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10 comments by AlanEdwardes on Jul 15th, 2014

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.

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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.

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Estranged: Act I Source Code

Estranged: Act I Source Code

Apr 19, 2014 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)

Feb 15, 2014 Full Version 8 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)

Sep 18, 2013 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)

Sep 18, 2013 Full Version 38 comments

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

Estranged Alpha #5

Estranged Alpha #5

Jan 6, 2013 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

Aug 24, 2012 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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specops113 Jan 21 2014, 6:29am says:

hey guys, do i need half life 2 to play this mod?

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Jan 21 2014, 8:38am replied:


No, you do not need Half-Life: 2 to play Estranged.


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Paynamia Jan 20 2014, 6:44am says:

Just a suggestion, but you might consider adding a custom folder to your next update of the Steam release. I've been playing this game and loving it, but at one point, I encountered a character using Kleiner's model and it really took me out of the game. As such, I immediately wanted to replace it. Of course, the user can add the custom path themselves, but I think that may get changed back. I'm not sure if Steam would restore the gameinfo.txt at any time, actually.

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Jan 20 2014, 8:03am replied:


If you'd like to replace that model, you can drop a new Kleiner model into the estrangedact1/models folder - the game should pick that up and use it instead of the content in the VPK (lose files take a higher priority).

In addition - we are looking for character modellers to help us with replacing the Half-Life: 2 models in Estranged.

If that's your forté, and you'd like to help out, I'd love for you to add me on Steam!

Cheers :)

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Paynamia Jan 20 2014, 4:36pm replied:

Tried that before I ever looked into the gameinfo.txt. Right now, the VPK seems to overwrite all loose files. Well, at least it does for me. The |gameinfo_path|. entry is lower than |gameinfo_path|estranged_pak.vpk in the file right now.
Also, the model is just male_09's head on Kleiner's body. It's nothing special.

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AlanEdwardes Creator
AlanEdwardes Jan 20 2014, 6:50pm replied:

Gotcha - well you seem to know what you're doing. I haven't heard anyone else trying to do this, but we will issue a patch if it's something more people ask for.


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samsanchez Jan 19 2014, 9:28pm says:

I just watched a spanish gamer on youtube playing this and it seemed very cool, I'm not sure if I can post his video here so I won't, but his name is JaseGameOn and thanks to him I will play it right now!!

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MysteriousLady Jan 19 2014, 2:50am says:

Oh crap,i hate zombies.

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mshee32 Jan 19 2014, 1:40am says:

have you got the ost to this game

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haxray Jan 18 2014, 11:32am says:

I just played the steam verson, and I have to admit, it was pretty good. Your map design was excellent in how it looked, if not so much in how it played. The voice acting was also amazing for it being a free mod.

However, you really need to work on how the gameplay actually works. It feels really bland and easy. The 'zombies' barely do any sort of damage, and they die in a few hits. They also always come alone(except for in one case) and even with a melee, feel rather harmless. For being an outbreak, it feels like the islanders should of been able to wipe them out no problem.

That brings me to the story. It is rather bland and generic, using the same plot as a lot of zombie movies. Ignoring the giant plothole of the main character(A fisherman) somehow having military level training with guns, its a generic "Evil corp makes zombies on island, and attempts to cover it up" plotline. This really ruined the experience for me, as the maps looked brilliant, and made me want to explore everywhere and see everything.
Im hoping that when act 2 comes out, you will improve greatly on the story and gameplay. I see a bright future for this mod if you do.

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AniCator Jan 19 2014, 4:52am replied:

What makes you think he has got military level training? :3

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haxray Jan 22 2014, 5:07pm replied:

Mainly the fact he Is shown to have broken out of a chair after being tied(Nothing special by itself), is able to handle himself in a gun fight against trained company soliders, seems to know how to use a mp5 as well as a pistol(first one uncommon, last one common).

Of course, this was probally got all gameplay reasons, but it would be cool if you found some way to make it seem like you are just a standard person.

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TheUnbeholden Jan 18 2014, 1:57pm replied:

Yeah I said the same thing about the gameplay as well a couple of months ago, that they should dedicate a few team members on modifying the gameplay. Ah well.

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AniCator Jan 19 2014, 4:50am replied:

Haha. We didn't really have any team members to spare.

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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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