Here you can find a Freeware Version of the first episode of Hedon, with the first full episode and all features and content up to version 1.2.0. You can also find the Demo version 2.0.0, which also contains all the assets of the game for modding purposes.

Hedon Bloodrite merges Hedon I and II into an entirely hand crafted 20+ hours singleplayer experience inspired by not only the best retro FPS games of the 90s, but also games like Arx Fatalis and Thief. Hedon mixes high octane action with exploration and puzzle solving, creating a challenge that encourages creativity and wit.

Hedon Bloodrite merges Hedon I and II into an entirely hand crafted 20+ hours singleplayer experience inspired by not only the best retro FPS games of the 90s, but also games like Arx Fatalis and Thief. Hedon mixes high octane action with exploration and puzzle solving, creating a challenge that encourages creativity and wit.

➣ An exotic world of lore and secrets

Embark on an adventure across an underground world where ancient and medieval civilizations meet with uncanny crystal-powered technologies.

➣ A dark, eerily comfy atmosphere

Immerse yourself in the whistling of cave drafts and the humming of the mossy crystals as you ponder your next move.

➣ Brutal, gory, fast-paced combat

Shatter your foes with a lined-up axe throw, lob acid at them from your potion launcher or ignite them with the flamethrower included into your goblin-crafted shotgun.

➣ Complex, non-linear, handmade levels

Sharpen your wits and your sense of exploration - there won't be many arrows to point you through the mysteries of the Underworld.

➣ A touch of RPG (Bloodrite-only)

Travel between Hexen-style level clusters, interact with a variety of characters, complete secondary and hidden quests, and watch some of your deeds and approaches have an impact on the world.

➣ Good company (Bloodrite-mostly)

Lead the orc daughters of the Iron Division to victory. They will prove their worth when fighting alongside you against the armies of chaos.

➣ A multi-genre soundtrack

Going from tense to serene ambient, with occasional kicks of heavy metal. All spiced up with a few Alexander Brandon tracks that never made it in Unreal and Deus Ex!

➣ Six difficulty levels

Changing not only the damage taken or how many progression clues you get but also the individual monster and item placement of each map.
And don't forget the Bearzerk difficulty that completely changes the gameplay by swapping your regular arsenal with special melee weapons.

➣ Fully moddable

You can mod and make maps for Hedon just as easily as you can for Doom.

➣ DRM free

You buy it, you own it.

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It's finally here...

After 2 years of intensive day and night development, I'm happy to announce that Hedon Bloodrite is out and ready to play! It's been a crazy journey, and Hedon has blown up far since it's humble beginnings as a Doom 1/2 total conversion mod.

Bloodrite comes as a free update for everyone who owns Hedon. It features a new 12+ hour campaign that can be selected from the main menu just like a Doom episode. The campaign also introduces new RPG-style elements and clusters of Hexen-style interconnected levels with multiple ways of progression and lots of secrets for the hardcore explorers!

On top of that, Bloodrite also updates the first Hedon game with improved animations, gore, sounds and quality of life features!

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Good news for modders!

The free demo has been updated with all of Hedon's assets, graphics, sounds, code, everything that you can access and mod as you please. Hedon is fully compatible with GZDoom, which allows you to mod it just as easily as you would with Doom.
All you have to do is download the demo from any platform and use the Hedon.ipk3 file inside as a resource in Slade or Ultimate/GZDoom Builder.


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So what are you waiting for now? Go kick some ass!

- Zan_HedonDev

Hedon is Out!

Hedon is Out!

News 13 comments

Two and half years of intense development later, Hedon's had it's first official release!

Release Date Announced

Release Date Announced

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After almost two years and half of development, Hedon's finally ready for release!

IndieDB Player's Choice Steam Bundle Launched

IndieDB Player's Choice Steam Bundle Launched

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Hedon: Bloodrite, Dread Templar, and Forgive Me Father team up for a retro action-packed bundle in celebration of their placements in 2021’s Indie of...

Players Choice - Indie of the Year 2021

Players Choice - Indie of the Year 2021

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It's now time to announce the winners of the 2021 Indie of the Year awards - as chosen by you!

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Hedon 2.1.2 Demo (Win 64-bit)

Hedon 2.1.2 Demo (Win 64-bit)

Demo

A Demo version updated to Hedon Bloodrite v2.1.2's full assets. Feel free to use them for modding.

Hedon 2.1.2 Demo (Linux 64-bit)

Hedon 2.1.2 Demo (Linux 64-bit)

Demo

A Demo version updated to Hedon Bloodrite v2.1.2's full assets. Feel free to use them for modding.

Hedon 2.1.0 Demo (Win 64-bit)

Hedon 2.1.0 Demo (Win 64-bit)

Demo

A Demo version updated to Hedon Bloodrite v2.1.0's full assets. Feel free to use them for modding.

Hedon 2.1.0 Demo (Linux 64-bit)

Hedon 2.1.0 Demo (Linux 64-bit)

Demo

A Demo version updated to Hedon Bloodrite v2.1.0's full assets. Feel free to use them for modding.

Hedon 2.0.0 Demo (Linux 64-bit)

Hedon 2.0.0 Demo (Linux 64-bit)

Demo

A Demo version updated to Hedon Bloodrite v2.0.0 features.

Hedon 2.0.0 Demo (Win 64-bit)

Hedon 2.0.0 Demo (Win 64-bit)

Demo

A Demo version updated to Hedon Bloodrite v2.0.0 features.

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PaperDesigner
PaperDesigner

Fantastic attention to detail, loved it. Btw, did you apply much code and scripts to make this work? I assume you did but I'm curious. Great work. :)

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

Yes, there's a lot of map code and stuff involved :^)

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Dragonhearted18
Dragonhearted18

I'm now just hearing that this game is also on steam. Congrats, however I have to ask, are there any differences between the freeware version and the steam version?

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

Thanks, there's a bunch of new stuff and improvements, you can see the changelog here - Steamcommunity.com

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Serathis
Serathis

Better than Rekkr

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nefD
nefD

I stumbled onto Hedon while searching around for Doom 2 mods and, having recently gotten interested in using GZDoom as a platform for original game development, my interest was immediately piqued. I've spent my night playing it and am pretty blown away. Hats off to you sir, because it is really excellent! The gameplay feels tight and intuitive, the level design creates a great atmosphere, and the world building and character design is awesome (LOVE the character design of Zan). Congratulations on the full release of your game, I hope you get the audience you deserve!

Also, i'm sure theres a long list of things you need to do following launch, but it would be awesome if you could write about your experience creating something new using GZDoom.

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

Thanks a lot, one day until it hits the Steam Store with a new version :^)
Glad you liked it, I certainly wouldn't mind talking about development if I=someone were to interview me.

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harakhti
harakhti

Came for the description, stayed because it actually lives up to the claims. Well done!

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

Thank you!

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Guest
Guest

Hay Zan if you do a update for centered weapons can you make it a option to switch back off centered weapons view like they are now ?

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

I'm not making this update anytime soon and even if I would it would obviously be optional.

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