Eric Ou (Amuscaria)


Eric Zhao Ou, also known as Amuscaria and formerly Eriance, is a graphics artist who sprites and maps within the Doom community. His primary focus is on custom weapons and monsters, although he maps as well (usually only for his own personal projects).


Eric Ou entered the Doom community back in 1998 as Eriance, where he joined up with the Hellstorm team as one of the sprite artists. Unfortunately, the project was abandoned soon after and many of his sprites remained unused. After the Hellstorm team broke up, Eric vanished from the Doom community until 2005 where he announced his own personal project Demon Eclipse, which recycled many of the sprites he made for Hellstorm. Demon Eclipse prompted Eric to join the ZDoom community, and later GZDoom. Besides Demon Eclipse, the monsters have been utilized by other modders, as well as being part of the Realm667 beastiary section. Eric's contributions to the ZDoom scene include Knee-Deep in ZDoom and the Skulltag source port. Demon Eclipse saw its first two episodes released on the /idgames archive in 2006, but the third episode was never completed, and in 2014 development switched to "Demon Eclipse: Hellforged Edition" focusing on a Hell episode with completely revamped weapons, monsters, and maps focusing on the 'hell-tech' theme. The first episode of Demon Eclipse, with the additions made after 2006, was re-released by Blue Shadow as a stand-alone mod. In 2015, Hellforged Edition itself ceased development, until Eric announced in 2017 that he was working on getting the first episode of Hell-Forged released. Two years later that episode, Fortress Of Anguish, released as version 1.00 on August 18th 2019 of the mod. It received one of that year's Cacowards, and work has continued on the next episode.

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