A HL2 Ep2 modification set in the 80´s South America. By now it´s meant to give the player a half hour of interesting playthrough with few original puzzles. The story behind the main character -and their identity itself- will remain as a mistery by now. Just think about a not so organized Combine force taking over a third world country, twenty five years in the past. All the visible content not taken from the original game has been made by me*. This reachs -but is not limited to- Levels, models, materials and sounds. * With the enormous exception of trees and guns whose will be either replaced or their authors properly credited.
Well. Everybody is showing stuff off their mods because of the anual award, so I thought I should show something.There hasn´t been any updates in the past eight months, so everybody (if actually anybody cared) must have assumed the mod is dead by now. Nothing farther from the true!
I´ve been working on this a lot. Of all three maps this is going to have, the second one is 99% done. I´ve done lot of models and textures, I´ve done quite a lot of sounds too and I finally got the help of a couple of voice actors. I´ve improved my skills in some departments and opened the range of areas in where to apply them. I´ve been making choreo scenes, lipsync and even scripts.
I also keep my plan of creating all custom stuff by myself, I´ll have to make an exception with the CZ pistol and some trees, but everything else will be 100% original and exclusive for this mod.
The other two maps are very advanced too, they need lot of work regarding scripting and gameplay which can take a lot of work, but having this other map practically finished, motivates me a lot to getting them done.
What is going to be a pain in the arse, is porting the mod. In all this time, i have been building it inside the ep2 folder. And I read that there are quite a few things that don´t work when you move over Source SDK 2007. So if anybody reading this has already gone through that and have a few tips, don´t keep them for yourself!
Finally, I want to make a special mention to these guys that have lended me a hand in all this time: Aaron Ho, Michael Crisp and Perry Liston have provided their voices for some of my characters. Mike Norvak has made a couple of sounds for me and also taught me a few useful things about sound. Mikko Sandt and Ryan Rouse provided advice and one of them is the alpha tester (which turns to be very useful, as it´s always better to know when something you´re doing is crap before keep working on it).
So yeah, if you have nothing to do, vote this mod for that year thing. It wont win, nor I´m expecting that to happen but at least have a look at the screenshots i posted today!