Blood reimagined in Unreal Engine 4

Blood reimagined in Unreal Engine 4

A team of enthusiasts is trying to reimagine classical shooter Blood as a violent isometric game.

The user Violaine has just posted a new topic on Unreal Engine Forums. It’s a new project, based on the violent game series Blood, which debuted in 1997. While the original project was a FPS, the new version is actually isometric shooter with lots of destruction. So far there’s only one weapon featured in the demo – a pack of dynamite, which is used to destroy enemies and environments.

My team and I are very proud to show you our take on Blood, a PC game from the 90’s. Blood was a First Person Shooter, we imagined it as a twin-stick shooter centered around the use of TNT. We also completely redid the visuals with a semi-stylized art direction. We really wanted to capture the tone of the original game, which is over-the-top, satiric and packed with horror clichés. We also seized the opportunity to explore the destruction capabilities of Unreal 4!

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The demo seems very raw and early WIP, but it’s fast, gory and  a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this game was authorized by Monolith, Warner Brothers or Atari. Blood is quite a popular franchise among modders. There were at least three big projects, based in Blood: Transfusion, ZBlood and BloodCM. None of these game were released as commercial projects.

Let’s hope Violaine will be able to continue the work and Monolith won’t kill this project.

Source: forums.unrealengine.com

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