After seven years of development, Team Unpfhorgiven has released its Marathon total conversation modification for Unreal Tournament.
Based on the Bungie Software‘s renowned game for the Apple Macintosh, Marathon: Resurrection is intended to bring the classic title to a new and wider audience on a more universal and modern platform. The creators describe the mod as a “loosely based replica of the original Marathon,” and note that while they have made some additions and “left out a few small things, otherwise this release stays true to the original.”
Marathon: Resurrection includes the complete single-player game, with 27 solo maps and new chapter screens, as well as 16 new multiplayer maps, new monsters and weapons, high-resolution textures, new and remastered music, and more. The mod requires Unreal Tournament version 436 to run.
Released in 1994, the original Marathon was highly-advanced FPS for its day and received widespread critical acclaim, but its influence is often overlooked due to its Macintosh-exclusive pedigree. Marathon 2 was released for Windows 95 in 1996 but was given little attention, and the series is still looked upon primarily as Mac software. Bungie released the Marathon 2 source code in 1999, and the entire Marathon trilogy as freeware in 2004.
More information is available at the Marathon: Resurrection site.