The game takes place in the Seven Hours War aftermath. Fighting against blood shedding synths and frightening aliens, Adrian Shephard has to struggle his way with his fellow comrades from the Phoenix Command, with the main objective of stopping the construction of a Combine Citadel. In his journey he will find what has happened to the world, six months after the Seven Hour War.
NOTE: This is a sneak peak to the Nuclear Update, which is going to be shown day 16 and 23.
Back in the day, things were way more simple. It was just a flash and then suddenly, everybody was dead. Looking at it, it sounds pretty casual, but for the time, the sound of an airplane flying right above your head, followed by a flash (supposedly from an atomic explosion) proved to be a terryfing experience to certain players. As the time passed, it got from terryfing to casual.
Today, things aren't as simple as they used to be. A flash followed by an explosion sound wouldn't cover what could be a nice-looking nuclear explosion. We decided that we should try making an actual explosion, and we came up with this nuke.
Thanks to a bit of thinking, this nuke will never look the same. It can look similar to other explosions, but it will always vary either on shape, thickness, height or mushroom size. Just so you know, this nuke is NOT 2D. It was a sort of long process in the making, and took some tries to get it right.
And yes, everything's in-game, including the color correction.
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