The Age of Hell - A total conversion for GZDoom

The Age of Hell is an ambitious total conversion for Doom II in the GZDoom port. What started of as a solo project has become a massive collaborative effort to create with over 20 people bringing serious talent to help bring this to life. The idea is to create a massive set of hell themed maps across 6 episodes, each with their own unique theme and feel. The gameplay will be similar to classic doom, fast paced and action packed while taking advantage of modern coding to spice things up and add variety.

Featuring

  • A full remake of the Doom 2 bestiary, all based on the original concepts but with a new spin.
  • An all new set of holy themed weapons to blast back the hordes of hell.
  • Weapons and monsters are all sprite based to retain the charm of the original aesthetics
  • Six massive episodes released in 3 volumes, each with their own episode unique monsters including 2 boss encounters per episode.
  • Massive, highly detailed maps made by some of the finest mappers ever to draw a line.
  • A variety of themes including icy brutalism, ornate marble crypts, lovecraftian nightmare realms, diabolical tech and infernal gothic palaces.
  • An all original, metal themed soundtrack
  • Full utilisation of GZDoom's abilities with dynamic lighting, full 3d environments, modeled decorations and complex enemy actions. Blow up a zombie and watch its torso come after you!

The Team

Project Lead
- Bridgeburner

An evolving mapping group including
- Elend, Insane Gazebo, No Reason, Aurelius, Cyano Blugron, Guardsoul, Liberation, Ravitex, Remmirath, Simpletonium

Lead modeler/coder and beast master
- The Mister Cat

Weapons smith
- Amuscaria

Musicians
- Primeval, Eris Falling, Terminus, Hexen Mapper, AD_79, Immorpher

Release schedule

We are aiming for the release of Volume 1 late 2020 with a volume out each subsequent year. We'll see how that goes.

Follow the project up close in the discord server or over on Doomworld

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MOAR ASSETS

While I have been busy with Bastion of Chaos and Mapwich 2 for a good chunk of the year, there has still been plenty of progress on Age of Hell from the people helping me out. Amuscaria and TheMisterCat have both been doing stellar work with the new armoury and bestiary.

A Bone Reaver getting splattered by the new SSG



Ice Sorcerers being mown down by the Vindicator



Some assets have gone through a remake due to the quality of work being much higher. TMC has really refined his work flow over the last 12 months. The Brutish has had a full makeover

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Guest mappers

I am very pleased to be able to share some of the work done by the guest mappers for Age of Hell. Today I'm going to share 2 maps with you today, the first by Insane Gazebo for episode 2

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And the second map is some fresh work from Ronnie James Diner for episode 3

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And finally, I have found some time to continue work on episode 1. I have started a collab map with Simpletonium that will be the mid episode boss map.

The Godless Gate

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And some work from the as yet untitled map 2 for episode 1 from earlier this year

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So good progress is being made. The rocket launcher is close to being ready at which point all of the core Doom 2 assets replacements will be done. This means you should be seeing a steady ramp up in activity on the mapping front over the next couple of months with AoH being my primary focus for all of next year.

As always join The Hellforge to keep a closer eye on progress. Development shots are regularly shown there and you can also watch me stream work for this on my Twitch page

Age of Hell - The New Armoury

Age of Hell - The New Armoury

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Article covering the design concepts behind the all new weapon set with a few sneak peeks into what's in store.

Age of Hell - The New Bestiary

Age of Hell - The New Bestiary

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A description of the concepts behind the completely new bestiary for The Age of Hell with some peeks at enemies derived from the original Doom monsters...

Level Design Concept

Level Design Concept

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Description of the broad level design concept for The Age of Hell and a showcase of the newly completed map Hexstone Citadel

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Endless_01
Endless_01

Better than Brutul Duum ;)

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Guest
Guest

These maps look delicious! I can't wait to to get my weapons dirty playing through these - I hope everything continues smoothly with development, I think all of this is going straight to the top of my playlist when it gets released :P

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f0u
f0u

Impressive! I'm a mapper myself and consider your work magical!

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E621
E621

hype as hell

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ANDROIDFERRET
ANDROIDFERRET

Unbelievable awesome...

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GoodGriefer
GoodGriefer

Just wanted to say this project looks awesome and can't wait to try it out!

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JohnnyTheWolf
JohnnyTheWolf

In light of the announcement of Brutal Fate, are you considering turning this game into a commercial product?

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Bridgeburner56 Creator
Bridgeburner56

Briefly considered but going to remain free for a couple of reasons. The licensing for Otex (the primary texture pack) doesn't allow for commercial use and trying to do profit sharing with the 25+ people involved in the project would be beyond complex.
This is staying a labour of love

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ANDROIDFERRET
ANDROIDFERRET

That's really cool to hear ..thanks a lot !

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JohnnyTheWolf
JohnnyTheWolf

Excellent! Keep up the good work, but above all, take care of yourself and stay safe!

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