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Eric Zhao Ou, aka "Eriance" is an anime 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).


Eriance entered the doom community back in 1998, 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, Eriance 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 Eriance to join the ZDoom community, and later GZdoom. Eriance has since been active member of the Doom community, primarily contributing custom weapons and monsters sprites to the community (most of them are in his mod, "Demon Eclipse"). Many of his monsters used in DE and elsewhere are featured in Daniel "Tormentor667" Gimmer's Beastiary.

Eriance has since made some contributions to Knee-Deep in ZDoom, Skulltag, and several other mods within the general Zdoom community. His newest announced project is Hellion, a Anime-style mod based loosely on Heretic and Hexen, while at the same time working to finish the second half of DE.

Doom Projects

  • Demon Eclipse (WIP w/ demo released)
  • Hellion (WIP)
  • Ghoul Hunter (abandoned?)

Non-Doom Project

Besides Doom, Eriance has taken part in several videogame projects. He is the primary concept artist for "Megaman: New Horizon", "Exodus Prime", and several other fan-based projects.

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