Techland Announces Dead Island Spin-off Project Hell
Modding is something that can really extend the life of a game on PC. People with the know how can develop a modding community and make some insane shit. Sometimes, that insane shit gets noticed by the devs of the game. And in some very rare occasions, like this one, that mod can become an entirely new game.
Project Hell is a new first person dark fantasy hack’n’slash from Techland, makers of Dead Island, and based off a weapon mod created by one of the game devs. The idea behind the mod was to introduce medieval style weaponry and magic into the game and have players tear shit up that way. The higher ups in the company liked the idea and gave that dev a small team to make up a prototype.
The team has since set up a blog where they will be letting us know how the development of the project is coming along and giving us a look at some of the stuff they’ve come up with. So far we have seen some environment shots:
And character sketches of someone they call Mr. Nice Guy…
… and the game’s Necromancer (this isn’t the only one they made, this is just my favorite).
If any of this peaked your interest, then head over to SharpenYourAxes.com for updates as they happen directly from the game devs.