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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y0ba
y0ba

Played it, it rocks, it's awesome, it's just what Doom 3 were supposed to be! It's more than a mod, it's a whole new game. It should become an official expansion pack for D3.

p.s.
FPS part lacks some balance though :P

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conroy_bumpus
conroy_bumpus

any chance you guys could port it to Dhewm3?

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geX Creator
geX

It's not a priority for us ATM. We want to focus on the next episode.

Maybe once the next episode is released we'll look into porting.

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conroy_bumpus
conroy_bumpus

cool, and thanks for the prompt reply.

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HairyHog77
HairyHog77

this mod is wayyyyyy too hard, you expect me to survive against as many enemies you're putting me against with just a pistol? the grabber does **** all damage so that's not helping much

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y0ba
y0ba

Funny thing is that the "pistol part" is the only hard part, when you get a shotgun the game is too easy instead X) xept the boss.

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TDG
TDG

* double post, accidentally put it in the wrong topic section


Hello,

I just finished Chapter 1 of this mod and I have to say that this is some very slick modding work by your team.
Something tells me that you guys may have some kind of connection to professional game development or you have had a lot of modding experience over the year.

But damn did this mod kick my ***, even on Marine difficulty. Imps and other project throwers are really fast.

It also took me a while before I finally managed to get the resolution up to better quality. (I had to modify a CFG file)

I am looking forwards to Chapter 2.

Quoting from your team's website

"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."

I am glad to see that there are still games or mods being made with this type of old school philosophy as I am a big fan of the titles you mentioned and really mourn that they have mostly disappeared in the last decade.

I have been giving Doom 2016 a try since someone gifted it to me for my birthday. While the action may be fast it just doesn't completely engage me.
I feel more that I just going through it as I really can not say that I am that interested in seeing everything the game has to over and I fear it will be the same for Eternal.
Phobos I wanted to play to finish.

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triple_agent
triple_agent

This just looks like something Doom^3 and iDtech4 needed.

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triop451
triop451

It's great and all, I liked it.

But episodic releases scare me, hope we ACTUALLY get more.

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geX Creator
geX

Episode 2 will come this year

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y0ba
y0ba

Yeah, I second that. Hopefully they will become commercial like Black Mesa, we'll get a lot more game hours rhen X)
I'm willing to pay for it, a lot more that most of the new games on the market

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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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