This mod will feature UN-skippable monologue and dialogue. You have been warned!

July, 1883. Half-Rats is, as he usually seems to be; down on his luck and fretting for the future. One fateful night, he carelessly decides to drown his sorrows with strong libations - and he runs up a tab at a pub he knows he can't pay...Remarkably; Instead of a reproachful speech and coarse removal, he is instead told a tale he can hardly believe. A tale involving great riches, but even greater peril. If he was not so desperate, he wouldn't conceive of embarking on what could be a wild goose chase to locate a forgotten and virtually unknown town. Half-Rats' doubts were abated somewhat when the publican shews his utmost sincerity - albeit in a strange and effusive manner - and draws him a rude map.

"Thank the lord, for he smote that place from the Earth in '81. We lived, but most met their destruction the night that liberating conflagration visited freedom upon us. We're the last of 'em...There was a vault in the bank, large sums of money would have been stole away there, safe. We vowed never to go back, to keep that place a dread secret until tonight."

The seemingly mythical town in question is referred to as "Eminence". With no other hope to speak of, and fearing that this may be treachery after all; Half-Rats is still compelled to begin this peregrination to his "El Dorado" with weapons at the ready. But he'll find much more than gold and banknotes before his journey is through. All is not what it seems, and he'll find a living, livid hell to contend with...And the close of a dilemma he'd all but forgotten.

New Features:

- 24 brand new maps. Featuring several environments.

- Inventory items you can carry with you and use. Each with its own effects. you can carry up to 9 of each item on the planet.

- Lantern that requires oil to function.

- Monetary system. You can pick up cash and valuable objects in order to purchase items at stores.

- 21 brand-new enemies to contend with - Many with their own abilities and fighting styles.

- Mixed enemies that each utilize their abilities in a squad setting to take you down.

- 6 new period weapons.

- "Kicking" enemies and "Blocking" attacks during melee combat.

- "Half-Cat Cheroots" combat companion.

- Over 600 brand-new textures from scratch.

- New sounds!

- New music provided by my solo act, "Ague".

Character Background:

Half-Rats – A somewhat educated gentleman who fell from grace long ago, but still retains a singular social fluidity and still holds fast to the moral compass of his upbringing, and has been known to rub shoulders with bad company, while also fraternizing with the upper class when he can – where some regard his kinship as a novelty at times. Likes his whiskey. He has a certain amount of mettle, and tends to show levity as a means of dealing with dire situations. He had heard the rumors of Eminence back in Detroit, and decided to embark on an adventure!


M1860 Cavalry Saber

.45 Colt SAA

Double-Barreled 12GA Coach Gun

Henry Repeater


Gatling Gun


Meat Pie (Health)

Dried Meat (Health, Armor, Damage Boost)

Whiskey (Armor)

Cocaine Lozenge (Temporary Invulnerability)

Whale Oil (Lantern)

Enemy Types:




Beasts of Decay

Boss (Four (4) Freakin' Bosses, man!)

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Heath Games is:

Half-Rats - Project Lead, 2D Art, 3D Art, Concept Art, Level Design, Writer, SFX and Music

OsirisGodoftheDead - Coding, Design Help

Shepard - Coding Lead, Conversion, Cleanup

CliffyV - Animator

ThanosHLD - Mapping, Writing Help, Level Design

Devan Miller - Resident VA

Netoxy - Modeling/Animation

"That moment when you realize you can't map in the daytime because your .wad is too dark..."


Story - 100%

Mapping - 100%

Code - 100%

Models - 100%

Animations - 100%

Sound FX - 100%

Scripting - 100%

Music - 100%

HR Voices - 100%



Final Fixes - 100%

Open Beta DONE!

Release Version - 95%

Closed Beta Scheduling:

Finish Game March 19.

Closed Beta Phase 1 - March 20-27.

Fixes, Changes. Full reports by March 29.

Closed Beta Phase 2 - April 8 - 14.

Final fixes, changes.



"My El Dorado"

"Road to Perdition"

"No Vacancy"

"The Bonehoard"

"Manor of Speaking"

"Poor Quarter"

"Trip the Light Fantastic"

"Final Showdown"


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It's been a long while, boys and girls, but oh, thank the laird! Thanos and Shepard took the reigns fixing bugs and adding the final touches to the open beta - effectively bringing it out of the beta stage. You're not going to recognize it...well, okay, you probably will - but there's so much new stuff, new areas crammed in here *I* don't even know what to expect when I start testing it. As we speak, some of the last fixes and additions are being put together and preparations for a closed test are underway. We hope to get this out some time in April. That's the target, anyway! Over a thousand people played the Open Beta, by the way! Thanks, guys! Also, Thanos is half dead. he spent the last 3 months straight mapping his ass off.

YES, there will be a Xash, Linux and WON version available to you, too.

Also, a special thanks to Zikshadow and Qwertyus for fixing the models. Enemies are now a bit smarter and more responsive to damage.

Anyway, here's some eye candy! That should keep you freaks sated for a little while!

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Not a very pleasant fountain since the demons have had the run of the place.

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Minecraft on survival mode.

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Interactive destruction!

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Play games - win cash. No more to be said.

Yes we have a calliope now

Finally, a source for that deranged music!

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The "House of Hell" just got a lot more fun!

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Cheeky residents. Thanos has dubbed this one "Curious Kinky Guy". He's a freak. A right creepy dude.

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Star-crossed lovers.

Now, comes the part where we tell you that we have additional things available, like Parasomnia concept art and the OST.

Get the OST here:


The OST was provided by "Ague". You can learn more about Ague at

Here's the link to the concept art download:

Enjoy! And finally, if you aren't following us on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter - you need to re-assess your life and get your head in the game. We're not messing about. This is SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Heath Games YouTube:

Ague YouTube:

Half-Rats Series Facebook:

Heath Games Twitter: @Heath_Games

Pics of the Day:

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Life through the eyes of an undead child with hooks for hands. Dark stuff, man.

Half Cats House

Half-Cat's House.

Thank you, all of our lovely supporters! And get ready! For the game you asked for, for the game you deserve!

Any further questions? Be sure to pop in the forum!

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 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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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...



Music 3 comments

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

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (Open Beta)

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (Open Beta)

Demo 40 comments

For Steam version of Half-Life only! *Crawls out of smoking crater in tattered clothing and presents the game with a cut-up hand* "Here it is, my friends...Ugggh...

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Demo v1.1 (Linux/Steam)

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Demo v1.1 (Linux/Steam)


An updated version of the Half-Rats: Parasomnia Demo (for Linux and Steam only).

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Demo v1.1 (Win32/Steam)

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Demo v1.1 (Win32/Steam)

Demo 4 comments

An updated version of the Half-Rats: Parasomnia Demo (for Windows and Steam only).

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Demo v1.1 (Win32/WON-Xash)

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Demo v1.1 (Win32/WON-Xash)

Demo 1 comment

An updated version of the Half-Rats: Parasomnia Demo (for Windows and WON/Xash3D only).

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What happened to the bestiary?

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Half-Rats Creator

It's comin'!

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mmm, an april fools release? And it's only three days before my birthday!

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Half-Rats Creator

Not April 1st, actually. More at 11.

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We've been bamboozled!

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It's actually ModDB's system that puts the 1st as a release date. All Half-Rats did was adding a month, thus, April.

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"Coming April 1st" sounds legit.

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i play the beta and is very good i hope the final product is going to be a
the full experience!!!!

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Half-Rats Creator

Oh, there's more content, and a lot of things are going to be fixed!

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"put the fmod.dll in the Half-Life Folder" is all i found.

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Half-Rats Creator

Hmmm...weird. Well, I'd suggest waiting for the Final version to come out and trying again!

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