You'll battle cultists, gargoyles, zombies, hellhounds, and an unholy host of other terrors in your quest to stop Tchernobog. You must not only defeat the Cabal--you must scour its dread name from human memory. If that means eradicating everyone and everything the Cabal has ever tainted, so be it. Of course, you'll first have to make your way through fortresses, castles, mines, mansions, and estates guarded and kept by Tchernobog's malevolent servants. Fortunately, it is wits that make the hero, and although you're in serious danger of losing yours, you've got enough left to improvise some pretty effective tools of destruction. Aerosol hairspray can be frightening enough on its own, but apply it to a lighter flame and you've got an instant flamethrower (kids, don't try this at home!). Likewise, a flare gun can brighten your prospects considerably against even the grimmest odds, which is to say nothing for shotguns, Tommy guns, and dynamite. Who knows,...

Post news RSS Hiatus announcement

The mod is now officially on hiatus and won't be updated until further notice. Read on to find out why.

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Now that a few months have passed since the last mod update, and given that no new one is currently being developed or is even going to start development during the rest of this year, I hereby declare that Blood: Dead on Arrival is indefinitely on hiatus.

I wish I would have better news, but truth is that I got a complicated personal life in part due to being unemployed and lacking financial stability, and I simply can no longer afford to work on a free mod for hours on end when I could be using that time for studying or pursuing other ventures that could potentially allow me to overcome my economical hardships, the later being exactly what I have been spending most of my time on since v1.6 was released.

That said, there is yet another reason for me to want to break away from the project. To be honest I got a bit weary of having to handle so much tasks related to Blood: Dead on Arrival on my own. Not only was updating hard and time-consuming, having to polish so many different aspects of the game at once while looking for ways to fix issues which would plague it for long because I didn't quite knew how to fix them until I did, but I also had to replay most of the mod after each update was done to ensure everything was working properly and then I would have to upload it here with a nice screenshot and a fairly thought-out description detailing all the new changes in a way that could make both newcomers and long timers want to check it out. Then there was other stuff such as posting the mod in forums where people could be interested, expanding the article in the Blood Wiki, writing articles for this page and answering user queries, recording and editing videos when needed, etc.. Add to all of this a not totally unhealthy but sometimes taxing dose of perfectionism and then you have a huge amount of work needing to be done that sure left me catching my breath many times.

However, don't let the previous two paragraphs make you think that I ever regretted doing any of it. In fact, the joy of everything made it all easier, and it was especially rewarding whenever I got more followers here on ModDB or had stuff happen such as GeneralLotz reviewing the mod, NUKEMDAVE making a really cool looking wallpaper that even I used as my desktop background for a lot of time, Gideon creating the aforementioned page on the Blood Wiki, etc.. Sadly, not much happened this year and towards the end it kinda stopped being fun for me and it just got harder to continue.

Following is a video I decided to upload for this occasion showing footage of a map based on the city level seen in Duke Nukem: Time to Kill, the present day hub from which you traveled to different ages in that game, that didn't make it:

The Overlook City (Deleted Map from v1.5)

Read the video description to find out more about it and why it wasn't finished. Once again thanks for reading and for all your support!

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MrFroz Author
MrFroz

I'll consider finishing the level and uploading it as an addon sometime soon if enough people want to play it.

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onelinedisco
onelinedisco

good luck bro.

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MrFroz Author
MrFroz

Thanks. Godspeed to you as well.

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Jam3s007
Jam3s007

LOL at the phone call in the video. Hang in there MrFroz. I'll pray for you. Hopefully your economic situation turns around posthaste!

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MrFroz Author
MrFroz

Yeah, I originally edited that call specifically for The Overlook City, but just before releasing v1.5 without the map because it wasn't finished, I couldn't bear to ditch the call as well so I slipped it in MAP02 (They Are Here). Hehe.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

You'll come back eventually! c:

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MrFroz Author
MrFroz

Definitely. There's still a bunch of stuff I want to improve before I consider the mod done.

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[MC]Pimpão
[MC]Pimpão

you should definitely foccus on your personal life and well being. you have already given us more than enough to be grateful for. thanks for your work and stay well

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MrFroz Author
MrFroz

Thanks for all your support and kind words. You've been a great follower!

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Spartacus2019
Spartacus2019

Becoming unemployed happens to the best of us. I wish you well.

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MrFroz Author
MrFroz

Yes, I'm actually a certified programmer but there's barely any programming enterprises where I'm currently living, and it's tough for me to relocate to a bigger city right now. I'm currently setting up an online portfolio and hopefully it will be good enough to attract job offers.

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Spartacus2019
Spartacus2019

Your Blood related Doom II mod should be able to impress any employer with common sense. :)

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farellfoxx
farellfoxx

Well, when times are tough, you gotta focus on making things stable, if not better in real-life. The Game/mod will come later, and we can wait. Good luck with your endeavors.

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mastersoto3
mastersoto3

Sorry to hear that, man. Best of luck, things will come right.

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LocustQ
LocustQ

thx for your time, good luck

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