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Project Warlock is a retro FPS inspired by games like Doom and Quake

Mow down a variety of enemies with guns and magic in this Doom-inspired shooter.

One of the greatest things about PAX East is the indie sections scattered throughout the showroom floor. A shining example of this would be Project Warlock, a 90’s style FPS that obviously draws inspiration from games like Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein.

With Project Warlock, you play a wizard looking to eradicate the world from the evils and creatures scattered throughout the puzzle-ridden world. Unlike some of the examples above, Project Warlock blends traditional weapons, like powerful shotguns and SMGs, with spells and powerful magic to eliminate your opposition. There is also a leveling system to help develop your character and abilities.

Shooting feels tight and the waves of enemies you mow down are all interesting to look at. Small mobs fall easily to your arsenal of weapons, with bigger monsters littered throughout the dungeons that will require more attention. Enemy damage is somewhat dynamic on the larger enemies, with body parts being blown off to show progress against them.

Controls are basic, but that is OK because everything just works. Music and sound effects are appropriate for the setting and level design and lighting is inspired and fits the theme extremely well. These types of games are definitely not for everyone, but if the classic shooters of yesteryear are your cup of tea, then Project Warlock should be on your radar.

The game was approved on the now-defunct Steam Greenlight and should arrive on Steam soon.

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