Advanced engine needed : Any that support extended nodes
Primary purpose : Single Player
Title : The Given
Filename : TheGiven.wad
Release date : 1/29/18
Author : dobu gabu maru
Email Address : [redacted]
Other Files By Author : Saturnine Chapel, Moonlight, Panophobia.
Co-leader of NOVA & NOVA 2. Got a variety of
other maps elsewhere (MAYhems, THT, UDINO, TNT:R)
Description : The Given is a monsterless puzzle map with an
emphasis on exploration.
Additional Credits to : Mouldy, dew, Demon of the Well, & Magnusblitz
for the invaluable feedback, Eris for the
gorgeous music, Jimmy for the excellent sprite
edits, Mechadon for the sky bits, and various
other playtesters for additional feedback/demos.
* What is included *
New levels : 2
Sounds : Yes
Music : Yes
Graphics : Yes (UI/interface)
Dehacked/BEX Patch : Yes
Demos : Yes
Other : No
* Play Information *
Game : DOOM2
Map # : MAP01
Single Player : Designed for
Cooperative 2-4 Player : Player starts only
Deathmatch 2-4 Player : No
Other game styles : No (Don't use mods please)
Difficulty Settings : No
* Construction *
Base : New from scratch
Build Time : ~80 hours.
Editor(s) used : Doom Builder 2
Known Bugs : Some ports will struggle with the map.
May Not Run With : Engines that don't support extended nodes.
Tested With : Zdoom 2.6.1, PrBoom+ 2.5.1, GZDoom 3.1
Music Tracks : All music composed by Eris Falling
Title Screen: "Raglavar (Introduction)"
MAP01: "The Village that Time Forgot"
MAP02: "Diwedh (Epilogue)"
* NOTE! *
If The Given plays slowly on your computer, I've also included
TheGivenLD.wad, which is "The Given (Low Detail)". It removes ~50%
of the lines from the original map, so hopefully performance will be
* Copyright / Permissions *
Authors may NOT use the contents of this file as a base for
modification or reuse. Permissions have been obtained from original
authors for any of their resources modified or included in this file.
You MAY distribute this file, provided you include this text
file, with no modifications. You may distribute this file in any
electronic format (BBS, Diskette, CD, etc) as long as you include
this file intact. I have received permission from the original
authors of any modified or included content in this file to allow
* Where to get the file that this text file describes *
The Usual: ftp://archives.gamers.org/pub/idgames/ and mirrors
By Dobu Gabu Maru
With hushed tones do the land-dwellers speak of the subterranean kingdom of
Occula, home of the Unseen God. Legends tell of its lurid foods, crystal-
top hills, and rivers of verdant water. But these tall tales also mention
how the land is cursed, subject to a strange phenomenon where residents
suddenly vanish; where they are mysteriously Taken. The denizens of Occula
have sought tirelessly to appease the capricious nature of the Unseen God,
adorning their houses with wood and marble to avoid Its silencing grasp.
Perhaps the most well-known of these superstitious rituals--and the one
that gives the land-dwellers pause when speaking of Occula--is the sad and
brutal rite only known as The Given...
(more lore can be found within the wad itself!)
Author's notes: There are no difficulties in THE GIVEN so it doesn't matter
what you "choose" on the difficulty screen with the scroll. If you get lost
or don't know what to do, look for the red torches. There's six puzzles
around the map that you'll need to complete in order to unlock the bridge
to the center. Keep in mind that you shouldn't need to "guess" the solution
to any of them.