Lunar Descent is an action-adventure game, set on the Xterrier Lunar Colony. It mixes brutal combat, exploration and resource scavenging. To stay alive, players must be careful when dealing with enemies and ever mindful of their limited supplies.

Story:

When an insurgent strike throws lunar civilisation into chaos, Victor Redmond must fight not only to stay alive but also to protect the last bastion of humanity. However, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more at play than a dissatisfied band of thugs.

Lunar Descent takes place in a universe where humanity exists solely in a scattering of off-world colonies, run by the mega-corporation Xterrier. Players will be able to explore the economic capital of Xterrier's galactic empire, the Xterrier Lunar Colony, and dig deep into its history.

Key Features:

  • Exploration -- Lunar Descent rewards players who explore the open and expansive locations with more backstory and supplies.
  • Survival Gameplay -- Ammo is scarce, health is frequently low. Players will need to make every bullet and health point count, and scavenge for supplies in order to survive
  • Deadly Enemies -- A single enemy has the potential to kill the player if they are careless. The player is weak against bullets; but enemies are also weak against the player's.
  • Immersive Story -- Xterrier society is at risk from armed bandits intent on causing chaos. However, there are much bigger forces at work under the surface, which threaten humanity's existence.
  • Atmospheric Soundtrack -- Original soundtrack complements Lunar Descent's atmosphere.
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After 4 years of development I’m very happy to be able to announce that Lunar Descent is released!

What is Lunar Descent?

A total-conversion single-player mod for Half-Life 2.

It is set in the same universe as Dissolution, but is a totally standalone campaign. There is a heavy emphasis on both setting/location and survival (in the sense that you have to scavenge for supplies in order to survive). Combat is intense and enemies can only be bested if you gather the necessary supplies.

Lunar Descent features a totally new setting for players to explore with a rich backstory to become immersed in; an original soundtrack to complement the atmosphere; and an engaging plot told with the help of various talented voice actors from the community.

Below is a teaser and a collection of screenshots:

I look forward to hearing what you all make of Lunar Descent. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any and all feedback, either by commenting on our profile or by sending me a PM.

Lunar Descent Release Date

Lunar Descent Release Date

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After several years of development, I can announce that Lunar Descent will be released in just under a fortnight, on the 25th November this year!

The Plan

The Plan

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A few folks on ModDB (and elsewhere) have been asking about the mod's progress. It's been long enough now that I'd like to give a quick update.

Devblog: Motivating Exploration

Devblog: Motivating Exploration

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In our first development blog update, I discuss the strategies we take to motivate players to explore the lunar colony.

Announcing Lunar Descent

Announcing Lunar Descent

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Lunar Descent will be a single-player mod that places strong emphasis on exploration, environment design, story-telling and brutal combat.

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Lunar Descent v1.0 (.zip)

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Lunar Descent is an action-adventure game, set on the Xterrier Lunar Colony. It mixes brutal combat, exploration and resource scavenging. To stay alive...

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Kshatria
Kshatria

overal good mod
but i REALLY HATE the last 2 map/mission
too little time and infinite respawn? kill me already

at least i've finished and not uninstalled it midway like other mod
the game rather shorter though

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Thanks to all posting comments, making videos and, especially, those giving LD a MOTY vote. I intend to do a write up on Lunar Descent, its development and its future at some point but I thought I'd give a quick update here.

I am tentatively planning a patch sometime in 2018, to add -- at the very minimum -- subtitles. I'm also not ruling out creating some additional maps / mini-campaigns for LD in the new year. I am, however, not intending to create any more mods after this one. I'll go into more detail in a longer write up, but suffice to say that Lunar Descent has been a ridiculously exhausting project to work on.

Thanks again to all who have played and, if you liked it, do spread the word!

-Aaron

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JuleRose
JuleRose

This gets my Vote for MOTY! :3

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8472

Thanks! :)

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DoItAll
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8472

Thanks for posting -- I enjoyed watching these. It's nice to see the resource management working well and I'm glad you seemed to find the gun play fun (the most divisive part of Lunar Descent).

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DoItAll
DoItAll

I'm glad that you liked the video! I plan to play more in the near future, with much better audio quality as well. Keep up the good work, I look forward to playing any other projects you put out!

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Dune_Jumper
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Voted

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8472

Thanks!

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Cpt.PinkFuckFace
Cpt.PinkFuckFace

Yup this is better than disolution, this mod is well crafted and has a kinda weird story line. But I still recommend this mod

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Glad you liked it! Thanks for playing.

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