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SonderKommando Revolt is loosely based on real WWII revolt against the Nazis in the Auschwitz extrermination camp. IMPORTANT NOTES: * PG-13 for graphic violence and gore * This is a fantasy mod and any resemblance to any real events or people should be seen as accidental. * The mod doesn't try to teach history, or accurately recreate any particular historic event - just create a balanced and challenging gameplay for Wolf3D fans. * The mod doesn't have any agenda, hidden or visible - on any historic, political or religious issue - beyond what some people might decide to attach to it. * The mod is made by people of different countries, that have nothing in common beyond love to Wolf3D modding. Current Team members: Doomjedi - graphics anstory and managing Tricob and WLHack - coding Dean, Ronwolf, Tricob - mapping The engine is based on Wolf4SDL engine, and will feature very adv

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our project got an overexposure in recent days, mostly due to a trailer we've released (as the mod itself was on this site for 3-4 years now, without creating any special buzz). The overexposure took this little pixelated project way beyond it's context, proportions and intentions - to a point where this project is in real danger of cancellation. I can admit that we regret the decision to release a teaser trailer. Trailers in general tend to be over-dramatic and graphical, and

Posted by doomjedi on Dec 13th, 2010


Our project got an overexposure in recent days, mostly due to a trailer we've released (as the mod itself was on this site for 3-4 years now, without creating any special buzz). The overexposure took this little pixelated project way beyond it's context, proportions and intentions - to a point where this project is in real danger of cancellation. I can admit that we regret the decision to release a teaser trailer. Trailers in general tend to be over-dramatic and graphical, and to be a wrong representation of the project itself, while some people tend to prejudge the project by it's trailer.

This mod was made for modding fans, particulary for a quite limited community of Wolf3D fans, as Wolf3D mods (being mods of 18-year old game) are not much played nowdays. That community is used to all kinds of Wolf3D mods (most of which are fantasy mods anyway) - and we knew for sure our mod will not be taken more than "just a mod" - as all other mods of modding community. We knew that noone will take this in a wrong way, or try to learn or attach any historic or political meaning to it.
The lack of any additional "meaning" to a mod - is one of the basic rules of modding community in general, and the one we go by. This is the unspoken agreement/trust between a modder - and the one playing/reviewing it.

The trailer got overexposed beyond our wildest expectations (and intentions), and so reached a whole new audience that is very far from this understanding of modding concept, mentality and ethics. Though most of the responses were still good, the level of buzz itself, and some of the comments - made the team to feel really uncomfortable.
We as modders - don't do mods for publicity and do not seek it. While some good publicity is ok - if it's for the mods quality and talent - overpublicity is not something we see positively. And though we indeed made one of the more advanced Wolf3D mods ever - I refuse to believe such overexposure is not related in any way to the setting the mod is set in - and it's sensitivity to some people.

Any mod, even about birds and flowers - would make it's modders to feel uncomfortable with such level of overexposure - as it to be judged with such magnifying glass by people and organizations which are just waiting to find any "wrong" in it, even if nothing is.
We are private people who care much about our privacy - and any overexposure, even a good one - is bad news for our projects.

This mod was made by different people from different countries - that that really NOTHING in common but love of Wolf3D modding of any kind, and a will to make interesting and challenging gameplay to Wolf3D fans.
We, as makers of this mod - know the Truth. Our true intentions with this mod - and how little (or nothing) they have to do with some of the buzz this mod created, especially outside of the modding community.
Yet, we understand - that under such situation - our Truth - is not that relevant to some people who look to spill out negativity and looking for reasons to get hurt.
There is so much negativity and suffering in our World - that even by being totally misunderstood (or even deliberately manipulated) - we, as modders and as people, cannot afford to add even 1 drop to this.
We cannot afford to release a mod unless we'll know that it's seen no more than "just Wolf3D mod" - and won't hurt anyone's feelings.

I'm really sorry for all the Wolf3D fans out there - but the project is under question now, and no release date is set. I want to thank Wolf3D fans for their interest, support and positive feedback so far.

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MarsOz Dec 14 2010, 3:25am says:

please don't cancel...

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Zombie_James Dec 18 2010, 5:43pm replied:

I don't think they'll cancel it so much as put it on the shelf for now. It's pretty much done so such a thing would be silly.

It might get released one day.

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Maggintosh Dec 14 2010, 12:23pm says:

Don't let this project down guys...

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CrossDressiNate Dec 14 2010, 2:09pm says:

Are you serious? Personally I think you guys are taking this overexposure business a little too seriously. I've been a fan of Wolf3D since I was a little kid back in the 90's and I know it is still one of the best games. Not many kids in my generation do. I wouldn't cancel it because some people might try to find "wrong" or take offense to it or anything. Even if the trailer wasn't released a small group of people would still try to find something "wrong" or take offense to something. That's how the world works. Also, are you really thinking about flushing 3-4 years of work down the toilet? That is a really stupid idea. If you cancel this project and then proceed to delete all of the files of the mod you will regret it. It might be a few weeks or months but eventually you will be like "damn.... I could've released the best Wolf3D mod of the 200's." And no offense but how ****** the world is and people's opinions won't make it shittier. If someone takes a GAME to seriously then they are just idiots who are already screwed up and caught up in the evils of the world. I recommend you guys don't end the project and keep on working on it. I can understand being scared of what everyone will think when it comes out because of the trailer though. Don't worry about it though, the fear will pass. Keep up the great work guys :)

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Maggintosh Dec 15 2010, 9:58am says:

Crossdressinate is absolutely right. This project is a beautiful piece of art and a statement at the same time. But you can't change history and you have no influence on other peoples mind. Releasing some personal stuff to the public will cause trouble everytime. So i instantly hope you won't drop it. As crossdressinate already said, you would regret it.

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GDMFSOB Dec 18 2010, 5:25am says:

I read this post and would like to chime in as one of those people you're talking about. I haven't played a Wolf3D mod since the days of conversion mods back in the day when the game came out, and I just saw the news about SonderKommando on sites like Kotaku and Destructoid. I was a small part of the "outrage," contributing comments on the blogs and such.

Let me tell you this, right off the bat; we, blog-reading gamers, are like bloody goldfish. Most of us have completely forgotten about SonderKommando already. Internet outrage is like a hobby for some bored commenters... Many of us sit around at work with little to do and read blogs like Kotaku, and when a game like yours comes up, acting offended becomes sort of a game. Something we can do to pass the time. When many bored office workes do this at the same time, a massive overexposure happens and it feels like a tidal wave crashing down on you. That's what I think happened to your game. A lot of faux outrage from bored office workers, based on the fact that your game has a bold theme and setting.

But, as you can see now, there is almost no blowback. I haven't seen a single follow-up article on any blog I read (and I'm on a few!), I haven't seen any traces that the community even remembers last week's controversy. None of the blogs I read have reported that you wrote this letter, which would be a proper journalistic follow-up. Honestly, I think your mod will come out and be completely unnoticed. Which, personally, I think is sad because it looks great! But it sounds like you prefer it that way, and I strongly believe you'll get your wish. Your game would have to relentlessly offensive to keep the internet's attention.

I just hope you will release the mod as I believe it to be entirely unoffensive, and that it looks like a damn fine mod!

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noboundries Dec 18 2010, 8:01am says:

Please do not cancel the game, or at the very least if you do finish work on this game please release the game in its current state so that those who think games are not as valid as other forms of media do not win.

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ThomasMink Jan 15 2011, 3:22am says:

What? Are you serious? Dude.. this mod looks flat out amazing. If people want to nitpick a trailer, of all things, while missing the point entirely, that's their own damn problem. It's no fault of yours that people are stupid.

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griefmaster_00x1 Aug 3 2011, 3:12pm says:

RELEASE THE MOD! What makes THIS special is that THIS is sort-of realistic and ACTUAL realism is always shot at. just like the truth. RELEASSE WHAT YOU"VE DONE SO FAR``111!!!!

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Sheikh1991 Mar 25 2012, 2:03pm says:

i know i am late in the game coming across this mod. i didn't find it till last month. This is an epic mod in a good way. yeah i know it takes place in the darkest time in history, but playing as the character in the game, putting yourself in his shoes gives you a thrill ride. this is my opinion, i do see action hero in this, also exploring to it as well. i seen alot of Die Hard Wolf fans wanting this to be released. I too want it to be released and i do feel sorry for the negativity and other stuff that brought heat onto the mod. I can only say is best of luck and hope sometime in the future both Sonder 1 and Sonder 2 went its finished will be released. that would be nice to have to play and to keep all the fans occupied till Sonder 3 is created and eventually released.

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