Posts Tagged ‘Indefatigable’

Heretic/Quake/Unreal blend Amid Evil hits early access

Amid Evil

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 than diving behind cover and waiting for an opportunity to return fire.

The latest on the block is Amid Evil, a high-fantasy FPS by a Indefatigable, a team of former Doom modders. I played through the current early access build of the game (which officially launches today) over the weekend, and have some thoughts on this pleasant blend of old-school aesthetics and cutting-edge technology.

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Amid Evil heretically adds to the retro FPS renaissance

Amid Evil

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

Amid Evil

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 few more polygons and a little extra splatter. Take a look at the announcement trailer.

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