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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MOTY 2008 Award + artsy teaser + a new mummy + worms

Posted by cmod_dev on Feb 23rd, 2009

The release date is pushed back by a month because we working on some extra content. There will be a news update about it soon.


I'm excited to say that Curse won the Best Upcoming Mod Editors Choice category of the 2008 Mod of the Year Awards. I'd like to THANK YOU ALL who helped/supported the mod!


And now, please enjoy the latest (and most unusual) Curse teaser.


I've created a picture showing the tech behind the 'worm-floor', featured in the Meet the Wormdemon video.


The 'worm-floor' is an animated texture, created from a lots of tiny worm models.
In the perspective view, you can see curves used to move and deform the worms.


The pile of papers on the left is the 'design-document' of Curse. Initially the Wormdemon was a 'bit' different than it currently is: back in 2006 he was a humanoid created from mud like a golem or something like that. But a Muddemon isn't shocking and scary enough right?


The Wizard is the third type of mummy in the first episode. He'll be using ranged attacks (fireballs).

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Vizitas
Vizitas Feb 23 2009, 7:53am says:

gratz on the win :) cant wait for the mod

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PytoX
PytoX Feb 23 2009, 7:58am says:

awesome movie lol :D

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KILLER89(FIN)
KILLER89(FIN) Feb 23 2009, 8:05am says:

That worm demon somehow reminds me from leechman from Resident Evil: Zero.

Guys, keep it up. :)

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PierreOfTheFrench
PierreOfTheFrench Feb 23 2009, 11:49am replied:

I think it's a one person team, and maybe one other helper :P But he/they are doing an amazing job.

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bobalong131
bobalong131 Feb 23 2009, 5:29pm replied:

The worm monster reminds me of the NULL monster from the reboot days.

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Maggintosh
Maggintosh Feb 23 2009, 8:10am says:

The teaser is the most impressiv and professional work, that i have seen so far. It is so freaked out, that i am totally stunned and just want to play CURSE now!

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo Feb 23 2009, 8:15am says:

Bring on the mummys! Nice update.

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Feb 23 2009, 8:18am says:

great update, grats on the win too! :D

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FJS
FJS Feb 23 2009, 8:27am says:

OMG awsome teaser, I love it!! (Its great the old movie style of it =) )

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Feb 23 2009, 8:29am says:

Awesome video! Thank you for that.

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Whizzard
Whizzard Feb 23 2009, 8:39am says:

Best teaser ever, heh. nicely done and gratz for the win.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Feb 23 2009, 9:15am says:

Great work guys, much deserved... looking forward to playing...

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BRKNnode
BRKNnode Feb 23 2009, 9:21am says:

omg... I really cant wait for this.

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Tokoya
Tokoya Feb 23 2009, 9:40am says:

The teaser was great, everytime you release media it never dissapoints. Grats again on moty!

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M@ty
M@ty Feb 23 2009, 9:48am says:

Hahaha, that video is epic! Congrats on the win! Definately on my watch list now!

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stenchy
stenchy Feb 23 2009, 9:49am says:

Great teaser! Your media releases never disappoint.

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f0rqu3
f0rqu3 Feb 23 2009, 10:07am says:

lol

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sigvatr
sigvatr Feb 23 2009, 10:39am says:

beautiful

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Feb 23 2009, 10:40am says:

Fantastic grindhouse-like trailer. Congrats on the win!

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Darknessvamp
Darknessvamp Feb 23 2009, 10:42am says:

So is the game essentially a series?

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FJS
FJS Feb 23 2009, 11:02am replied:

Yes, they (or He, I'm not sure) are going to release it in episodes.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Feb 23 2009, 11:58am says:

hehe, that movie was awesome. Very nice twilight zone feel to it!

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX Feb 23 2009, 1:24pm says:

gratz for best upcoming!

Nice mod! Thought Black mesa would got that, but we wont get any thing to play until its done, and that is going to take time!

Curse!

Keep it up!

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AnarchyDom
AnarchyDom Feb 23 2009, 2:08pm says:

Looks fantastic, I'm sure we'll all me amazed when it's released.
Also, I heard your interview on podcast 17, the work you do is astounding. Congratulations and the best of luck for the future.

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Poiananana
Poiananana Feb 23 2009, 2:18pm says:

Congratulation for the amazing teaser and, of course, for the MOTY achievement!
P.

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Victorious
Victorious Feb 23 2009, 2:35pm says:

Congrats on winning best upcoming mod!
Really nice teaser too, keep up the good work!

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Feb 23 2009, 2:44pm says:

black mesa should have won.. but anywayz.. u guyz did an awesome job!! gratz xD

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Feb 23 2009, 3:08pm says:

Wow. Great work.

p.s Black mesa is great but havn't seen any new media in forever need to give other mods a chance.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Feb 23 2009, 3:10pm says:

Congrats, fellas!

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sutsko
sutsko Feb 23 2009, 3:26pm says:

I hope the melee weapon isen't too overpowered.. It kinda looks that way right now..

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Ravelo
Ravelo Feb 23 2009, 3:50pm says:

Congratulations team, this is the best upcoming mod XD

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Setis
Setis Feb 23 2009, 4:04pm says:

congrats guys. well done and you guys deserve it :)

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Feb 23 2009, 4:46pm says:

My good; that teaser is awesome.

Congrats for the prize

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Pacanusmaxus
Pacanusmaxus Feb 23 2009, 7:52pm says:

Awesome teaser! And congratulations on the prize!

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Bobomberman
Bobomberman Feb 23 2009, 8:11pm says:

that worm floors gonna lag up my pc sooo much

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Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Feb 23 2009, 8:45pm says:

lookin damn sweet! cant wait!

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ausbushman
ausbushman Feb 23 2009, 9:49pm says:

Hahaha! That trailer was sweet!

Do I sense some Cube influence in there? :D

Really great stuff, well done \m/

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Feb 24 2009, 12:27am says:

Congratufreakinlations.

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K Feb 26 2009, 10:20am says:

words cannot do your trailer justice! XD Congratz on the epic win, you earned it!

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 7 2009, 12:53am says:

You earned that one! Great work, and nice trailer (very strange indeed).

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