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Arctic Adventure is a HL2 Episode 2 based modification.
In this mod you will ride quick as the wind through the Arctic landscapes and fire the familiar and some completely new weaponry.
Play loud or look for by-pass routes, solve puzzles and advance stealthily.
You will encounter new enemies and a new vehicle on your way, besides, you can find the passcodes for secret doors and find something valuable behind them.

Main questions :
Q: A release date...?
A: 2017 year i hope...
Q: Any new weapons?
A: Yep, sure. 10+ new weapons are ready to use.
Q: Do you have a demo?
A: Yep we released a demo version 1.1 which is available to download.

Arctic Adventure : Episodes Steam Group

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Greenlight Time

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Greetings moddb community!

We work hard to make this happen! Greenlight approve can help us to release future releases, updates and custom maps easily with Steam.

We already got 30% greenlight votes, but we still need Your vote to achieve this goal.

Also we have a little update:

Meet the assassins. We finished work on new enemy, the assassin have 2 variations and have many differences from each other.

Alien assassin walk slowly, him main task is search for the enemy, when player injure him - he will try to alert nearest assassins so it's better to hide from him.

Female assassin is fast one, she will attack player as soon as see a player. Also she have some acrobatic skills to dodge from bullets. Best tactic will be run or hide, but remember that she will try to find player anyway since player get detected.

Meet the Alien Assassin Fight with assassins

And of course one of the mystic enemy since the original Half Life 2 release is now getting closer to the player, who will win this fight? You decide. The Advisor is Here!

Advisor Scene 2 Advisor Scene 1

Arctic Adventure is a Free modification about Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance adventure in the arctic.

Demo Release (Steam)

Demo Release (Steam)


A long awaited demo of the mod, now with new improvements.

Community Q\A

Community Q\A

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That was a long time with no news so now it's the time to show something.

No longer a mystery...

No longer a mystery...

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We are pleased to inform everyone about upcoming demo version release of our project!

Aiming mode and status

Aiming mode and status

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Let's check what is done now... and what will be done.

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Demo 1.1 Steam Version

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Arctic Adventure Demo 1.1 Steam Version. required: 1) Steam 2) Source SDK Base 2007 3) HL2 EP2

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I'll give you the rough one...
(And to anyone else, at least read all of it before you blindly downvote.)

This will likely never go through Greenlight.

Do you know why Valve lets "Adrian Shephard" based mods on Steam? Because they really don't give a sh*t about Shephard's storyline to bother canonizing it.
So what *you* are trying to do here is take their existing storyline, that's important to Valve, and try to continue it. Not remaking it like Black Mesa, but honest-to-goodness continuing it. Honestly... as a content creator, would *you* let an unofficial fanwork - pretty far from your original vision - on your platform, and *you* taking all the press for it (either negative or positive)? Don't you feel its just a little bit insulting?
I mean this was pretty ballsy I give you that, but you essentially just wasted 100$ (or whatever Greenlight cost nowadays).

Look dude, you've been working on this mod for 8-9 years now. And all that I saw so far is a 15 minute long demo map, full of core game design flaws and questionable and confusing level design and layout. ( )
I honestly think this mod has become your Albatross (the Albatross metaphor). Your "personal puppy" that you just can't kill off. Yes, we are all sad, and a bit ******, that Episode 3 or Half-life 3 never saw the release we've been waiting for, but you don't need to feel that it's your duty to deliver it to us. You are way over your head with a mod of this size.

I've seen this project from the beginning, from an "incompetent, texture reskined, map collection" to a "Decent mod for a beginner" and you certainly improved, I'll give you that. You even coded your own gameplay mechanics which is great. But what you are trying to *do with it* is pretty much impossible. If you would've tried to invent your own universe, or do it in the HL one but separate it from Gordon canon, then you would have done yourself a great favour, because I honestly think this is one of the biggest flaws of this concept (in regards to Greenlight). As far as I can tell, your core design philosophy is "See what sticks" and "Cool factor", which is no basis for this type of mod.

I'll take a guess as to what you are thinking. You are thinking that "I'll put this up on Greenlight. I finish this one map, call it Episode 1 and get released on Early Access. Then people will see it and think it's great, and many will come and help me develop the rest of it. (For free of course, on their own spare time, because there is no way you can turn a profit out of this) And then others will see me as a great game dev and hire me for their company." (I'm guessing this because I though similarly about my stuff in the past before). Forget this! Will. never. happen! This is teenager-like daydreaming, nothing else.
Also, with the exception of a few projects, Source 1 is dying and will continue to die off. And here you are boldly titling this project "Episodes" because you think there will be time for more of it. You haven't even released one(!) episode since 2009, where will you find the time to finish the rest? Your essentially a one-man-team trying to do what 300+ employees didn't delivere since 2007. You honestly think this is realistic in any way, shape, or form? Or just take a look at the fate of "Human Error" mod or "Canvas" mod for local examples, and they were bigger teams.
Even if you are just "doing this on your own free time as a hobby." Again, just take a long hard look at it, and ask yourself if "is it worth it in the long run", when you could be practising your skills in other games, and in industry-relevant game engines. (But I wouldn't buy this anyway, you wouldn't try to get this through Greenlight if you didn't think it had some chance for getting through, which it won't.)

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Here is what I suggest to you instead: Forget Greenlight; Finish the stuff that you started - that you wanted to publish through Greenlight - and release it as it is, here on ModDB. Gather what you have learned from this project and just move on. Just wrap this up and move on!
If you are seriously thinking about continuing your career in game development, spending even more time on this one doomed project is a ticket to nowhere. This is not your magnum opus, nor the key to the industry, nor will it ever be. What you need to do as a game dev is "Fail faster" ( )

I know this will probably seem needlessly harsh, but what criticism I'm giving you here is honest, and I'm not going to tip-toe around it like the other "cheerleading" commenters. Because what I see here is wasted potential, when you can be out there learning Unity or UE or whatever, learning game design, just learning overall and making other games.
In the end though, it's your call. You are free to do whatever you wish with this mod. I'm just giving you my criticism without any of the rose-tinted glasses, childish daydreams and naive attachments to franchises that may never finish.
So I wish you good luck in your future game projects.

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After playing The Closure and HL2: ICE, I can safely say this Mod is my last hope for a Good Fanmade Half-Life 3.

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Don't forget Interlude

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I wouldn't hold my hopes up if I were you.
Also, Spy-maps (Closure's creator) is like a 50 year old guy, who has pretty good level designs, but lacks some overall vision and just average on other areas (gameplay - too much gunplay, storylines, etc.) but he gets a pass on me, because he does this as a hobby, and just tried to cram his maps in an "Episode 3 storyline", but at least it shows that he enjoys what he is doing.
ICE is another 2 man show, and pretty unserious as well, as far as I saw. Honestly, I don't think too much of it.
So if you think this is going to be "Like ICE, but more serious" then forget it. It's painfully average at best with "The Closure" level of storyline. ( ) Oh, and this is all there is to this mod as far as I can tell.

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SabineWren, You expect too much from people when you should take up a job in the creation of a project.

Not trying to be a dic, but, it takes years of work and you can talk it down in a sentence.

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I mean no disrespect to the Mods mentioned, I know that making a Mod thats big or small for any Game takes a lot of time, effort, & dedication.

The Closure was an alright Mod but the problem is that it feels very out of place in the Half-Life Universe even tho it's ment to be a Sequel to Episode 3.

As for ICE it's kinda the same affair, but what ICE made up mostly for was it's amount of actual new Content it had (new Weapons, Enemies, ects), it almost felt like a true Sequel to Half-Life 2, the big issue is that some of the Enemies (mostly the Blue Llamas, Flying Naked Spitter Birds, and the shambling Ice Golem things)Llama felt really out of place, and the fact that the Mod was never properly finished in terms of Level Design is a real letdown.

And no, I don't care if Games & Mods are serious or lightly toned, all I care is that you're fun, enjoyable, engaging, & memorable.

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In fairness to Leon, The Closure wasn't exactly meant to be Episode 3 as much as it was meant to be a closure to his Source modding career.
ICE, however, doesn't have the same excuse.

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Okay guys i found fix for mod:

Step 1.
You need SDK Source 2013 Singleplayer. And set: UPCOMING.

Step 2. You need hl 2 ep 2 installed on steam.

Step 3. Go libraty and find hl 2 ep 2 and right click on it then go to Properties. Then go BETAS Set on BETA UPDATES and then click CHECK CODE option below it to verify.

Step 4. Simple you log out of Steam then log back into it to see if the mod works.

Step 5. Enjoy.

(Put mod in steam/steamapps/sourcemods)

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