Your name is Alex Johnes. You're one of scientists caught up in the Black Mesa disaster. After being trained in a special Black Mesa self-defense course three months ago, you're unwilling to accept the sure death as your destiny. You will neither let the troops catch you, nor will they wipe you out. Make your way. Find Gordon Freeman. He is the last hope that drives you traveling on...

Escape from the darkness is a single-player campaign for Half-Life1 and includes:

  • Brand new 4 hour single-player campagin
  • Full set of new weapons
  • New Enemies
  • Unique locations
  • New hazard course

I developed and released "Escape from the darkness" in 2005 and the game is completly free. It can be downloaded right here in the “downloads” section. Please make sure to download and apply the STEAM patch if you want to play the game on STEAM.

Unfortunately I lost all the source files during a hard-drive crash, so I am unable to fix some of the invisible walls / clipping issues in the maps, sorry for that.

Please make sure you frequently quick-save since the game will not auto-save for you! There are some clipping issues. Try to duck-jump in case you get stuck. However none of the bugs should prevent you from completing the game.

For any feedback, feel free to contact me via:
sander_martin (at) gmx (dot) de

Warm regards,

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STEAM patch released

11 years ago News 0 comments

I released a fix that makes you able to play eftd on steam as well. Its only 400kb so if you didn't play it because you are using STEAM, here is your chance:

Download the STEAM patch from the "downloads" section and apply it as per instructions inside the .readme provided in the file.

Warm regards,Dieblein

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EFTD - Full Version 1.0

EFTD - Full Version 1.0

5 years ago Full Version 4 comments

Full Version 1.0 of Escape from the darkness. EFTD is a full single-player campaign for Half-Life1, including new weapons, enemies, locations, tutorial...

EFDT - STEAM patch

10 years ago Patch 0 comments

Download this file if you want to play Escape from the darkness on STEAM. You can apply the patch as per instructions inside the .readme file.

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NadaSurf12 Apr 30 2014 says:

Alex Jones? lol

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Dieblein Aug 18 2014 replied:

Hehe yeah :P I wish I could change some things in the mod ^^

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Drponyglock17 Oct 28 2013 says:

finally found it, after a so long time.

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LordSmugleaf Aug 6 2013 says:

Cool mod, but it would be so much better if it's longer. ;)

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Dieblein Creator
Dieblein Dec 10 2013 replied:

Thanks :)

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ShivaTheDark Jun 17 2013 says:

what's the music soundtrack, plz?

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Dieblein Creator
Dieblein Dec 10 2013 replied:

Hey, sorry for the late reply. The soundtrack is from my old DrumnBass database which has been long lost during hard-drive crash, sorry :)

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lmfao9898999 Aug 15 2012 says:

its cool game

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Dune_Jumper Jul 26 2012 says:

I hope this mod is good, I've had a very hard time finding a good mod...

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Thank you very much.
Great pleasure to play this.
Mapper is talented guy, with BIG imagination.
Unique athmosphere, thank you.

Mar 29 2013 by VladGuardian

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 5/10

The mod has some things going for it, the custom weapons, custom grunts with desert camo, and one that had a sugegasa (bamboo hat), custom snow grunts and some unique locals. But unfortunately its not enough to save it from the invisible wall syndrome. Many places that seem like you can go, you can't... alot of the time for no real reason. Like when you go down a stair way thats broken on the end, you can't even jump to your death. A place where there was a a fairly large broken hole in the wall…

Nov 24 2011 by TheUnbeholden

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