A year and a day have long passed since the Remake Quake project died.
Its offspring, such as Scout’s Journey and Schism, have since ventured forth in pursuit of their own goals. The former is alive and kicking, the latter has kept a lower profile. Various former team members are working on their own, unrelated projects, the most notable of which is probably Brood Hunter.
It so happens that I have a half-completed Quake single player episode rotting on my hard disk, which could be seen as a direct result of those past endeavours. There is also a humungous QuakeC codebase. Most of this stuff has not been touched in over a year.
You see, I granted the Schism project the right to use any of my levels in whatever way they please. Scout’s Journey has also happily ripped out parts for its own purposes, discarding others. So my original Episode 1 (a from-scratch remake of the levels from Quake’s shareware episode) has become food for a hungry wolf pack… and I’m one of them.
Various signs are currently pointing at the possibility that large parts of this older work might end up forgotten. They are not necessarily bad, just not fitting the purpose that either of the wolf packs have in mind.
It would be a shame if that content was left to rot in a defunct SVN repo. So I guess it is time to rear my ugly head and utter words to the effect of, “It lives.”
There won’t be any results overnight. After all, Scout’s Journey has the first right to the large scrapheap we’re talking about here. All I’m doing, I guess, is raising my flag and declaring my inheritance.
The new, old baby is called “Rune of Earth Magic.”