You are sent into a Russian mining outpost to investigate a distress call sent by the miners.
Figure out whats happening and try to locate any living members.
This is a short documentary about Headcrabs.
I created the concept, wrote and recorded the script and provided general artistic direction.
Niker produced the video and had full artistic control.
Niker107’s channel can be found HERE.
Borderworld Productions is the name I will use if we make more videos like this.
24th December 2017 6 Comments
A little while ago, on the Source Modding Community Discord server, with the RTSL mapping Challenges channel, I posted an unofficial weekend challenge. The theme was 3 states of matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas.
The idea was to try to encourage clever and interesting use of those ideas to create puzzles and situations for the player to face.
Unfortunately, only one person sent a map in and this is it.
It’s very short but offers some simple puzzles.
This mod features 17 individually created entries to play, each using the idea of combining at least 3 themes from the list below.
They are set in a variety of locations and have multifarious gameplay ideas.
This could be one of the best Villes ever!
Much, much later than expected or hoped but I am pleased to announce exactly what is happening next year regarding the mapping challenges.
I will give a brief summary of each event and a link to that event for everybody interested to read the details.
It’s been a lot of work and there are still plenty of things to finalise but I am sure it will be worth it.
Right, let’s start with the overview. I have created a calendar (which took WAY longer than expected), which contains all the events. Each event has a link to the main page as well as the individual challenges of each event, except for the EMCs.
The Lambda Cup is the new name for the Hammer Cup. I changed it because I wanted more flexibility. It’s more or less the same as this year, but the points, prizes and judges have been improved. The Suffix for these events will continue to be “Ville”.
Homepage: LAMBDA CUP 2018
The Mesa cup is a series of 3 mapping challenges built for the retail version of Black Mesa. The Crowbar Collective will official support the Cup, but more details on that soon. The suffix for these events will probably be “Zone”.
Homepage: MESA CUP
Hereby now known as EMCs, the challenges will last either 50 or 72 hours and be focused on very specific ideas and concepts. The suffix for these events will probably be “Ism”. The homepage for these events does not contain much detail yet. The calendar also has “potential EMC dates”, in cases modders want a weekend mapping objective.
Homepage: EXPERIMENTAL MAPPING CHALLENGES
I can’t say much about this yet, but you will see from the calendar that it is the longest mapping challenge of the year. Stay tuned for details.
Homepage: SPECIAL CHALLENGE
17th December 2017 7 Comments
Escape. A simple word but one with many possibilities.
In this old school mod, you simply have to escape.
Don’t expect beautiful views , clever puzzles or rewards for careful exploring.
Expect some fun shooting enemies though!
Lever Software brings together leaked maps and specially created demo maps (by them) into one pack.
It’s not a story-driven experience, maps must be loaded manually via the menu (NOT console, don’t worry!), some maps do not even have combat or interaction, but others do.
All in all, it’s an interesting experience but do not expect a mod in the traditional sense.
Please note, this is NOT the same release as Jim Partridge’s Aftermath, it just happens to share the same name.
At the end of Blue Shift you escape with a few scientists. Dr. Rosenberg is one of them.
In this mod, you continue that story.
You are Corporal Timothy Collins, an HECU marine sent from Black Mesa to the mysterious Area 99.
Your mission: recapture Dr Rosenberg who escaped from Black Mesa and go to A-99.
It’s December already – where did the rest of the year go?
I’m hoping to finish everything related to the mapping challenges for next year, plus I also hope to start a new updating event, similar to 100 Summer Days of Nostalgia but smaller in scope and commitment.
I’d also like to start a discussion about the possibility of creating a story-based RTSL EP2 SP mod.
Anyway, what have you got planned?
1st December 2017 49 Comments
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