A Lovecraftian first person adventure set within a diary of a madman. Made using the original Doom engine, with every texture, sprite and letter hand-drawn on post-its.

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Hi there! I haven't written for a long time, but the project is going forward rather briskly, considering how little free time I have and other everyday matters. So, without further ado, here's an overview of what's going on.

1. All the basic technical stuff is done and now it's basically about filling the game with content, which is nice. There are 10 maps, 1 is pracitcally 100% done, 2 is playable from start to finish and 85% done, 3 is also playable to completion and 60% done. 4 is about the same. The later ones are not that advanced.

2. The game will also have some dramatic in-engine cutscenes where I try to do stuff I've never done in this engine before.

He Came From Beyond

3. The sounds by Beni Harper, who is a professional and joined me out of passion that we share for the entire idea, will be just fantastic. Here's a taste.

4. I want to compile the demo as soon as we have all the sounds for map 1, and we basically do have them, but Beni is tweaking them to ensure they sound great on any setup. Since we are doing this after work, after family life etc., it's time-consuming.

5. I intend to introduce the game to Steam, but I feel it's too early. Everyone's gonna forget about it and be annoyed why it's taking so long by the time it's ready for release.

6. Yeah, the full thing won't release anytime soon. It's gonna take years, I realize that, but if that's the one game I'll make in my life, I want to make it properly. Besides, I find it very relaxing to work on it, so I consider this my hobby. No rush, no deadlines. If you stick with me patiently, thank you. If you don't because it's taking too long, I understand completely.

7. Eyeballs!

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8. I'm trying to think out of the box and use GZDoom in all the ways it allows me, so I thought: why not be able to inspect objects from up close and interact with them in some kind of puzzly way?

So...

HCFB

9. I made grass very grassy, I hope you like it.

HCFB grass

10. Maybe I got too ambitious for my own good, but I find GZDoom simply AMAZING and the things it allows me to do are incredible. I'm discovering them as I go, and I guess it's kinda like what doomed Duke Nukem Forever. But contrary to that game, I don't want to rebuild anything, just add a bit more. Anyway, there is an end of this journey and it's very much reachable.

If I don't post anything for months, it's not because I gave up. Nope, I put too much of my life to quit. Besides, I like where this is going. It's very likely that the game will suck, but at least I will be able to say that I did my best.

Thanks for reading, and see you next time! Also, catch me on Twitter or Facebook.

How I made rain using pencil and GZDoom

How I made rain using pencil and GZDoom

Feature 14 comments

Here's an anatomy of a scene showing how a rainy level got made.

Call for help, project endangered

Call for help, project endangered

News 1 comment

I'm looking for help with a problem that can endanger the entire game.

Videos + screenshots: Jumping into a book and more art things that changed the gameplay

Videos + screenshots: Jumping into a book and more art things that changed the gameplay

News 4 comments

Nothing is copied and pasted, rooms, hallways, so it doesn't get confusing. But this came at a price of gameplay tweaks.

Pencil-drawn Doom total conversion progress, new music & more

Pencil-drawn Doom total conversion progress, new music & more

News 9 comments

After a long time with no updates it's only fair to say a word of two about the progress. Which is going pretty great!

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ValentineQwerty
ValentineQwerty

Looks cool!

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ANDROIDFERRET
ANDROIDFERRET

"please .. we really need some gameplay ..man I don't feel so well

Please ..only a little bit mate . I can pay ..or I s.. d..

Please ..man I have withdrawal.. I see pink doom guys running up the wall ..
You're the only one who can help me "

;)Please don't be mad

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Szuran Creator
Szuran

Hey psst. Want something new? Youtu.be shhh, it's our secret. Don't share it.

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OhOkayThen
OhOkayThen

It could take one hundred years and this game would still be worth it. Keep on keepin on!!

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Szuran Creator
Szuran

If I don't die in some freak accident, I will complete it!

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ANDROIDFERRET
ANDROIDFERRET

I really get more and more hyped for this one

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Szuran Creator
Szuran

I'm happy and terrified because the game is nowhere near completion. I'm taking about years of waiting, not even months.

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ANDROIDFERRET
ANDROIDFERRET

No problem . Take your time . Only thing I would really love is some 10 sec short videos with some enemies or so . That would be absolutely amazing .

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ZRBL
ZRBL

100!!!

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TheyAreIdiotModder
TheyAreIdiotModder

Demo release please.

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Szuran Creator
Szuran

When it's done :) Which is closer every day

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