Half Life: Tactics (HLT) is a HL2 modification that aims to create a turned based strategy game set in the HL2 universe. The game aims to take four factions: Rebels, Combine, Antlions, and Zombies, with a player choosing a faction to command. The players take turns in commanding their units, and the game will be focusing on unit control and tactics rather than base building. It is still in very early development, but is being worked on nearly every day. More info coming soon!

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Yo ModDB! It's been a pretty busy two months for me since the last update, what with Christmas, New Year, and all the work on HLT! It's been pretty quiet on here because I've been pretty much rewriting the whole camera/control system to make it way easier to use, and I feel it's been worth the effort.

It's a bit hard to show what's been done in screenshots, as 90% of the work has been code, but I've tried to dig up some interesting things to show you guys (click to enlarge):


Here we show how civilians can be captured, and they show up in orange as objectives. When you do this they tint to the colour of your faction, and then make units, like a little factory thing.


Here I'm having a little multiplayer match, you can see captured civilians as green/blue, the map still looks a bit half done and ugly, but at least the game is playable.



Here's one of the parts of the game I'm happiest with, the movement system! Or more precisely it's little graphical number display showing the unit's range and how many move/attack points he will have left after moving.

As I'm writing this work is being done on an official HLT website, which should be coming soon in a future news update.

That's all this time, I hope I've given you a little bit more of an insight into the game, and feel free to post comments with questions in here that I can answer/ignore at my leisure :P.

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wazanator
wazanator

Looking good Benn!

One suggestion I have is that once a civilian is captured the team must escort them back to there base to be turned into a new unit, that gives the other team a chance to retaliate and take back the captured citizen

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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed

I concur with this suggestion.

Always good to hear progress from you!

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Spare
Spare

This looks fun, good luck with it!

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Midnitte
Midnitte

cant wait to see more progress!

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Awesome stuff Benn...

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Very original and inspiring. Keep it up!

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

Benn got Swagger!

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death5421
death5421

reminds me of final fantasy tactis and metal gear acid. this looks very promising as i loved metal gear acid and this sort of aspect into the half-life universe looks awesome and i am really anticipating this release. keep up the good work guys!

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