Amid Evil is a retro FPS inspired by Heretic and Hexen

If you miss the days of first-person shooters that gave you magic staffs and axes then let you loose in spooky cathedrals to carve monsters into gibs, then indie studio Indefatigable is working on just the game for you. 

Amid Evil's reveal trailer shows magical lightning, fireballs, black holes and more being used to demolish both bad guys and the blocky level geometry around them. It looks like a lost third game in the lineage of Heretic and Hexen, which is very much by design.

Indefatigable is based in Australia and New Zealand and are made up of "The producers of DUSK and the creators of Return of the Triad." Here's what they've said we'll be looking forward to in Amid Evil:

  • SEVEN distinct episodes each featuring a completely different setting and enemies 
  • LUDICROUS magical weaponry that can be overcharged with the souls of the dead 
  • BRUTAL and adaptive enemy AI that will hunt you down over land, sea and air 
  • SPRAWLING non-linear levels filled with secrets and ancient lore 
  • MULTITUDES of in-game options and cheat codes for a truly "Golden PC Age" experience 
  • BUILT in Unreal Engine 4 for cutting edge visuals (even if they are a bit retro) 
  • OPTIMIZED to run on a toaster (a pretty nice toaster) 
  • EPIC original and dynamic soundtrack composed by Andrew Hulshult 

Amid Evil's release date on Steam is simply "SOON™". We'll have more info for you once we've had a closer look at how it plays. 

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.