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Shattered Horizons is a team-based modification for Half-Life 2, based in a fantasy medieval setting. A meteor is rocketing towards the planet's surface, and the only hope is to teleport to safety. Each of the two team starts out with four Crystal Shards (used to power portals), and their ultimate goal is to get all (eight) of the shards into their base to activate their portal. Each player is only able to carry a single crystal at a time.

The teams are also equipped with an armory - it starts out with a few basic weapons (Short Bow, Dagger, etc) which players can choose from to spawn with. Players are restricted to certain types of items based on their classes: Fighter, Ranger, Thief or Sorceror. The items that players may spawn with is dependant on the amount of crystal shards in their portal, more crystals allows better items.

Weapons can be enchanted to one of three elements via magical shrines. These elements are Fire, Ice and Lightning. Elements affect the damage type of the weapon.

Players are also able to gain experience by fulfilling their classes' goals (such as killing opponents, returning a crystal shard to their base, or healing a teammate). The levels gained from experience supply the player with extra upgrades (3 to choose from per class) and health. A player's level also dictates how many items they may carry at a time.

Besides the regular game mode, there will be a secondary 'story mode', which portays the events after the impact of the meteor. In this mode, players must work together to defeat monsters and the very creature who summoned the original meteor...

The mod also sports various little quirks to keep the fun factor up - such as the Thief's grappling hook, and the Sorceror's transform spell. There is a good chance the mod will include monsters that can be killed for experience and items, and perhaps other minor game modes based around other factors. (eg: Survival mode vs monsters, or a grappling hook challenge map)

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Initial Alpha Testing has begun, and so far everything seems to be running smoothly. No major problems have appeared, and only a few bugs have been found, none of them taking more than a few seconds to fix.

We finally have some screenshots to show! While we are quite aware it looks a bit silly to have a Counter-Strike terrorist running around in these fantasy environments, we hope you can see and understand the direction in which we are heading.

You can view our screenshots in our moddb gallery, here.

Many thanks to Hadyn for his excellent artwork, and Fanatic for his great map, sh_jungle.

Alpha Testing

10 years ago News 0 comments

We are very close to performing our first true alpha tests! While the game is still lacking most visual and audio assets, enough gameplay code and weapons...

Mod Update

11 years ago News 0 comments

From the whole of the Shattered Horizons development team we would like to thank everyone for voting for us! Holy cow, second spot in 'Best Non-player...

Move Confirmed

11 years ago News 0 comments

We are definately moving to Half-Life 2. There are just so many aspects of the new engine we could take advantage of, that it was hard to resist. We've...

Move to Half Life 2

11 years ago News 0 comments

We've *almost* made the decision to move to Valve's new Half-Life 2 Source engine. The final decision will not be made until the Half-Life 2 SDK has been...

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BJS2 Aug 16 2005 says:

need update

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Bohne Jul 20 2005 says:

this mod sounds great! i hope it's gonna be something like rune from the UT98 engine....

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ErUs Jun 1 2005 says:

omg looking good :)

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mrwynd Jun 1 2005 says:

looking great! if you're ever lookin for a tester send me a e-mail

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lillbrorsan May 8 2005 says:

Looking really good

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ImTheDarkcyde Jan 16 2005 says:

congrats on the award, those are EXCELLENT models

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hadyn Jan 12 2005 says:


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Helios` Nov 20 2004 says:

Keep it up ladies, nice work.

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CUBErt Nov 11 2004 says:

This is a great looking mod guys and i think ur leader DuFfY has real skill with his coding and ur model king Random is pro enough to work for pixar.

Cant wait to see it finished and playable

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Zippo Nov 9 2004 says:

If you like what random has already made, your going to love the new concepts Hadyn has been busily creating :)

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