Curse Episodes is a Half-Life 2 single player total conversion : a mix of physics based combat, puzzles and exploration. In the first episode you can explore an egyptian necropolis and kill mummies, monsters with a morning star.

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Check out the new video : this is how it looks when a level turns into a nightmare, and you eaten by a massive conglomerate of tiny worms.

Posted by cmod_dev on Nov 23rd, 2008

Meet the Wormdemon!

In the new video - besides depicting a hungry wormdemon - I'll tried to showcase the gameplay difficulty change : from 'hard' to 'nightmare'.

- the sky goes red in nightmare mode -

- the hand of Aken -

- nightmare mode handsign -

There is a hand showing the current difficulty, at the end of each level. You can forget the whole thing and just play, but if you wanna see the 'whole' level, you shold try to activate all the difficulty level, because each of them will unlock new areas and monsters. So, this is something like finding all the secrets, but it will get harder as you'll progress.

The above shot showing the same area in, different difficulty modes.

New teaser posters
This one is for the game:

and this one is actually, will be the front page of the new Curse website :

The green smoke emitting stuffs are teleports to other areas/ levels :


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amogan Nov 23 2008, 7:09pm says:

Very nice stuff! I enjoy watching this mod, keep it up!

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Khelben Nov 26 2008, 12:14pm replied:

really good stuff, really a original mod.

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FJS Nov 23 2008, 7:12pm says:

Looks REALLY good.
This mod will ROCK!

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chris_sloany Nov 23 2008, 8:03pm says:

awesome, simply freakin awesome!

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gregfriis Nov 23 2008, 8:14pm says:

I love the way you change the lighting and skybox for the different difficulty levels. It just looks so much more scary with the dark sky.

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NullSoldier Nov 23 2008, 8:16pm says:

Excellent, your doing a great job. Perhaps you should think about looking into valve publishing your product. They've done it before.

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ausbushman Nov 23 2008, 8:30pm says:

Looking impressive as usual!

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lemons Nov 24 2008, 12:43am says:

WOW, this is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated games, mod or otherwise.

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Daystranger Nov 24 2008, 7:39am says:

Wormdemon rocks!
This is just awesome. Then I saw it raising from pile of worms I was like : "omg... is this a hollywood movie???"
Great work! Can't wait to see it myself and crap my pants. LOL

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DuckSauce Nov 24 2008, 10:21am says:

looks awesome:)

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`DarcK Nov 24 2008, 10:35am says:

Impressive, especially with the Source engine!

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sbnewsom Nov 24 2008, 10:46am says:

This project NEEDS to become commercial. Like what NullSoldier said, this game is unique enough for valve to take an interest in. The look, the style, the gameplay. Everything is there to create something beautiful. A form of art one could say.

Keep up the good work.

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SneakySoft Nov 24 2008, 11:20am says:

it looks like ut2004 :)

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izzysinz Nov 24 2008, 12:55pm says:

This game, because of the Egyptian theme, really reminds me of serious sam. Regardless of which i really like what your doing. The wormdemon as i see it has the potential to become a gaming cult icon.
Its good to see a fresh perspective on modding in the gaming community. Also out of interest what programs do you use to model?

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cmod_dev Author
cmod_dev Nov 25 2008, 5:24am replied:

Blender : it can render normal maps etc., XSI Modtool - modeling animations, export stuff to source, Houdini apprentice HD - 2d fx, compositing (example: Curse logo animation in the videos)

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Bird_of_Prey Nov 24 2008, 3:19pm says:

Amazing stuff! My jaw dropped at the end! Great work!

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MrTambourineMan Nov 24 2008, 3:33pm says:


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D3VIL Nov 24 2008, 3:45pm says:

Absolutely stunning!

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awesomepossum Nov 24 2008, 4:06pm says:

man this game looks freaking sweet!

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INtense! Nov 24 2008, 10:19pm says:

such a cool video, very very polished, am watching the mod now.

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vfn4i83 Nov 25 2008, 12:18am says:

Really professional, indeed. Cant wait to taste it myself.

But that hand still need a little animation, something to make it more organic, not just the side scrolling sway. Great work.

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OkeiDo Nov 25 2008, 1:44am says:

I saw an old video of yours before and I thought that this mod looks very polished and interesting, shame it didn't have any AI in the vid. I was looking now and had the same thought until the sky became dark :O. Awesome stuff guys! I'm sure this mod will be creepy as hell, can't wait for it.

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Wiweeyum Nov 25 2008, 4:01am says:

Watching! Freaking amazing looking. I actually got shivers when the sky went red.

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KEEP_IT_UP! Nov 25 2008, 7:02am says:

yeah, love the "meet the wormdemon-vid" as my name say's pleease
KEEP IT UP ^^ !!!

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RogerRamjet Nov 25 2008, 7:46am says:

Excellent work guys... and yes, I would be talking to Valve about an Idie game deal... something like $9.95 would be a best seller with some Valve promotion....

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FJS Nov 25 2008, 12:54pm replied:

That would be great for you but I just don't have a credit card... I got crazy just to buy OB and stuff so please, do it for free xD

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Mclogenog Nov 25 2008, 8:19pm says:

Wow, I might just need to pick up Half Life 2 orange box for this, and zombie panic of course. I'm not familiar with how the source games are connected, but if I purchased Left 4 Dead, would I be able to play Half Life 2 orange box mods on it?

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Mastix Nov 26 2008, 12:37pm says:


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vash12788 Nov 30 2008, 2:24am says:

Please animate the hand before release, just looks dumb with a static hand on your screen.

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