What is this anyway?

Ground Zero is a Half-Life 2 modification that takes place primarily in the ruins of City 17*, now completely wrecked and inhabited only by zombies and antlions. The Combine have little presence here anymore until resistance activity piques their attention. It'll have balanced gameplay made up of challenging puzzles and epic battles in a way so as to appeal to multiple types of players.

What makes this different from other HL2 mods, and why should I care?
Apart from a new storyline and environments, there are a few new enemies implemented or planned, with new characters and so forth to interact with and fight alongside.

Such as?

NEW LOCATIONS
(Not all will be revealed, dont wanna spoil too much)

1: The C17 Ruins:
Although the initial chapter takes place in the Outlands, Combine pressure pushes player and his companions further into what was once City 17. What few buildings are left standing do so in a state of ruin. Zombies, Antlions and other such things have made their home amongst the ashes, but even they must shy away from the radioactive ruins of the Citadel itself.

2: City 23: This has replaced the Middle East as the location for the events that were going to take place. The rebels here didn't get the message to begin the uprising from City 17 due to radio blackout, so the Combine managed to keep them under control for a deal longer. As such, the city is still burning with debris strewn across the streets by the time the player arrives. There is a strange absence of citizens though.s

When is it coming out?

At this rate, who knows.


  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media

I know that it probably seemed like this mod was dead, but it's not. Hibernating, yes, but it hasn't been forgotten! Moddb tells me that it was last updated around 9 months ago, which is quite a long time. The reasons for the long hiatus were a few things:

Firstly, schoolwork has been sucking up a lot of my time and that takes the top priority. I don't have much free time at all, much less any to spend on Ground Zero. Why? That's the second reason. I've become involved in a number of other projects. Level design for other modifications and games, some mapping competitions, and so on. When I have a responsibility to produce content for others, whether paid or not (I've done both) I tend to prioritize those projects over ones which I don't have a deadline, even a loose one.

That's not to say that I don't care about this, I definitely do, but I have other things to do. It's also not to say that I haven't gotten any work done at all. With all this work I've been doing, my mapping has improved. At least I think so. You be the judge:

City 23 Stuff

City 23 Inner City

City 23 Inner City

City 23 Stuff

City 23 Docks

One Year, Three Days (Plus Urban Ruins!)

One Year, Three Days (Plus Urban Ruins!)

News 5 comments

An anniversary and new content, plus development update.

Crashes, Discouragement and so on.

Crashes, Discouragement and so on.

News 14 comments

Ground Zero is in a bit of a messy state at the moment, but it hasn't been entirely forgotten.

Fun

Fun

News 4 comments

A lot of things have gone wrong, so development is going slowly. A few new things, though.

Ground Zero reaches 100 Trackers, and Other Cool Things

Ground Zero reaches 100 Trackers, and Other Cool Things

News 9 comments

To kind of celebrate this (admittedly small) milestone, I'll show you some new WIP stuff and discuss some features.

Post comment Comments  (50 - 57 of 57)
flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Interesting idea!

Tracking :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
locotto
locotto

can i play it whit ep1?
thanx. . .

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Coppermantis Creator
Coppermantis

Sorry, you need EP2 to play it, as it uses assets from that game.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Coppermantis Creator
Coppermantis

Thank you guys for all your comments/feedback!

Reply Good karma+2 votes
CuervoSp
CuervoSp

Looks good ;) ((+1 Track))

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
agent00kevin
agent00kevin

Looking pretty decent for initial posting. I think I will track and see how things go :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Kopeke
Kopeke

Looks great! Tracking...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Icon
Half-Life 2
Developer
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Start tracking
Share
Style
Embed Buttons
Link to Ground Zero by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Ground Zero
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
260 members
Articles
7