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Even more glorious retro FPS goodness is coming! Wolfenstein - Blade of Agony, the incredible GZDoom story-driven free game will be getting a brand new release on April 30.

"Blade of Agony is a story-driven FPS. The project is inspired by WWII shooters from the 90's and early 2000's, like Wolfenstein 3D, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, but with faster-paced gameplay in the spirit of Doom! The game can be played standalone using the GZDoom engine as a base."

The team has been working for quite some time now on the third chapter, which will be releasing on April 30 along with the first two chapters being remastered for this final update. Check out their new trailer:

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Some of what it will feature:

  • 30 playable and unique levels in 3 different chapters (plus secret maps)
  • Orchestra-quality game music
  • Voice acting and ambient soundscapes
  • Available in 10 different languages (en, de, fr, it, ru, cz, es², tr², pl², pt²)
  • A combination of low-poly models and hi-resolution sprite assets to create the perfect retro feeling
  • Devastating armaments from the battlefields of WWII
  • Interactive NPCs that support the twisted plot's progress and help you understand the game
  • Improved enemy AI for more dynamic and challenging fights
  • Beautiful special effects (weather, elements, explosions, etc.)
  • Modern post-processing shaders (motion & effect blur, noise, flares, etc.)
  • Much, much more!

Recently the czech gaming magazine Score did a preview, and gave it a 92% score. You can read it translated here.

While the developers only put out a Windows standalone, it's just a PAK for the GZDoom game engine. So running it on Linux is as easy as another other Doom-like mod you want to play so we expect no Linux-specific issues at release. You can also use the Snap / Flathub packages.

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TheSHEEEP 12 Apr
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Mein Leben!
scaine 12 Apr
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Awesome glut of retro shooters in the past few days!
beko 13 Apr
Great. I met DoomJuan of the team in another project of his and had some insight on his design approach and who would have guessed: Dude is really doing his research so some buildings should hold up to history in great detail
Pendragon 13 Apr
I need to restart this game on an easier mode.. game is pretty brutal if you get hit even once .. It's done amazingly well though.. Very impressive
scaine 13 Apr
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Haha - "Post processing shaders: Motion Blur, Lens Flare, Noise, Environment effects".

Nope. Turning all those off!
mcphail 13 Apr
I'm hoping to have the snap build ready for release day. It isn't so simple getting this running on Ubuntu, because the mod targets the latest version of gzdoom and the gzdoom dev is refactoring the build process in a way which is slightly incompatible with the libraries and cmake versions of the Ubuntu lts releases. It is one of the few occasions where I wish I was on Arch! Hopefully the snap will be helpful for fellow Ubuntu users, and anyone else who is happy with the snap ecosystem. I'd be grateful for any feedback after launch day.
axredneck 13 Apr
Quoting: mcphail... because the mod targets the latest version of gzdoom and the gzdoom dev is refactoring the build process in a way which is slightly incompatible with the libraries and cmake versions of the Ubuntu lts releases. It is one of the few occasions where I wish I was on Arch! Hopefully the snap will be helpful for fellow Ubuntu users, and anyone else who is happy with the snap ecosystem...
GZDoom flatpak
mcphail 13 Apr
Yep. There's a gzdoom snap as well. However, it makes sense to bundle the mod with a known-working version of gzdoom. For example, the previous release of chapters 1 and 2 is somewhat incompatible with the current gzdoom release. The aim is to reduce friction.
dpanter 14 Apr
Quoting: scaineHaha - "Post processing shaders: Motion Blur, Lens Flare, Noise, Environment effects".

Nope. Turning all those off!
But those are the bestest bits! Only missing chromatic aberration!
axredneck 14 Apr
Quoting: mcphailYep. There's a gzdoom snap as well. However, it makes sense to bundle the mod with a known-working version of gzdoom. For example, the previous release of chapters 1 and 2 is somewhat incompatible with the current gzdoom release. The aim is to reduce friction.
https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.realm667.WolfenDoom_Blade_of_Agony
(Though it's still 2.0)
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