Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles (S.T.T.&R.) is  a single player adventure mod, based on source engine (Orange Box) by Valve. It  combines two types of game play: an adventure game with complex, 3D-interactive riddles in a fantastic environment and a simulator for track based vehicles.

Some kind of steam-locomotive like vehicles you will drive through an post-war environment. The final goal is finding a “secret wagon” and destroying a hidden nuclear-bomb. After a long journey through the guts of a huge Megalopolis you will end up ... ok, prepare for unforseen consequences ;-)

Human life was wiped out in 1962/63 after the (fictional) failure of the cuba crisis. Machines developed their own “architecture” adding weird stuff to the existing world of the 1960ties.
It is a fictional world which might have happened, if men has gone and only robots still existing in 2525.

Have a look on the website .
For more information download and read the detailed concept.

Vehicles like “The Handcar”, “The E-Tram” and the “SteamerTram” are actually compiled and presented in a demo video:

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1 comment by peegee1 on Dec 3rd, 2013

About two month ago I posted a job offer here on for a composer. After only one week I had to close it, because the response was really impressive. Plenty of composers all over the world liked to work for this mod. I never expected something like this. Thank you desura for making this possible! Hard to decide which one could be the right one, because they all were talented. At least three very talented and professional composers joined the team:

Ryan Hardiman, David Mesiha and Sam Welsh. It's really easy to work with professional people like them. The audio work is still in progress, including intro, credit song, sevral interludes and soundscapes coloring environment. One nice track is already done and build in:

I have the honour to present an interludium named The Dark Valley, composed and arranged by Sam. Player will hear it in the mod by entering a dark but quiet zone driving the handcar.

It is posted in the video section here:

The story has been extended by another and bigger map.
Formerly the last room were an abandoned subway station in the destroyed Berlin:

Abandoned Berlin Subway Station

Now you will experience a model-railway-maze. It was build by EasyRider in his free time during less or more 400 years waiting for the player. This will be the last part of Chapter One. The old arcade  "Frog Game" inspired me. In "Frog" you have to cross a busy road, in here it is the railway traffic.

EasyRider presents his Model Railroad

You have to cross the trainyard and reengage the E-Tram.
Attention! Be alerted! Do not cross the rails carelessly!
If you succed you may drive the E-Tram after solving a final riddle.

Overall the preparation for the next big beta test is close to it's completion.
We are back on track after some hassling with hardware. A lot of improvements
were implemented like a better skymap, less bugs and more detail.
Thank you for voting!

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xtmgmr Jul 29 2014, 10:45pm says:

So any updates?

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peegee1 Aug 26 2014, 5:03pm replied:

This mod is not dead, that is all i can say now.

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totlmstr Jan 3 2014, 4:26am says:

So this has been going for a while, huh? Can't wait to see it finished.

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GamerDude27 Dec 3 2013, 4:32pm says:

WOW! how the fudge did you guys get Ross Scott himself to voice act for this mod?

You guys are freaking heroes! Ask him when the next Freemans Mind episode is up for me, would ya?

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Shadowbyte Jan 4 2014, 8:13pm replied:

Lol you can hire him...

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GamerDude27 Jan 4 2014, 8:22pm replied:

Well, woop dee doo what if I didn't know that? It's like guessing someones age, You don't always know things like that by yourself. So instead of saying "LOL everyone knows that hurr durr" like if it was something I should know from before You could of said what peegee1 under me said.

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peegee1 Dec 4 2013, 12:47pm replied:

You do not have to be a heroe if you need Ross' voice in your project. You only have to hire him. Look at his site under "Extra-> Ross for hire".
Write a decent and friendly e-mail and prepare a script with the lines for him. I am sure he will contact you after a while.

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greeneyedgirl927 Jul 16 2013, 8:13am says:

So this is what its like if Frank Sinatra wishes he was never born?

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peegee1 May 25 2013, 1:27pm says:

I am sorry that i could'nt find the time to post more news,
Just want to say THANK YOU for your nice comments!
It's May 2013 and I am still working on this mod.

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Oddant Apr 12 2013, 9:22pm says:

looks fun!

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