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SonderKommando Revolt is a Wolf3D mod about real WWII revolt against the Nazis in the famous Auschwitz extrermination camp. The mod is made very realistic, moody, challenging and detailed.
It's a first part of trilogy of mods. The next 2 parts will be called "Sonder 2 - Warsaw Uprising" and "Sonder 3 - Mission:Treblinka".

Current Team members:

Doomjedi - graphics, story and managing
Tricob, AlumiuN and WLHack - coding
Dean, Ronwolf, Tricob - mapping

The engine is based on Wolf4SDL engine, and will feature very advanced
coding features, to make it one of the more advanced coding-wise wolf3d mod todate.
Graphically it'll feature many themes including Crematoriums, Block 11, Gas Chambers, execution, interrogation and torture areas...most of which are ripped/based off real pic from the real site.


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4 years ago News 10 comments Report


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.

Progress Update

Progress Update

5 years ago News 2 comments Report

Art and Mapping are finished, including Final Beta-Testing by Dean. Last coding features and bugfixes are in work, by our new coder, Havoc. Those mostly...

Progress update

8 years ago News 0 comments Report

Nice parallaxed sky was done, Title screen and some outside textures. The rest of the graphics is already done, so I hope the "serious" mapping...

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RedRat May 4 2012 says:

I am disgusted by the media. Being so hypersensitive and making such a big deal out of a wolf3D mod. I understand why you had put a halt on the release of this mod and that it hurts you alot. But I don't get why it's cancelled alltogether. This giant fuss over it was almost 2 years ago and I haven't heard anthing about it since. Don't get me wrong, I support your choice. But I just truly think it's not that of a big deal anymore. Sure, there would be some controversy if released. But that would blow away in a week or two. This whole situation just made the media look stupid, got you guys feeling bad and made us fans miss out on a cool-looking mod.

20 years ago people got alot more upset about Wolfenstein 3D, that didn't stop them from releasing it.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi May 7 2012 replied:

"20 years ago people got alot more upset about Wolfenstein 3D, that didn't stop them from releasing it. "
They were a company (making money), not a private person (making free mods as a hobby) who doesn't want to become overly exposed to world-spotlight. I also work somewhere (and it was published), and that place wants no controvercy, and I could risk my job if I would release it. My whole workplace had to protect me from the media (even my Boss was getting emails with interview requests, whole press-department was busy protecting me)...would your workplace "suffer" this for long?
Also Wolf3D was Nazi-related, not Holocaust-related.

"But I don't get why it's cancelled alltogether"
Well, the PUBLIC release was cancelled :) The world insisted that it won't be publically available to people who might get offended. There are other ways to spread a mod, you know... ;)

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dex46 Dec 24 2014 replied:

>>and I could risk my job if I would release it

Don't be a slave.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Dec 24 2014 replied:

I'm not a slave - but not Holocaust activist either, I do free mods of Wolf3D. I don't plan to risk ANYTHING in my personal life for this free hobby of my spare time.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Dec 24 2014 replied:

Sorry, but no.

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negimaanimefan Jul 7 2014 replied:

people get offended over anything these days
its not uncommon.
hell Germany doesn't allow games with too much violence, sex or Nazi symbolism.
with anything you do in the world, any action at all will offend atleast a handful of people.
im a bit disappointed that we cant obtain it or play it, you put all that effort into this and now its for nothing

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Dec 24 2014 replied:

It was not exactly for nothing, you can check my mods list to see why :)
But yes, Sonder can't be released in it's original version. Though be sure some special Wolf3D fans got their private copy :)

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masterj_16 Nov 16 2012 replied:

i'll take that offer if its still possible. i'll make sure it wont get out and only for personal use

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Dec 24 2014 replied:

Sorry, but no.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi May 7 2012 replied:

Yes fuzz was nearly 1.5 years ago, but if you still ask why I keep the cancellation - you really don't understand the hell I had to go through back then. I woudn't go again even through 5% of it. But I have no problem with you - as I can't expect such understanding from a person unless he himself was ever worldly-famous for a controvercial subject :)

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi May 7 2012 replied:

Yes, media was looking quite absurd in this one...but it didn't make it any easier for me, I still had to deal with alot of crap. It's not the first "fake headline" ever, you know... Also media "won" headlines which equals money - so they are not THAT stupid, who cares about the truth, about art, about me as a person? And ADL....well...they just love to respond on anything Holocaust-related , even if it's something I made with food on my plate this morning, lol :)

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Sheikh1991 Mar 25 2012 says:

the most interesting mod i ever seen. i'm interested in this mod. i'd defiantly would play it, not for just killing nazi's and seeing intense scenes, but also explore around the compound. in school we learned about this place, but never was told much about the revolt, we only knew a revolt happened. the notion to play this, would put me in the thrill seat. i hope one day this mod, followed by the Sonder 2 will eventually be released.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Apr 7 2012 replied:

Now back to the mod itself - this is just a Wolf3D mod, it doesn't depict 1944 revolt in any way, this is not a historic learnware or any kind...While mod might pass some general Auschwitz feelings (as seen by a person who never even visited the actual place) - "explore around the compound" would add nothing to your Holocaust knowledge, on the contrary. To learn about Holocaust and 1944 revolt I suggest Wikipedia, books, TV documentaries...talking with actual survivors...visiting the actual place...Auschwitz or simular...not games...especially not fanmods of 20-year old nazi game, that wanted to make challengable and interesting gameplay for Wolfers, even by adding clear fantasy gameplay elements never existing in actual place.
I didn't work (or could implement on Wolf3D engine) any real camp map...but even more than that - feeling might be real, but everything else is made-up and doesn't fit to be a Holocaust learnware - never intended, claimed or otherwise.
As long as I don't claim it to depict the real place or event - I feel it's my right to make such free noone owns the Holocaust. This is not a copyrighted thing, and it's not "history rewriting" as some claimed.

So unless you want to play it just because you love playing Wolf3D and Wolf3D mods - I suggest you won't, as it'd probably be a dissapointment for you. Actually such high expectations (and historic references) of this mod support my decision not to release it to general public.

This mod will never be publically released, as it's sequels are cancelled.

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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Apr 7 2012 replied:

Thank you very much for the interest and support.
Yes, there was a revolt in 1944, sure far from the scale depicted in this mod (for obvious reasons), which I refer to as fantasy Wolf3D mod with some general elements of realism (relative to some other Wolf3D mods). Jews got used seeing themselves as victims (only) and use it for many goals, including when they lack a valid political argument or justification - so it's important not to forget such revolts. Despite having nothing to lose at that point - those can still be seen as acts a heroism.
As one said "The best alibi - is being the victim".
It's a general truth about life. Feeling victim you are never aware of the dark side of your own self...the rasism within your own religion, that proclaimes one race over all the others, making others sub-humans.
But it has nothing to do with the reasons for making this mod...that's just a personal sidenote, a few words of wisdom from myself.

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btc55 Jan 12 2012 says:


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doomjedi Creator
doomjedi Apr 7 2012 replied:

As public release of this mod was cancelled - there will never be a download link.
For a reasons why - just read the Notice, or just google "SonderKommando Revolt Game"...and put yourself in my shoes.

I'm sorry. Mods are made to be played, and it saddens me to see a mod cancelled. Especially a mod I was involved in myself.

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