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Thursday, November 29, 2001
Jake Simpson: Heretic II Postmortem
9:04 AM | Brian Rumsey | Comment on this story

Jake Simpson, Assistant Lead Programmer for the game Heretic II, has a postmortem for the game posted on his own web site, Jake World. Heretic II, developed by Raven Software, is not a new release, and this postmortem has in fact been posted for quite some time. However, with Heretic II finally coming to the Mac, this article has become more relevant to the Mac gaming community.

Heretic II was designed as a third person action game from the word go. It had actually been proposed a while back here at Raven but at the time the technology to do it convincingly just wasn’t there, so it was shelved until it could be done right. After seeing what Core had done with Tomb Raider, it was decided to take that proposal from the shelf, dust it off, and see what we could do with the latest Id Quake II engine. The emphasis was always to be an action game, rather than an exploring style ala the good Lara, or even Hexen II; we wanted cool worlds, cool monsters, violence, exciting ways to hand out death, and lots of it.
Heretic II will soon be published for the Mac by MacPlay. Check out this article to learn some interesting things about this game which is now a classic on the Windows side.

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