Captain's log, 17, June 1945.

I was approached by an odd fellow yesterday while overlooking the inspection of the lifeboats. A young man, who claimed to work for the US Government, shoved papers of legal binding; the contents I couldn't bear to comprehend. I was strong armed into signing them, given the ultimatum of signing and keeping a tight lip, or be prepared to captain a crab boat. Tight lipped about what, I have failed to understand, but given the circumstances, I signed. The breeze of the ocean air will never have been so welcoming. The Florida heat is getting to me; it's driving me mad even. To wear such heavy garments under such a blazing sun is ludicrous, but I must upkeep appearances and rank among the crew. Only two more days until the crisp salt air brushes against my cheeks.

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Captain's log, 15, June 1945.

The maiden voyage. And such a fine ship of fantasy proportions. We are set to launch out of Cape Canaveral, FL on the 19th of June, 1945. This is to be a historical voyage: not only is the Neptune the grandest ship to break the waves of the seven seas, but marks the first civilian ship to launch out of this port since the first rumors of Nazi submarines patrolling the Caribbean. I still wonder why a French flagship is launching out of an American port, but I'm continually being left in the dark on such matters. I'm the Captain; I need to know such information.

That reminds me, the engineers are preparing the final inspections of the vessel. I've been informed that the electricity generators are working again. I've requested that a man of expertise accompany me on the maiden voyage to reassure my worries in case the ship finds herself stranded in the middle of the Atlantic without proper lighting.

The Compagnie Générale Transatlantique has high hopes that the Neptune will acquire the Blue Riband. I informed Mr. Jaquel that his company wouldn't fair an incident resembling that of the ill fated RMS Titanic, and I shall stretch the Neptune's legs only so far. He wasn't quick to incline. In just a few short days, I shall embark on the maiden voyage of the most luxurious ship the world has seen.

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Neptune is a single-player modification for Half-Life 2, taking place entirely outside the mother game's universe.  Set primarily onboard a mysterious and desolate cruise liner, floating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Neptune allows the player, as stranded fisherman Jose Perdino, to slowly unravel the dark and disturbing past of the ship as heexplores its once-grand rooms, corridors, concert halls, restaurants, bars and maintenance areas.

Taking influence from games such as System Shock 2, BioShock, Thief: Deadly Shadows and Silent Hill, Neptune is an atmospheric, narrative-driven, horror-based shooter; an exercise in videogame storytelling and tense level design.

It is expected to be released in Q3 2009

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8 comments by MadballNeek on Oct 12th, 2009

The biggest being that Lewis Denby has stepped down as Project Lead handing over the position to me. Regrettably, progress slowed down a lot during the summer for various reasons but I stayed committed to motive the team and recruited new talent. Our newest level designer, the very talented Armageddon104, has gracefully picked up design duties hitting the ground running along with Gunz, our other level designer. Along with a new level designer I've also recruited a talented artist, 0x40. Obviously, this mod needs lots of custom models, a daunting task for any 3d modeler. However, 0x40 has already created amazing pieces for our level designers to decorate the Neptune with. So with the new talent things have begun to pick up and a lot of work is getting accomplished. We have playable builds and begun playtesting many of the mechanics that are in place, tweaking, adding and more importantly removing anything that just doesn't feel right. I'm proud to say we are all very happy of how the mod is coming along.

The Neptune team is set out to do one thing, create a compelling quality singleplayer experience like the mod community has never seen before. This mod has become more than a portfolio piece for all us, it's turned into a true passion project that we all want to see to the end, completed and in the hands of the mod community.

We will be releasing new and exciting media soon along with first true gameplay footage within the coming months so keep your eyes peeled for it.

However, please visit www.neptunemod.com for all future updates. The only updates that will be posted here is to inform those that receive automated updates that in fact neptunemod.com has been updated (confusing?).

See you at sea.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Apr 11 2010, 4:40pm says:

For now, we have ceased progress on the mod.

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VLN
VLN Apr 5 2010, 12:09am says:

Dead?

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ALIENwoods
ALIENwoods Mar 17 2010, 9:34am says:

The latest screenshot looks very nice, but the video basic. It reminds me to Bioshock :)

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jjawinte
jjawinte Mar 12 2010, 1:21am says:

Hey team Neptune ! Just swinging by to hope that alls still moving forward ( at whatever pace ), as long as it's still kicking. Best of luck !

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Oxegen_gamming
Oxegen_gamming Feb 7 2010, 8:59pm says:

coming 2009...?

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Green-Pepper
Green-Pepper Feb 17 2010, 6:11pm replied:

lol its past 2009 too anyways great work!

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ptc5010
ptc5010 Feb 7 2010, 3:04pm says:

This looks pretty good. Graphics especially look wonderful.

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Newbez
Newbez Apr 2 2010, 1:30pm replied:

Usually the biggest mods stay the quietest

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PostScript
PostScript Jan 2 2010, 7:15am replied:

Alive, certainly. Have seen what the guys are doing with it - it's looking neato!

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8472
8472 Jan 3 2010, 8:57am replied:

Well that's good to hear cause I am really excited about the project.

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