You are Barney Calhoun, a security guard at the Black Mesa Research Facility. Unknowingly to you, the next few hours of your shift will change your life forever...
Re-live the exciting adventure of Blue Shift on the award winning Source Engine and prepare for the shift of your life!
Welcome to Guard Duty.
- As a total conversion mod, Guard Duty aims to be composed of entirely custom content
- All original maps re-created and re-envisioned for better realism and gameplay.
- Some maps are enlarge/extended to create a more lengthy and immersive game.
- Improved AI, making enemies smarter and even more dangerous than ever before.
- More enemy encounters to keep the action fresh.
- Scripted scenes with all the original Blue Shift characters to help bring the story to life.
- Textures and models that will push the limit of the Source Engine, to bring you as much artistic detail as possible.
- All new voices, sounds and music.
- Multiplayer, which may (or may not) contain various game modes.
And much more!
Greetings fellow Tripminers!
While it may appear that our work has been more based towards content for Operation Black Mesa and Guard Duty has been placed on the backburner fear not! Guard Duty receives as much love from our dedicated team as Operation Black Mesa and remains an integral project for us to work on!
Today we are pleased to release a media update that is focused mostly on Guard Duty. That said, we still wish to provide you with small insights on what we are cooking for Operation Black Mesa, as content is shared across both projects where applicable.
Focusing on level design and world building, the detail and intracity in our recreation of the world of Half-Life should be apparent. As our artists continue to create with new textures and models, replacing the outdated Half-Life 2 and Counter Strike Source assets, the level of detail for our games continues to grow.
We have continued to not only work on new maps, but increase the visual fidelity of those that had been finalized quite ab it ago. In this update, we are showing some parts area we have released screenshots of earlier, so you can make the comparison yourself. Not only have new art assets been used to tune-up these areas, but lessons we have learned throughout the entire development process allow us to push our levels even further though every department, creating more a much more solid gameplay experience.
Even though we mainly show levels in these media releases, our other developers are right there with them in quality and efficiency. New features are being implemented to the game, whether that be enhanced graphical capabilities of the Source Engine, NPCs, or weapons. Our programmers are ready to tackle on all the tasks we need to accomplish to deliver you both games in desired quality.
While the time between updates may frustrate, we appreciate all of our fans who have stuck with us. We are planning on sharing more with you in the future, so stay tuned! In the meantime, do not forget to check out our "Research and development" forum.
We keep in touch with you through dev. blogs, where you can hear from our many different developers about some aspects of the new content and features never before seen in our media releases. These blogs are quite frequent and should help quench the desire for more knowledge on how the games are coming along.
Before saying good bye, we are still recruiting members to the Tripmine army. Think you could be a valuable part of our team? Don´t hesitate to see our recruiting forum and apply. Whether your talents lie in modeling, sound design, building immersive environments, or lending your voice to bring our characters to life all talent is welcome. Working with us can be a tough job, but also a whole lot of fun, so do not miss this opportunity.
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