Cereal-promoting '90s Doom mod Chex Quest is getting an HD remake0 Comments
FPS gamers and cereal enthusiasts of the 1990s might remember Chex Quest, a mod for Doom created by ad agency Digital Cafe that was included within boxes of Chex cereal. It was a quirky game that was surprisingly good considering the intent of its origin. Now, around 20 years after the game made its original debut, the game is getting the HD update treatment through use of the Unreal 4 engine.
The update is being created by Charles Jacobi, the lead artist behind the original Chex Quest. In an interview with Zam, Jacobi recounts how the original game came to be, and speaks briefly toward his involvement with Chex Quest 2 and Chex Quest 3, the free sequels that spun off from the success of the original game. He also comments upon the rather simple origins of this modern port:
"[Chex Quest fans were] all like, you know, 'Are you going to make another, Chex Quest 4 or whatever?' I'm like, 'Well, I'm definitely not interested in that.' But I've always kind of wondered about like 'Well, what would it be like if I just did a remake of the first one, but with a modern game engine?'"
The resulting game continues the series tradition of nonviolence, which Jacobi said was a big part of the appeal of the original titles. There's no anticipated release date for the game, as Jacobi has said the project is "just a hobby thing I do on the side," though he has admitted that half of the monsters and weapons and a couple levels have already been made. With any luck, gamers will be able to check out his Chex Quest remaster and enjoy a deep '90s nostalgia trip sometime soon.
90s Doom mod made to advertise cereal is getting an HD remake, Eurogamer