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January 26, 2024 / Doom 2: Hell on Earth
Author: Chris Christenson Released: August 23rd 1997

Introduction

Third entry that concludes the Escape series. Before taking the portal to Natas, Snake watches a video recording Carmack left behind who goes on to explain everything leading up to this point, the UAC sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong as per usual. The portal to Natas has been set to arrive one hour before the invasion started, Snake must delve into the demon home world to defeat the Spider Mastermind and shut off the monster making machine.

January 26, 2024 / Doom 2: Hell on Earth
Author: Chris Christenson & Nicol Jarvie Released: August 23rd 1997

Introduction

Sequel to Escape from Phobos, Snake arrives on Deimos with a call from Carmack. With the Red Skull power reserves down to 20% all hope in escaping is now lost. It’s over. Unless a miracle happens to stop the invasion. With nothing else left to lose, Snake should head to Carmack’s office, reactivate the portals, grab the Yellow Skull from the Deimos reactor and take the fight back to Natas, the demon’s home world.

January 26, 2024 / Doom 2: Hell on Earth
Author: Chris Christenson Released: August 23rd 1997

Introduction

First entry for the Escape series that merges the continuity of both DOOM and the conclusion to Escape from LA, introducing us to Snake after he awakens from a fifteen year cryosleep having been imprisoned by UAC. His past actions helped them gain power which has now lead them to tampering with things they shouldn’t have. CEO of the Deimos Moonbase, Carmack, gets in touch over a monitor feed demanding Snake to help. He must seek out a Blue, Yellow and Red Skull to power up the shuttle on Phobos and take it to Deimos to save him before the demons come knocking at his door.

January 14, 2024 / Doom 2: Hell on Earth
Author: Eater29 Released: August 21st 2023

Introduction

Having not seen Boom’s friction sectors used to any large extent in other releases, Eater29 designed a swamp themed level that takes full advantage them. Trudging around the mud slows movement down to a crawl while having no effect on monsters, leaving players no choice but to adapt and pay attention to their surroundings.

January 9, 2024 / Doom 2: Hell on Earth
Author: intacowetrust Released: October 17th 2021

Introduction

CALDERA is a single level demonstration WAD exclusive to the author’s own PsyDoom port that brings over the PlayStation version of DOOM to PC. It was built to showcase various modding features from a backported and extended PSX DOOM engine, a hellish themed level blending together open and tight quarter environments utilising new textures pulled from OTEX and an extensive use of coloured sector lighting.

January 1, 2024 / Duke Nukem 3D
Author: Team BDP Released: April 30th 1997

Introduction

Duke must journey across his home planet Earth, leap on over to Mars and discover portals leading across the stars to the alien home world. From neon cities, old ruins, snow capped mountains to the red planet and alien bases, THE GATE is a 23 level campaign that seeks to take the battle against the alien threat back on their own turf.

December 24, 2023 / Duke Nukem 3D
Author: Alex Pistol Released: December 23rd 2023

Introduction

It’s been 10 years since the events of Duke Nukem Forever and things have changed, Duke is no longer seen as the heroic figure he once was, his name has been dragged through the mud because of fans digging too deeply and is now forced to lay low from the public eye. Turns out the whole ordeal was an elaborate smear campaign by the aliens no longer satisfied with just his death. Having tracked down a warehouse containing the beta materials for Duke3D and DNF, this becomes a city wide journey to reclaim those files and clear his name.

November 26, 2023 / Duke Nukem 3D
Author: Aymeric "ck3d" Nocus Released: December 30th 2021

Introduction

Over the years I’ve always typically associated ck3d’s levels to have similarities to Roch in style, going for these richly decorated urban playgrounds like Poison Heart, otherwise leaning more toward dark moodier pieces like Rural Nightmare and End of the World. Then to my surprise a speedmap made in three days is suddenly pushed out the door that shared nothing in common with prior bodies of work up until that point, perhaps one of those occasional experimental excursions before returning to familiar ground, but this mapping style eventually sticks around going forward as development on his Blast Radius episode went into full swing.

November 20, 2023 / Duke Nukem 3D
Author: Alex Pistol Released: May 2nd 2021

Introduction

Duke has been invited to the EDF Research & Development, a laboratory focused on mining and examining green Terratin crystals serving as ammunition for an alien tech weapon, the Shrinker. Just before descending deeper underground to the main labs, an explosion sends a raging fire into the room behind him as familiar roars invade the halls. Duke must continue underground to find an alternate exit, all while cleaning house and solving a few problems along the way.

May 15, 2023 / Half Life
Author: Nathan Ruck Released: September 16th 2002

Introduction

Special Forces officer Captain Percy Freeman has been partnered up with Barney to track down and assassinate the renegade Colonel Kurtz. The situation soon takes a turn for the worst when higher ups in the chain of command decide they want Freeman dead. To make matters worse, someone out there has been breeding an undead army of mutants who are rampaging across the jungle causing problems for everyone. Whether completing the mission may lead to answers, it will be a struggle for survival to discover an end to this madness.