[WIP] Gomorrah - A UDMF mapset powered by OTEX

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[WIP] Gomorrah - A UDMF mapset powered by OTEX

Postby MFG38 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:34 am

This is a project I've been smashing away at over the past two months. Things have now shaped up to the point where I feel confident enough to post a thread about it.

INTRODUCTION

Gomorrah is a WIP mapset for GZDoom consisting of 6 brand-new maps, powered by ukiro's amazing OTEX texture set. The general goal of the mapset is to provide a gameplay experience that combines the classic Doom gameplay experience with puzzles and a checkpoint system, all the while taking advantage of GZDoom's feature set to provide beautiful setpieces to look at.

In Gomorrah, you'll be traversing three different locations - an abandoned mine/techbase, a medieval castle and a fortress in Hell - in search of three skull keys. Each skull key is going to be locked behind a puzzle which you'll have to solve. Once you have all three of them, you must use them to open a gate beyond which lies your final challenge.

Features:
  • 5 playable maps, each with a distinct theme + a hub map
  • An experience that mixes classic Doom gameplay with puzzles
  • Checkpoint system
  • Original soundtrack

SCREENSHOTS

Spoiler:


So when is it coming out then?

While progress on Gomorrah has been steady, I'm unable to give an exact release date as of yet. There are some events coming up within the next few months that may slow down progress quite significantly, as well as another personal project that I may occasionally jump over to. That said, my goal at the moment is to get all 6 maps to a playable state by the end of 2019 at the very least. Rest assured that you'll be able to play these maps sooner or later!
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Re: [WIP] Gomorrah - A UDMF mapset powered by OTEX

Postby PFL » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 pm

Awesome
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Postby MFG38 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:14 am

Progress on Gomorrah has been kinda slow lately, but I have gotten some work done on the Hell map this week. Screenshots of what I managed to conjure up are in the spoiler below.

Spoiler:
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Postby PRIMEVAL » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 am

Damn sexy!
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Postby MFG38 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:14 am

Just to let everyone know that this project is still not dead, here are a few screenshots from the beginnings of MAP04.

Spoiler:
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Postby Tormentor667 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:43 am

PRIMEVAL wrote:Damn sexy!

I don't know what's so sexy about pitch black. MAP02 to MAP04 are just darkness for me.
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Postby Graf Zahl » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:27 am

Yes, people really need to learn that they cannot post in-game screenshots with unadjusted gamma. On most monitors this gets totally crushed to black.
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Postby Kills_Alone » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:32 pm

"Man, so dark in here -- I'm doomed." —Domasi "Tommy" Tawodi
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Re: [WIP] Gomorrah - A UDMF mapset powered by OTEX

Postby MFG38 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:46 am

With 2019 drawing to a close in a week, I figured I should write up a short update post regarding this project.

In summary, the situation is that Gomorrah is still pretty heavily WIP. Most of the maps' layouts are nowhere near finished, not to mention that I haven't even gotten around to implementing gameplay for them. Thus, contrary to what I maybe-sort-of-not-really-promised, the project will unfortunately not be in a playable state by the turn of the year.

The fact of the matter is that I tend to work on things on a whenever-the-inspiration-strikes sort of basis, and as far as Gomorrah is concerned, I've been experiencing a lack of inspiration for it over the past couple weeks. But worry not, for this project is by no means dead! I'm determined to bring it to the finish line and not scrap it, especially since I feel like this project is outdoing everything Doom-related I've done prior.

In light of this, I've extended the "deadline" for a playtest-ready version of Gomorrah to early summer of 2020. Of course, given my general work ethic and regular shifts in the so-called Big Thing, it's still subject to change. But rest assured that you'll be able to get your hands on some version of Gomorrah next year - I'll make doubly sure of that!

Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Re: [WIP] Gomorrah - A UDMF mapset powered by OTEX

Postby MFG38 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:03 pm

A quick update thingamajig to announce that the OST for Gomorrah is now underway!

I happened to randomly boot up my DAW yesterday, and what was initially just me messing about ended up turning into the first original soundtrack piece for the mapset. And today, with inspiration carried over from last night, I composed a second music track!

I also put together a little preview of the OST for my YouTube channel - see the spoiler below for the video. (You can ignore the actual video and just listen to the music; the accompanying footage is merely a screenshot slideshow.)

Spoiler:


As for the mapping side of things, progress continues to be slow but steady, in case anyone's wondering.
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Postby MFG38 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:09 am

With the announcement of my school being closed indefinitely, I'm thinking I'll make use of the extra time I have today with a Gomorrah mapping stream. You have just under 2 hours to prepare, place is gonna be https://www.twitch.tv/mfg38. Keep an eye peeled.
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Postby MFG38 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:07 am

Going live very shortly! https://www.twitch.tv/mfg38
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Postby Van Daemon » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:47 pm

Looks awesome I love the ambience good job :wink:
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Re: [WIP] Gomorrah - A UDMF mapset powered by OTEX

Postby MFG38 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:30 am

Van Daemon wrote:Looks awesome I love the ambience good job :wink:


Much appreciated! c:
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