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 www.gaming-nexus.net and I will try to help out as best as I can!

May the force be with you!

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15 comments by JDB_Artist on Apr 20th, 2014


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 Gaming-Nexus.net

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!

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TheZealot
TheZealot Dec 11 2014, 11:12pm says:

Wow, this is ******* amazing! I'm really looking forward to this

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Guest Nov 30 2014, 6:14am says:

I'd love to see more :D It's so nice that someone still plays and mods this game.

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Pietroschek
Pietroschek Nov 20 2014, 8:32pm says:

Admirable attitude, and mayhap besides Captain Bonnep the only reason to reconsider that game. I found it less entertaining than Jedi Academy, and now wish for someone like you doing similar for SW - Empire at War. x-)

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mcmonkey4eva
mcmonkey4eva Nov 15 2014, 6:26pm says:

Have you considered open-sourcing the project (IE, putting it on a site like Github.com )? If so, I would love to contribute to the programming side of the project.

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JDB_Artist Creator
JDB_Artist Dec 4 2014, 3:32am replied:

OUr plan is to finish the primary mechanics and the Kejim level, after that we will see.

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GeraldMason
GeraldMason Dec 12 2014, 4:40pm replied:

I would also be interested in contributing should such a time come. I'll definitely be keeping an eye open for any future updates.

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Kyle07
Kyle07 Nov 7 2014, 3:54pm says:

Sounds very awesome and it's a huge challenge!
I wish you good luck!

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TimeshiftR
TimeshiftR Nov 3 2014, 2:58pm says:

Any upcoming updates?

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JDB_Artist Creator
JDB_Artist Nov 7 2014, 5:40am replied:

Working on new shader system, waiting for engine updates, modeling weapons and props, nothing worth showing yet.

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TimeshiftR
TimeshiftR Nov 7 2014, 3:32pm replied:

Cool, thanks for the info.

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