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4 comments by HopeLessCatE on Jul 25th, 2015

The second month of summer is coming to an end, and we believe that it is time to reveal some of our cards and share new information with the fans of Lost Story and Half-Life universe.

The development process of Lost Story is going since 2012 and we haven't had any stops ever since. Well, there are minor exceptions such as exams, but we are still pursuing a goal of making the process as much stable as possible, preferably 8-12 hours and 5 days a week.

We really appreciate Your feedback. Remember, we are always happy to look through Your response about our line of work. Do not hesitate to submit your questions in the comment section, we will always answer them.

Back to the topic at hand.

In the middle of 2014 we've begun working on the custom content for Lost Story, like inanimate objects, characters, weapons. And we can speak freely in regard of the weapon development process. As of now we are working on adding new elements of weaponry into the game. This requires writing a special code and script, as you can imagine. This will allow any armed unit have it's own set of characteristics with their own pros and cons. Don't forget that all weapons in the games are balanced. This is another matter that we are paying special attention to during the tests.

The weapon system in "Lost Story: The Last Days of Earth" will be similar to the one you've seen in Left 4 Dead 2. Basically, you will be able to carry one type of weapon for each slot:

  1. Close combat weapon
  2. Light weapon
  3. Heavy weapon
  4. Special equipment

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In addition to that you will be available to attach certain mods to your weapons such as silencers, scopes (holographic, optical, etc.), laser pointers, flashlights and so on. Unfortunately, you will not be able to craft the legendary Canadian sniper rifle (a crowbar with a sniper scone and a suppressor)... at least not until the release of the Collector's Edition.We are having a very long a bitter discussion regarding the problem of shooting through some objects and walls like in Counter-Strike: Source or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The opinions in our team vary. Basically, there are 3 possible scenarios.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive bullet penetration

On the one hand, given the opportunity to shoot through walls, the player can simply obliterate anything in the next room, causing a huge imbalance in player's advantage. The AI won't be able to recognize the source of the threat and in most cases will die before having an opportunity to shoot back.

On the other hand, both the player and the AI have the opportunity to shoot through walls. The AI will be able to react, but the reaction time is too quick, which causes an immediate response. Imagine if someone would shoot the player in the wide open field while the player is blindfolded.

The final variant is the best so far. Both the AI and the player can shoot through walls. The AI also has the ability to remember the last known position from where they were fired upon and they will suppress this position for some time. Unfortunately, as in the second variant, the AI will be able to react to different sounds like objects falling of player's steps, which allows the AI to gain an advantage against the player. As a result, the player will fill as if he was playing with other players with AIM-bot support.

This is the main reason why the chances of these features to appear in the final version of the game is highly unlikely. It will mainly depend on the results of the tests on every game location.

As always, You can leave Your feedback in the comment section. We will certainly be glad to know Your opinion on the progress so far.

"In the meantime... This is where I get off." - G-Man.

Hunting the game with number 3,
Lost Stories Team.

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Shizzzler
Shizzzler Dec 11 2013, 2:19pm says:

Seems like Valve from now on allows a 3rd party commercial use of their engine
Stanley Parable, Black Mesa and now this

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Strider[RUS] Creator
Strider[RUS] Dec 11 2013, 6:07pm replied:

They always did. Titanfall, Garrysmod, Alien Swarm, etc.

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Shizzzler
Shizzzler Dec 11 2013, 6:49pm replied:

You said commercial, meaning it will be priced unlike Alien Swarm and Garrysmod?

P.S.. I didn't knew Titanfall is using Source Engine :0

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greeneyedgirl927
greeneyedgirl927 Dec 20 2013, 2:55pm replied:

Let's hope Underhell gets that treatment.

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Strider[RUS] Creator
Strider[RUS] Dec 11 2013, 7:17pm replied:

Yeah, something like that. Lost Story is no longer a Free to Play game. But don't worry, price will be low.
By the way, GarrysMod isn't a F2P game, too.

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Dec 10 2013, 8:36pm says:

Will this be canon with the HL2 universe now that it's becoming a full game?

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HopeLessCatE Creator
HopeLessCatE Dec 11 2013, 10:27am replied:

Game will be unofficial spin off in HL2 universe. We think that game will not be canon with official HL2 universe. Also, we don't violate canons of Valve's HL2 universe.

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Miia
Miia Dec 9 2013, 6:12am says:

Voted!

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HopeLessCatE Creator
HopeLessCatE Dec 7 2013, 6:59am says:

Just a small announcement.
Media-release and the first line of news will begin next monday (09.12.13) and will keep up till wednesday (11.12.13).

We were working for a year. We were silent for a year. Now we are ready to share some fresh news with you.

In touch with you, The Lost Stories Team.

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Starscre4M
Starscre4M Nov 25 2013, 11:19am says:

why did it get banned from greenlight?

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Strider[RUS] Creator
Strider[RUS] Nov 26 2013, 4:17pm replied:

Minor complications. Don't worry, everything's fine.

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pegran
pegran Nov 24 2013, 3:42am says:

is this still on source engine?

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Strider[RUS] Creator
Strider[RUS] Nov 24 2013, 3:34pm replied:

Sure

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Guest
Guest Nov 22 2013, 5:46pm says:

Lost Story, coming... Not now.

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