You wake up and remember nothing except your name – Gordon.
Where are you?
Why are you here?
What are you supposed to do?
Can you figure it out?
Author’s Note: “An episodic narrative mod.
Explore the remains of a town destroyed by its own tragedy in a collection of short, interactive vignettes.
Solve environmental puzzles and uncover the mystery of how, somewhere along the line, the whole world fell out of existence completely.”
Keys is a short first person art installation that provides a visceral and thought provoking experience combined with rich environments and striking imagery.
It is greatly influenced by our admiration for games like Good Morning, Commander, The Barista series, Kairo, and Radiator.
Author’s Note: “Courage is the name of a machine and a state of mind.
This mod is not strictly set in the Half-Life universe, but it can be. You don’t play as Gordon Freeman, but you can if you’d like.You might get the wrong idea if I said it reminds me of something that’d happen if L4D2 collided with Dear Esther, so forget I said that. You get to do stuff, I promise.”
Set in both the heart and outside of City 17, “The Citizen Returns” contains the final chapters of our citizen’s story, as well as an updated version of Part II.
The story takes place shortly after a failed assassination attempt on Dr. Breen leads to the first ever use of the Overwatch Broadcast system by The Resistance, represented by former garage
owner Larry Soderstrom Jr.
The Combine forces decide to capture him and try to use his public repentance and execution as a means to appease the emergent rebellion.
The Citizens of City 17 however have other ideas in mind. Larry is now a symbol for the rebellion and a key asset in a bigger plot to deal a fatal blow to the Combine and its grip on humankind…
For this competition, entrants had to create an area from which the player must escape.
This “Escape” is most probably accomplished through the solving of some puzzle and/or combat.
The area can be a room, a series of rooms or even outside. The concept is that the player must find a way to move outside of the area.
I was hoping for some clever puzzles, hopefully environmental in nature and not some obscure and impossible to solve button pressing sequence.
This mod contains 3 official entries, one extra entry and a bonus map made over a longer time period.
Eight maps, all set in Raveholm, with one simple objective: Escape.
Look out for traps, hiding places, and anything else that can save your neck.
Each map offers something different and fresh, so make sure you take your time and enjoy the screams!
Starting in a sewer, you must travel through 4 distinct environments.
Your ultimate goal is your bed – yes, that’s right, your bed.
There’s nothing better than sleeping in a comfortable bed after fighting your way through to it.
Good Luck and Sweet Dreams! Don’t let the headcrabs bite.
What a beautiful day! Shame you’ve got nothing better to do than hang around monitoring the radio.
Well, today is your lucky day. You get a message to help some citizens reach White Forest.
Can you help them?
Only one way to find it!
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