I've been working on a stand-alone game inspired around Blood and it's sequel for quite awhile called Hypertension
, and I feel the team and I have enough progress to show off some stuff. It's being built for EDGE, and it's also being ported for the Dreamcast and PSP
(the Dreamcast version being a little separated at the core). I'd post screenshots here but they are a bit big - there are plenty of them at ModDB though!
The game is a little different from Blood, in the sense that there are now two characters instead of one, and we're adding cutscenes in the form of "graphic novels", live-action combined with stop-motion animation. The sprites are being built and digitized the old school way. A lot of the graphics itself are from Blood and Blood II as well, but we're changing the overall storyline to reflect original touches that we've brought (for instance, we've implemented a full RPG-like dialogue system).
The gameplay will be pretty different from Doom, actually a little different from Blood, because the two main characters will have different styles, one being paranormal based and one action-based. It's a bit hard to explain, though.
We're planning on releasing a sort of beta next month, so I just wanted to let you guys know about it. We have a blog site to keep up on progress, also here
. Just keep up with it because it is a definite Dreamcast release.Gameplay Footage