Born from a Dead Island Mod, This Game Looks Hellish

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It all started with a weapon mod. Techland programmer Marcin Zygadlo created a Dead Island mod that started turning heads in the studio. "It was a proof that chopping monsters frozen by magic spells using two-handed swords is brutally fun and addictive," Techland dev Marcin Kruczkiewicz blogs. The mod made such an impression that Techland assembled a small team to work on a prototype.

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The result is the currently codenamed "Project Hell". It's a first-person hack-and-slash game (for, I'm assuming, PC). It's set in a dark fantasy world. Here are some work-in-progress images of the game.

"Our main goal is to make a game we can all enjoy playing so don't expect unicorns and fairies—we prefer breaking through hordes of undead minions only to slaughter their devilish and loathsome masters in a bloody boss-fight," added Kruczkiewicz. "To achieve that we'll use our experience already gained in game development and enhanced technology from Dead Island."

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Early comparisons are to Dark Souls, but that's the default comparison these days for dark fantasy. Have a look and judge for yourself.

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Greg the Mad

I only heard from friends of Dead Island (additional to the usual coverage).

Is it true that you can pretty much chop those zombies in to many little pieces? I heard you can actually scrap the flesh form their bones.

That in a medieval fantasy game? Shut up and take my money!