KMod3 again…

Seem as Firebrand has started to use the blog once more and informed you all of the progress on Korax RPG, I feel that perhaps I should too, but with something far more imminent, KMod3.

The public beta was released around 4 years ago, and most fans around back then have probably moved on or passed away for all I know. Due to several real life issues I’ve never actually managed to finish the blasted thing off, but I’m back once more to give it a shot. With the intent of releasing a new beta soon, and a final release shortly after. And that should be it for KMod, I’ll move on to help the others with KA and KRPG so we can get them released sometime before the end of the world.

For now I’ll just tease you a little with some of the new features added since the last beta.

Firstly a few minor things, mainly graphical, pretty things. That while nice aren’t going to change the way you play, the HUD has been updated to show more information in a nicer cleaner format, as well as the addition of contextual help screens, that show information relevant to your current class.

I’ve spent some time adding to the character creation menus, especially the setting of your initial stats. You now have full control over how your character starts, this should hopefully allow you to set your character up for your playing style, and also add greater replay value to the mod (Fancy playing as a Fighter with all attributes set to 1 for an added chalenge).

The Spell system has been greatly modified, rather than having each spell binded to an individual button, you have one active spell at a time which is cast via the aptly named “spell button”. I’ve found it makes casting spells much easier and more useful while mid battle.

I shall bring you more updates next week and perhaps even a date for that beta release.

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Introducing the Korax’ Heritage trilogy

The Korax’ Heritage team is officially introducing the Korax’ Heritage trilogy. This trilogy builds on the world and lore of the original Hexen. The story spans several decades, each part introducing new characters to play.

The Chaos Sphere
The first part of the trilogy, it portrays the havoc wreaked on Korax’ armies, his destruction and the dimension travels with the Chaos Sphere. This story was told in the original Hexen (including the Deathkings of the Dark Citadel expansion pack), and can be replayed with enhanced graphics and a wide range of RPG elements as Korax Mod. This first part has already been finished and can be downloaded and played.

Scattered Evil
This sequel takes place a few months after the events of the first part. This time, you explore a large part of a country, visiting dozens of locations consisting of all-new 3D maps. All fights are pure-bred 3D FPS fights, traveling and interaction with NPCs is classic RPG-like. This part of the trilogy is currently in development and has been recently greatly overhauled for more immersive and enhanced 3D environments and more engaging AI.

The Serpent Power
A pure role playing game with a seamlessly connected enormous 3D world, you lead a team of young adventurers of the three orders of Chronos on their journey across a whole continent, decades after the death of Korax. You search after the mystical “Serpent Power”, which you don’t even know what form it takes. Is it physical? Is it spiritual? Is it magic? Nobody seems to know. This game brings back epic storytelling and immersion in the style of the classic 1990s RPG series and is currently in the design phase.

For more information, visit the Korax’ Heritage website and forums regularly.

KMod3 Lives.

I feel I must confess that over the last year and a half or so, I’ve been pretty inactive on this project. Due to a mix of social and personal reasons that I’d assume your not too fussed about.

Good news however is that I’m back, and KMod3 is being brought back into development, which not only means that all the annoying bugs in the last beta will be fixed, but also new functionality will be added. I’ll not say anything now, but watch this space as I’ll bring the occasional update on our progress.

Oh and don’t worry, Korax Arena will not be slowed by this.

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