Our good chums at Noesis Interactive snagged Dan Menard during his volunteering stint at GDC to ask him a few questions about his Half-Life 2 mod entitled Eternal Silence. Dan talks about how pirates were an original inspiration and how they overcame many of the design challenges presented. Eternal Silence recently released their revamped Beta 3.0 to much fanfare, go check it out now if you haven't already.
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