Hedon - FREE on GOG Connect

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Posted 6th Nov
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Description

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Hedon mixes old school/boomercore elements with current gen design. This means:

➣ Sprawling levels that offer a degree of freedom and don't hold the player's hand. Exploring, hunting secrets, backtracking, patience and having to figure out what to do next is key. Monsters and pickups are hand-placed and vary according to the difficulty you play on.

➣ Original story packed with lots of lore and a focus on subtle details and world building, all doubled by a strong atmosphere.

➣ Gory, fast paced shooting, a solid arsenal of weapons and magic items. Combat is projectile-based, movement is essential, enemies are unique and vary in type and abilities. There is no leveling up, no talent trees, no gradual upgrades - you are in full charge of your skill.

➣ Original soundtrack ranging from tense to serene ambient, with occasional bursts of metal. Later in the game you will also hear some of Alexander Brandon's personal tracks that never released in Unreal and Deus Ex!

➣ Thousands of hours of work put into an original concept, digitally hand-drawn graphics (textures, sprites, frame by frame animations etc.), scripting, sound effects and level design, all by a one man dev team aiming to create a game with a strong personality and feel.

➣ Over eight hours of good old singleplayer action with five difficulties including Brutalizing, which changes the gameplay to allow interesting second playthroughs (different fights & pick-ups, companions etc.) and Bearzerk, which radically changes the combat by replacing guns with new melee weapons.

➣ It's very light on storage (under 300mb) and well optimized for the GZDoom Engine.


3325280.jpg Hedon is built upon elements of classic game design, most importantly the idea that the player needs to be treated with maturity by the game, which should never function as an automatic gratification machine, and require a degree of investment to be fully enjoyed.

3325280.jpg You will be dropped in a hostile world that has its own workings, characters and intrigues, and you will be expected to fend for yourself. The build up is slow and steady, the story is simple but consistent, the combat is fast paced and ruthless. You will sometimes find yourself lost in a non linear level design with various aesthetics (forest, caves, forge, barracks, snowy mountain etc.) where exploration and learning by yourself is the key to improve.

You may find that Hedon takes a certain amount of atmosphere, gameplay, color and inspiration from games such as Unreal, Blood, Thief, Arx Fatalis, Serious Sam etc. but nonetheless aims to be original at all times.


3325280.jpg You play as Zan, a half Orc - half Demon warrior who wakes up in a caved in tunnel with no memory of how she ended up there. The first episode will focus on our hero's descent into a strange underground world which is threatened by the sudden attack of a massive Cultist force.
There are certain races and factions populating the world of Hedon.

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The Iron Division
A faction of amazon-like Orcs and Goblins, the Iron Division are the keepers Hedon's greatest secret - the crystal technology. Various magical crystals sprawl across the underground, providing energy, heat, oxygen and often forming entire biomes around them. Combining this power with crafting and the ancient art of magic, the Iron Division has founded a whole new civilization within their mountain stronghold known as Valc.

The Cultists
Fallen to sin, the raving husks of what were once human now worship various figures of the Underworld. Little can be done to cull their addiction to pain and suffering. Little but a spray of frag fire or an explosive bolt that is...

The Demons
Chaotic Demons dwell in the deepest parts of Hedon, lashing out at the weaker minds of the inhabitants of the Overworld. Along the ages, they have subdued entire towns to become their cultist slaves and feed their endless hunger through pain and suffering. Demons only care about feeding, and they will stop at nothing to do so.

The Earthborn
Ancient dwellers of the underground, Minotaurs and Dwarves have built their own civilizations, ever clenched in warfare with the Demons spawning from below. However, their great cities and heritage were lost hundreds of years after their inevitable defeat in front of Hell's armies, and now they have been scattered and forced to live in small clans and towns.


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iamfailtacular - story collaboration/world building, brainstorming

Akhzul - Hedon's OST dedicated composer. A one guitar man band.

Alexander Brandon - The man himself. I bought few licenses for some of his personal tracks (and other songs that didn't make it in Deus Ex/Unreal) and fit them into Hedon!

Breathelast - A band of underground sharks who pitched in with instrumental tracks of their songs. Also one of my favorite bands ever.

Methadone Skies - Another solid band from the underground, guilty of creating dreamlike musical atmosphere.

Shivaxi & Xenofish - 5 Michelin Star chef and his cool friend who made an awesome remix for Alexander Brandon's Underworld.

Rachael - hGZDoom Engine fork programming and compilation.

Daerandin (Daniel Jenssen) - Linux version compilation and testing.



SOFTWARE USED
Engine: GZDoom
Coding/Scripting/Resource Management: SLADE3
Level Design: GZDoom Builder
Graphic Design (Textures, Sprites, Animations etc.): Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, Clip Studio Paint
3D Modelling: Blender
Sound Editing/Recording/Mixing: AudacityCopyright (C) 2016-2019 Zan. All rights reserved.


System requirements


Minimum system requirements:
Recommended system requirements:
System:
Windows (7/8/10)
Windows (7/8/10)
Processor:
2.4 GHz Dual-Core
Intel i5 and above
Memory:
4 GB RAM
8 GB RAM
Graphics:
Anything capable of running OpenGL 4.0 (eg. ATI Radeon HD 57xx or Nvidia GeForce 400 and higher)
Anything current gen or close (eg. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050)
Storage:
300 MB available space
300 MB available space
Other:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Why buy on GOG.com?

DRM FREE. No activation or online connection required to play.
Money back guarantee. 30 days coverage after purchase.
Game details

Genre:
Action - FPP - Fantasy
Works on:
Windows (7, 8, 10), Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)
Release date:
May 16, 2019
Company:
Zan / Zan
Size:
263 MB
Links:
Forum discussion

Game features
Overlay
Single-player

Languages
English
audio
text
Community Updates
10 Comments
Showing as £5.39 for me.
Just.Wondering06/11/2019 08:59

Showing as £5.39 for me.


Because it is GOG Connect. You must own the game on Steam first to add it to your GOG account. Unfortunately OP didn't write it anywhere.
also got to of owned it on steam as well, says i'm not eligible
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yurij66606/11/2019 09:02

Because it is GOG Connect. You must own the game on Steam first to add it …Because it is GOG Connect. You must own the game on Steam first to add it to your GOG account. Unfortunately OP didn't write it anywhere.



macross300006/11/2019 09:02

also got to of owned it on steam as well, says i'm not eligible


Erm not much of a deal.... What's the point, where is the saving?

Deal-boy-trotter06/11/2019 09:01

Same here [Image]


Basically a misleading waste of time.... The post simply is pointing out if you already own the game on steam you can add it to your GOG account for free... Waste of time.

Infact it is not even pointed out, it was explained by the other members in the thread....
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 6th Nov
Looks good, shame I don`t already own it. Wish more devs used Gog Connect, even a nominal charge would be acceptable to get DRM free.
Just.Wondering06/11/2019 09:09

Erm not much of a deal.... What's the point, where is the saving?


It`s DRM free which is a good thing to some people, not so much to others.
higgles06/11/2019 09:15

Looks good, shame I don`t already own it. Wish more devs used Gog Connect, …Looks good, shame I don`t already own it. Wish more devs used Gog Connect, even a nominal charge would be acceptable to get DRM free.It`s DRM free which is a good thing to some people, not so much to others.



Still it is not a deal...
Great... and I voted hot aswell. This deal should hopefully go ice cold. Misleading crap
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