RADIATOR is 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. VOLUME 1, "MORE MATTER," is the FPS without any shooting, the story of Dylan and James in California; stargaze, repress and rationalize. The third part of the trilogy will be released soon. Hopefully.

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Hey everyone. Long time no see!

I've finished Radiator! Well, kind of. It still feels very unfinished to me in a lot of ways, but I decided to just package it and upload it for release anyway. You can download it for Windows / Mac / Linux over here: Radiatoryang.itch.io -- it is also playable by ANYONE WITH A STEAM ACCOUNT because it is based off the free Source SDK Base 2013 Single Player, which any Steam user can access.

Also: I don't really use ModDB anymore -- if you want to contact me, please see my website: Debacle.us

Thanks for playing, and I hope the third chapter was worth the 6 year wait!

Progress report / semi-interviews with Wired UK + Eurogamer

Progress report / semi-interviews with Wired UK + Eurogamer

5 years ago News 12 comments

People talk to me. I talk back. Also, some quick remarks as to why Much Madness is taking so bloody long.

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Teaser

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Teaser

5 years ago News 23 comments

The gist: Radiator 1-3 will be out in March / April 2010. In celebration of my progress (and of re-formatting my computer to install a copy of Windows...

Radiator 1-3 - Progress Report, Call for French / German translator help

Radiator 1-3 - Progress Report, Call for French / German translator help

6 years ago News 11 comments

August = October. Also, I need French and German translators. Please send me a message if you're interested.

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Progress Report

Radiator 1-3, Much Madness - Progress Report

6 years ago News 17 comments

Um, yeah, I'm totally not going to be done by August. Probably September.

Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care

Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care

6 years ago Full Version 58 comments

Radiator, vol. 1 issue 2 (July 2009): HANDLE WITH CARE. You're struggling to repress stressful memories while your worthless husband moans and whines...

Radiator 1-1: Polaris

Radiator 1-1: Polaris

6 years ago Full Version 22 comments

<<< OBSOLETE, DOWNLOAD RADIATOR 1-2 (it includes a patched version of 1-1) >>> Radiator, vol. 1 issue 1 (June 2009): POLARIS. You're stargazing in central...

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v0rt3x Apr 11 2011 says:

Ok before I attempt to break the 2000 character limit here on moddb, I'd like to point out that a recent quote by David Cage (Heavy Rain) has changed (or let's say, inspired or deepened my already existing views on games being capable of being a form of art and simply be more than just games). He said: "That’s my problem. There is much more we can do with interactivity than just killing people.". Just think about that for a moment.

In regards to the Radiator mod: For me, you blew pretty much everything out of the water. I am completely hooked and it's funny - because I'm currently working on a game idea myself which goes more into your direction. Exploration of emotions, of the mind, of relationships, etc. "Radiator" is really the sort of games I'm extremely interested in - and I think (or hope) - those sort of games are the future of story-telling. It was gripping, it was moving, very emotional - absolutely fantastic! I was going to get in touch with you - but then I saw that you're considered to be one of the top guys up there with the creator of Esther (another brilliant mod, btw!) - and you probably have enough work on your hands and wouldn't be interested in collaboration ^^ anyway! keep doing what you're doing!

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v0rt3x Apr 12 2011 replied:

Actually one more thing:

In Polaris - I was a little confused about the end part of the game.
Is it possible to wait at the "camp" for your date to return? Will he ever return?

I spent 10-15 minutes to see if something happens, but I guess your only option is to leave in different directions?

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Hayst Apr 11 2011 says:

I like this mod but I dont think I've seen enough to give it a score more would be nice.

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McNabbot Mar 29 2011 says:

I have never begged about the completion status on a mod before...


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Ollie_the_Bum Apr 1 2011 replied:

I concur.

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farizle Mar 27 2011 says:

Your game struck a cord in my heart. Very well thought out, nicely polished, great music. It's a complete package.

Can't wait for the third.

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penguin191 Mar 16 2011 says:

Awesome mod. Very thought provoking and well made.

I wish I could help you out with it. I've done some work in Valve Hammer and I know Photoshop pretty well.

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EvilMinded Mar 5 2011 says:

Nice Spanish Review "Thank god I can speak Spanish"

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exodark Mar 2 2011 says:

Thank god i can speek German so i can read the trailer...atleast that one part...

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Harmondale2 Feb 16 2011 says:

Somethings wrong? I can't play your mod, it says installed and then when you launch it comes up saying

"Radiator has been preordered and cannot be played at this time

it will be ready to play in 474 days"

This happening to anyone else?? Could it be because of the new desura update?

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A beautiful mod that presents a very enjoyable change from more "typical", gameplay-oriented pieces (not to say those can't be enjoyable, of course. It's just that this mod, to me, was a great and unexpected experience). Certainly deserves attention.

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