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Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:34 pm
by Hidden Hands
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This is a DOOM mod TC I am making in spare time. It is not my main focus, as my main focus is on my other games such as The Killing Joke and Horrifying: Resurrection Of The Dormant, but none the less, this one is still important so I'm going to share it here.

DARKNESS OF THE DALEKS is a Doctor Who themed mod, much like the classic Doctor Who Doom and Dalek Wars etc. but with one major difference. This game was created with heavy story, and a whole bunch of new elements from weapons to sounds enemies and more than anything.... atmosphere. It is designed to make the Daleks "scary" again. Back in the 60s, Daleks were considered "frightening" but now Doctor Who makes them seem like nothing more than a pest. This cannot be. They are meant to be the ultimate warrior race of evil in all the universe, and this mod aims to capture that again.

How is this being achieved?

Firstly, the story. In this mod, you play as The Doctor, but unlike most doctors he has no "number". He is referred to as just "The Zero Doctor". This keeps the game relevant no matter what era of the Doctor we are in. This Doctor is one of the most unfortunate however, because the Daleks have KILLED his assistant. Simple as that. No, he will not be able to save her. She is dead. And even if he wins this game, she will still be dead. Daleks are looking less of a joke already. Also, the music is based on horror-sci-fi ambient atmosphere to create a forboding feeling of ... DOOM... for lack of a better word. The Daleks in this game have many variants also. The previous DOOM mods for Doctor Who had only a few types but unlike that this one has a large roster of baddies.

1. Skaro Dalek
2. Chase Dalek
3. Warrior Dalek
4. Time War Dalek
5. Alpha Dalek
6. Black Dalek
7. Paradigm Dalek Drone
8. Paradigm Dalek Strategist
9. Davros

Too name but a few.

This game is meant to be scary. It is designed like the PS1 version of DOOM, with lots of atmosphere and threat. Also, the story can be made "cannon" if desired, as it follows the Volatix Cabal, the organisation of Daleks that went missing during the Time War (which means they never technically clarified if they survived or not) and so this can take place at any time or year without classing too badly with the TV series.

Here is a very extreme early demo video. No weapons have been added yet, using very splicy ones for the sake of the demo.


Follow this thread for updates on whats to come. Heres a few screenshots. NOTE: Elements in screenshots will definitely change by time of release - features some FREEDOOM elements for the time being.

As always, if anyone wants to submit things / resources for the project they are welcome. Either post them here or PM them if you prefer.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:57 pm
by Wiw
Looks like this might have promise.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:01 am
by spoone
Wow this looks awesome!!!! Huge fan of the show and am very interested to play this to get to know more about this incarnation of the Doctor. I have to ask. Were you planning on using the Tardis as a hub at all?

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:14 pm
by Hidden Hands
spoone wrote:Wow this looks awesome!!!! Huge fan of the show and am very interested to play this to get to know more about this incarnation of the Doctor. I have to ask. Were you planning on using the Tardis as a hub at all?

Well as I say, it's only in early development but yes, I am considering it if I can get it to work correctly. Stay tuned, updates will be shared soon.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:08 pm
by spoone
Sweet.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:37 pm
by BFG
My dad use to play this mod all the time in the 90's. Glad to see it come back.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:51 pm
by JohnnyTheWolf
I thought the Daleks could not use stairs. :P

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:44 pm
by zrrion the insect
Here are some nicer (IMHO) Dalek sprites:
viewtopic.php?f=37&t=40703#p730857

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:17 am
by BFG
JohnnyTheWolf wrote:I thought the Daleks could not use stairs. :P

There is a check floor height code to prevent them from going up or down stairs.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:09 am
by JohnnyTheWolf
Good! What would be even cooler would be to make a Dalek capable of hovering over stairs, like they did in the eponymous Christopher Eccleston episode.

Not sure if it is doable, though. But since the very goal of this mod is to reintroduce the Dalek as a formidable opponent, it certainly would be a nice touch.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:19 pm
by Korell
JohnnyTheWolf wrote:Good! What would be even cooler would be to make a Dalek capable of hovering over stairs, like they did in the eponymous Christopher Eccleston episode.


Dalek's were hovering up stairs before Christopher Eccleston was the Doctor. https://blogtorwho.com/on-this-day-in-1 ... he-stairs/

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:48 pm
by JohnnyTheWolf
I did not know about that. I was under the impression that 'Dalek' was the episode that subverted the trope. Interesting!

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:12 pm
by Korell
I remember watching that Sylvester McCoy episode. I would have been about 6 at the time. He ran up the stairs to escape, but found the door at the top locked, but then the Dalek started hovering and came up after him. Can't for the life of me remember how he got out of it though. Clearly that one moment embedded itself in my memory for the sheer horror of the Dalek going up the stairs. :P

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:54 pm
by spoone
Korell wrote:I remember watching that Sylvester Mccoy episode. I would have been about 6 at the time. He ran up the stairs to escape, but found the door at the top locked, but then the Dalek started hovering and came up after him. Can't for the life of me remember how he got out of it though. Clearly that one moment embedded itself in my memory for the sheer horror of the Dalek going up the stairs. :P

McCoy was always a wuss I found.

Re: Doctor Who: Darkness Of The Daleks

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:55 am
by Wiw
Oh yeah, I got that on DVD. Great stuff!