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A homage to the classic John Carpenter sci-fi horror film "The Thing". Play in Polymost.

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The Thing
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Gambini
Gambini

Why this hasn´t been published on the forums?

I gave it a go and I was amazed by the level of detail. I saw several sprites glitching. because I was using software. I read the txt prior playing it, wish I didn´t read it at all though :( . But I just overlooked the line that said "polymost" because I was 100% sure you were a classic mode lover.

I´m giving it a 9 because it looks amazing (specially loved the radio equipment) but fails to provide a solid gaming experience due to the lack of action. I never watched the film but I played a Half life 2 mod based on The Thing too -named Black Snow- And I must admit both things looked very similar.

Also, I hope this doesn´t sound harsh but I didn´t get at all what was I supposed to do. I pressed like a dozen switches -ala Roch- and entered all rooms (based on automap) but nothing seemed to do anything related to progression.

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Forsete Author
Forsete

I didn't post it because it's more or less just a "art" or "museum" map (hope you know what I mean) and not your normal run-and-gun map. However, I won't stop other people from creating threads and the like of course.

"Also, I hope this doesn´t sound harsh but I didn´t get at all what was I supposed to do. I pressed like a dozen switches -ala Roch- and entered all rooms (based on automap) but nothing seemed to do anything related to progression."

You're supposed to find 9 switches found throughout the base. Hit all of them and the entrance to the underground tunnel will open. A scripted sequence should activate when you approach the blood-stained box located in the large storage room (won't make sense unless you've watched the movie though).

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FragUPlenty
FragUPlenty

I think this is bad *** I love how the radio in the kitchen is playing the appropriate song all you need is the chessmaster 2000 somewhere. this is actually the best recreation of the outpost from the thing that Ive seen.

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Forsete Author
Forsete

I planned on adding the chess game but ran out of walls and sprites. Actually, there were a lot of stuff that I planned on adding (including a section in which you would teleport to the base as it was burning while being chased by a monster) but the limited resources said a big "FU" to that.

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Jblade35
Jblade35

Really good stuff, I love the film and it was really neat to see all the locations from it mapped out like this. The film's lighting was a lot darker and moodier which was the only real difference I saw, but rather than that the map was brighter so you can see the details, which was cool. I'm impressed just how insanely detailed lots of the stuff you've put in is as well.

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Suparsonik
Suparsonik

Oh **** how did I miss this?

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FullOnRage
FullOnRage

Wow, I could instantly tell this was made by ppl who really love The Thing. Music is perfectly appropriate in every location. Detail is amazing. The difficulty selection was hilarious. Not only does it pay homage to the masterpiece film, but it also provides a wonderful nostalgia trip for a die-hard fan, such as myself. Just an overall bang up job! Thank you!

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uroshuchiha92
uroshuchiha92

I randomly found this today. Such a great map! I thought it's just exploration of the Outpost itself and then I started finding the switches.

Great job on this!

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mluminoth
mluminoth

This is one of the most detailed and beautiful duke levels I've played, you might recognize me as the 15 year old kid when I first stumbled upon your youtube channel and you directed me to downloading eduke32 as I didn't know what it was.

I didn't even know you mapped, truly inspiring stuff. I'm taking notes for my half life maps for sure. It's navigation is troublesome with all the sprites but you did the absolute best you could with the engine limitations.

Spectacular visuals, okay flow of gameplay, great sound design, definitely worthy of a 9 out of 10.

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Forsete Author
Forsete

Thanks man. I did an updated version of this with added monsters back in 2017 so at least you get to shoot something. Download here: Mediafire.com

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