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Overview:
Mad World is a First-Person Survival Puzzle/Maze Single Player Mod for Half-Life 2 where surprises and deadly traps are just around every corner. Figure out the clues in order to survive.

Objective:
Find your way out of this sick and twisted world before madness overcomes you. Solve the puzzles by applying the clues that are given to you. Think carefully because each turn or path could be your last!

Features
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-One World

-Levels filled with deadly traps
-Custom soundtrack adds to the atmosphere of the game
-Clues provide the player with choices
-Every chapter provides a new situation for the player

Story:
Andromeda Laboratories, 2025; Unknown to the public the United States government funded a biological and weapons maker known as Andromeda Industries. Andromeda Industries created everything for the US government from firearms to highly advance missile guidance systems to biological weapons. Following the success of there inventions for the US government, Andromeda Industries received trillions of dollars to open up a new research and development group to redefine the means of physiological warfare against the enemies of the United States. By 2028, Andromeda Laboratories created a device that could teleport subjects into an alternate reality suspending subjects into their own subconscious mind. The device was nicknamed "Mad World".

Secretly executives of Andromeda Industries decided to test their creation on their own people, people of lesser importance to the company. One by one lower end employees began to disappear within the company. Official word from the CEO and President of Andromeda Industries stated that the company needed to make major cutbacks. People began to question the reasoning behind the ongoing statements from the CEO and President of the company. Those who questioned them soon ended up like the others.

In the coming days Mad World will be complete and the enemies of the United States are about to experience madness like no other. But before it can be tested on the battlefield, one more test subject needs to be tested; designer and creator of the Mad World device, Doctor William H. Wells, former top research and development scientist at the Black Mesa Research Facility.

"The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means."

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This week William returns, Zeno Clash & Left 4 Dead Survival Pack are released, we decide to start trying to revive old/underplayed mods each week and Emanuel talks for almost 20 minutes about DLC.


Extended Show Notes

Introduction

  • 00:00:30 - Off-Topic: Cat Discussion
  • 00:01:39 - William, Emanuel and Thomas

Podcast17 News

  • 00:04:00 - Retro gaming segment.
  • 00:04:00+ William and Emanuel’s Action Half-Life 2 Competition.
  • 00:08:30 - Emanuel’s Hard-drive issues.

Follow-up & Errata

  • 00:10:00 - Mad World - Half-Life 2
  • 00:11:30 - Modular Combat - Half-Life 2

Emanuel’s Apology Section

  • 00:15:30 - Emanuel apologizes for William not being here last week.

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:17:00 - Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack released.
  • 00:20:00 - Team Fortress 2 Mystery Update, with hat slots.
  • 00:23:00 - Steam Client Update released.
  • 00:24:00 - Off-Topic: Back to Team Fortress 2 hat slots.

Portal Releases

  • 00:25:30 - Rockfinger DEMO *Update*
  • 00:25:30+ The Beta Complex
  • 00:25:30+ Scrobesoft test chamber 2

Left 4 Dead Releases News

  • 00:26:30 - Left 8 Surviving (8 player survival mode)

Releases

  • 00:28:30 - Zeno Clash
  • 00:29:30 - Off-Topic: Emanuel talks about swine flu.
  • 00:32:00 - Combine Insurrection Demo - Half-Life 2
  • 00:33:00 - Combine Survival Beta - Half-Life 2: Ep1
  • 00:35:00 - ZombieMod: Source v1.10 - Half-Life 2
  • 00:38:30 - Sandpit - Half-Life
  • 00:40:30 - Countryside v2.0 - Half-Life 2: Ep2
  • 00:42:30 - Dangerous World Demo - Half-Life 2: Ep2
  • 00:47:30 - Manhack Arcade - Half-Life 2 and Missing Information 1.5
  • 00:50:30 - Let’s catch up with everyone’s lives (What did everyone play?)

Media Blitz

  • 00:55:30 - Kingdoms Collide
  • 00:56:30 - Versus: Blind Edge (p.k.a. Berimbau)
  • 00:59:30 - CURSE - The release date + the manual + the music + the secret.
  • 01:01:30 - Logistique Media

Listener Question

  • 01:03:00 - Jared Samples asks us about the reasons behind our stances on DLC.
  • 01:20:00 - Wrap-up.

Download Links

Follow-up & Errata

From the Mouth of Valve

Portal Releases

Left 4 Dead Releases

Releases

Media Blitz

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Transmission 13073

Transmission 13073

Feature 7 comments

William was in Toronto searching for apartments so this week is just Thomas and Emanuel, not even a guest.

Modcast S02 E21

Modcast S02 E21

Feature 31 comments

The Modcast is back for another week of news, features and releases for you all to enjoy. In this weeks episode Brian is back as well as the new face...

Post-mortem

Post-mortem

Feature 0 comments

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Alone and scared you find yourself trapped within a strange and twisted world. You awake to a similar voice calling your name. You have been chosen as...

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Vurufarmacija
Vurufarmacija

Make a lvel where combines abbear,but everything walks on head,then SOVJET SOLDIRE ANED CAT MAN APPEAR


It IS suppeser to be MAD WORLD,eh?

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Shadowbyte
Shadowbyte

R.I.P. English language.

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headcrap
headcrap

lolz

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norton2
norton2

I take the blame from something like that, altough I'm not going to play the mod, but most of these things are from a twisted imagination to say the least, but presenting bible stuff that way is kind of going to gross out everybody, not that the mod is bad, it's just weird.

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SixthSage
SixthSage

Really? I haven't yet played the game, but from what I heard, it's either really religious or creative. Now, if it's religious, just because you are Atheist, or believe another religion, doesn't mean all other religions are wrong. I myself am not very religious, and not Christian, but atleast I'm not a jerk about it. If it's creative:The very idea of fiction is for fun with things that are virtually impossible. I love fantasy and such, because it gives you the ability to enjoy anything you cannot enjoy in real life. So, my point is, don't be a jerk because people like other things than you.

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Mrksmt9
Mrksmt9

given all the conceptual art and everything, was really disappointed with this bible mumbo jumbo.

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MysteriousMan
MysteriousMan

2 deep 4 me

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

I hope I did so, because believing in non-existant things is pretty much fail.
Sorry, that's what I think, if you are a prayer, I don't mind.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

(buried)

It's not hard to say what i think.
As i played that mod, I thought that it was made by a 10 year old ****, whose parents are fanatic christian fascists.
But there is not only bad critic from me.
At least you tried
And now, **** off!
Because like it reads in the book Exofuck Jakob, psalm 8: You shalt get the **** off, and stuff your mod into your ***.

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Zombb-Freeman
Zombb-Freeman

im an atheist but im tolerant of peoples religion so really stop being a troll or STFU as i really hate arseholes

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ghostings
ghostings

And I'm sure you're setting a wonderful example for atheists around the world.

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