Raising the Bar is a mod based off of the idea of amalgamating the earliest concepts of Half-Life 2 into a coherent story. This mod is not a leak-fix, nor is it a concept art recreation gallery; it will be a full story with inspiration from the old material as well as our own ideas of how to make it all fit together.
We have good news! We have a new map to show you, it is the Industrial District, a dark area of C17 where you will find citizens (including children) working in Combine factories. You can also find metrocops patrolling the areas between the alliance scanners.
In addition, we are preparing further media that will be coming soon, and we are sure you will like them, but we will not reveal the surprise, so stay tuned!
Finally, remember that we are searching for new members for the mod team, so if anyone is interested, whether they be modeler, mapper, or coder, you can send a message to the team of myself. Hope you like this article, and remember to stay tuned for the next story!
PD: The map is in progress and can change in the future.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Raising The Bar. We love games like Half-Life 2 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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