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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Language Barriers
Half-Life 2

Language Barriers

Jun 14, 2014 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

Feb 12, 2014 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

Dec 27, 2013 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

Jun 6, 2013 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

Apr 28, 2013 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

Apr 8, 2013 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

Mar 17, 2013 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

Mar 4, 2013 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

Feb 3, 2013 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

Jan 13, 2013 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

What happened to Human Error?

Jan 7, 2013 Human Error 16 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
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From Earth

Jan 1, 2013 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

Feb 15, 2012 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

Dec 16, 2011 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

Dec 11, 2011 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

Dec 7, 2011 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

Dec 3, 2011 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

Nov 30, 2011 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

Nov 21, 2011 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

Nov 15, 2011 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

Nov 6, 2011 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...

Human Error Source Code Released
Half-Life 2

Human Error Source Code Released

Jul 30, 2011 Human Error 8 comments

You may have listened to Roundtable discussion about Developing Mods as F/OSS on Podcast 17, or you may have listened to Roundtable discussion - The Future...

First ever weapon render
Half-Life 2

First ever weapon render

Jan 7, 2011 Water 15 comments

Last month we were super exited to see Human Error as a nominee for Editor's Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod. We would like to thank Moddb and all the...

'Water' announced
Half-Life 2

'Water' announced

Dec 3, 2010 Water 19 comments

Today we're announcing our latest project Water, singleplayer adventure and puzzle modification. Water is a total conversion, and in no way related to...

Alyx Mode and More
Half-Life 2

Alyx Mode and More

Jul 28, 2010 Human Error 29 comments

So, it's about two weeks after the release of the Traitor Mode, and we have been working on some updates.

Human Error Coop - Beta Released
Half-Life 2

Human Error Coop - Beta Released

Jul 14, 2010 Human Error 23 comments

Human Error Coop - Beta, and its Traitor Mode has been released. The first version Beta 1.0.5 has two traitor mode maps. You play as the four metrocop...

Alien Grunt and Alien Controller Give Away
Half-Life 2

Alien Grunt and Alien Controller Give Away

May 29, 2010 Human Error 16 comments

Today I came home and found my apartment and furniture all burnt. Then I went to the fridge and found the salami covered in bees. When I was in the bathroom...

Human Error Co-op - Traitor Mode
Half-Life 2

Human Error Co-op - Traitor Mode

Apr 26, 2010 Human Error 30 comments

Today we are announcing Human Error Co-op, and the all new Traitor Mode.

Human Error Released
Half-Life 2

Human Error Released

Feb 9, 2010 Human Error 121 comments

The death of the Nihilanth threw the Xenian army into disarray, and the subsequent portal storms stranded many on Earth in the wake of Combine occupation...

This Is Larson
Half-Life 2

This Is Larson

Feb 6, 2010 Human Error 24 comments

Human Error is ready, and we're releasing it on either Sunday or Monday, pending on whether or not we are satisfied with the pineapple model. It's taken...

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