Phobos: A different kind of old school

Our type of “old school” is a very different breed than the type encountered in today’s “old school”. Yes, there are similarities; We too have upped the action, speed and gore, but not to the extreme lengths seen in the new Doom game. Our levels are built for exploration, progression and environmental puzzles. These are our main qualities.

Phobos is closer to games like Half-Life or Dark Forces/Jedi Knight in spirit. Just like Classic Doom, these games are types of First Person Shooters that have all but vanished. We truly are a different kind of oldschool.





New Shotgun and other weapon changes

We think we can all agree that the Doom 3 shotgun never felt quite right. We’ve changed that and replaced the vanilla shotgun with a new and more powerful medium range shotgun. The new shotgun tears through enemies with much more ease than its Doom 3 counterpart.

We’ve also made changes to all of the familiar weapons from Doom 3, giving them a more original Doom feel and play. This includes sounds, particle effects and damage output. All this to make enemy encounters more entertaining and fun.

The weapons in Phobos will definitely give The Hordes of Hell something to fear.

New, familiar and altered enemies

Phobos includes new and familiar enemies to the Doom franchise. Expect to see the Arachnotron and Pain Elemental like id software intended them.

Like anything else in this mod we’ve also changed the Doom 3 enemies towards something more like the original Doom. Just like the weapons this includes all aspects; Enemy behaviour, look and feel. Expect faster moving demons and more enemies on screen at a time, leaving you with a combat experience more true to the original than Doom 3 was.

New story in a familiar setting

In most games, the story revolves around the player character. The problem in the case of First Person Shooters is that the main character rarely talks, emotes or acts in any way.

We want to do something different than what you expect from most first person games. We want the player to have a voice. The player isn’t you; You are the player.

The player is not an empty shell designed to contain you. He is a character - complete with a past, a present and a future. Using him as a vessel, we intend to give you a chance to experience a deep and exciting story that will spark the imagination and leave things up to your interpretation.

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After countless hours and years of work we can finally bring you the first episode of Phobos. We are very proud of what we have achieved and we hope you will enjoy playing it!

Phobos - Episode 1 v.1.0


Read the included readme.txt for installation instructions.

So what happens from here?
We will continue work on Episode 2. And as we already mentioned in the previous article, we can’t at this time say exactly when Episode 2 and subsequent episodes get released, but we can assure you that they are all very far along and don’t need years of work to complete. Until then you will have plenty of time to explore Episode 1 thoroughly.

We will be looking out for any game breaking bugs in Episode 1 that we need to patch. So please let us know if you experience anything that could be a bug.

Have fun and please vote for us for this years Mod of the Year!

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In the first episode, you wake up inside a repurposed apartment in Mars City. You do not recall how you got there or any specifics about your person...

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Guest

Thank you so much for making this amazing mod!! Really enjoying it.

I don't know if is is just me but the character kinda stops 'walking' from the second map of the chapter 2 and starts 'floating around', but not flying! The gravity and speed apply the same but the walking motion (the gun moving) stops when walking or running and the sound of footstep is gone too.

Anyway, great job people and can't wait for the second episode!!

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geX Creator
geX

Hey! Thank you for the kind words.

In what area do you experience this? What can you see? Sometimes this occur by design

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Dieagamer101
Dieagamer101

Ok, I finally finished doom 3: phobos, and it was absolutley fantastic. If this was what id software released back than, there would be no divide between doom fans. cant wait until episode 2

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Dieagamer101
Dieagamer101

Okay, I've finally started to play this mod and I've got to say, this is one of the greatest mods for any game period. The cut scenes are beutiful and nice, the combat is far more challenging, and yet still well balanced, there is enough munitions for each combat scenario, but the most impressive part of the mod is the atmosphere. Like doom 3 before it, the dark, but beutiful atmosphere really helps the game, but in doom 3 phobos, the atmosphere is on another level (And there's enough light source to actually see!). This mod is what I had hoped it would be and much more. I can only imagene the next 2 episodes.

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Dieagamer101
Dieagamer101

will there be a version of the mod where all three episodes are combined into one full package? (So that anyone can play the full campaign without stopping?)

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DoomedSpartan360
DoomedSpartan360

when will episode 2 be released I want to face that arachnotron

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geX Creator
geX

Later this year :)

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Dieagamer101
Dieagamer101

noice

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belmar
belmar

great work with this mod, the map design is so incredible, i cant wait for kill arachnotrons in phobos, the doom ethernal arachnotrons looks wreid.

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Meloman11
Meloman11

I just started playing Phobos and I really enjoy the mod so far. I like the ambient sound design and overall atmosphere, you guys nailed it. I'm a big DooM fan and when I heard how long it took to create this project I just had to check it out.

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Legitimately great! The mod is way more difficult than base Doom 3, which threw me for a loop at first, but I ended up enjoying the challenge. The adventure and story aspects of it were fun as well.

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