Play on the Unheard of Official Quakefans Quake Live Server

Quake Live Server - Quakefans Official CA Server Launches for FUN!

Officially Launching the official Quakefans.net Quake Live Server. This server is meant for fun and friendly for new Quake Live players to join.

The server is meant to be a Vampiric Clan Arena server. Vampiric means that whenever you use the LG to do damage it will heal you a small amount of health.

This server has no ELO checks and is meant for more skilled players to be able to carry a little bit. With the help of self healing.

QF Server plans are to run 24/7 if possible. With Gigabit internet hosting coming soon so there will be a very reliable connection.

Quake Live Dead in 2021?

Quake Live is far from dead and has seen a small resurgence as of late. Compared to Quake Champions the playerbase is a little smaller. But, QL with community servers will always have a server up somewhere.

I believe most hoped that Diabotical would pull a lot of the Quake Live players away. But, with Diabotical pretty much killing their eSports and tournament scene everyone has went back to Quake Live.

Quake Live will always be alive if someone is willing to host a server and it never gets removed from steam.

Quake Live YouTube

Most matches are streamed on the Quakefans YouTube channel. If YouTube isn’t your thing and you enjoy twitch more

Smango also likes to multi-stream to Twitch which you can also follow to see matches.

You may also find other Arenafps games streamed and videos on the game themselves.

Quake Live Gibs

Quake Live released without “gibs” trying to make it a more Teen Rated game. With the help of the workshop though we can all those glorious gibs back from Quake 3!

All you need to do is logon to steam, and subscribe to the workshop item GIBS!

Workshop item – Gibs!

The only problem with this if the server isn’t subscribe it won’t work. Luckily the server we are hosting is subscribed to Gibs!

Looking for a Quake Live Discord?

While Smango does not have the official Quake Live Discord. The Kingdom is a perfect place for you to come chat about Quake Live and other Arena FPS games.

Many people are joining and the Discord is growing slowly but surely. We would love to have you become part of the community here at Quakefans.

Click to JoinThe Discord Community!


In The Keep Episodes 34-42 (Indie FPS Devs and more)

It’s been a busy transition into spring for In The Keep Podcast. Now it’s time to relax and reflect on our accomplishments. We covered a lot of games that are now sweeping the planet faster than COVID-19… If you’re stuck at home, there’s no better time to catch up on the podcasts and indie FPS games you’ve been putting off.

First of all, if you’re new to the show, welcome! The Drowned God Cthalha love’s and embraces all her children. We sincerely hope that you find something in this batch of episodes that draws you further into the world of FPS gaming.

#34 David Szymanski (Dusk)

David Szymanski is the designer behind Dusk and creative director at New Blood Interactive (Amid Evil, Maximum Action). That should be enough, but like any good onion, this one has layers. David has also created several independent horror games (Fingerbones, The Music Machine, etc) and is an excellent violinist and composer specializing in chamber music.

#35 Bruno Beaudoin (Nightmare Reaper)

Bruno “ItBurn” Beaudoin is the man behind Nightmare Reaper, a genius new FPS game with an old-school look, randomly generated levels, looting and A LOT of shooting. Here we discuss his journey into creating such a game, the challenges faced by an independent developer, what makes Brutal Doom so great, the impact of gaming on mental health and a whole lot more.

#36 Jeremiah “KillPixel” Fox (Wrath: Aeon of Ruin)

Jeremiah Fox is the CEO of KillPixel Games and lead designer of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin. Now in early access, Wrath is already establishing itself as more than just a “retro shooter” or “Quake clone”. It’s an amazing new experience that innovates well beyond the status quo of this genre.

#37 Dragonfly (Eviternity & Prodeus)

Dragonfly is the map maker behind such Doom projects as Skulldash and Eviternity. If that isn’t enough for you, he’s also mapping for the upcoming Indie FPS game Prodeus. Here we go in depth about Dragonfly’s passion for Doom, the making of Eviternity, the ins and outs of progressive duel and even some insider knowledge on the making of Prodeus.

#38 Airdorf (FAITH)

WARNING! NON FPS INCOMING! This week we’re joined by Airdorf, developer of FAITH which is a top down horror game harkening back to the MS-DOS and Atari 2600 days with gorgeous rotoscope animations and chilling minimalistic horror storytelling that hits all the right nerves. Airdorf also created the interactive trailer for horror film The Wind. His projects are currently available on itch.io while FAITH: The Unholy Trinity is under works with New Blood Interactive. Be sure to follow the project on Steam. Since the release of this episode, Airdorf has revealed two new projects: Extra Ordinary and Earl’s Day Off.

#39 Shadesmaster & BloodShot (Slayer’s Testaments)

Ever wondered what it would feel like if Doom 2016 or Eternal were built inside the Quake 1 engine? Brothers BloodShot & Shadesmaster did, and they’re creating it right now in the form of the mod Slayer’s Testaments. They’re also known for their previous work on Quake 1.5 and much in the Quake mapping community. BloodShot is also mapping for WRATH: Aeon of Ruin.

#40 Hakita (ULTRAKILL)

Hakita is the man behind ULTRAKILL, a unique FPS game that combines the fast-paced decision making of Doom with rhythmic combat, PS1-era graphics and a face melting original soundtrack that is wowing the indie scene. We discuss the labor of love that is game-making, the art of storytelling, how to get noticed in the modern gaming market and a whole lot more. 

#41 Frederik Schreiber (3D Realms)

Fred Schreiber is more than just the vice president & executive producer of 3D Realms, founder & director of Slipgate Ironworks and overlord of what we hold sacred here at The Keep. He’s a true fan and connoisseur of classic gaming and a revolutionary in the field, from his patronage in the days of Apogee to his work on Duke Nukem Reloaded. In many ways, Fred is the Father of the Retro Shooter and a hero to us all. Here we discuss his career at length, his work on Duke Reloaded, 3DR’s recent success with Ion Fury, Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, Kingpin: Reloaded, the upcoming Ghostrunner and more in this packed episode.

#42 JCR (Quake Mapper)

JCR is a talented Quake mapper, modder & co-host on The Quakecast along with dumptruck_ds & ArrrCee. He recently hosted the January Jump Jam, a collection of maps designed by experts in the community to exploit his Jump Mod which turns Quake into a 3D platforming experience.

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In The Keep Episodes 30-33

Things tend to get busy over the holidays. I certainly stayed busy. We even managed to publish plenty of In The Keep for you guys. But as you may have noticed, the last thing I felt like doing was writing an article for each one of these episodes. Hell, I’m amazed we were able to get anything recorded, edited and published at all. But low and behold, a Cthalha-mas miracle! We had some amazing guests over the season, so I thought it best to do a batch order right here on Quakefans.net. If you were too busy to listen over your holiday break, hold onto your pants cause you missed A LOT!

#30 CrazyAl & GMT (TimConLAN)

We kicked off the season to be jolly with an awesome chat with CrazyAl & GMT. Tune if if you’re chomping at the bit for info on Diabotical…

#31 Makaveli (Quake 2/3 Pro)

If you don’t know who Victor “Makaveli” Cuadra is, you might not really be the Quakefan you think you are. Don’t worry, we got ya covered in this Christmas special.

TALKING DOOM w/ Flambeau, AF-Domains & HumanBones

It wouldn’t have been the holidays without jolly ol’ Saint Flambeau on our favorite In The Keep special. This was our New Years special where we discuss the Year of Doom, what it meant to us and what’s on the horizon in 2020 with some of the best people in the world of multiplayer Doom.

#32 Brad Carney Returns

The last time we spoke to Brad “Carnevil” Carney was in an episode recorded at Quakecon 2019 that I very rudely had to leave early. We were long overdue to revisit our chat and talk more in depth about Skulltag, Wrack, Wrack: Exoverse, the future of Wrack and Brad’s new position at Ubisoft.

#33 MiFU (The Sentinel’s Playground)

We waited a VERY long time to chat with Major MiFU, the man behind allfearthesentinel.net, a free & automated server host for the online Doom source port Zandronum. The Keep’s & US Quake Community’s Zandronum servers are powered by The Sentinel’s Playground!

Be sure to like/subscribe/review on your favorite podcast directory! As always, you can get all these episodes (and more content) on our YouTube channel if you prefer. You can find ways to get involved with and support the Keep right here on Quakefans.net!

P.S.: There was also a new Doom Is Dead? Podcast

#04 KingDime

No big deal, just the best Doom speedrunner in the world… They talked about some silly Doom tournament coming up that has like a $1500 USD cash prize

New In The Keep Series: Maps of Madness

So we gotta new show for you guys called Maps of Madness. I would like to say that I had brainchild and that this was all part of the plan, but it wasn’t. This is a little something different. Its been one hell of a year, but we’ve managed to create a unique, self-sustaining show with guests and content that I personally find invaluable, regardless of my own involvement. This show has connected me with some of the most amazing people I could ever hope to interact with over the past year.

Every single episode has been a wonderful learning experience for me.

But I wanted something more. Inspired by some of Jehar of Tastyspleen.tv’s latest streams titled Mapper’s Mark, I thought a little more about what sort of content I want to see…

I Spend Too Much Time Watching YouTube…

I spend a LOT of time watching my favorite YouTubers’ content. Civvie 11, IcarusLiv3s, GmanLives, Quake Fans… Probably too much time, actually. Fans of In The Keep Podcast know and share my passion for FPS games. I watch these shows and streams and I think, what do they do that I don’t do? Conversely I think, what do they not do that I might be able to bring to the table. The vast majority of gaming content is simply the gamer him/herself playing, a personality, having fun and adding some commentary. The names above go a bit deeper with top notch editing, well-thought-out opinions and unique perspectives that make them each special and worth watching.

What I liked about these recent streams from Jehar was one thing in particular. The creator is present. It’s not just the perspective of the player. It offers live commentary from the creator who is able to guide, explain, elaborate and showcase what they intend for the viewer/player to take away from their experience. This, from my point of view, offers a whole new layer of player/developer interaction that can be extremely valuable to our niche genre of gaming.

Maps of Madness Is Born

So when I had the opportunity to sit down and play Glitch Arena with developer the_hack, I seized it. I launched The Keep’s ol’ Twitch stream up and proceeded to get the tour of a lifetime through one of the games that I believe to be among the most interesting within modern AFPS’s.

This inspired me to do more. Thus, Maps of Madness was born. We are now 5 episodes in featuring ZDaemon City, single-player & multiplayer Doombringer and an early look at UberGewei of Final Boss Entertainment’s latest contribution to his ZDaemon Sessions Christmas Special wad.

You can check out Maps of Madness via the above links or here is a nifty playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkWrttFf2ofe7V7Jg7X6SFiIaellu5egn

Whatever you do, happy Cthalhamas and thank you for joining me on this journey over the past year! Rest assure that your donations through Patreon help cultivate The Keep!