Archive for August 2009


Audio Interview with Raphaël Gilot

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

We chat about the mod’s creation, its development and its bad points, along with some other topics. At just over 33 minutes there’s plenty of joking round in addition to some serious discussion.

This interview was recorded over 4 separate Skype calls and as such you may notice the editing. I also would like to apologze for some of the background sounds. I didn’t realize how sensitive my microphone is!


29th August 2009 No Comments

Poll Question 136 – Do you think the R & D mod will spawn more puzzles mods?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

There’s little doubt that Research & Development is one of the greatest mod ever made for any game. It’s beautiful, thouyght provoking and fun to play.

In fact I think it’s so good I started to wonder whether it would spawn “clone” mods. WIll other mod authors start to create similar mods? Maybe, but more importantly I hope it makes authors realize that puzzles can be so much more interesting.

So, do you think it will spawn more puzzles mods?


15th August 2009 22 Comments

Mandate of Liberation

for Half-Life 2

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Gordon arrives on a single carriage to provide support for daring resistance operation in City 12.

You objective is to lure a Strider into the open so that it can be destroyed and studied.

Of course, the Combine have other ideas. With a few rebels you set out to try.

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Total Downloads: 65812th August 2009
15 Comments and 5 recommendations, 1 say "Play It Later"

Finding a Lost Dog: Escape

for Half-Life 2

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This was due to be part of a 4-part mappack but is now available as a single map.

The map starts just after you have found and released Dog from a Combine storage area.

Your objective is to get him and yourself to the chopper to be extracted.

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Total Downloads: 1,11511th August 2009
12 Comments and 11 recommendations with no significant bias

Induction

for Half-Life

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This is a Russian mod, with English subtitles, that lets you play as Gordon Freeman before that fateful day.

As the name suggests it takes you through your induction and some training.

There’s no combat, but you do need to use your crowbar to help a fellow scientist.

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Total Downloads: 1,3219th August 2009
15 Comments and 8 recommendations with no significant bias

SP Balcony

for Half-Life 2

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This is a rescue mission. You need to rescue Uriah, a Vortigaunt.

Be careful though because if he dies the mission ends. In fact you have to protect him from himself because he is very brave.

Can you get him out of his cell and lead him to a Portal? Good Luck

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Total Downloads: 1,4635th August 2009
36 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Ghost In The Game

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

I want to talk about consciousness and gaming. I’ll touch on a number of areas and all of them deserve more depth and detail than I’ve given them. The purpose of this article is to explore some ideas and hopefully be the catalyst for some interesting discussions.

So, let’s get started.

Where are you? Not where are you sitting but where is your consciousness? Is it purely in you brain or is your brain a conduit from which it accesses the physical world?


4th August 2009 12 Comments

Drowned World

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This mod continues from the end of Pyramid and sets the player in a world where the sea is rising.

You encounter almost all of Half-Life 2’s enemies and a great outdoor area.

There is some interesting backtracking and even a bonus map if you are lucky.

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Total Downloads: 1,8054th August 2009
79 Comments and 21 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Discussion Podcast 000

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

For the very first PP Podcast I am joined by Matt Glanville AKA CrowbarSka, maker of Union and the soon to be released Corn Of The Dead.

We discuss 5 selected mods from July 2009 and also chat a little bit about viewpoints. The show lasts just under 38 minutes.

I hope you enjoy the show and please don’t hesitate to provide feedback about the format etc.


4th August 2009 6 Comments