I've noticed that many people in our community want to see Unreal 1 remade with all the classic music, same environments and weapons but with updated graphics/in UE3 graphics.
I thought that it might be possible that if we show that the whole community wants an Unreal 1 remake maybe Epic will make one. Who knows?
That's my aim: Unreal 1 with new graphics that shall give you a (when you've ever played the original Unreal) nostalgic feel but shall scare you even more (like it did back then).
Imagine you're walking in the ISV-Kran in todays graphics and you hear the scary sounds of Skaarj Pupae in the vents.
I collect signatures to show how many people want this game.
You can vote on the public poll for it or against it (whatever you want).
I hope this will convince Epic to make Unreal HD (but then please don't change gameplay, physics, environments, layout, weapon design or behavior or riddles. Just a simple remake where everything is like in U1 but with new graphics, and please don't change the classic "Unreal"-lettering then, it's probably the coolest logo ever. )
Just a small explanation what Unreal was (aimed at those who only know UT99):
Unreal was released in 1998 by Epic Megagames and was Epic's "breakthrough" title and their first 3D game. Based on Unreal's botmatch multiplayer mode, Epic started developing an expansion pack for Unreal to improve the botmatch/multiplayer mode, which was a bit flawed at that time, and this expansion pack turned into a standalone game when Epic Games realized that the huge amount of content in this expansion pack is a whole (new) game in itself. UT is basically an official spin-off of Unreal. Unreal is primary a single player game with very similar/same weapons as those you know from UT. It had a multiplayer mode which UT was based on and it had the same fast-paced gameplay and a great single player with much exploration and surprising events, a mysterious and scary atmosphere and a great presentation (with almost no cutscenes). You should give it a try if you didn't yet. By the way, it has coop, so get some friends to buy it and enjoy a "UT with story" which consists of about 40 huge levels (by huge I mean huge, games nowadays are short), without the expansion pack Return to Na Pali (=RTNP). RTNP has about 20 more!!
Read more about Unreal and UT on Liandri Archives:
Unreal Tournament (1999)
I'm working on a remake of the first level of Unreal, the Vortex Rikers, for UT3, primary to get a better knowledge of Unreal Engine 3, but also to try to show Epic that it is indeed possible to remake the game with the same style and get people to relive the past.
It will most likely be a remake of the first five (or four if you merge the Rrajigar Mines) levels, maybe I'll even remake the whole game, if I will have enough motivation and enough support. At the moment I only intend to work until the level "Sacred Passage" and see if I will continue with it or pass it on to a trusted person who will work on it or just let the community do the rest. It mostly depends on my motivation.
If you want to see pictures of my remake and follow its progress, visit this thread at UOF or this thread at Old Unreal.