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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Cybertrance Dec 1 2012, 2:03pm says:

Awesome mod...awesome +1 vote!

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Rikersbeard Oct 7 2012, 6:58pm says:

Interesting little mod love the retro look.

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chsignal Oct 3 2012, 3:46pm says:

Is this alive?

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Cybertrance Dec 1 2011, 2:24am says:

Obviously +1 Vote!

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peegee1 Oct 7 2011, 3:07pm says:

Hi friends,

have a short life sign here.

Actually I am working on the first chapter of the mod.
Some days ago I finished the first riddle, implemented the
Easy Rider character, who will help the player and serve him
with information needed for solving the riddles.

I had to learn, that this is as time consuming like building that riddles. Sound recording, adding phonemes in face poser, creation of special animations scripted sequences, choreo files were the battle fields of the last weeks.

Stay tuned! Thank you for your patience.

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Panzert Nov 29 2011, 3:47pm replied:

Keep going with it, this is an amazing project.

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Deathbagel Jul 3 2011, 10:36pm says:

Oh my god I'm so glad this is still alive! Remember me from the old thread back on interlopers? That was ages ago. Awaiting this as excitedly as I was back then.

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peegee1 May 16 2011, 2:54am says:

Oh, the Youtube link is missing in the news
and the video i liked to present is off.

So have the link here

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AmaroqDricaldari May 15 2011, 2:04pm says:

Perhaps at the end, you find a living human.

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peegee1 Apr 9 2011, 11:56pm replied:

Sorry to answer so late,
no this mod is not dead.

The character developing needed more time
but it's on a good way. I was interrupted
many times by real life duties and jobs,
but we are on a good way finishing
the milestone 4 section.

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