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The last version as UT3 mod for the Make Something Unreal Contest Grand Finals!

Posted by HEGI on Nov 12th, 2009

Following the Pre-Release last week comes the final UT3 mod version. Thank you all for the provided feedback! Our fate now lies in the hands of the contest jury. May the best game win! The next step is to port The Haunted over to UDK, release a standalone demo and evolve this game into a commercial download title.

Major changes of V3 include
-New Map 'The Excavation'
-Extended melee system, enemies can be knocked over, stunned etc. and finished off
-New and improved animations like mantling over obstacles
-Improved ragdoll behaviour with more weight
-3 new types of explosives
-Various balancing tweaks
-Various Hud tweaks
-Various new and improved effects

Improvements from the pre-release
-New lighting, music and tweaks for "The Excavation"
-Fixed being able to rotate the character during finishing moves
-Fixed soulstone direction indicator showing for creatures, demons and spectators
-Various other tweaks and fixes

The Haunted v3 Final The Haunted v3 Final
v3 pre release pics v3 pre release pics

The People who worked on v3.0
Michael 'Hegi' Hegemann: Game Director, Artist, Programmer and Jack of all trades
Gerhard 'Schlauchi' Weihrauch: Game and Level Designer
Tomas 'Drevlin' Lidström: Environment and Lighting Artist
Jack Menhorn: Music Composer
Josh 'Vertigo' Stoker: Assistant Animator
Viktor 'CDS' Lidäng: Assistant Environment Artist

Many thanks to all betatesters and people who supported us. And again, thanks to all here on ModDb who keep playing and supporting the game. And of course, everyone is invited to our IRC channel:
#HauntedGame at QuakeNet

Download The Haunted 3.0 Final from ModDB

See you in hell 2010. The Witchhammer will be back!


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Spycon_Fighter
Spycon_Fighter Nov 12 2009, 9:59pm says:

Hope the porting goes well and Good Luck with MSUC... Would not be surprised if yall won :D

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Druza
Druza Feb 21 2010, 4:09pm replied:

You sir, predicted the future.

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| Nov 12 2009, 10:25pm says:

This mod has come a long way. Wish you guys the best and thanks for releasing this.

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Havoc89
Havoc89 Nov 12 2009, 10:38pm says:

Congrats guys. I cant wait to see more projects on the UDK. Good luck to you guys!

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik Nov 13 2009, 12:06am says:

this is a very fun mod to play in lan parties :D GL on that port to UDK

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AlCool
AlCool Nov 13 2009, 1:07am says:

Good luck guys!

Gonna be a top runner in this one!

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Shoto
Shoto Nov 14 2009, 11:56am replied:

well for one you dont know what a monster could or couldnt do have you seen one I know i ahvent I mean really its your word agaisnt everyone else's for all you know there built to do that loll

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n Nov 13 2009, 9:26am says:

It fun for a while, but gets boring when all you have is a pseudo RE5 movements and your foes can manage to move perfectly fast throughout the level, and everyone CAN JUMP... That's what broke the game a bit... People being able to jump...

Climbing is one thing, but being able to rapidly jump forward to help you gain a distance is a bit unrealistic... Monsters can't really bunny hop too since they might lose speed over each jump.

There needs to be some adjustments, like weapons actually feels strong and you really feel overwhelmed, so it makes the weapons feel more important than running around the map, jump kicking everything...

Monster needs spawn adjusting, but it might be dependent on the pacing of the game.... I'm thinking of a 10 minute long round but the makers probably aimed at less than 5 minute round...

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Nov 13 2009, 10:15am says:

I think you should change the way you view the game. In the first version, this game was a round based horror survival game. You actually had to play strategically and carefully. However, when the big version 2 came around it lost it's roots and turned into a fast paced action zombie killing game. It seems like that's what you are looking for but it was much more fun in the first version... why? Because it was difficult. After my friends and I played on LAN the game was almost no challenge as long as you played cheap tactics. Litterally, we couldn't lose and we felt as if there was no thread of loss. Essentially when that happens in a game it no longer becomes fun. Please go back to your roots or do a whole lot of balancing.

The game is great and I really want it to succeed I'm just giving you my thoughts.

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do365nic
do365nic Nov 13 2009, 12:25pm replied:

maybe they should put in an auto adjust skill feature wich gives you a little more enemies (or stronger enemy-attacks) after each won round

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Nov 13 2009, 12:46pm says:

Fun game. I would say though that trying to go for Retail / Download isn't such a good idea.

Games just like this are coming out from many Retail publishers very soon, and to be honest, while I found it fun, I found it to be to much like Resident Evil 4 meets Zombie Master.

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AlCool
AlCool Nov 13 2009, 4:35pm replied:

In its current state, without any storymode or objectives beyond survive, it could make a fine PSN or Xboxlive purchase a bit down the road, but if they overkill and make some kind of storyline or something to really capture players into the coop environment I could see a full blown retail release in the future.

ATM it is definitely one of the highest quality UT3 mods that has released a stable v1.0

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NightSage
NightSage Nov 13 2009, 5:29pm says:

Looks great....Wish I could play it :/

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