Originally, we planned to claim the outer space for ourselves. Unrestrained use of every resource and infinite room for all human beings. But then, things did not turn out the way they should have. Nowadays, it seems our planet is the one to be conquered. Earth is in a state of emergency. The human race has been shrunk to a few hundred thousand. Our world is nearly completely destroyed. The area of the Black Sectors is spreading. Nobody knows from where the Wraith came. We know only one thing: They are damned deadly and frigging furious. But today – on July 6th, 2023 – the day has come for mankind to strike back. United Alliance’s government – formed by the heads of states of USA, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France, Spain, China, Japan and Russia – decided to send the UASC, the United Alliance Special Corps, into the conflict areas to reclaim human habitat. The Wraith are dominating roughly 70% of world’s surface. In the meantime, men fortified in the biggest remaining megacities like London, New York and Tokyo – cut off from the environment, an enclave of fear, strongholds in the manner of forgotten times. Just to prevent human kind‘s last bastion from being annihilated. Play either as a soldier of the UASC in several classes (like Heavy Gunner, Warrior, Light Infantry or Sniper) or get control of the mysterious, unknown Wraith. Battle worldwide in the infested Black Sectors for global dominance. No compromises, no mercy.

BLACKSECTOR IS PUT ON HOLD
Originally, we planned to claim the outer space for ourselves. Unrestrained use of every resource and infinite room for all human beings. But then, things did not turn out the way they should have. Nowadays, it seems our planet is the one to be conquered. Earth is in a state of emergency. The human race has been shrunk to a few hundred thousand. Our world is nearly completely destroyed. The area of the Black Sectors is spreading. Nobody knows from where the Wraith came. We know only one thing: They are damned deadly and frigging furious. But today – on July 6th, 2023 – the day has come for mankind to strike back. United Alliance’s government – formed by the heads of states of USA, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France, Spain, China, Japan and Russia – decided to send the UASC, the United Alliance Special Corps, into the conflict areas to reclaim human habitat. The Wraith are dominating roughly 70% of world’s surface. In the meantime, men fortified in the biggest remaining megacities like London, New York and Tokyo – cut off from the environment, an enclave of fear, strongholds in the manner of forgotten times. Just to prevent human kind‘s last bastion from being annihilated. Play either as a soldier of the UASC in several classes (like Heavy Gunner, Warrior, Light Infantry or Sniper) or get control of the mysterious, unknown Wraith. Battle worldwide in the infested Black Sectors for global dominance. No compromises, no mercy.


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13 comments by Maggintosh on Mar 7th, 2011

I know, it's been a long time without any updates or information on the project's progress or status. Way too long. BLACKSECTOR was born as an original First Person-Shooter on the Source Engine, a truly Total Conversion Modification featuring a fast paced Multiplayer mode. But when things got serious, the project became bigger and bigger, i was not able to manage all the things that have to get managed from a Lead Designer's point of view. And i am very sad to announce, that BLACKSECTOR is officially "put on hold". So this is a truly Post Mortem for the BLACKSECTOR i had originally in mind.

We had a very talented team with guys who really wanted to make some progress and show what mods are made for. We had some stunning visuals and some pretty nice ideas underway. But we didn't have was the time and the organisation to complete our milestones and bring everything together to fit into the whole project. So after one year without any news, the website is offline, the forum is closed down and BLACKSECTOR seems to be history. I am still dreaming of completing BLACKSECTOR one another time and i hope i will find some cool and talented designers, model and concept artists with the same dedication for modding once again. But not for now. I have rarely sparetime and there is no way for me to get back on track with this project. It's simply too big for one person to lead.

But i also know it is my own fault, because i missed to write a clear design document. I missed giving the team the advices they needed to create an ambitious project like that. By the way i wanted to say THANK YOU to all of our followers on ModDB, Twitter and our official website.

What remains is the feeling, that i learned a lot about game developing and game design. You cannot build a game without any precise idea of what exactly you want to create and how to create it. And now i know, it is really dangerous to implement more and more stuff into your game. Stick with the basics and show of just a few features, but nice features. Less is more in this case. I remember to add more and more ideas into BLACKSECTOR without even having the basic gameframe built. We were talking about sneaking creepy creatures with thermalvision and the ability to climb up the walls, but we had no programmer, who could ever realize these visions for us. We had some awesome concept art but no idea of bringing all these cool stuff into life. I tried to hire more designers and artists but the bigger our dev team became, the more work i had to put into organisation and communication. And all that without any previous experience about game developing. The project was doomed to fail. The definite ending of BLACKSECTOR was with the crash of my hard drive. I lost all the files and documents this project was about. I had no backup and no time to rewrite and restore everything once again. But this was just a result of a few weeks with no progress and no communication between the developers - which was because of my bad organisation.


So true... (Valve Developer Community)

So let us leave BLACKSECTOR here on ModDB as it is and i am definitly looking forward to finish this project someday. It is still my dream and i won't give it up. I just wanted to make this up pretty clear, because it is still haunting me. Hope you understand that.

But after all, i am now working on an unannounced mod project with two other guys. This project is much smaller and much more possible to finish. I hope you guys will check back for the announcement soon, here on ModDB. I have taken over a few ideas for the new game but i will keep it still very simple and not too much for three developers. The project will be a Total Conversion Mod and it will feature the latest Source Engine again, because we all have worked with this engine a long time now and it is still a really nice looking technology. Expect more to come.

Hope to see you on the other side.
Cheers,

Unreal1ty

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N3mix
N3mix Dec 8 2010, 2:44pm says:

Is this still alive or is it dead?

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architectts
architectts Dec 21 2010, 2:43pm replied:

I think it is alive and well. The next update will likely be a big one.

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~cHendler~
~cHendler~ Jan 19 2011, 9:39am replied:

Last message on their Twitter page: "We had some serious problems. My hard disk crashed and all the media for BLACKSECTOR is lost. So we have to rework on lots of things..."
And it dated Feb 25th, 2010.

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thunderising
thunderising Mar 7 2011, 10:19am replied:

thats what they say when they quit a project

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Maggintosh Creator
Maggintosh Mar 7 2011, 10:13am replied:

Sorry guys, BLACKSECTOR is officially put on hold. That's all i can say by now.

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skittlesareyum47
skittlesareyum47 Nov 15 2010, 6:53am says:

Is this mod dead or at least inactive? There hasn't been an update in 10 months!!! And this looks amazing!

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arphax
arphax Nov 14 2010, 3:07am says:

can the game be played in singe player?

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tesher07
tesher07 Oct 13 2010, 3:21am says:

Yah, I'm just going to clear things up for those of you who don't know yet. Yes you could say the mod fell through but you could also say it's on hiatus. There was just a huge lack of organization in the mod so it is how it is for the time being. This is no way means that the mod will never be completed, it's just when Unreality gets the time he will hopefuly jump start the mod again. Thanks

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TheBlackLion
TheBlackLion Sep 11 2010, 8:21am says:

Maybe I am just panic-ing but there might be a reason for the lack of response:

The updates to the Source engine ( thats the engine that BLACKSECTOR Team were building on ) made another mod ( SMOD:T, and other mod's) to stop working,
so maybe the same happend here, and that the Team was/is trying to solve problem by (1 building on the new-er engine, Or
(2 they are building it on another engine.

Both of those could take alot of time, pretty much like starting all over again ... so it could be that They are busy ...

Thats all folks!...

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Aug 21 2010, 9:44am says:

Come on, I didn't vote on this mod for best upcoming mod of the year for nothing, I WANT UPDATES!

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kCchief207
kCchief207 Jul 27 2010, 5:29pm says:

is this mod dead?

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TheBlackLion
TheBlackLion Jul 28 2010, 8:49am replied:

I really Really hope not.
If they need something the Comunity is always willing to help.
So gooood luck to them!

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TheBlackLion
TheBlackLion Aug 19 2010, 5:14am replied:

Oh ...no...

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