Escape the confines of City 17 and strike a blow for the resistance!

As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions. Now, in Episode Two, you must battle and race against Combine forces as you traverse the White Forest to deliver a crucial information packet stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of fellow resistance scientists.

Episode Two is the second of a planned trilogy of games that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life adventure. Unique weapons, vehicles, and new creatures, friends, and enemies all make an appearance.

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About CUBE with 5 comments by Stephen_Harrison on Mar 28th, 2015


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To tell the truth, we’ve been working on the project since January but didn’t hurry to announce anything, let alone to reopen the project’s profile. We were in a very unstable situation, and our work could stop right after it started. But now, when the project is 20% ready and the working process has been arranged (although it is slightly worse than before), we have decided that it’s time for CUBE to come back to ModDB.

06 05

However, despite things are getting better and better, we still won’t talk about correct forecasts and exact release dates. Otherwise we will feel very uncomfortable if the main working computer breaks down AGAIN… You probably remember that the machine we work on now is rather bad, and its technical characteristics can be compared with those of… a cobblestone! (By the way, it proves that Source Engine will work, though badly, even on a granite block.)

04 03

And now we have to switch from the cheerful speeches to a small, but unpleasant news. Unfortunately, considering the technical condition of the studio after all the losses and difficulties, we think that CUBE will be the last project of AASC. We're glad to receive plenty of positive feedback but also do understand that it can't be compared with the efforts put in the work… So after release of CUBE we are likely to lack both financial and technical resources to continue our activities. Moreover, the winds of change that blow into the lives of main AASC developers don't contribute to effective work.

02 Welcome Back

On the other hand, it is just prediction about the distant and uncertain future; who knows whether it will come true? At the moment the main thing is to finish CUBE.

We hope that there will be no more force majeur events in the development process and that we will be able to recover and not to disappoint our audience.

We thank those few people who remained with us and did not lose faith in our work despite all the miseries we’ve faced.

Dev.Team AASC
26.03.2015

P.S. You can read more about the mentioned closing of our projects in 2014 here, and then read our latest working news.


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Рано или поздно это должно было случиться, и вот этот долгожданный момент настал. Модификация CUBE – некогда дебютный проект студии AASC – наконец-то возвращается обратно на ModDB!

Если быть честным, то работы над самим проектом были возобновлены ещё после нового года, но мы не спешили что-либо публиковать на эту тему и уж тем более заново открывать страницу проекта, так как в тот момент у нас была очень шаткая ситуация. В любой момент всё могло закончиться, так толком и не начавшись.
Нынче, когда процент готовности проекта вновь достиг 20%, а сам процесс работы был кое-как налажен (хоть он теперь и похуже, чем раньше), мы приняли решение постепенно возвращать проект обратно на ModDB.

06 05

Тем не менее, несмотря на то, что ситуация вроде бы устоялась, мы по-прежнему не будем давать каких-либо точных прогнозов насчёт выпуска проекта… А то будет потом неудобно, если у нас ОПЯТЬ сломается компьютер и всю работу придётся свернуть. Напомним, что нынче нам приходится работать на очень, очень плохом оборудовании, которое своими техническими характеристиками сравнимо разве что… с булыжником. (Но зато доказывает тот факт, что Source Engine будет, хотя и плохо, работать даже на куске гранита.)

04 03

А теперь, несмотря на изначальный бодрящий тон – одна маленькая, но плохая новость. К сожалению, ввиду ужасного технического состояния студии после всех тех невзгод, что она пережила, проект CUBE станет нашей последней работой. Надо сказать, что обратная полезная отдача от наших работ… пускай, может, и положительная, но в целом по своим объемам по сравнению с тем, что мы вкладываем… В общем, после выпуска мода CUBE нам будет больше невыгодно этим заниматься, так как у нас больше нет на это средств – ни финансовых, ни технических. Да и текущая эпоха перемен в жизни участников основного состава студии мало способствует нашей деятельности.

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С другой стороны, это тоже прогноз на далёкое неопределённое будущее, и не факт, что он сбудется. Сейчас главное – доделать мод CUBE.

Мы надеемся, что очередных непредвиденных ситуаций более с нами не приключится и мы сможем хоть как-то реабилитировать себя в глазах тех, кто следит за проектом, и частично вернуть свои утраченные позиции.

Спасибо тем немногочисленным людям, которые продолжали оставаться с нами и верить в нашу работу несмотря на все невзгоды, с которыми мы сталкивались.

Dev.Team AASC
26.03.2015

P.S. Вы можете прочитать об упомянутом закрытии проектов в 2014 году здесь, а затем ознакомиться с нашими последними рабочими новостями.

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Opinionator
Opinionator Dec 16 2011, 4:25pm says:

Any good single player mods for HL2 thats are not posted on Moddb?

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McKane
McKane Aug 19 2011, 5:10pm says:

If Valve are going to make Half Life 2: Episode Three, they have got to make it full of revenge for Alyx's father. Like, to try and wipe the combine forces straight out of City 17, to make it a free city.

Then maybe a new threat?

This is just my opinion, so I'm not trying to make it be like that, but I would like it like that.

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wolfedya
wolfedya Sep 15 2011, 12:30am replied:

Mate......I personally think
They sure hell know we want 3rd episode.......they're making it.....quietly but makin it!

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kirby2
kirby2 Mar 7 2012, 8:25am replied:

THERE ONLY MAKEING HALF LIFE 3!!!!!!!!

ontopic:
HOW THE HECK WHERE IS THE GAME DOWNLOAD BUTTON

+2 votes     reply to comment
masternerdguy
masternerdguy Sep 17 2011, 6:03pm replied:

they'll probably just say "oh did we mention hl3 is coming in a month" one day and get everyone excited.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus Sep 24 2011, 2:35pm replied:

It'll be amazing when the first peice of media is released from Valve, the internet will explode with anticipation...

+8 votes     reply to comment
Juffe
Juffe Jun 14 2011, 6:27pm says:

NEED episode 3! :D

+4 votes     reply to comment
boodah72
boodah72 Mar 26 2011, 11:02am says:

half life 2 episode 3 FTW

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george92_stefan
george92_stefan Mar 1 2011, 11:39am says:

Indeed, the game was pretty good. Good dose sequences, although it is true, Gordon + Range + gun indoors WAS seriously getting old. I for one can not wait to get out of the first quarter of game that you spend it more underground.
Late onset, but improvements sufficient for me.

As for negative comments on the graphics: a virtual world where some want to reproduce perfectly the reality and can destroy anything, it means that we must be very full of complex ... idea is to know that it is still a game. Furthermore, the studios spend 80% of production during the engine, graphics and effects, it clearly will not offer the story, concept, cohesive atmosphere, gameplay elements so smart. That is exactly the key issues for a game.
I for one look at Far Cry 2 and Crysis + sigh ... no monsters as much as realism, graphics broken mouth ... starvation, but ... freakin 'classic shooters in the most boring way.
I have heard comments like that **** what about the Neverwinter Nights 2, we should take lessons from Dungeon Siege. It's like comparing chess with (respectively) plates.

You can say what you will about Gates and Episode 2, but remain one of the most "valid" producers play. And I wait for Episode 3. When it is. Next year 2 years 3. I'll play, no matter how stupid you look to other games 'realistic'. Because, think-Dacians bathrooms, one is to reproduce photographic reality it's another to have a design concept and art design that will serve to create an atmosphere of a universe, to tell an interesting story and to leave some questions as Small ago ... :-) :-)

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RangerC
RangerC Feb 2 2011, 3:44pm says:

i heard that EP2 has some Beta eastereggs.

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commando241
commando241 Feb 21 2011, 1:47pm replied:

I wish it was easter so i can find the eastereggs...Or maybe its just eggs :-)

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Held Online
Held Feb 3 2011, 12:33pm replied:

did you?

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