Welcome to Samsara.
This is a multiplayer project inspired by crossover fighting games such as Super Smash Bros. or Marvel VS Capcom, designed to bring these games that people love so much and give them a second life on the multiplayer front, taking the heroes and the weapons and pitting them all aside (and sometimes against) each other. When you play Samsara, you pick a hero from a classic FPS game, spawn in the battlefield with abilities and weapons from their original game, and then proceed to lay waste among all those that stand in your way in whatever iwad or levelset of your choice. Each of the heroes are strictly limited to their own weapons, so you won't have a nonsensical random mash-up of people wielding weapons just not suited for them.
Want to play in Heretic? No problem. Give Chex Quest a whirl? Go right ahead. Wanted to like HeXen but didn't like the low amount of weapons? Go on, enjoy it. Want to go strictly vanilla and play Doom II? Be my guest. Current iwads supported are Doom, Doom II/TNT/Plutonia, Heretic, HeXen, Chex Quest, Strife, and Harmony, and more are to come.

The goal of Samsara is threefold:
1: To provide an interesting competitive mod that will enhance, rather than break, deathmatch/capture the flag/etc play. While obviously nothing will match pure vanilla for srs tourney play, if desired one can have a match full of Doomguys and have little to no differences from vanilla play--and someone joining in as Corvus should not dramatically change things.
2: To stay true to the spirit of classic FPSes by presenting these characters with as close to their original abilities and weapons as reasonably possible. Playing with them should be very much like playing their original game.
3: To provide a fun experience complimentary with many other levelsets, be they cooperative or competitive, so that people can live as their favorite heroes once again and put them through wringers so many other inventive people have designed. Other heroes should not differ so drastically from Doom II that other mods would now be unplayable.

Whether you play in co-op and tear through endless hordes of monsters or play in deathmatch and tear through whatever friends or enemies challenge you, Samsara offers you the ability to live through your favorite games again on new battlefields or new iwads entirely.

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1 comment by TerminusEst13 on Dec 26th, 2013

The Cacowards are a yearly event given to the greatest and brightest of the Doom community--Samsara has won the Best Multiplayer for 2013, alongside two other champions!


Damn, it's only been a few years since I've worked on this, and already so much has happened--and there's still so much to do! The final character, a host of other bugfixes and extra modes, and more weapon balance down the line...
Thank you to everyone who voted for my silly little class mod, and here's to hoping the next year will be full of fun for everyone.

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Samsara - v0.3 Release (ZDoom)

Samsara - v0.3 Release (ZDoom)

Nov 5, 2013 Full Version 1 comment

This is Samsara v0.3 for the ZDoom source port. Please enjoy.

Samsara - v0.3 Release (Zandronum)

Samsara - v0.3 Release (Zandronum)

Nov 5, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

This is Samsara v0.3 for the Zandronum source port. Please enjoy.

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Guest Feb 3 2014, 4:51pm says:

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TerminusEst13 Feb 18 2014, 5:22pm replied:

I've been thinking about making a release with all the content currently in, and letting Prisoner 849 be a 0.32 release.

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PresidentPeople Dec 31 2013, 5:56pm replied:

It's been confirmed many times over that Strifeguy (among others) isn't going to be added, I'm afraid. There's a third-party addon for him here, however (still in alpha):


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dibe91 Nov 8 2013, 2:59pm says:

I have a question ... how do you do for weapons? I thought I give it 3 weapons for each character but I want to think about adding more.

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Zocker4ever Nov 8 2013, 2:11pm says:

another great mod finally found its way to moddb :)

I still think you should make Caleb :P

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TerminusEst13 Creator
TerminusEst13 Nov 8 2013, 7:13pm replied:

Thanks, glad to be here. Hopefully I can reach more people with this. :D

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PresidentPeople Nov 6 2013, 7:41pm replied:

Naw man, use Ketchup. It's a simplified gore mod by Mark that's meant to be compatible with almost any other mod. Still needs a special version for Samsara, though, for zorching and the like:


It's pretty cool.

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PresidentPeople Nov 13 2013, 3:37pm replied:

Or, y'know, just set samsara_cl_bloodyhell in console once 0.31 comes out. That could work too.

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