DoomEd

for Half-Life 2

11th July 2007

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

Version 2.1 has been released! The updated version of the game has improved graphics at the start of the game and some bugs that were reported have been fixed.

Story

You are Maxine Squire, an undergrad scientist and part-time urban explorer. You are on the tube home after a night out in the West End. It’s late, you’re alone in the carriage, passing from station to station, dark to light, when unexpectedly, the train stops – at Down Street. You’ve never heard of Down Street. The doors open. A seconds pause. You can’t resist – you step onto the platform. The doors close with a slam and the train moves off, disappearing from sight.

About

DoomEd is a single-player first person shooter learning game that combines science and history with FPS action, taking players through the horror of bio-terrorism and WWII chemical experimentation gone wrong.

The backstory mixes factual content (the WW2 experiments at Porton Down, Chemical Defence Experimental Station, ‘urban exploration’ in disused London underground stations) with fiction and fantasy (a lost labyrinth populated with human mutants and military personnel who believe the war is still going on).

The action is set in the labyrinth of lost London underground stations and tunnels that have not been in operation for over fifty years. The game follows the conventions of FPS gameplay – interweaving between orientation/exploration and action/warfare with mutants but replacing puzzles with science-based problems and puzzles, drawing on appropriate aspects of the KS4 science curriculum.

Aims

“DoomEd is a research project exploring ways in which learning and gameplay can be seamlessly blended; not so that the learning is by stealth or disguised or dressed up as something else, but where understanding, knowledge and/or skills are required to complete a game. Where learning content is intrinsic or and endogenous (Malone, 1980) in the gameplay and where realistic content is situated within ‘fantasy’ gameplay.

We want to harness the attention that people give to playing games. We want to bring curriculum content to life, by putting it into an authentic scenario and letting kids ‘play and discover’, rather than being ‘told and tested’. We want to invade the space between home and school (bedroom and classroom) – the space where kids play and interact, but so easily could be learning, thinking and reflecting at the same time. We want to use gameplay to draw them into learning.

We want to test the validity of this approach to learning and compare it with ‘conventional’ teaching methodologies and e-learning content. We want to see if a games approach can affect students’ understanding, retention and enjoyment of learning.

As you look around you see old posters and signs: ‘Dig for Victory’ and ‘Return Fare 2d’. Bemused, but deadly curious, you walk into the only open tunnel. In the distance you hear a tortured scream!”

Basic Details
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Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3

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    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
    Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
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    Play It Now!

    4 recommendations, average score: 4.75 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.19 (what's that?)
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    15 Comments

    1. Thanks to everybody (And there were quite a few!) who emailed me about this mod. It took a few days to post because I was waiting for permission to use the text and screenshots from the official homepage.

    2. Senator33

      First puzzle is pretty rough. Can’t figure how to turn on the power to open the rear bay door.

      Can get it to flash on, but not stay on…

    3. the first puzzle is in 2 parts really.without explaining what to do I will tell you that if you look at pictures 1 and 4 you will be able to get past this part

    4. Dufferx

      I think they had some success with their endeavor, however there is relatively little action.

    5. sicknewt

      Hi Dufferx,

      The mod is fairly short, it is intended to be the first level of a larger game but we built this as a “proof of concept” in the hope that we will be able to make more of the game at some point…

      As this is the first level that is why it is relatively easy in terms of fighting and why the puzzles are not too difficult.

      sicknewt, DESQ
      http://www.desq.co.uk/doomed

    6. hyp

      puzzles were interesting, however ending with ‘the end” and geting killed w no recourse is a frustrating way to finish.

      also I completed all the sections shown in the screeshots, except the periodic tables one, never saw it but still got to the end?

      overall an enjoyable diversion but to make it great i’d recommend more playtesting. several places I got stuck to the wall/floor or pinned in with no apparent cause and had to go back to a saved game to try again.

    7. An intersting little mod with another appoach. This time you enter a complex from WW2 that encountered several problem so you will need to solve several puzzles mostly easy and in relation with chemistry or at least science, to make your way trhough. Fight are really easy cause this is not the aim of this ‘school mod” I found it really enjoyble…even if the lack of action and the abrupt ending cut this mod to be perfect

    8. The Abandoned Workshops

      Gameplay:
      There’s not a lot of action in this one, but still a small amount with zombies. The main objective of the modification is to learn and solve puzzles to get out of the facility. These puzzles are not hard to solve at all and the action is very easy to fight through, plenty of supplies given to the player. There’s also a nice quiz you can take part of, where you must answer five questions to win the items in the storage room. But this part is bugged and you get the same questions repeated to you at times. New voice acting, rather fitting with the date it is set and sets the mood a little different, but some do drag on a little bit.

      Design:
      The train at the start is very well made, but the rest of the map is rather average but nothing that puts you off while playing. Texture choices are set to a choice of white bricks and concrete with a few others that are used well. Lighting was moderate, some intense red lighting though which looked a little bad. Use of props were moderate and the map contained little effects such as steam and electricity to give it more of a destroyed look.

      Conclusion:
      Good map to learn while you play with easy yet moderate fights.

      Rating: 70%

    9. Mike.L

      This map rocked, I like the mix of science and action.!!!!

    10. Andyno

      Hi. I’m stuck in the “earth-atmosphere room”. I’m turning valves again and again but nothing happens. What’s wrong?

    11. Leo
      Play It Later

      Good mod , but a little short I think the idea, of “learning and playing” is great. If only our school system would work this way !

    12. The guy with the crowbar
      Play It Now!

      Pretty good, one of the first mods I played (a year ago). I like the level design, and all that science-y stuff is pretty cool.

    13. Play It Now!

      I just found this oldie, not a bad little play, some different approach on puzzle solving and ya bash a few zombies along the way. for a mod from 2006 it is worthwhile in my opinion.

    14. Play It Now!

      This is a rather short but good mod. It takes place in a chemical facility, an interesting environment for a mod. It’s very Black Mesa-esque in level design. Before you download this you should know that the combat is terrible. There are a whole bunch of zombies that you can easily kill with a crowbar a few Metrocops at the end easily taken out with the pistol. If I play it again I will play it on hard and I suggest you do so yourself. The puzzles are the important point of the mod. They’re all science based and there’s even a quiz on elements. It doesn’t really make sense that the people in this facility, with the threat of losing their lives just around the corner, stop and inform the new guy about science. I just laughed when I just turned the air back on and saved my and the other person’s life then talked to them and they said “AIR!”. It’s pretty silly. The puzzles are very interesting. The only problem apart from combat is that it’s really short. If they made an entire mod with this premise I would most likely love it. To people like me who are interested in science, play it. For people who are not I can’t really recommend it.

    15. Not Found

      The requested URL /files/file.php was not found on this server.
      Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at planetphillip.filecloud.com Port 80

      noooooo,
      gone? lost forever? might be hiding , waiting to play?

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