Upcoming Homebrew: HyperTension

Want even more homebrew FPS goodness on your Dreamcast? Well I've just been informed about this project by TDGMods called Hypertension. It's based on and the Monolith series Blood, and is being developed with an engine called EDGE, which is based on the Doom source code. Here's the video preview:



The game is unfinished so all the bugs haven't been ironed out yet but either way it looks interesting. The game has some RPG elements including an inventory so you can combine items to make weapons. Looks like theres some good fun to be had setting enemies alight with a lighter and spray can, reminds me of Dynamite Cop/Die Hard Arcade!

17 comments:

maxim2boobles said...

Sounds like an awesome game,but cant see the video

maxim2boobles said...

I forgot to update flash player when installed ie8. video works now.

Tomleecee said...

Looks great - like the pseudo real time lighting effect with the zippo/aerosol weapon!

paperghost said...

Looks good.

Isn't there a built from scratch 2D shooter coming out on Dreamcast soon? What's that one called?

Caleb said...

Holy crap! I saw weapons from Blood 2 in there! Nice!

It looks like the guy has got the graphics for the levels done up right. He just needs to finish the animations and SndFx for the weapons.

Sweet.

Blood was a really good game. There were lots of little inside jokes and stuff. You could find the guy from the Shining in a maze and find the Shack from Friday the 13th in some of the levels.

So even though this is built up from a Doom engine I hope he keeps the look and feel from the original Blood game.

The main character was called Caleb too!

NebachadnezzaR said...

Looking good. I've heard a lot of good things about the Blood series, but never played any of the games.

BTW, is that really the Doom engine? It looks a lot more like Quake or something. Awesome job on their part.

Barry the Nomad said...

Will this game be sold like Wind & Water and DUX? Or is it an eventual download and burn-it-yourself? I'd prefer the former as it feels much more legit and I don't have to deal with that whole production process.

NebachadnezzaR said...

Since it's more of a remake than a fully original game, it'll probably just be available for download

Barry the Nomad said...

Aw, well gives me a reason to wrap my head around Dreamcast cd-r burning. :)

I'm really hoping for a Dreamcast release of Little Ninja from Yuan Works. Also, isn't DUX due out this month? God I love independent Dreamcast games. :D

The GagaMan(n) said...

It's using an engine that is based on the Doom engine's source code, but has more advanced features like proper 3D polygon characters and higher textures, as far as I can tell.

Corbin said...

It'll be as a download, although we're really hoping we can get the DC versions shipped rather than ISO'd, helps with the indy/underground feel we're trying to achieve.

Thanks for the kind comments everyone! We're certainly working as hard as we can! Anymore questions, I'll be happy to answer them!

Barry the Nomad said...

CD-ROM versions to buy would definitely rule, Corbin. I, and I'm sure others, would happily pay to cover the cost of CD, jewel case and printed inserts (plus to cover your time spent).
Heck, you could burn them to order, like Amazon.com's Made on Demand system. That way you wouldn't have to fear a pile of unsold CDs.

Corbin said...

Alright, that's good to hear. We're running into minor financial problems so that'll definitely be a plus, especially if it eases managing orders.

We're probably going to do a 2 disc thing, as I want the other to contain the bonus materials that the PC version will come with. We're thinking of putting a bunch of videos on there using VCDC or something, that way you don't have to have a computer to check it out. Time will tell, but we're definitely planning on a 2-disc set.

The GagaMan(n) said...

Only problem with the idea of selling the game would be that it's technically a fan work, so unless you could get approval from Monolith themselves it wouldn't be legal. Would be neat, though.

Corbin said...

We don't plan on selling it at all. We just need the money to hand [the discs] out as freeware. As Barry said, helping to pay for costs to have a hard copy of the game made and shipped would help our budget out big time. =)

Barry the Nomad said...

But if even one penny goes towards a beach house in Cabo, we're coming at you with hairspray and lighters. ;)

Good luck on completing the game!

Caleb said...

This will support Keyboard and Mouse right?

So excited. I played through the entire Blood game series.