What is this!?
Total Chaos is an upcoming total conversion mod for Doom 2 that runs on the source ports GZDoom and Zandronum.
The mod is an open world survival horror where players are dropped on an island with a video camera to explore the deadly surroundings. The island was once run by a community of coal miners which one day suddenly disappeared, leaving behind the abandoned concrete jungle to waste away. Total Chaos is a sandbox mod, so the player has freedom of choice of either finding the lost community, surviving on their own against the islands deadly forces, or explore the island to uncover its most hidden secrets.
There are no guns in Total Chaos, instead the players must use their wit and the hazards they find in the environment to defend themselves.
Light fires to destroy those who hunt you down, set traps to take down unsuspected enemies. Blunt weapons can be found on the island, but close combat is not recommended.
The mod with the assistance of the source ports introduces many new graphical features, such as 16x motion blur, high resolution textures, 3D models and bloom effects.
Currently there is no set release date for the mod, but I’m hoping to have a Beta available to download sometime near the end of the year. You will need Doom 2 to be able to play the mod and either one of the source ports, GZDoom or Zandronum.
Why the Doom 2 engine?
Its fun to tinker with older things!
Its not straight from the Doom 2 engine from 1993, but instead a modified version of the original source code that brings OpenGL, mouse look and various other features to the game. Most mods these days run on these source ports which excel the engines feature set.
The modding scene for Doom is still very active with a wide variety of new stuff getting released daily! Upon release, all assets from Total Chaos will be free to use by the modding community for their own projects.
Wait.. no way! You mean THIS Doom 2?
A multiplayer verison of the mod has been considered, however this won’t be available until after the single-player mod is released.