A semi-episodic short form single player experimental alt mod for HL2:Ep2 trying to bridge the gaping canyon between Tale of Tales and commercial game design.

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Radiator is a series of experimental semi-episodic short-form single player mods for Half-Life 2.

Posted by Radiatoryang on Jun 6th, 2009

Radiator is a series of experimental semi-episodic short-form single player mods for Half-Life 2 with unorthodox gameplay mechanics used to artistic ends - the first person shooter without any shooting. It follows a semi-episodic release schedule: each "volume" is divided into three (3) issues released over several weeks.

Radiator 1-1, Polaris Radiator 1-1, Polaris

Issue 1 of Volume 1 is Polaris, in which you're stargazing in central California on what could totally be both the lamest and the cheapest date ever.

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SinKing Jun 7 2009, 2:42pm says:

something's in the bushes...

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SpaceStationK7 Jun 7 2009, 3:15pm says:

This is one of the best mods I've played recently. So simple, yet so deep. Good job!

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Varsity Jun 7 2009, 5:40pm says:

I kind of wish I hadn't playtested this several times already. ;-) It's an excellent little project.

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ausbushman Jun 7 2009, 9:34pm says:

Nice little animation there!

Looks interesting I'm downloading.

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SupaNinjaMan Jun 8 2009, 6:06am says:

Short, sweet.

Much like how I guess it was when they got home. lol.
Just more 'memorable'

Can't wait 'til next episode.

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RavenITA Jun 8 2009, 10:24am says:

Very good work, simple but great. Hope there will be more

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aznangelcakes Jun 8 2009, 8:28pm says:

something wicked this way comes xp

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awesomepossum Jun 8 2009, 11:28pm says:

Technically very impressive, and quality visual style. Just a bit repetitive, almost could have been shorter. I look forward to next episode.

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Jeffman12 Jun 8 2009, 11:53pm says:

From what I'm reading, this is basically an interactive novel. But I don't think I can fathom something without some darkness or any of the existing gameplay variants to it.

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mavman Jun 8 2009, 11:55pm says:

Seems interesting, downloaded.

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Mr.John Jun 9 2009, 11:12am says:

Polaris is a star you can see from my country, which the vikings used as navigation...

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clawhammer3d Jun 10 2009, 8:23am says:

Great work on the animation.

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Dr_Nick Jun 10 2009, 6:07pm says:

This mod was great fun, but very short, can't wait for July for the other 2 in this pack!

Only one thing, why'd you guys chop up the music for the iPod!

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Kaith Jun 11 2009, 12:52am says:

It was a pleasant way to spend 40 minutes (download included). Check out all the different endings, play it through again for fun. All in all, a nice break from adrenaline-pumped FPS mods.

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norton2 Jul 11 2009, 5:49pm replied:


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Nelllle Jun 11 2009, 6:15am says:

can anyone tell me what this mod is about...in one sentence...

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mavman Jun 11 2009, 5:59pm replied:

In one word: astronomy. Not only ofcourse and it's a nice experience, try it.

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NuclearBanane Jul 17 2009, 2:16pm says:

Just Dear esther in a sense a fps without the shooting

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maniacmoop Oct 13 2009, 9:25pm says:

I hated this mod, but i got an erection. that didnt make sense?

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porker5 Dec 2 2009, 2:11am says:

Interesting mod, I liked the concept a lot!

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JohnnyMaverik Dec 15 2009, 1:25pm says:

Very interesting, kinda wish we had to keep walking in the direction we thought was north after the guy dissapeared until we found him, and if we didn't then find our way back... but I enjoyed it, just didn't find much challenge what with being able to get hints all the time. Off to play the second now... looking forward to it.

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jjvendi Mar 14 2011, 11:49am says:

Retarded and stupid.

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Nonlin Feb 15 2012, 1:38am says:

Hmm IDK if something went wrong but after I went into the woods to find my cheap date. The game quit to main menu. Was that the whole game? I don't feel like doing that whole Star Gazing scene again...

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