THE DARK MOD was once a total conversion of Doom 3, and is now a STANDALONE GAME with the release of TDM 2.0! A dark and moody stealth game, inspired by the Thief series by Looking Glass Studios.

Report article RSS Feed Sotha Interview Follow-up

The story of Sotha has not been fully told (can it ever be so?). I will offer some final thoughts to accompany his excellent interview.

Posted by nbohr1more on Nov 15th, 2010

The Knighton Manor Images

The release of Thief's Den 4, "The Alchemist" was quite a surprise to the The Dark Mod community. Fidcal sprung the news with little fanfare in his usual nonchalant way. We were casually made aware that this mission was a collaboration with another yet unseen author, Sotha.

Not long after, Fidcal revealed that he was personally interested in Sotha's work and saw terrific potential in spite of Sotha's own disappointment with his first release. I was not aware of Fidcal ever offering such praise before and I wondered about this new author and his continued work.

I didn't have to wonder for long...

Sotha soon began beta testing his map "The Beleaguered Fence" and the testers absolutely adored his work. When it was finally (mercifully) released, it was very clear why. The tense AI patrols and layout simply oozed the message "this will be challenging". As a wimpy player I was surprised to be so entertained by something so brutal to my skills.

The appetite for more of Sotha's work (again) was quickly satisfied with his early entry in the "Summer Vertical Contest". Coming from "The Beleaguered Fence", I don't think anyone expected the terror that lie ahead. Sotha even made his mascot image for the mission bright and sunny to ensure that the shock value was at it's pinnacle.

When reflecting on the common attributes of his missions one of the strongest aspects other than game-play is story telling.  The premise for the missions is almost always as exciting as the actual play-through.

See the interview link below:

Moddb.com

Post comment Comments
TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jul 26 2011, 1:38am says:

Awesome. Sotha is awesome.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Doom III Icon
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux
Game
Doom III
Developer
Team Dark Mod
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Thedarkmod.com
Release Date
Released Oct 16, 2009
Mod Watch
Track this mod
News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
The Dark Mod (Doom III)
The Dark Mod Doom III - Single Player Stealth
Related Games
Doom III
Doom III Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Team Dark Mod
Team Dark Mod Developer & Publisher with 18 members