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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A new video, featuring various key-door gameplay elements in Curse + the mummies and their emotional range.

Posted by cmod_dev on Oct 26th, 2008

The key-door gameplay elements of Curse. The new gameplay video featuring 2 type of doors from the game :


The first one is:


A green metal door (built from the same material as the 'teleport' doors, see screenshot 003 in the images section). The objective here is to move the yellow ball to the ram head. The second type of doors are:


The golden ones, opening only when you push 2 buttons in the correct order (marked with yellow,blue,or red triangles and eyes).


I mentioned earlier (when the teaser was released) that the game's monsters are under development, and that's why the teaser was featured the zombies from Half-life 2 instead of mummies, but now they(the mummies) are in a much better shape. There will be 3 types of mummies in the game, firstly Mummies without wrapping :


This is a concept image, based on the ingame models. Mummies with some wrapping:



Mummies fully wrapped:


The mummies using the same animation rig as the humans in Half-life 2, but with less fingers, plus -instead of using vertex animation for the faces- 3 extra bones for animating their jaws and eyebrows.(altough they don't have one)


The blue ball is for opening the mouth, and the yellow and pink nulls for moving the 'eyebrows'. (in the game, the eyes are glowing, they've got this sunglasses-inside-a-skull look only in modtool) These extra bones for facial animation are a Huge benefit : when you proceed to beat the mummies to a pulp, they'll be able to express their feelings about the situation.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Oct 26 2008, 3:54pm says:

Looks amazing guys... love the facial morphs... enjoy using faceposer in creating scenes guys... used properly, it can do some amazing things... top update.. commented on your main profile on the mod as well... watching...

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RKotern
RKotern Oct 26 2008, 3:58pm says:

Nice mod!
Wait for mod!

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sauerfreak
sauerfreak Oct 26 2008, 4:18pm says:

Looks epic. *Drools* Keep it up! :D

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razorb
razorb Oct 26 2008, 4:58pm says:

good job :) nice to see something a bit different for once :D

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Pilster123
Pilster123 Oct 26 2008, 5:36pm says:

Nice looks really good :D

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FJS
FJS Oct 26 2008, 5:44pm says:

Looks awsome, I love the Mummies!!

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 26 2008, 6:00pm says:

Amazing what you are doing, it looks original, I love the setting and its so different from any other mod I've seen so far (both gameplay and visuals)

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Oct 26 2008, 6:28pm says:

yeh, this looks like a very promising mod and definitely worth keeping an eye on!

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BRKNnode
BRKNnode Oct 26 2008, 6:28pm says:

Gosh wow goash...this is exciting...:D love it so far guys...Ill be re-install HL2 just for this (I switched harddisks and haven't put it back on yet lol)

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Goldendeed
Goldendeed Oct 26 2008, 7:15pm says:

spectacular guys, just spectacular!

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Da_maniaC
Da_maniaC Oct 26 2008, 7:23pm says:

Wow this looks absolutely awesome!
I don't know if this mod was created with a certain look on a game called Powerslave, but if this were to be called a sequal i sure as hell would believe it to be a successful one. :)

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itchylot
itchylot Oct 26 2008, 9:36pm says:

Man, this mod is nothing short of amazing. I can't wait to play it.

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coolkid87
coolkid87 Oct 26 2008, 10:36pm says:

looks good

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Oct 26 2008, 11:01pm says:
Quote:when you proceed to beat the mummies to a pulp, they'll be able to express their feelings about the situation.

LOL! Very nice. This is comming along really well. I absolutely love how you've turned this into a neat little puzzle system for getting to each room.

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Oct 27 2008, 1:01am says:

About time to have few mummies. Awesome work.

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SandeR2
SandeR2 Oct 27 2008, 4:11am says:

yes! looking great! love the map design and zombie models :D

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BuZZeR
BuZZeR Oct 27 2008, 4:55am says:

Wow! Awesome textures! Good job!

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mjnowak
mjnowak Oct 27 2008, 5:06am says:

You should make some doors have mazes and you have to find the ball throught it :P Be fun while 1039123820482 zombies are chasing you

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Oct 27 2008, 6:27am says:

Nice, NIiice, NIIICE!!!

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Gongong
Gongong Oct 27 2008, 7:11am says:

Definitely looking forward to this!
But those puzzles, will the whole mod be based on those few?

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IZaNaGI
IZaNaGI Oct 27 2008, 7:55am says:

Amazing looking media, reminds me very much of Exhumed, which was such a great game yet nobody ever mentions it ... anyway, keep it up!

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hero_kenshin
hero_kenshin Oct 27 2008, 5:28pm says:

Very nice!?

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Tokoya
Tokoya Oct 28 2008, 12:51pm says:

Defintely watching...I love when people take original ideas like this and push the Source engine. I smell awards for this mod

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Jigron
Jigron Oct 28 2008, 2:54pm says:

butiful textures it will be a real good mod =D

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Victorious
Victorious Oct 28 2008, 4:18pm says:

looks like a nice, original total conversion, really refreshing!
i'll be tracking this mod as well, good job.

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The.Reap3r
The.Reap3r Jan 29 2009, 7:09pm says:

Absolute marvel. It appears to have it all: the gameplay, the graphics, the inovation. Only the puzzles seem somewhat easy...I suppose they get harder to the point that you have to think in order to pass them right?:P Looking forward to it. Awesome job guys, keep up the good work!

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