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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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Feature 6 comments

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

Other Links

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

--------------Mad World Post-mortem---------------

Mad World

Mad World

Full Version 3 comments

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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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed

I thought it was interesting and showed some potential. You may lose some people cause this was more of a first person logic puzzle book. I like these kind of puzzles myself and liked the idea alot, but I think you'll lose alot of interest among the average gamer.

I have to agree with possum, the biggest problem was trial and error. I could not figure out the 2nd lvl, but simply tried different bridges til it worked. Also, when I played through, it didn't automatically switch to the last lvl, I had to do it myself.

I found Prime Factor easy and didn't have to reload at all, but math is my strong point. I would say make the puzzles more challenging, though I'm still thinking through the 2nd one. The real challenge is figuring out if its possible to prevent the trial and error approach. Otherwise, there's no challenge involved. The music worked nicely.

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hundeswehr
hundeswehr

excellent concept. however, please work on the backstory. it reads like a terrible b movie synopsis

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Interesting experiment in minimalism gameplay. But quick save and trial and error makes it so you don't need to know anything to get through the levels. Might be interesting to have more of a final judgment, where if you got too many wrong then they kill you. instead of instant death after each wrong answer.

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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed

I wasn't expecting it to be released already. What I nice surprise I found when I got home. :)

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evan0605 Creator
evan0605

Mad World has been released. enjoy!

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aQKilla1
aQKilla1

Where ?

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mitu
mitu

Good question...

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mitu
mitu

Thanks, now it is there...

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Boxiii
Boxiii

Agreed...where is this

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whatyouwritelad
whatyouwritelad

where is it its not in downloads?!

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