Centralia is a first-person horror-puzzle game. Our focus is on the artistic side of the game so we have aimed to leave almost none of Valveā€™s original textures or models in our game. We'll also be adding lots of custom sounds. Some small changes will be made to the source code of the engine but this will remain largely unchanged owing to its complexity. Jim Fletcher is a curious, young, local journalist looking to make a name for himself by landing an exciting story on the ever-burning Centralia. He will travel from his town to Centralia, where a coal mine fire has been burning for half a century. The town has been abandoned for decades, leaving the eerie shell of a community behind. What will Jim uncover on his quest to make that all important good story? Developed by Andrew Furniss & Oliver Davies.

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Posted by andy4729 on Jun 5th, 2012

Quote:"Jim Fletcher is a curious, young, local journalist looking to make a name for himself by landing an exciting story on the ever-burning Centralia. He will travel from his town to Centralia, where a coal mine fire has been burning for half a century. The town has been abandoned for decades, leaving the eerie shell of a community behind. What will Jim uncover on his quest to make that all important good story? Developed by Andrew Furniss & Oliver Davies"

Centralia Part 1 follows Jim Fletcher on the first stage of his journey to find that career-starting story. Begin the journey of discovering the secrets of Centralia with the first two chapters of Part 1. All-new custom models and textures create an experience unlike any other Source game. Part 1 focuses on Jim's arrival at the deserted mine. Make your way through the stunning scenery and let your curiosity take control of you as you force your way into the mine...

Check out the review by Raix Corvus here: Moddb.com

Download Centralia Part 1 here: Moddb.com

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Angerfist219
Angerfist219 Jun 6 2012, 3:49am says:

this kinda came out of nowhere. ill be sure to check it out.

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medve
medve Jun 6 2012, 7:07am says:

almost two minutes of gameplay. the textures are ugly. ambient music is rather good, and well used color correction.

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Mrksmt9 Online
Mrksmt9 Jun 6 2012, 7:32am says:

huge problem with the voice acting, and environments a bit bland, other than that superb potential

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DJ_Zephyr
DJ_Zephyr Jun 6 2012, 10:37am says:

Bit short, but then, this IS just a Part 1. Voice acting is a bit meh, and some collision near the start needs work. Still, not bad, gave me a jump a couple times, sound had my hair bristling, and it even killed me once in a rather unexpected way. Will def keep an eye on this.

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WNxKraid
WNxKraid Jun 6 2012, 2:49pm says:

I tried this mod a minute ago.
More like a very short demo of the athmosphere.

Graphically far beyond expectations, but these are pretty high since Dear Esther anyway.

The design of the locations isn't really convincing me.
Simply doesn't feel like a burning coal mine, sorry.
Beside the fact that climbing into such a burning mine would be suicide.

The enviroment sound is good and dense, but the voice acting doesn't fit at all.

Not only how things are said, but also what is said.
If a voice actor has to tell me what to do next, there either is something wrong with the design of the game or the designer is tending to guide the player to much.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Jun 9 2012, 7:47pm replied:

Going into a burning coal mine is beyond insane.

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Rikersbeard
Rikersbeard Jun 6 2012, 6:48pm says:

Good start to a horror mod. Graphics good and nice sound. Some nice shocks in a short start!

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l0p
l0p Jun 8 2012, 6:29am says:

Centralia? ****** awesome!:D

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timstro59
timstro59 Jun 8 2012, 7:00pm says:

I'll be sure to check this out if I ever get around to buying episode 2

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jrmc
jrmc Jun 9 2012, 7:46am says:

I just tried this mod, a couple minutes ago. Although it's still small, two quite small maps, it's really scary but voice acting could be improved, a lot better.
Other than that, I haven't got many complaints. I just got to say the game did make me **** my pants.

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andy4729 Author
andy4729 Jun 9 2012, 11:50am replied:

Thanks for your feedback. We've had a few comments on the voice acting and may be thinking about making improvements to this in the future.

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The_Fury
The_Fury Jun 10 2012, 12:32am replied:

There's alot more than voice acting that needs to be worked on. No offense

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DarkStarAngelo
DarkStarAngelo Jun 10 2012, 10:10am says:

It is looking really nice :) Havent played it since i don't have any of the Half Life games although they are amazing and i can also see what other inspirations you have taken this from ;D I can guarantee this will be **** scary XD

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ZeroPie
ZeroPie Jun 10 2012, 12:33pm says:

Just played it, Really good actually but short. But it's Part 1 so i understand.
Detail was really great but some of the landscapes in the beginning felt so... Edgy or blocky.
Voice acting was OK, nothing professional but it was OK.
The scares was actually good! Unlike these other "jumpscares" where a guy just pops out of nowhere, this has a creepy atmosphere and i was paying full attention all the time to the enviroments.

I'll give this (part 1):
Gameplay = 6, due to the short playtime.
Sound/Voice acting = 5, since most was downloaded from websites.
Graphics/Enviroments = 7, Would've been atleast an 8 if it wasnt so blocky/edgy.
Scares = 7, Was great but could need some more work on them.

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Night-Fury
Night-Fury Jun 11 2012, 8:50pm says:

Problems and annoying things I came across

1. Axe animation is glitched

2. Voice acting is horrible

3. Hdr lighting is good but its a bit overdone

4. 2 of the doors in the start level are pure white

5. Dont use brushes for models they just look bad

6. Textures are good but at the same time they look like crap on some objects

7. The terrain around the surrounding area on the first level is WAY to sharp jagged and their isnt enough grass sprites

8. Net_graph 1 is on? Yes like I want to know how much lag im getting... Not

9. Their are no noclips where they should be because I was able to jump over the fence and get out of the map

10. The light where you pick up the axe just keeps flashing

11. Your character basically sounds like he knows where to go and what to do

Besides all those problems its pretty good.

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