The Intern's Story, is a game set in the classic Call of Cthulhu setting of 1920s New England as described by the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft.
The third chapter of the period story proposes to build a great looking set that is a fitting place to finalise the story from the fist two episodes that were built by myself with some excellent input from a small group of talented individuals.

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Overdue update

3 weeks ago News 4 comments

I really can;t believe so much time has passed since the last update and for this I apologise. Be assured though that work on the mod has continued when time and inspiration have converged.

Some welcome news for TIS 3 is that I have come to an arrangement with the outer gods of time and dimensional accounting and by sacrificing a portion of my sanity, I have managed to increase my weekend by a whole day! I have not given an official name to this new day yet but I plan to use it as a TIS 3 dev day. So far these extra days have proven very productive and I feel that the final episode has moved significantly closer to completion.

So what is new if anything?

I have reintroduced a Sanity loss element to the mod that was proving difficult to implement in the very early design and had dropped. It still needs a bit of polish but I think it should provide an interesting route for the storyline.
I have managed to find a limit cap to the entity level I can use in a particularly large map that was causing problems on a random basis. That entity limit is 180% of the maximum recommended by Hammer, btw. This has forced me to remove some areas and discover a really useful builder tool called the 'func occluder'.
A lot of time has been spent on the problems that can occur when trying to have a very open multi-path map. Making sure that the logic of one discovery does not conflict with the players future actions has been mind bending.

So, as the tempo of production rises, let's hope it's not as long before the next major update.


Another belated update

Another belated update

1 year ago News 4 comments

Hi folks, Sincere apologies for the long time between updates but if you have been reading these infrequent pieces of news, you can probably guess what...

Finally, an update!

Finally, an update!

2 years ago News 6 comments

Hi everyone, As usual, it has been too long since I posted a progress report. So here is something short and sweet to provide proof of life.



3 years ago News 0 comments

As promised a review update. Having attempted to test all the TIS 3 maps in the new Valve SDK, I have to report a significant failure in compatibility...

It Lives!

It Lives!

3 years ago News 11 comments

So I thought it was to be lost forever, But then as the moon waned in the month of November, I again ventured into the broken dimension of Source SDK...

A brooding sanitarium holds an ancient power that is searching for a way to regain its hold over a New England community.
The Intern's Story (Redux)

The Intern's Story (Redux)

3 years ago Full Version 8 comments

he Intern's Story, is a game set in the classic Call of Cthulhu setting of 1920s New England as described by the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft. The Intern's...

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♣♣Ace-A-Spades♣♣ Jun 2 2012 says:

This mod was way to short and TO ******* DARK.

The beginning was so dark and clustered I couldn't do anything. I had to cheat to get out of that room.

Other than that, this mod was okay.

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Bor2571 Jun 28 2012 replied:

Its supposed to be dark.

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heathbrook Jun 4 2012 replied:

light switch to left of doorway at bottom of starting stairs. Really easy if you hit that. Other than that the begining is really open. I do agree with you that it is too short however. Cant wait to see the next part

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Quinjet Creator
Quinjet Jun 11 2012 replied:

Hey, thanks for offering that bit of help heathbrook.

I was pointed to a German video walkthrough and they also missed all the light switches (probably because of no localisation) but it does worry me that I may have to lead players by the nose through the mod, rather than allowing for a bit of lateral thinking and exploration.
Which gives me the opportunity to ask the question...

Do people have a preference for simple linearity or is a little bit of grey matter application OK?

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Rikersbeard Sep 8 2012 replied:

Just inform people at the start that they may have to think during the playing of your mod!:)

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tke225 May 30 2012 says:

good work. This is what I call real horror.

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Haunter360 Apr 24 2012 says:

Just wondering, do you need any additional voice actors, or are you good on that front?

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Quinjet Creator
Quinjet Apr 26 2012 replied:

Always interested in getting some help but VA is going to be one of the later jobs on the mod, hence I am not asking people to wait around until that time comes.
If you have some links to your work you would like to PM over to me, or if you just want to post them here as a bit of an ad for your talent, feel free.
Everything gets stored for future reference.

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Mr_Fuzzy Mar 27 2012 says:

Hey, this mod looks interesting, but I was wondering if this is the type of game where things just jump out at you, or is this a game that has subtle horror. I have extreme paranoia, but I want to play this. Thanks in advance.

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Quinjet Creator
Quinjet Mar 29 2012 replied:

No 'Screamers' in this mod. OK, maybe one.

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Mr_Fuzzy Mar 30 2012 replied:

Alright, thanks a ton!

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WukaWuka3000 Mar 9 2012 says:

freezes when i start a new game

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Quinjet Creator
Quinjet Mar 10 2012 replied:

This is really bad news!

Not sure what the problem could be, so lets start with...
Did a reboot work?
Is this the first HL2 mod that has failed to run on your system? I have had a few that I could never get to run and had to give up on. :(
Is there anything you have running in the background that you can turn off?

Let me know if you get it working or if there are other symptoms that might help pin down the problem.

Has anyone else out there had this problem?

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 9/10

Cool mod with nice ambiance, it's worth the play.
EDIT : Part 2 is even cooler, this mod is a really nice piece of work, I was really pleased to play this, and can't wait for part 3 :D

Feb 13 2012 by DarkShift

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