The Age of Hell - A new FPS for GZDoom

The Age of Hell is an ambitious new fps game 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 sometime 2022 with a volume out each subsequent year. We'll see how that goes.

Support us on Patreon

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

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Demo is out!

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That's right it's finally here. After an insanely intense period of testing and tweaking we are now ready unleash this upon you. The demo is currently 1 map but has full difficulty settings implemented including Tormented challenge mode and Dawn Breaker hammer only mode (more on that later).

Get the Demo here

Oops all hammers

Take up thy hammer and smite thine enemies. But only thy hammer
Dawn Breaker mode has been added to the demo build and all you have is your trusty demon smacking hammer ... and upgrades. Weapon pick ups have been replaced by chests and when you smash them open you can choose 1 of 2 randomly selected upgrades (out of a current total of 20). Craft your own custom build and hone your play style. You will need to fully utilise everything at your disposal to beat this mode (dash, combos, parry and hurling the hammer). There is currently only one difficulty but there are plans to make it work on all difficulty settings.

Batter up (parry in action)

Is this your card? (Choosing an upgrade)

These features are in the demo so jump in and crack some heads.

The Wretched Fault-line

Work has almost been completed on A1M3 - The Wretched Fault-line. This map was actually started over a year ago and is very close to a fully finished map. Centered around a massive water filled canyon with an imposing spire looming over you, this map takes you on journey through a menacing cave system before spitting you out to cross the bridge to ... nothing scary at all. Promise

Big doors for big maps

Ha ha rocket launcher go brrrrrrrrr (alacrity rune with rocket spam)

And a few extra screenshots
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As always you can support the game development on Patreon and patrons will still get early access to demo updates. We are planning on adding a couple of big things to the demo, on of which is a full boss fight. There will also be new upgrades and hammer skills including the new whirlwind attack. The alpha test group will also be getting their sticky fingers on full fledged maps with the full arsenal and bestiary so if you've got more money than sense and can't wait to dive in, we'll show you a good time ; )

Spin me round round (whirlwind attack in action)

First official trailer and demo release date

First official trailer and demo release date

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Age of Hell's first official trailer is out. Watch through for the demo release date.

Upcoming Demo and Patreon

Upcoming Demo and Patreon

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Important update covering the upcoming demo release, Patreon support for The Age of Hell and a glimpse of a new boss map.

Boss reveal and The Bastion of Hell

Boss reveal and The Bastion of Hell

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First update of 2021 focusing on the episode 3 mid episode boss map Bastion of Chaos, and general progress update including the a reveal of the episode...

Age of Hell - Guest mappers and other events

Age of Hell - Guest mappers and other events

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Update covering progress over the last 6 months. A bit of everything in this one. New monsters, weapons and work on the maps including some guest mapper...

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Latest build of The Age of Hell demo. Take up thy hammer Crusader, and lay waste to the hordes of Hell

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REINER1459
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Hello! Can I download that great mod on my DeltaTouch on Android?

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Can't wait until 1.0 release!

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Suberb, Super impressive!

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The game looks fantastic, downloading the demo version right now.

Good luck with the development!

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any way to run this through GZDoom and not as a standalone? for us Mac users out there. thank you.

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