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Amid Evil

10 months ago

Here’s some of the best moments so far from Awesome Games Done Quick 2020

Awesome Games Done Quick (aka AGDQ) has started yet again, and just four days in has already blessed us with some unforgettable moments and absolute must-watch PC speedruns. The clips I offer up to you today involve one speedrunner whacking out a real life model to explain a glitch, one speedrun where everything went wrong but everyone had a fabulous time anyway, and one game…

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1 year ago

Amid Evil fantastically casts itself out of early access

I've had a rollicking good time with Amid Evil over its year-and-a-bit in early access, so I'm glad to say that the final version is out now and every bit as good as I'd hoped. Developed by Indefatigable, a small team of former Doom modders, it's a high fantasy '90s style FPS heavily inspired by Doom cousin Heretic, but has a few big ideas of…

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Amid Evil launches out of the cosmic void on June 20th

Old-school fantasy FPS Amid Evil finally has a release date after a year and change in early access. Indefatigable's Heretic-inspired shooter impressed me when it made its debut, and has only improved with each update. Current players have access to six different episodes, each with a unique look and monster-set for their handful of levels. As of June 20th, the seventh and final episode --…

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3 years ago

Heretic/Quake/Unreal blend Amid Evil hits early access

The retro FPS renaissance is in full swing. Whether spurred by the seemingly immortal Doom modding scene, Id's own franchise reboot or just an audience hungry for something fresh after a glut of overly-similar 'tactical' FPS's, there are a growing number of old-school shooters featuring swarms of monsters, an absence of regenerating health bars and a focus on speed and mobility as survival tactics rather…

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Amid Evil heretically adds to the retro FPS renaissance

We reported on the announcement of pointedly retro FPS Amid Evil a few weeks ago. This week, publisher New Blood Interactive let me play an early preview demo and, after a couple runs through the handful of levels included, I'm eager to share my thoughts on the game thus far. You can also watch a generous helping of gameplay footage below.

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Amid Evil aims to be a spiritual successor to Heretic

As the years pass, we find ourselves wiser every day, sliding ever-closer to absolute truth. Given the time to reflect, and perspective to offer clarity, surely we can all finally agree on one thing: Heretic was a way better fantasy FPS than Hexen.Doom modders turned indies Indefatigable clearly agree, because their debut game, Amid Evil, looks very much like Raven's 1994 fantasy FPS, albeit with a…

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