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We're excited to announce that to date, Estranged: Act I has had over 167,000 unique players worldwide since its release in January. We are immensely proud of how Estranged has been received by fans all over the world, with masses of playthrough videos and feedback given to us on the forums and here on ModDB.

Today we'd like to officially confirm that Estranged: Act II is under development, and will be the next instalment in the Estranged series, continuing on from where Act I left off. As we promised in a forum post back in January, we can also confirm that Act II will be a paid-for title.

Join the Team

The Estranged development team is continually looking for volunteers to contribute to the next instalment in the Estranged series, Estranged: Act II. Do you have experience designing levels, creating 3D set pieces or designing characters? We're looking for volunteers to join the project at this exciting stage of development - we would love to see your existing portfolio work with any game engine on any platform.

If you are interested in joining the team, please email Be sure to include existing examples of your work, and any projects you have worked on previously.

Act I Full Source Code Now Available

Act I Full Source Code Now Available

1 year ago News 15 comments Report

The source code for Estranged: Act I is now available in its entirety on GitHub.

Estranged Review & Interview

Estranged Review & Interview

1 year ago News 2 comments Report

We have recently reviewed the Half Life 2 mod Estranged with a score of 4.5 out of 5. This has now been followed up with Alan Edwards sparing some of...

Estranged: Act I - Now on ModDB

Estranged: Act I - Now on ModDB

1 year ago News 11 comments Report

The final release of Estranged: Act I is now on ModDB!

Estranged: Act I Steam Release Date

Estranged: Act I Steam Release Date

1 year ago News 17 comments Report

Estranged: Act I will be released on Steam on the 16th of Janury, 2014 for free.

Estranged, the story of a lone fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Explore rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back to the mainland.
Estranged: Act I Source Code

Estranged: Act I Source Code

1 year ago Script 5 comments

The full C++/shader source code for Estranged: Act I. For programmers!

Estranged: Act I (Windows, Mac and Linux)

Estranged: Act I (Windows, Mac and Linux)

1 year ago Full Version 10 comments

The final version of Estranged: Act I, the same as the version on Steam. Requires the Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer to play.

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Linux)

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Linux)

2 years ago Full Version 7 comments

8 months after Alpha 5, the next Estranged release, Act 1 (beta) is here.

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Windows)

Estranged: Act I (Beta for Windows)

2 years ago Full Version 38 comments

8 months after Alpha 5, the next Estranged release, Act 1 (beta) is here.

Estranged Alpha #5

Estranged Alpha #5

2 years ago Full Version 23 comments

Quite a lot of things have changed since Alpha #4. New things have been added and existing things have been improved. We've done quite a lot of fixing...

Estranged Alpha #4

Estranged Alpha #4

3 years ago Full Version 9 comments

Estranged Alpha #4 - much more content - maps, new dialouge, gameplay changes. Update 26/08/12: I just updated this file to fix some big issues. Namely...

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Nov 21 2013 replied:

It's a possibility, something I'd really like to do :) As soon as I get my hands on a kit, I'll implement it.

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klj Nov 21 2013 replied:

Oh man... SO happy to hear that! :-)

HL2 (+ the EPs) is still the best experience I've had in the rift since I got it 4 months ago - and Estranged with it's great scenery and atmosphere looks like it could be right up there with HL2.

For me as a mere gamer, the Rift is mindblowing.. I can only imagine how it must be for a developer and artist to be able to step into his own creation and be a part of it! You're in for an amazing experience! :)

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Nov 21 2013 replied:

I hope so, and that's great to hear! I will hopefully be getting a rift from a very kind benefactor sometime in the near future - I really hope it'll be in time for the Steam release. Great to hear people are interested in this!

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MinerMan1 Nov 15 2013 says:

I can see through everything unless it has a light on it, besides props. I can see props fine. It's annoying because on the first Chapter, when the boat crashes, I can't see the bridge, just the ladders, docked boats, and blah blah blah props. Can somebody help me? Oh, and P.S. The first room you go in, at the end of the bridge, it has lights in it and I can kind of see the walls and floor with the lights shining on it.

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Nov 17 2013 replied:

Are you the guy I spoke to via email? Anyway, if you weren't, for you and anyone else with this issue - it's a problem with the version that still exists on Desura. The latest versions on ModDB and the are unaffected.

Pull up a chair, and I'll explain...

When we released, we released with rc (release candidate) 4, and then patched that to rc 5 a few days later when we found out some ATI users were hitting the bug you're talking about. We updated the mod on all distribution platforms *except* Desura, and that's where the bug is still apparent.

I will get around to it at some point, I just have so much to do right now, and fiddling with Desura for about 2 hours (working out how to use the site again, getting the version downloaded that I need to patch, creating the patch, uploading it, checking it works, playing through again) isn't near the top of the list.

I can only apologise that you hit this bug in the first place, and rest assured, it's not forgotten!

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TheUnbeholden Nov 7 2013 says:

I played it through but I decided to reserve my opinion till the final product, I felt that the zombies where rather easy, and their appearances where not significant. The level design was pretty good though and I liked that there was some progression and less focus on "being an action hero" instead just trying to survive. Its the sort of game that could use some pointers though from L4D's number of zombies, or NMRiH's focus on collecting the right ammo, and supplies, so managing carry weight and making each shot count. The game needs something to revitalize its stale gameplay. Some team members should be dedicated to working on just that. Just my 2 cents.

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OJJ0874 Nov 6 2013 says:

Instead of the HL2 Leaches taking away your health the further out of the map you go how about stamina where if you're in the water for too long you run out of energy and get submerged? That would tie right into the story and make more sence as the infection is spread by the water.

But then again I think that it might be too much and might take attention away from more important things in the mod, but it's just an idea.

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AniCator Nov 7 2013 replied:

We've got some ideas for the cliffside which involves you simply falling to your death because of a whole bunch of shore rocks. The sea water isn't infected though. It's why John Hutman is doing fine in the first place because he filters the sea water.

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OJJ0874 Nov 7 2013 replied:

Well I think drowning would be a better way to die than the leaches in the starting map, but it's just an idea.

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drakecola123 Oct 31 2013 says:

i remember being so angry that the beta was so short but now you made act 1! i cant wait to play act 2

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foxguy90 Oct 31 2013 says:

This mod is fantastic I can't wait for the second Act I have been following your progress since the fourth beta and it continues to amaze me good work and good luck. Also congrats on the green light.

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Nov 1 2013 replied:

Thanks a lot man! It's great to hear you're enjoying playing :)

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Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10

This was an awesome mod. A few minor things like a crowbar on the ceiling, but i guess thats me not liking a slight challenge, i just spend like 20 mins chucking the rocks at the boards, enjoying the story so far and cant wait till a more complete story comes to light.

Keep up the good work and cant wait for the new weapons coming.

P.S. Im loving them Custom Barrels!

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