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☼ HEDON ☼

Hedon is an entirely original game designed throughout a fair number of years, first as a concept/fantasy world, and thanks to the Doom modding community - an actual thing in the works.

Why give Hedon a try?

➣ It's an oldschool shooter not by just looks and engine, but by gameplay.

➣ Gory, fast paced shooting, a solid arsenal of weapons and magic items.

➣ Sprawling levels that offer a degree of freedom and don't hold the player's hand. Exploring, hunting secrets, backtracking and having to figure out what to do next is key.

➣ Original soundtrack ranging from tense to serene ambient, spiced up with bursts of metal. Also, did I mention Alexander Brandon? :^)

➣ Thousands of hours of work put into an original concept, digital drawn graphics (textures, sprites, frame by frame animations etc.), scripting, sound effects and level design, all by a one man dev team aiming to create a unique game with a unique atmosphere.

➣ It's easy to set up and play (unzip and go).

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☼ GAMEPLAY ☼
Hedon is an oldschool shooter, and that's pretty much enough of a description. Fast paced, gory gun play, non linear level design, various aesthetics (forest, caves, forge, barracks, snowy mountain etc.), exploration and learning by yourself is key (puzzles and secrets that reward the player investment in the game and so on).

You may find that Hedon takes a certain amount of inspiration from games such as Unreal, Blood, Thief, Arx Fatalis, Serious Sam etc. but nonetheless aims to be original at all times.

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☼ STORY ☼
You play as Zan (any similarity with the creator's username is a pure coincidence), a half orc - half demon warrior who wakes up in a caved in tunnel with no memory of how she ended up there.
The first episode will focus on our hero's descent into a strange underground world which is threatened by the sudden attack of a massive Cultist force.

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☼ LORE ☼

There are certain races and factions populating the world of Hedon.

➣ The Iron Division

A faction of amazon-like orcs and goblins, the Iron Division are the keepers Hedon's greatest secret - the crystal technology. Various magical crystals sprawl across the underground, providing energy, heat, oxygen and often forming entire biomes around them. Combining this power with crafting and the ancient art of magic, the Iron Division has founded a whole new civilization within their mountain stronghold known as Valc.


➣ The Cultists

Fallen to sin, the raving husks of what were once human now worship various figures of the Underworld. Little can be done to cull their addiction to pain and suffering. Little but a spray of frag fire or an explosive bolt that is...


➣ The Demons

Chaotic Demons dwell in the deepest parts of Hedon, lashing out at the weaker minds of the inhabitants of the Overworld. In time, they have subdued entire towns to become their cultist slaves and feed their endless hunger through pain and suffering. Demons only care about feeding, and they will stop at nothing to do so.


➣ The Earthborn

Ancient dwellers of the underground, Minotaurs and Dwarves have built their own civilisations, ever clenched in warfare with the Demons spawning from below. However, their great cities and lore were lost hundreds of years after their inevitable defeat in front of hell's armies, and now they have been scattered and forced to live in small clans and towns.

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☼ COLLABORATION ☼

iamfailtacular - Story composer and beloved consort.

Akhzul - Hedon's OST dedicated composer. A one guitar band.

Alexander Brandon - The man himself. If you enjoyed the soundtracks of Deus Ex or Unreal, then you're in for a few pleasant surprises. I'm aiming on buying licenses for some of his personal tracks (and other songs that didn't make it in Deus Ex/Unreal) and fit them into Hedon!

Breathelast - A band of underground sharks who pitched in with instrumental tracks of their songs. Also one of my favorite bands ever.

Methadone Skies - Another solid band from the underground, guilty for creating permeating musical atmospheres.


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☼ SOFTWARE USED ☼

Engine: GZDoom
Coding/Scripting/Resource Management: SLADE3
Level Design: GZDoom Builder
Graphic Design (Textures, Sprites, Animations etc.): Adobe Photoshop Elements 8
3D Modelling: Blender
Sound Editing/Recording/Mixing: Audacity


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Hedon's Got A Voice

...or few actually. For those who have missed out on the previous update, here's a feature video of the new Brutal companions and their original voice works!

The Game is Almost Ready

Just almost. The tenth map is the most ambitious of them all and will require a lot of work and testing. The goal of the map is to visually rememorate the entire adventure so far while thrusting the player towards that long awaited final showdown. As the tradition dictates, the "tileset" of the map is different from the others, focusing on a futuristic elemental temple aesthetic that will throw both combat and puzzle/exploration at the player.

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Stay Tuned For More

And don't forget to vote for Hedon if you like it! Let's see if we can make it in the top 100!

Development Update - Map09 & Release Coming in Sight

Development Update - Map09 & Release Coming in Sight

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With 0.9.a out, Hedon's one level away from a first full release.

Development Update - Map08 & Difficulty Update

Development Update - Map08 & Difficulty Update

News 6 comments

The 8th map is now finished, and new features are in!

Development Update - Map07

Development Update - Map07

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Hedon takes another step towards a stable release.

Development Update - Map06 and the future of Hedon

Development Update - Map06 and the future of Hedon

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Although the new alpha Hedon builds have been restricted to my Patreon and dedicated testers, development is progressing smoothly and many things are...

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Hedon 0.9.b (Open Beta)

Hedon 0.9.b (Open Beta)

Demo 14 comments

Unzip & Play. Click on the .exe to launch the game. If you don't have Windows 64-bit, read the instructions in the download.

Hedon 0.5.2.a

Hedon 0.5.2.a

Demo 10 comments

Unzip & Play. Click on the .exe to launch the game.

Hedon 0.5.a (Final Open Alpha)

Hedon 0.5.a (Final Open Alpha)

Demo 27 comments

Unzip & Play. Click on .exe to launch (don't drag & drop the .pk3). Do not use any other engine version, everything you need is in the download.

Hedon 0.4.a (Testing Demo)

Hedon 0.4.a (Testing Demo)

Demo 10 comments

Run the game by clicking on the exe. DO NOT drag and drop the pk3 as it seems to cause the 3D models to not render.

Hedon 0.3.a (Testing Demo)

Hedon 0.3.a (Testing Demo)

Demo 9 comments

16th Nov. - Last mini-update for this demo, including more polish for the map layouts as well as some new tips and map markers for locked doors which...

Hedon 0.2.a (Testing Demo)

Hedon 0.2.a (Testing Demo)

Demo 6 comments

Instructions included in the file you downloaded. All feedback appreciated!

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Dieagamer101
Dieagamer101

This seems great! The atmosphere is especially to my liking! This should be made into a full fledged game to be sold!

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

I'm working on bringing Hedon to commercial standards, although I don't want to sell it right now (maybe when I finish another chapter or more). Once I release it here I plan to get it on Stream and such for as low as they allow me or for free, but either way you won't have to pay to play this first chapter.
Anyway, the commercial future of Hedon also depends on how well my Patreon goes.

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FanProgrammer
FanProgrammer

Voted.

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

1 vote = 1 big tiddy goth goblin gf saved from the cultist invasion

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Darkshard
Darkshard

Loving the mod so far, nicely done with the map design and weapons, definitely going to take my time playing through and exploring all I can.

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

Thanks, let me know how it plays!

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fllw
fllw

Hello Zan_hedonDev i have a question for you,is it possible to bind a button to throw the axe while having another weapon out?

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

No, the Axe is separate and I am not too fond of quick attack stuff either. You'll have to manually switch to it.

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fllw
fllw

alright thanks for the answer

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fllw
fllw

I forgot to mention, the soundtrack is awesome as well i'm not sure which i like more, i thought it would have been the one where you fight the horde in the bathroom part or the memory part, just finished beating the boss (no spoiler)

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Zan_HedonDev Creator
Zan_HedonDev

Yes, it is! You can find all the soundtracks here if you want to listen to them ~ Youtube.com

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fllw
fllw

thank you very kind :)

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