Cursed Maze

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A screenshot of an area of first map on Cursed Maze
Cursed Maze
Author Lucas "ibm5155"
Port GZDoom
IWAD Stand-alone
Status Released
Link Download from official link


Cursed Maze is an independent game developed with the ZDoom engine, created as a school project which presents a simple history but a different gameplay.
The project had four revisions. The 2.0, released December 17, 2012 was the latest, and it is the most important too, because it adds, as well as change, many other things in the game, like voice-overs for scientists in both English and Portuguese, removal of music tracks that had legal problems, skill difficulty balance, and using new custom monsters in-place of the original, yet modified, Doom ones.

It is based off GZDoom 1.6.0 (r1418) / ZDoom 2.6.0 (r3730), and it includes QEffectsGL, a third party graphic enhancer with a custom .ini file to bring bloom and SSAO effects.

In 2015, a version of the game appeared for the GLOOME engine, released July 8, 2015. GLOOME is a derivative of GZDoom 1.8.10.


Basicaly, it is a dark maze where you need to kill six to eleven ghouls. The higher the difficulty setting, the more difficult the maze becomes to see and the more monsters to face.
A screenshot of one of the monsters
There are three monsters in the game. The first one is the Ghouldemon, a dark creature with green eyes. it is easy to kill, but look out, sometimes it "cuts the maze" to get you. The second one is the Ghoulpain. It is like the Ghouldemon, but with a light face and red eyes. It is too dangerous when you are in little areas. The third monster is the Ravishing. This is the most dangerous of the three. It can easily gets you, and has some powers that will scare you when you know what they are.


  • ray: Author of Happy Time Circus 2 mod
  • Kevin MacLeod
  • daveincamas: for Ghoul Chain sound
  • NoiseCollector:for Sonar sound
  • farbin: for Drop Chain sound
  • ibm5155:for Ghoul and scientists sounds
  • perkristian:for Super shotgun, pistol and player sounds
  • Slave2theLight:for Zombie sounds
  • harryboam: author of slimes texture
  • DaniJ: author of skinface texture
  • Stanley: author of sloppy texture
  • Chilvence: author of all SFLR textures
  • ibm5155: for eye/flicker effect, menus and ghouls textures

External Links

Cursed Maze 2.0 (GZDoom version with QEffectsGL)
Cursed Maze 2.0 alpha 5 (GLOOME version)
Official site (Portuguese)
Project's thread on the ZDoom forums