Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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About From Earth with 0 comments by Au-heppa on Oct 22nd, 2014


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 for bigger audience and make updating the game a lot easier. If you want to help, please vote for us. 

 

As for the progress on the project, we have been doing some good work. We finally have new models for Zenaida and Anthony, made by citizen_j. 

Other people have joined the team as well, including Christiaan Bakker as a composer and Almir Jašarevič as a 2d artist. CzechDeath has continued making great looking concept art. We are still looking for voice actors to voice Zenaida, and the female aliens. Bingo has already recorded most of his lines for the male aliens, and has done a great job. Even though the script is not quite finished yet, it's important to fill those roles so that we can better test the Language System. 


I myself have been working hard on the script, while simultaneously doing some level design and tweaking the gameplay. 

If you are interested on Source Engine development, or to keep up with From Earth process, follow the project on Twitter. I will be releasing some Source Engine programming / animating tutorials in few days and posting the link there. 

You can ask me anything on the  From Earth Facebook page or  From Earth Twitter profile 

Looking for help

We are looking for any kind of help. While short contributions are welcome as well, we are specifically looking for people who have a little bit more time to spend for From Earth. We are looking for designers to spend more time, and give input on our fighting and item crafting system. We still need to design more puzzles, but we want to focus more on the interactions with the aliens as well as the fighting system. 

If you are interested in applying, you can send me a message on ModdbTwitterFacebook, or e-mail me at au-heppa@hlssmod.net

Gameplay Designer
While we are at the stage where we don't want to add or change anything big (we are more likely to remove than add anything), we are looking for active help on fine tuning the gameplay. As I am currently the only active designer it's very hard to get constant feedback on all the different elements of the game. We need someone who has time and interest in the project. 

Level Designers
We are looking for two different types of Level Designers. Firstly, we need people that can bring existing levels an aesthetic quality, and are experienced with lighting, texturing, and the general make up in Hammer. Screenshots and/or example maps are required. 

We are also looking for general level designers, such as anyone who has a lot of experience designing different types of puzzles for games like Portal 2. Source engine or Hammer experience is not necessary. You only need to be able to design levels well, whether it is on paper or Google Sketchup or what ever you find best suited. 

Script Editor
We are looking for someone with a bunch of time on and interest on the project to bring the Script and dialogue to good quality. The story includes flashbacks showing a little bit of Zenaida's backstory and reflects the choices the player has made during the game. 

Sound Designer
We are looking for a talented sound designer to create custom sounds for all the alien and human technology. 

Concept Artists
Most of the concept work will revolve around the industrial era Alien technology and architecture. Samples of previous work required. We already have a strong set of existing concept art for you to draw on. 

Voice actors and actresses
We are currently looking for voice actors to do the female alien voices, as well as human voices including Zenaida's voice. 

The aliens will be speaking an alien language specifically designed for this mod. Their dialogue is partly already written and ready for recording. Examples will be provided if you are interested. 

Other
We are interested in getting any help we can get, especially world texture creators and prop modellers. 

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JewelOfRio
JewelOfRio Sep 30 2014, 3:48am says:

Are There any good alternatives to Valves own mapping tool? Because I heard Hammer is A bitch to work with.

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Crypt
Crypt Oct 2 2014, 8:32pm replied:

Hammer's easy to use and (generally) work with, it's just a buggy little ****, and the engine *itself* a bitch to work with. Hammer on its own is fine, and I'd recommend that to start with anyway since there's so much documentation.

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TheDiddyHop
TheDiddyHop Oct 1 2014, 2:35pm replied:

Hammer is one of the easiest to use mapping tools i have ever used. the only problems you'll have is configuring it, and even that's easy.

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brutalboy55
brutalboy55 Aug 6 2014, 11:40am says:

Good trailer

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Meraqel
Meraqel Jul 21 2014, 3:02pm says:

What if about G-man: What if G-man is like Q from Star Trek New Generation. I mean not god-like but still powerful enough. xD

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λpone
λpone Aug 2 2014, 4:30am replied: Online

That's what I thinking. 0.o

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Crypt
Crypt Jun 8 2014, 7:48am replied:

I got very scared (and angry) during the Steampipe updates. Is there no limit to the amount of things Valve can break?

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nickyforiasha
nickyforiasha Jul 27 2014, 1:07am replied:

isnt steam pipe a beta feature?

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Crypt
Crypt Jul 27 2014, 2:35am replied:

I don't think so. I do know that Valve left various Source modders stuck, unable to work on anything for a bit.

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Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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