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Blanked out test level
Latest releasePre-alpha  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 6, 2012
DeveloperMars Jurich (Death Egg)
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseModified BSD License
EngineStrife-based (GZDoom, Vavoom, Chocolate Strife, etc)
Animosity is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Animosity is a proposed project to create a free content replacement for Strife in a manner similar to Freedoom and Blasphemer for Doom and Heretic. A partially incomplete blanked version of the Strife WAD file was produced by Mars Jurich (Death Egg) as a PWAD (featuring a music track from Freedoom) in April 2012, but no further work was released.

Jeff Shark (Marnetmar) had offered to write up a design document. Adam Woodmansey (Khorus) also offered the then developing level set Absolute Order to the project. A steampunk look was suggested in the original thread, with possible clockwork automatons. Other suggested titles were Struggle and Cataclysm.

In January 2024 a collection of potential artwork for such a project was gathered by Graham Wilson (Technopeasant) on, all of which under CC0 or the Modified BSD License, including scrapped weapons artwork from Freedoom, the ethereal crossbow from Blasphemer, and one weapon sprite from Zauberer. Suggested enemy graphics are either existing sprite sheets, or 3D models that could be posed and converted to sprites. He also drafted a project logo, featuring a combination of handwritten styled text and digital printing to illustrate the combination of the medieval and the futuristic, alongside a brief plot synopsis inspired by ancient astronauts and cargo cults.


Unlike with Doom and Heretic, the source code to Strife was never released, and eventually lost by its developer Rogue Entertainment. The source code was then reverse engineered by the community, and later used for a commercial re-release called Veteran Edition in 2014. The engine for this version was also released due to it being based on the GPL licensed Doom source code. The lack of digital release of the game prior to this was part of the motivation for Animosity.

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