Jedi Knight 2: HD Remake is an overhaul remake of the entire game using textures & models, all recreated from scratch.

I plan to recreate the entire single player campaign as well as the multiplayer part of the game.
This means you will be able to relive the journey of Kyle Katarn as he sacrifices everything in order to save his girlfriend and even becomes a Jedi Knight.

Release versions will support Windows, Linux and Mac natively.

If you want to contribute or in case you got any questions, do not hesitate to visit and I will try to help out as best as I can!

May the force be with you!

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like to take a few minutes to answer some of your questions. In addition I got a few things to say concerning my work and the remake itself.

Recently my work has been featured on Reddit and as a result this mod has got quite some attention from many Jedi Knight enthusiasts from all over the world. Over the past 4 weeks, I got hundreds of emails from the USA, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the UK. Many Jedi Knight fans voiced themselves, wished me luck and apparently are looking forward to a fast release. Some of the emails contained criticism, a few were slightly depressive. With so many emails to read, it takes a few days for me to get back to each one of you as I am trying to answer all of your questions.

Today I would like to sum a few things up and make clear what my objective with this remake is.

First off, I would like to thank Will F. for suggesting a proper name for this project. It shall now be called: Jedi Knight 2: Reborn, inspired by the foes Kyle Katarn faces off in the game.

I would also like to thank Jon Highsmith for contributing an awesome new logo for Jedi Knight 2: Outcast Reborn!

Which leads me to my first point. Everyone is invited to help, either via ModDB or

Question 1: Why are you doing this? (JK2 does not need a remake!)
Answer: When Raven released the Source Code last year it triggered something in me, something that said: Give it a try and see how far you can get with it. I am not going for internet fame as some seem to believe. I never understood why the original Jedi Knight games never got an official remake or a sequel in all those years so I am actually trying to gather some attention towards those games. All of the Jedi Knight games have been great games, even now they are still playable and lots of fun. I agree with you, Jedi Knight 2: Outcast does not need a remake, but nonetheless I would love to see the series return with a fresh look & feel (ultimately by Raven itself).

Question 2: Disney got Star Wars, EA got Star Wars games, Raven got Jedi Knight rights, what are you going to do?
Answer (honest): Idk. If I get a cease and desist letter, be it. If I get contacted by any of these parties, I will try to talk with them and see where things go. Until then I will keep going.

Question 3: Are you serious?
Answer: No. If I was, I would be doomed to fail. I am not a one man army, and you can't create a game like JK2 without a dedicated team. I am working on this in my spare time, mostly on sundays. I appreciate all the help and support I get, but I am not working on this 24/7 and I am not rushing things.

Question 4: Quake Arena Engine? Unreal 4 Engine? Cry Engine?
Answer: Unity Engine

Question 5: Why Unity?!?
Answer: Because I know how to use it and because it streamlines many processes so you can actually tackle a rather mid-sized project like this, without a team of 25 dedicated developers.

Question 6: Would have looked better in Unreal/CryEngine though!
Answer: It's not the game engine, it's the art. I won't dive in this discussion. But for those who think they can do better, I got a sweet deal for you: Given that I ever manage to finish anything of this and given the project does not get shut down, I will release all the source files I created, so you can assemble them in your engine of choice.

Question 7: So what's the plan?
Answer: Finish the first level, then proceed to the next one.

Question 8: When will you release it?
Answer: When it's done. To be honest I would compare this to the Black Mesa project, takes some time but in the end it will be there.

Question 9: Platforms?
Answer: Windows, Linux and Mac.

Question 10: Localization?
Answer: Currently english only.

Question 11: Multiplayer?
Answer: After the sp.

Question 12: Carbon Copy?
Answer: No. As some areas will be tweaked and enhanced, I wouldn't dare call it a carbon copy.

That's it for now I guess, I appreciate your support and I am happy to hear your feedback so leave a comment below, write an email or join the forums!

May the force be with you!

Comparison Screenshots

Comparison Screenshots

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I am looking for a few JK2 enthusiasts who would like to help me a bit by making screenshots of the original game, matching those images I uploaded here.

Testing Systems needed

Testing Systems needed

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In short I would like to get a picture what the average gamer system looks like. If you would like to play this mod, please tell me what your system specifications...

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powermind Oct 5 2015 says:

Any updates now? Not to sound impatient! Just asking.

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MattFiler Jul 22 2015 says:

Any updates on this project? There hasn't been a news post for over a year. Would be great to see some screenshots, etc.

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Jamesbi Aug 28 2015 replied:

Yeah. They may show us what they doing now or something

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Aladraion2 Jul 1 2015 says:

YES! Dude! If this was done with KOTOR1&2 I WOULD GIVE YOU MY LIFE DEBT(jk)

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eekutz93 Jun 12 2015 says:

Any updates? Also, are you aware of any Dark Forces II efforts? Is there a team anywhere working on that at all?

Thanks and take care!

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lt23live May 16 2015 says:

First of all amazing work.
I have a couple curiosities. Did you update to unity 5, firstly?
Secondly, I'd like to know if you built out the whole game from scratch, or were you able to extract me md3 and ghoul files?
I'd like to dabble in modding a couple things within the game, I've actually never modded before, hahaha.
This was the first game that came to mind so, I'd love to give it a shot.

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JDB_Artist May 18 2015 replied:

The project is currently in the process of being upgraded to Unity 5. As many new features as it brings, it also takes a lot of time to fine tune and adjust the results of physical accurate shaders.

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Executor-64- May 10 2015 says:

images are wow track it

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falcon9996 Mar 25 2015 says:

So what is the current percent rate of your progress?
I am happy that someone is actually taking the time to make this mod.Please do not rush the mod.But after viewing the screenshots i think you are at least half way done with the singleplayer.I wish you the best of luck and I hope you make this amazing.Take care,
with regards;

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JDB_Artist Creator
JDB_Artist Apr 21 2015 replied:

Not nearly half done with the Singleplayer! Currently upgrading the entire project and so far it's like 5% that I would consider to be final.

Gonna finish Kejim and then see for the rest.

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echuu May 4 2015 replied:

Please, show us some screens!

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falcon9996 Apr 24 2015 replied:

That's good to hear.Remember don't rush it :D
Oh and can't wait.
Stay safe,

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