Monday, March 31, 2008

Dark Forces Mod Lives

Welcome to the DFMOD blog, the number one source for developer's updates, information, and progress regarding the Dark Forces Mod for Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy!

What is the Dark Forces mod? For those of you not already in the know, Dark Forces Mod (or DFMod for short) is a total recreation of the Star Wars FPS classic Dark Forces. Originally released in 1995, Dark Forces set the industry standard for the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre and spawned the highly successful Jedi Knight series. Thirteen years later the original game is still being modified and has a small but highly active community of dedicated gamers. Those of us on the DFMod team feel that Dark Forces deserves to be brought into the twenty-first century complete with modern game play, physics, and graphics and are modifying the latest game in the series, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy to bring you this classic gaming experience in a brand new way!

The project originally began in 2002 as a mod for the then latest game in the series, Jedi Knight 2. Since that time, the first six levels have been completed and released to the public but due to a variety of circumstances the original team has been unable to complete the full game. That's where we're stepping in. Our goal is to finish the remaining eight levels to the same standard of professional quality as the original team members. We've already made a lot of progress but there's still a long way to go.

In the coming days, weeks, and months you can expect:
  • What positions are available, how to apply for a position on the team, and policies regarding updates and submissions for prospective and active team members.
  • Screenshots featuring the latest development on the remaining eight levels including Ramses Hed spaceport, Jabba the Hutt's Ship, and Narshada.
  • On going news updates, developer's thoughts, and more!
In the meantime, if you haven't checked it out, you can download the six-level release from the original Dark Forces Mod website here:

Plans are in the works to acquire access to the website, FTP resources, and the remaining assets the new team will need to see this project through to completion. Stay tuned!

Dark Forces Mod lives!