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July the fourteenth, 1883:

Being rather rudely awakened after a night of drunken revelry; Half-Rats is thrust into a rather dire situation. Utter calamity has erupted in the streets outside of the general store which he calls home - calamity of the most unnatural and horrific kind, that is. Now he and the shop keeper, Mr. Trask, must hold out against this infernal host of creatures together. Will they survive the night?

The first in the "Half-Rats" series. The game begins at the general store where you and Mr. Trask, your landlord and shop-keep must make a stand against a great horror whose origins will only be revealed at the close of this story. Though it is a general store, that does not mean it boasts unlimited resources...supplies and manpower will begin to run thin - and you'll need to face hell to go out and gather them. You may end up meeting a fresh face or two during the night's journey - try and keep them alive and kicking, yeah? Some of them could become great assets.

Estimated playtime on Medium difficulty: 1 Hour 20 minutes.

Gameplay features (By type):

Survival
Rail shooter - Boats and Trains perhaps?
Platformer
Arena (Run 'n Gun)
Escape (i.e.: Shit your pants running and evading - all while trying not to slip on what drops out of your trouser legs.)

This mod is for Half-Life - and is powered by the Goldsrc engine.

Over 3000 people have Half-Ratted, and will NOT be eaten by cats.

My goal for this singleplayer mod is to evoke the essence some of my favorite and YOUR favorite mods - mods that shaped my childhood for the worse...I want to scare the shit out of you this Halloween (Maybe, hopefully). Just like They Hunger did to me all those years ago. This is me...getting back to my roots. Don't expect a groundbreaking, breathtaking mod and excessive tons of custom content - just good fun! This mod will be very short, but hopefully sweet. Something to do before or after you go trick-or-treating, go to a party, or something to enjoy if you're by yourself with a bottle of your favorite spirits. I also would like to use this mod as a way to debut the Half-Rats universe and introduce you to the thing that ties all of this together - my musical project, "Ague" and my backstory. I eventually plan on taking this to the next level - a franchise that will immerse players in an engaging world and inspire them. All the while introducing them to the wondrous mode of another day - wrapped up in a multimedia experience with a protagonist you can reach out to in the real world. And in case you need assurance, that's right, you'll be playing as me...try not to rough me up too badly.

Thank you!

My god, I am flabbergasted at the amount of attention this has been getting. I thank you all for your continued interest and support. Thank you, Moddb for featuring my mod! You've helped make some dreams come true today. Thank you, watchers!

Additional, and most pertinent information yet:

cats eating man

This is a man being eaten by cats. If you don't download this mod, the above will happen to you, and you won't very much like it.


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Here it is! After many months of hype - the full version is out and available for download!

July the fourteenth, 1883: Being rather rudely awakened after a night of drunken revelry; Half-Rats is thrust into a rather dire situation. Utter calamity has erupted in the streets outside of the general store which he calls home - calamity of the most unnatural and horrific kind, that is. Now he and the shop keeper, Mr. Trask, must hold out against this infernal host of creatures together. Will they survive the night?

In English: Moddb.com

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream


In Russian: Moddb.com

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Russian subtiltles


Happy Halloween! Enjoy!

HR:P - The Comeback Kid

HR:P - The Comeback Kid

News 13 comments

This video should explain everything nicely for you! Parasomnia's been...UN-Released?! Sort of, yes.

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (Open Beta) Released!

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (Open Beta) Released!

News 44 comments

Merry Christmas - it's out early! Click the link below to be taken to the counter. Goodnight, Half-Ratters!

HR:P Delayed! (But MIGHT Be a HRAFD Sequel After All)

HR:P Delayed! (But MIGHT Be a HRAFD Sequel After All)

News 18 comments

So, we've got some news...some of you may have noticed that we pushed the date forward a bit...no fear, we're working hard to make sure "Half-Rats: Parasomnia...

HR:P Is Done! (Nearly...We're like really close, Okay?)

HR:P Is Done! (Nearly...We're like really close, Okay?)

News 18 comments

After thousands of year of development, we're close to unleashing this beast! December 1st remains the date of final release, but there's still a few...

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Half-Rats: A Fever Dream

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream

Full Version 39 comments

Here it is! The full version! Be sure to read the Readme! Being rather rudely awakened after a night of drunken revelry; Half-Rats is thrust into a rather...

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Russian subtitles

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Russian subtitles

Patch 2 comments

You need this only if you wish to play the mod with russian translation. Вашему вниманию предлагается текстовый русификатор...

HRP Concept Art

HRP Concept Art

Wallpapers 5 comments

Contained here are my drawings. Enjoy! I hammered these out during the development process of Parasomnia. Not all monsters are present, as not all had...

HR:P OST

HR:P OST

Music 3 comments

The music behind the game! Yours to enjoy now - whether you beat the Beta or not.

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Linux/OS X patch

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Linux/OS X patch

Patch 2 comments

This minor patch add Linux and Mac OS X compatibility to Half-Rats: A Fever Dream.

Half-Rats: Parasomnia Demo

Half-Rats: Parasomnia Demo

Demo 39 comments

It's out! GET IT NOW! Heath Games' "Half-Rats: Parasomnia" for Half-Life.

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Cyowolf
Cyowolf

So I'm in Parasomina, at the Mansion, and I have to find a fuse and what I assume is TNT to use to blow open a door. I've got the fuse, but I cannot for the life of me find that freaking TNT. I swear I've scoured every room but I've yet to find anything. What am I missing?

Oh, and a bug report: When you break provision/ammunition boxes, the items inside will often drift down below the level, and sometimes you cannot pick them up at all even if you have enough space (ammo or inventory) to grab it.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

Take that bug up with Valve, haha. That's a classic GS problem. As for the first part. Go to the main hall, on the balcony/mezzanine and look up with your lantern on.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

Blame Valve. Not our fault. The powder keg is in the attic.

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Guest
Guest

I beat the game :P
Im replaying this
Oh by the way im getting my whiskey ready again xD

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

You really know how to keep us in suspense.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

If things had gone better, Parasomnia would have released for Halloween, too!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Woo! One year! Guess I need to replay this.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

Do it up!

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Well, this is the mod that convinced me joining you in the development of Parasomnia, so, Happy Halloween and happy 1 year HR:AFD anniversary !

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TheArmyGuy
TheArmyGuy

This is its like DOOM meets the wild west great job i just finished it.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

The more time passes, the more this mod seems like poop. But if you had a good time with this one, you'll have a much better time with Parasomnia.

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

It's not poop, it's just a homage to the corny HL1 mods that were coming out around the turn of the century :)

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You'd be forgiven for not thinking too highly of this mod at a first impression. The mod stars the developer himself, as voiced by himself, with a mod page full of promises, alcohol references, and "Half-Pun: The Game" being the title card. These are traits that I have seen in earlier okey-to-awful half-life mods, but as a amalgamation of all of it, Half-Rats manages to be something different. Rather amazing, in fact. The mod drenches you in atmosphere as soon as you get to the start menu. From…

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