieszczek1210 Mar 9 2006 says:

I really liked this mod though it was really fun and all but I though that you may want to try adding the jet into or part of the doom game. for instance mabe instead of a "treck" form airlock to airlock you would have to fly the jet arcoss the martian surface!!!!

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mandudeguy Feb 6 2006 says:

Descent, a game I have not played in ages, is being modernized! It's only recently I have been re-discovering Descent and the small, but still kicing community. I would love to help, but at most, I could only test or some sound stuff :(

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makkE Jan 28 2006 says:

Finally a real reason to upgrade my box and buy id´s tech demo called doom 3 ;)
It´s great there´s someone bringing this wonderful game back to life.
And the screenshots look very descent (heh)..
I´m sure you will make many people very happy :D

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