Iris is a prototype that only exists to demonstrate a specific game concept. There hasn't been a lot of optimization and polishing, so please be gentle :)

What is this game?
The game is an adventure game in which you control a woman in a world where something is totally wrong. Our heroine has a special ability that allows her to jump back to her childhood. In order to solve the main mystery you will have to explore this special ability to solve a number of puzzles.

Why create this game?
There was a time when adventure games ruled the PC market. As computer hardware was improved more action-oriented games were released and today the amount of new adventure games on the market is extremely low. This genre has brought lots and lots of hours of fun to almost everyone playing PC games in the 1990's and we find it unlikely that the current generation of gamers is so different from our generation that they won't get fascinated by an adventure game that doesn't have the 'action' prefix.

What do I control?
You control the heroine who is called Iris. You can freely switch between the present (2024) and the past (2006). When you are playing in the past the present will be on pause and vice versa. You will be able to move around the environment, pick up items, use/combine items, speak to people and give items to people. You play Iris in her present and past, so you don’t travel between the past and the present in such a manor that you can bring items from one time to the other.

Where does the game take place?
The game takes place in a fictional 'Chinatown' in the year 2006 and 2024. Our part of Chinatown consists of a little street with a couple of houses and a small square in the middle. In 2006 the sun is shining, the birds are singing and everything is in extreme harmony. In 2024 it's raining a lot, dark clouds are hanging over the city.


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Iris installer

Iris installer

Nov 7, 2006 Full Version 3 comments

Iris Prototype 1.0 Setup: This game is a Half-Life 2 modification. That means that Steam and Half-Life 2 must be preinstalled for this game to run. Steam...

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legendgrobo Jun 19 2012, 5:20am says:

I've had so much fun playing this thing over and over. Shame it doesn't work anymore (for me at least).

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Akito8 Mar 4 2011, 9:10pm says:

I am having major problems playing this mod and it looks so fun D:!

First off, right when I launch the game I get a white screen and a message at the top that says "Cannot Find Vids:LV50 Decompressor". I can still hear the audio in the background however so I suppose this is the opening cutscene and I waited. But then once the cutscene was over and the menu came up I was missing the Background texture (The menus background was just purple checkers) and finally once I started a new game it was in first person.. not 3rd person :/

Anyone know if there is some way to fix this??

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Emil_4444 Jun 12 2009, 4:34pm says:

This was a very fun mod but i got stuck in both times in the biginning and it's easy to get styck offen that's annoing so 8/10 but keep it upp it was great to play tho

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XenoAisam Oct 22 2008, 7:10am says:

is this RPG?

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Headcrusher Apr 13 2009, 10:33am replied:

you fail at reading the describtion.

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Luke-54 Aug 21 2007, 5:08pm says:

Kill me or not but i smell Beyond Good & Evil inspiration in this mod...

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ahref Jul 31 2007, 7:27pm says:


i love the idea also however in the past and present words the area where you find the ball has a fence that is too high i cannot get down and am stuck in both time periods and cannot continue

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one-niner Creator
one-niner Mar 25 2007, 7:53am says:

Again, we're really happy that so many like our prototype. On the other side it has become clear that we haven't been communicating clearly enough, and that has lead to some confusion and disappointment. We sincerely apologize.

We, the dev team, are a bunch of students from various Danish universities and art schools that, parallel to our ordinary studies, have joined a game academy. Once a year we get together, sit down for a month straight and work our butts off creating a prototype. We get feedback from industry professionals and then we all head back to our universities untill next year.

The goal has never been to develop an entire game, but only to learn from the process of demonstrating our ideas and abilities. Most of us are about to finish our masters studies and then we will try to make a living from developing computer games. Some will end up in established companies, others will start something on their own and the rest will probably continue to work with games as a hobby.

Handing over rights to another team might be possible, but certainly tricky. We are 13 people that somehow share the IP. The actual code and content is property of the academy. However, if someone out there sincerely wants to take Iris further, please contact me. On there is a mail form.

Producer, Iris

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R0CKET_B0MB Oct 16 2008, 5:55pm replied:

Hey, just played your mod, and it is absolutely wonderful. Please keep this mod going! I'm gonna watch this mod!

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Alien_NL Feb 15 2007, 3:12pm says:

Wow, that is a download for sure.
I like the cartoon style though. ^^

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