Reaction is a Single Player mod for Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode 1. This game is a showcase for the design and artwork of Sensory Overload team. It is a fast-paced third-person shooter, retaining a very light RPG element. Please enjoy the game!

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Hello,

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the major outpour of hits and downloads that we got from the first week of release! We got up to rank 3 at the highest, which is about 5000 spots higher than expected... honestly! I hope that it was up to most of your standards (can't please everyone!), and all of your suggestions have been duly noted. However, I'd like to push those that played through the game further for even more ideas on where we can focus our game. There are two main questions I have:

1) Would anyone prefer Reaction as a HL2MP mod instead of single-player?
2) If we changed the enemy AI, would that change your decision?

Obviously changing the enemy AI is a more daunting task. There is a good reason for it though, and in part because of the initial feedback we got from Valve when we visited their booth at GDC. Putting together a fully functional single player mod means a lot more in terms of the level design and pacing part of games than would a MP mod, even if it means more work and thinking (oh, thinking!).

I realize I haven't really addressed much on the art/design front; this is mostly left for us to convene with first. I'll be honest, we haven't made much headway on getting the game moving along artistically and to be honest, I don't know who among our current artists will have time to work on it. In the event we are more tied down than we want to be, be on the lookout for the job board!

Also, I was surprised that I only received one real issue with the install so far -- on Vista, it turns out that the installer doesn't look for Steam/steamapps because of a user-privilege issue. Has anyone run into problems outside of that?

Your comments and answers will be appreciated!

Brian

Reaction V1 Is Out!

Reaction V1 Is Out!

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Now announcing the first version of Reaction, a mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 1!

5 More Days!

5 More Days!

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SOL-Games' preliminary notes about the upcoming release, and what to expect from it.

Transmission 12569: Decadence Interview

Transmission 12569: Decadence Interview

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Podcast 17 was lucky enough to interview the entire Decadence team. This is a must listen for all mod developers and video game enthusiasts alike.

Transmission 12233

Transmission 12233

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Au Heppa and Psycho from Half-Life Short Stories plus more information on how you can win a copy of HL2, HL2:EP2 and HL2:EP1!!!

Reaction v1

Reaction v1

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Reaction v1, released March 20, 2009. Reaction is a third person mod for Half Life 2. This is the initial release of the level.

Reaction - "Explosions" Trailer (HD)

Reaction - "Explosions" Trailer (HD)

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This is a trailer we made to promote ourselves for GDC. We just want to show some of the updates we've made, primarily the changes in gameplay situations...

Reaction Teaser 1 (HD)

Reaction Teaser 1 (HD)

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Teaser 1 -- This is a basic flyby of an earlier version of the level. You can see that the level is stacked on top of each other; we changed this eventually...

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gettergetter
gettergetter

Can I change it to first person?

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theironbagel
theironbagel

What is the actual game this mod is played on?

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girnade
girnade

*facepal*

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Lusicore
Lusicore

are u friggin nuts? if this is for ep1, what is it doing here? dumb ppl nowadays...

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IBN5200
IBN5200

This mod doesn't seem that good, from the video I can see that the mechanics are the same as Half-Life 2, I don't see much of a difference besides the change of models and textures. Perhaps this needs something different...

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Dcpress98
Dcpress98

Bots?

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Sammy123100
Sammy123100

I was searching in half life 2 mods and noticed this, you say it is a mod for half life 2: Episode 2?
why is it counted as a half life 2 mod then?

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blooper124
blooper124

it says ep 1.....

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The_Headcrab_Farmer
The_Headcrab_Farmer

This was somewhat fun, i love the design! Bit repetetive, and since it's Third Person... how about a cover system à la Army of Two? Not to forget the sliding walk.

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Sibelius
Sibelius

Well, I appreciate the differences...but overall, this mod sort of just bugs me a little.maybe it'll get better as I go, but for now....I dunno.

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