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Creator of the Minerva: Metastasis starts Ep3 work this October.

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Carcinogenesis

A faint recording of a ghostly, mechanised female voice encoded into the amplitude of a shortwave radio frequency, echoing off charged particles high in our atmosphere, leading back to transmission from a covert location in a destroyed eastern European city from an alternative, near future...

CITY 44 CALLING - CONTROLLER RELOCATED, PROJECT STLL LIVES - 47.618, -122.199 - END

... indicating that, actually, I'll be starting at a certain Valve Corporation at the beginning of October.

What does this mean for MINERVA? Right now, I don't know - I'll initially be working on Valve's own Episode Three, but after that, who knows? I seriously suspect this isn't the end for this particular chain of experiments in designing single-player Half-Life 2 maps, all conducted for fun in my spare time.

Like any of my projects, it started off small, but rapidly grew far, far, bigger. It's not finished yet, but this time I actually released something. 'Episodic' worked.

And, I accidentally acquired a job in the process. Oops?

To everyone, thanks.

Congratumalations!

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FJS
FJS

Good luck

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TheSnaps
TheSnaps

It's good to know that Valve is able to spot great talent. Good luck, and congratulations.

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sajber
sajber

Good work! :D

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Ashkandi
Ashkandi

Glad to see some people obtain his reward for the much work. Grat and good luck !

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stenchy
stenchy

Congrats! It was only a matter of time, really.

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Tsumikiri
Tsumikiri

Oh snap, nice. This mod was great, I remember a bunch of people saying he should be hired by Valve a while back. Congrats!

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jacko1121
jacko1121

Alright! Sweet

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matthewdryden
matthewdryden

Congratulations!

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davefp
davefp

Congratulations Adam! I loved playing through Metastasis, so hopefully we'll get to see more of your work in Episode 3!

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Hurude
Hurude

good news, well deserved!

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NAZ2222
NAZ2222

For me Metastasis was the best mod ever done! The work done by Adam was amazing, the lower levels especilly were mind bogging. Congratulations Mr Foster, well deserved indeed!! (just registered to said this lol)

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Chucker
Chucker

this news in inspiring to modders out there - keep making quality mods!

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XVincentX
XVincentX

congratulations ^^ ur mod is awsome btw :D

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats Adam :)

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Whizzard
Whizzard

Gratz! Most atmospheric maps ever were made by you and thus I hope you will take it to Ep3 too.

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happycheeze
happycheeze

Congratz dude!

Bound to happen ;-P

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KILLER89(FIN)
KILLER89(FIN)

As you can see, modding is good way to start possible career in game indtrusty. :)

I wish best of luck for your new job.

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norton2
norton2

Yeah man you did well u deserve this cargo in valve ! YEAH!!!!!!

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BunnyJen
BunnyJen

Congrats Adam...well deserved :)

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BRKNnode
BRKNnode

Congrats...
(you really really derserve this man...and I look forward to seeing your contributions to Ep 3 (or what ever))

and I hope you find time to continue Metastasis or that we see a hint of Metastasis in Ep 3

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Husayn-al-Musayyab
Husayn-al-Musayyab

Don't forget your friends you made here! :D <-----"self-seeking"
Good luck! And ask to Valve to hurry with Episode Three! <--"self-seeking again"

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Nathanius
Nathanius

It'd be good to have an insider in Valve for choice "leaks" on Half Life 2: Episode 3 too ;) *hint hint* *nudge nudge* *wink wink* *yaknowhatimean yaknowhatimean*

(yeah, i'm not hopeful, but it needed to be said :P)

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Fiasco
Fiasco

Great mod, love it in Follow Freeman. Congratulations and thanks for all the great work so far. Looking forward to paying you for your future efforts!

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NightSage
NightSage

Good luck man!

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP

Yay! another pro, "one of us! one of us!". Congrats on the new job with valve.

Episodic Seems to work wonders hence why I'm using that distribution method from now on.

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Flaming_Monkey
Flaming_Monkey

Awesome, you've earned it with such a great mod.

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F-Trooper
F-Trooper

Congratulations man! Love your mod.

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Reverb77
Reverb77

You never cease to amaze me, Mr. Foster, you really never do.
Congratulations, I can't wait to see your name in the Episode 3's credits.

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papermoose
papermoose

Congratulations!

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Collin03
Collin03

I always wondered why you didnt already work there. Your mod was my favorite and I'm excited to see what you do.

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kickzombies
kickzombies

Congrats, wonderful for you.
You'll make a great addition to a great developer.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Congratulations from the ModDB team Adam, the amount of work which must have gone into your Minerva Episodes is amazing so i'm sure you'll be straight into the thick of things at Valve utilizing that knowledge you already have.

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spiritwind51
spiritwind51

Ur mod was awesome! U deserve it =)

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KonichiSakai
KonichiSakai

Congrats, and good luck in your future endeavors.

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SASteinhebel
SASteinhebel

That's freakin' awesome! Congrats on...accidentally scoring the job! Hope all goes well there.

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Myriad
Myriad

Congratulations! That's a huge honor working for Valve in October. Best of luck to you!

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel

Congratulations Adam, I can't think of anyone more deserving of this recognition. It's always nice to see a modder make it to the big leagues.

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Lubbo
Lubbo

gratz! smart move from valve

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leilei
leilei

assimilated you mean

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Fast_Train
Fast_Train

Congratulation, man!

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Kaski
Kaski

Nice... Congratulations, and good luck.

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VicXxX
VicXxX

Wow congratulations :D And Good luck!

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VicXxX
VicXxX

And I bet,That with Adam EP3 Will be much more awesomeness than without him!!!

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Shoelip
Shoelip

AH, I didn't think much of Minerva after the first level, but it got progressively better and better, and it felt really polished. Second favorite HL2 single player mod after Hard Day. Congratulations.

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Da_maniaC
Da_maniaC

Amazing news... i bet this is every 'amateur' developers dream, to be hired by the company they are creating content for in their spare time.
Best of luck!

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AlexCrafter
AlexCrafter

Finally, he deserves it.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Congrats Adam from the whole Design Crew at ST:E-TCW...

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Wraiyth Creator
Wraiyth

Definitely a well-earned place at a fantastic company. Just goes to show that hard work and talent does get rewarded. I'm sure its a dream of many people here to work at Valve, so congratulations and good luck with your job. Looking forward to seeing your work in Episode 3

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ne_zavarj
ne_zavarj

Congratulations Adam!

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D-Sypher
D-Sypher

Congrats dude, love your work, love your mod

keep up the good work and good luck in your future endevours (if i spelt that right, lol)

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