A developer from Obsidian is remaking Star Wars Dark Forces in Unreal Engine 4.

Jason Lewis - who works as a professional senior environment artist at Obsidian - has been working on this passion project for a few years now, starting out with plans to simply recreate A New Hope's Mos Eisley spaceport as a Dark Forces "art project". Now, however, the project has expanded to a fan-made recreation of Dark Forces, complete with a newly released playable work-in-progress demo.

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If you're too young to remember it the first time around (i.e. you're not as old as I am), Star Wars: Dark Forces was a 1995 first-person shooter developed by Lucasarts. Sadly, this remake doesn't feature any shootable bad dudes, but you can experiment with the blaster, take a tour of the Millennium Falcon, and spend some quality time with R2-D2.

Credit: https://www.artstation.com/jay-lew

"Download the project here before Disney makes it disappear," writes BlueDrake42 in their video description, who discovered the fan project. You can take a look for yourself at BlueDrake42's video below (thanks, Kotaku), or check out Lewis' astonishing work on ArtStation.

Bluedrake42 also recently brought us information about the Star Wars Episode I: Racer fan game that is a faithful but updated remake of the 1999 original. It features a boost function, third- and first-person perspectives, significantly upgraded physics, and you can even activate AI enemies.

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