Demise: Rise of The Ku'tan

a.k.a. Demise: Ascension / Demise: The Revelation

created and published by Artifact Entertainment / Decklin's Domain in 2000-01, running on Windows
type: maze, adventure, role-play
genre: Fantasy, Dungeon Crawler
series: Dejenol
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
languages: eng

Official description

Demise - Rise of the Ku'Tan is a Huge, Non-linear Fantasy Role Playing game (dungeon crawl/hack type) that features 3D graphics, great sound, and fantastic play in single and/or multiplayer modes, and enough races, guilds, items, monsters, magic, spells, traps, environments, dungeon and story line to keep avid FRPers playing for hundreds of hours.

The game also includes a Free game server, so you can host your own multiplayer game via LAN or over the Internet.

Demise takes place in Dejenol, where the city has just been attacked and nearly destroyed by creatures.

As you join the adventure, you will need to choose your race, the guild you wish to belong to, and then start your training to explore the dungeons below and find and destroy the marauders of the city and the source of their power.

Along the way you will encounter creatures from all manner of life, learn magic spells, increase in strenght and knowledge, find items of interest, build wealth, encounter traps and hazards, die once of twice, and have a rousing good time.


* Challenging non-linear play
* Great 3D graphics
* Great Single Player action
* Multiplayer action via TCP/IP connection
* Real-time action and combat
* Rich musical soundtrack
* Exciting sound FX
* Fantastic Visual Spell FX
* 65K color graphics
* Hundreds of unique monsters
* Hundreds of unique items
* A rich collection of magical spells
* Nine character races to choose from
* Twelve guilds with specialized skills and weapons
* Advanced game environment with great replayability
* Auto mapping
? - # 2008-09-18 18:29:34 - official description - source

Comments (2)

Was originally called "Mordor II: Darkness Awakening", but it was changed before official release. You can probably still find the old Mordor 2 beta/shareware version out there which is much more like the original game.
Sanguine # 2007-05-10 03:45:47
Demise is a new game from makers of Mordor [roguelike dungeon crawler], it's almost the same game, but with modern graphics, sound and music.
# 2002-10-12 17:57:00

Technical specs

display: textured polygons
* Windows 95, 98, 2000 or XP
* 166 MHz CPU
* 32 MB RAM
* 300 MB HD space

* 300 MHz CPU
* 64 MB RAM
* 3D accelerator
Sanguine # 2008-09-18 18:28:27

Editor note

Latest version: "Ascension" (as of 2011-04)

Version history:
* 1.2 "The Revelation" (2004-05-09)
* 1.03 (200x)

On 2006-01-05 Decklin's Domain announced they had acquired Mordor and Demise and have continued supporting and selling the games since.
# 2008-09-18 18:25:41

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David Allen (designer)

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