The mod you are trying to view has ceased development and consequently been archived. If you are a member of this mod, can demonstrate that it is being actively developed and will be able to keep this profile up to date with the latest news, images, videos and downloads, please contact us with all details and we will consider its re-activation.

Official Website: Namelezz.net


Fedora
is a Half-Life 2 Total Conversion focusing on an Indiana Jones - style atmosphere and puzzles. You’re sent into a temple to retrieve an idol. Sounds simple? Traps, critters and rolling boulders might make you think otherwise.

The player takes the role of Philip Maxwell Fedora, last of the Fedora bloodline. It's been decades since the mysterious disappearance of his relatives - now 27 years old, Philip finds the notebook of his uncle Thomas. With it the last Fedora has the possibility to find them.

Turns out the entire family has been under an Aztec curse for over twenty years. Henderson H. Fedora, the first of the Fedora family, was cursed when attempting to take a mysterious idol in the temple of Atachualapa and was sealed inside. For generations the Fedora family has been cursed to die in the very same temple.

Philip is throughout most of the game searching for random idols - when he suddenly experiences the effects of the curse - the urge to get to the Atachualapa. There lies the fate of his bloodline, his family and the idol that could save his and his relatives lives once again. But can P.M. Fedora get the idol which so many family members have failed to get? Can he reverse his fate?

In a true adventurer spirit you’re only equipped with a torch and no one is telling you where the idol might be. Temples are huge and freely explorable - full of traps and secrets. In order to exit a temple you must bring back one idol - in each temple there are ten idols.

Featuring virtually no combat (shooing scorpions and snakes off your back with a torch is the closest to it) and a great immersive atmosphere Fedora is going to bring first person puzzle games to the next level.

  • Many temples to conquer with ten idols to collect in each!
  • Avoid critters (scorpions, snakes etc.), arrow traps, bottomless pits, spike traps and even the infamous rolling boulder!
  • Greatly immersive atmosphere with no illusion-shattering game elements.
  • Merciless difficulty level; everything harmful results in certain death!

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
MetallicLion's Temple Idol Zombuster's Textures Test i_speel_good's props: Boulder
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: News Post #2: Meet Fedora

12 comments by Namelezz! on Feb 22nd, 2009



We've decided to rename the project from Project Fedora to just Fedora (for the sake of simplicity and storyline). Exploration adventure gets deeper this time around when we give you, the reader, lots of hints about the storyline. Also more progress on maps, models and even a picture of the main character!

The Story

The player takes the role of Philip Maxwell Fedora, last of the Fedora bloodline. It's been decades since the mysterious disappearance of your relatives - now 27 years old, Philip finds the notebook of his uncle Thomas. With it the last Fedora has the possibility to find them.

Turns out the entire family has been under an Aztec curse for over twenty years. Henderson H. Fedora, the first of the Fedora family was cursed when attempting to take a mysterious idol in the temple of Atachualapa and was sealed inside. For generations the Fedora family has been cursed to die in the very same temple.

Philip is throughout most of the game searching for random idols - when he suddenly experiences the effects of the curse - the urge to get to the Atachualapa. There lies the fate of your bloodline, your family and the idol that could save your and your relatives lives once again. But can P.M. Fedora get the idol which so many family members have failed to get? Can he reverse his fate?

Enter the Temple of Fates. Enter Fedora.

Progress Report

Alot of the team has been struck by the case of being busy with other things - yet Fedora still lives on and has made some great progress:

Character - Philip Maxwell Fedora



Our protagonist, Philip Maxwell Fedora is all in it for business. With the help of some fancy facemaps composed by diwako, the amazing jacket by i_speel_good and incredibly good-looking model by Simkas - the main character truly comes to life! The fedora itself (as in, the hat) is still work in progress and thus not shown yet in this screenshot. Be on the look out for a badass shot with the Fedora hat on!

Models - i_speel_good's Props

i_speel_good has made two props for use in Fedora - the torch which you will use throughout the game and the boulder which will cause numerous spinal injuries if one can't outrun it. Both have detailed bumpmapping and the boulder has other neat lighting tricks - unfortunately not shown here as model viewer doesn't like showcasing them.

Mapping - Namelezz's texture test map and MetallicLion's temple


Namelezz (that's me) has been testing our new team member ZomBuster's amazing wall textures. 2048x2048, self-shadowing bumpmaps, oh my! For this purpose I created a small pool of water in the middle of the map and surrounded the map with the new textures. Turns out the result is quite neat! When he finishes the mossy floor texture we've got that Tomb Raider vibe going on.


MetallicLion is one of our mappers and decided to put his first idol into his map, temple_lion. Result is an ancient Aztec Stone Tablet. Brilliant use of lighting makes the idol stand out in the cold dark temple.

Conclusion

That's a wrap! There's still more into Fedora we haven't told you yet but will reveal soon enough. Until then just hold onto your fedoras!

- That Namelezz Guy,
Project Lead / Community Manager

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 18)
Miko_PL
Miko_PL Jul 5 2009, 5:04pm says:

Is this dead?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Colossal
Colossal Mar 5 2009, 7:24pm says:

Imagine this on the SMOD engine! FEDORA KIIIICK! (face is kicked off)

+1 vote     reply to comment
diwako
diwako Mar 8 2009, 11:07am replied:

Smod is running on the source engine. it is only a bit modded to have just more gore, nothing else.

0 votes     reply to comment
robin13
robin13 Mar 4 2009, 9:23am says:

hmmmm rolling boulder is from tomb raider
and it looks like tomb raider

0 votes     reply to comment
HounderKnight
HounderKnight Feb 21 2009, 11:33pm says:

Needs a whip :<

+3 votes     reply to comment
Namelezz! Creator
Namelezz! Feb 22 2009, 6:52am replied:

Yeah we've been wondering about that - probably not since it's hard partially physics-based implementation and numerous bugs that could occur with it.

Instead we should give the player a ranged weapon to break ropes with appearing as Indy's revolver.

+1 vote   reply to comment
TheSkunk
TheSkunk Feb 18 2009, 7:28pm says:

Looks good, tracking, do you have a release date?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Namelezz! Creator
Namelezz! Feb 19 2009, 7:42am replied:

Nope, but we're aiming to release this year. If all goes good maybe in the summer!

+1 vote   reply to comment
joure
joure Feb 18 2009, 10:27am says:

very cool idea doing an indiane jones inspired mod without using the mentioned character. I always aplaude new and fresh characters. Eventhough everything screams indiana, I couldn't care that it isn't. I just hope it'll have an awesome story line, and goodluck to the project it looks really nice. Fedora himself is quite cool imo.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Namelezz! Creator
Namelezz! Feb 18 2009, 2:24pm replied:

Thanks, I assure you that the storyline is very interesting.

+1 vote   reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Half-Life 2 Icon
Platform
Windows
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Namelezz.net
Release Date
TBD
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Share
Style
Genre
Adventure
Theme
Movie
Players
Single Player
Embed Buttons

Promote Fedora on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Fedora
Fedora
Statistics
Rank
14,146 of 22,780
Last Update
5 years ago
Watchers
115 members
News
2