There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers... then jabbing that switch and releasing all your team mates! Then finally watching as they all come running out of the open doors and beat the other team to death with Laser Cleavers! There's never a dull moment in JB, you're either fighting to stay alive, fighting to release your team mates, or fighting to escape from jail!

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We weren't joking... The next version of Jailbreak will have Dinosaurs going claw-to-metal against Robots!

Posted by Wills on Oct 15th, 2008

Dinosaurs vs. Robots! Many months back, the Jailbreak: Source team were interviewed by ModDB's very own Stenchy and Henley for one of the first modcasts. During the interview we joked about replacing the Combine and Rebel player models for 0.5, with Dinosaurs vs. Robots. Then we realised what a genius concept that was... and went ahead and did it! Check them out below!

The shots above also show images from one of several new maps, called Mizraim. Designed by IZaNaGI, the map continues our trend of having multiple unique environments in which to battle. You can also see shots from the updated version of Deepcore. This will be our first release to classify as a Total Conversion, something we're extremely proud of, and can't wait to share with you all!

The next release of Jailbreak is almost finished, and we'll be releasing plenty more shots and a few trailers in the coming weeks to give you a taster of what we've done. In the mean time, be sure to add yourself to our Mod Watch if you haven't already! You can download the current release of Jailbreak: Source from ModDB, and the best way to get a good game is to join the Let's Play Jailbreak Steam Group! More news will be on it's way in the coming weeks!

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NullSoldier Oct 15 2008, 9:37pm says:

Thats hilarious, but I also really liked the old models. :)

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Color-Copycat Oct 17 2008, 1:34am replied:

Yeah, I sort of liked the Combine/Rebel models as well.

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RockerFox Oct 15 2008, 9:43pm says:


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RockerFox Oct 18 2008, 3:26pm replied:

i don't see this as a bad idea I 1: really didn't see this coming like its funny and fresh witch is good 2: they do look cool but i once again didn't think of dinos Vs Robots when i think of breaking out of jail going through water but than again what does make sense in jailbreak lol

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phillyghost Oct 18 2008, 8:35pm replied:

about time, im looking forward to the new skins keep up the good work

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FJS Oct 15 2008, 9:48pm says:

:O.............. thats all xD

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Wills Author
Wills Oct 15 2008, 9:51pm says:

Haha! Looks like we got you guys a bit stunned! I hope everyone likes them, we know the concept wont be to everyone's taste, but the idea and ethos behind Jailbreak: Source has always been Arcade, fun, colourful, simple and fast! So for us, in deciding what kind of player models to replace the Rebels and Combine with, Dinosaurs and Robots just fit perfectly!

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Henley Staff
Henley Oct 15 2008, 9:55pm replied:

Henley strikes again!

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awesomepossum Oct 15 2008, 9:53pm says:

HAHA awesome!

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Fythbro Oct 15 2008, 10:06pm says:

*checks calendar*

It isnt April...they must be serial! Serious, even!

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MastaGunZ Oct 15 2008, 10:20pm says:

Everyone knows dinosaurs aren't smart enough to use guns! Take the guns away from the raptors and give them fast movement speed, a killer claw-to-the-face attack, and deadly bite!

Nah JK! The models are awesome, but deadly melee dinosaurs would make an interesting gametype.

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Draken101 Jan 14 2009, 4:09pm replied:

Turok anyone?

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Oct 15 2008, 10:53pm says:

That is brilliant honestly it is. i'll be back on when this releases

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Bernardrego Oct 15 2008, 11:00pm says:

This mod didn't called my attention until now
Looks awesome
Downloading when released

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stenchy Oct 16 2008, 12:30am says:

Where are my top hats!?!?

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SAHChandler Oct 16 2008, 12:59am says:

If I don't see a monocle on that dinosaur come release time, you just lost a player.

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vfn4i83 Oct 16 2008, 1:27am says:

Pretty funny, lets play. ;P

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itchylot Oct 16 2008, 2:47am says:

Seeing dinosaurs and robots in the same sentence just brought a smile to my face.

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DJ-Ready Oct 16 2008, 3:35am buried:


Am I the only one who things that was the worst design decision ever?
I think it really sucks.

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Wills Author
Wills Oct 16 2008, 4:33am replied:

I doubt it! But we never wanted to play it safe with the choice of player models... It had to be outrageous or bizarre, with a sci-fi root and this concept fit the bill! We're a mod team afterall, we can and should take risks with high-concepts like this! I hope you'll come try it out when we release though :D

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IZaNaGI Oct 16 2008, 4:35am replied:

Indeed, the reason for the decision was to enhance the very arcade gameplay and almost anime art style we already had inplace for 0.4. Dino's versus Robot's was the perfect choice (in our opinion) to continue with the varied and fun design process of Jailbreak: Source, especially with our maps being set in "Random locations in time and space".

Me thinks you probably need to lighten up, gaming isn't all about fighting in dark monotone environments with with faceless soldiers ;)

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itchylot Oct 16 2008, 7:54am replied:

Worst ever? That's reaching a bit, isn't it?

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DJ-Ready Oct 16 2008, 5:06pm replied:

well ok .. probably not the worst ever ;P
I still don't like it though...
However, I will definitely try the new release for the gameplay changes

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Wills Author
Wills Oct 16 2008, 4:45am says:

Thanks for all the great comments so far guys, I'm really pleased to see that the majority likes what we're up to! We knew there would be people thinking "Erm... they on crack?" but we just had to do it... Once the idea of Dinosaurs vs. Robots was in our heads, it never left!

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MaDsler Oct 16 2008, 5:00am says:

it is the same maps how in the original jailbreak?

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z33ky Oct 16 2008, 5:31am says:

I always thought that you will someday make complete custom playermodels... but dinosaurs? and robots?
...oh well, at least the gameplay will stay :)

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Qu1f Oct 16 2008, 6:02am says:

Nice work guys. Good to see something unique and originol with the player models.

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Nauz Oct 16 2008, 6:30am says:

Love it! really refreshing idea <(^_^<)

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Mastix Oct 16 2008, 7:35am says:

It's crazy! that's why i like it! =D

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ramonimbao Oct 16 2008, 7:51am says:

Awesome, man!

Ninjas vs. Pirates, anyone? :D

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doomsniper Oct 16 2008, 8:03am says:

Were you in ANY way influenced by Yahtzee?

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Wills Author
Wills Oct 16 2008, 8:22am replied:

Eh? I'm intrigued... I'll have to go watch that, what did he suggest?

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Qu1f Oct 16 2008, 8:21am says:

The idea came before Yathzee released that episode (the Haze episode I think).

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Henley Staff
Henley Oct 16 2008, 10:36am replied:

na he started work on the models long before that happened.

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nipzor Oct 16 2008, 9:03am says:

nice media there, robots vs dinosaurs kick ***!

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Assassinbeast Oct 16 2008, 9:57am says:

yes man... those ******* new models looks god damn nice!

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tkyy Oct 16 2008, 11:23am says:

Uh... Hitbox issues?

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IZaNaGI Oct 16 2008, 11:25am replied:

All of the hitboxes have been adjusted accordingly and are completely balanced.

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Varsity Oct 17 2008, 11:49am replied:

So can you not shoot the dinosaurs' snouts?

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stonecold23 Oct 16 2008, 12:17pm says:

looks funny. but yea possibly the best design choice ever! cant wait. before jailbreak was just another hl2 mod... now i really want to see this!

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stevealmighty Oct 16 2008, 12:29pm says:

i think this is a great choice
mods are for change in the game anyway thats why i play them
mods with only half life 2 content are usually crap
to be honest the reason i never played this was that the rebels and combine didnt seem original
and now this mod is

P.S. if this thing turns out to be a joke ill look really retarded here :P

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Henley Staff
Henley Oct 16 2008, 2:26pm replied:

its not, I can assure you.

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danw13335 Oct 16 2008, 3:42pm replied:

I have to disagree that mods with only Half-Life 2 content are crap. Ever heard of Minerva: Metastasis? Easily *the* best HL2 single player mod ever made.

I have to say though, this update really disappoints me. While I'll probably still play it, this mod always had some realism and sort of fit in the Half-Life 2 universe (perhaps before or after HL2 because of the weapon differences).

I'm very disappointed by this decision to turn Jailbreak into nothing more than an arcade game, instead of the popular real mod it could have been.

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IZaNaGI Oct 16 2008, 3:56pm replied:

Totally respect that opinion mate, but the intention never was to make Jailbreak into any kind of realism mod and we have ALWAYS stated that Jailbreak: Source would be anti-realism to the core. Fair enough, that isn't everyone's cup of tea, but realism games/mods aren't really my cup of tea either.

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Wills Author
Wills Oct 16 2008, 4:01pm replied:

Indeed, totally respect your opinion and very well put too... but for us, the chief complaint from the large majority of our player base after the release of 0.4, was the inclusion of HL2 content, and the Rebel and Combine player models... We had decided early on to replace those, prior to 0.4, but the complaints spurred us on to do this for 0.5. As IZaNaGI said, our intention all along has been to create something totally new, and not within the realms of the HL2 universe, and likewise, we have always aimed to make this an arcade shooter, and not a realism mod :D

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Henley Staff
Henley Oct 16 2008, 9:23pm replied:

"Real Mod?" By real mod do you mean that it's not based on real life? Righto the term mod means to modify existing content to change the desired outcome. So by your definition real mods are non-existent as it wouldn't be modified if it was a real mod.

There is no real mods only mods.

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FJS Oct 18 2008, 11:49am replied:

I think he meant to say a "Total Conversion" ;)

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m82sniper Oct 16 2008, 2:26pm buried:


Your ******** me... Well, there goes that mod..

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Armageddon104 Oct 18 2008, 5:39pm buried:



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sutsko Oct 16 2008, 3:02pm says:

This is the best.. CUSTOM MODELS FOREVER!

Now I will actully play your mod! Hate HL2 content

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