Half-Life 2: Short Stories Developer Team. We have released our first mod Human Error EP1, and we are currently working on Human Error Co-op.

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Friday Update I
Half-Life 2

Friday Update I

From Earth 6 comments

So, if you didn't catch it last week: From Earth is now available for download on Steam. We have already shipped a bunch of updates to From Earth. Read...

Public Beta Release
Half-Life 2

Public Beta Release

From Earth 13 comments

The From Earth public beta is now available for download via Steam here. From Earth requires you to own Half-Life 2 on your Steam account, but you should...

Public Beta Release Date
Half-Life 2

Public Beta Release Date

From Earth 4 comments

So, the current release date for the public beta will be 10th of March 2016. There was some big bugs that I wanted to fix so I had to delay it a little...

Public Beta
Half-Life 2

Public Beta

From Earth 11 comments

So, right now our plan is to release a public beta in the end of February on Steam as a free download. There's still some things I need to figure out...

Merging Items
Half-Life 2

Merging Items

From Earth 0 comments

If you missed the previous article about Custom Items consider reading it first, as it explains some of how the items work in From Earth. Item Merging...

Teaser Trailer
Half-Life 2

Teaser Trailer

From Earth 7 comments

So luckily I managed to get my PX fixed. Turns out only the power source was fried. Last week I talked a bit about the Custom Items in From Earth. It's...

Voice Actors Streams and Alien Posters
Half-Life 2

Voice Actors Streams and Alien Posters

From Earth 6 comments

I have been a bit quiet recently, though I have been posting a bit more on our Twitter page. Still, things have been progressing nicely since we got accepted...

Asi pos Ruumste
Half-Life 2

Asi pos Ruumste

From Earth 3 comments

First of all, big thanks to everyone who voted for us on Steam Greenlight. I am super happy about From Earth being accepted. I can't wait to get the game...

Steam Greenlight
Half-Life 2

Steam Greenlight

From Earth 1 comment

Today we are launching our Steam Greenlight campaign. Getting From Earth to Steam is super important for us. It will allow us to make our game available...

Language Barriers
Half-Life 2

Language Barriers

From Earth 8 comments

If you are not familiar with From Earth, it's a game where you, Zenaida Liu, land on an alien planet. You don't speak the language. You don't know anything...

Language System
Half-Life 2

Language System

From Earth 9 comments

So what is the Language System in From Earth? Simply put, it's the system that allows players to learn the alien language, and speak it to the aliens...

Fighting System
Half-Life 2

Fighting System

From Earth 11 comments

From Earth will allow players to either take completely peaceful road or to attack their hunters. Here's a short look on the fighting system in From Earth...

Level Designers and a Voice Actress
Half-Life 2

Level Designers and a Voice Actress

From Earth 3 comments

Last month Robert Yang from the Radiator fame tweeted about us and as a result we got a bunch of applications for both writers and level designers. I...

Playtesting From Earth
Half-Life 2

Playtesting From Earth

From Earth 6 comments

We have had more playtesters for From Earth already than we had in total for Human Error. Since we are still in the process of designing new puzzles it's...

Alien AI
Half-Life 2

Alien AI

From Earth 3 comments

When I started the Half-Life 2: Short Stories team, the idea wasn't really to focus on creating stories, but rather on creating new NPCs. I wanted to...

From The Darkness
Half-Life 2

From The Darkness

From Earth 4 comments

Today, I am going to talk little about some lighting challenges I had in From Earth. In the Source Engine 2007, the lighting for non static props is kind...

Climbing System
Half-Life 2

Climbing System

From Earth 9 comments

The climbing system kind of started from aesthetic point of view. I didn't want to use standard first-person jump techniques, ala Half-Life 2, where you...

Interaction System
Half-Life 2

Interaction System

From Earth 20 comments

One of the biggest systems in From Earth is the complete overhaul of how weapons and items work in Source.

From Earth - First Person
Half-Life 2

From Earth - First Person

From Earth 9 comments

In From Earth I wanted to try something different from Water and Last Zombie. I still wanted to be able to see the player model, but I didn't want to...

What happened to Human Error?
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

What happened to Human Error?

Human Error 17 comments

With the announcement of From Earth people have been asking where the second episode of Human Error is, or what is even going on with it. Unfortunately...

From Earth

From Earth

News 12 comments

"From Earth" takes place close to the year 3,000 when one woman and one man, Zenaida and Anthony, are sent to a remote alien planet. After fifty years...

LAST ZOMBIE - Released
Half-Life 2

LAST ZOMBIE - Released

LAST ZOMBIE 15 comments

Today we are releasing a small mod called LAST ZOMBIE. It was originally supposed to take a week to make, but as I was having a small writer's block...

World Of Water
Half-Life 2

World Of Water

Water 4 comments

Even though our team's name is Half-Life 2: Short Stories we don't start our new mod projects with a story idea, but rather with what kind of gameplay...

Speech Bubbles
Half-Life 2

Speech Bubbles

Water 4 comments

Today we are releasing the source code for the speech bubbles. We are not planning to release the whole source code for Water, atleast not yet, but if...

Making Of Water Part III
Half-Life 2

Making Of Water Part III

Water 0 comments

Today we are releasing the WATER OST and the third and final part of Making Of Water.

Making Of Water Part II
Half-Life 2

Making Of Water Part II

Water 2 comments

This is the second part of Making Of Water. In this part, Henri tells us a little bit about the underwater world of Water. Stay tuned, when we release...

Making Of Water Part I
Half-Life 2

Making Of Water Part I

Water 4 comments

Now that Water has been released we are already planning our next projects. If you haven't played Water yet, download it now. With the Mod Of The Year...

A quick look into the making of a gesture
Half-Life 2

A quick look into the making of a gesture

Water 1 comment

So it's been about a week since the release of Water and so far we have been pretty happy with the reactions. Last Saturday Podcast 17 interviewed Tero...

Water Released
Half-Life 2

Water Released

Water 10 comments

Water is a third person adventure puzzle solving game with a tongue in the cheek feel. You play as the titular mermaid Water, travelling to the Fishtown...

Water Release Date
Half-Life 2

Water Release Date

Water 18 comments

So, we finally have a release date which is about a week from now. To be more exact 13.11.2011. That means November 13th for those of you who are silly...

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