Galactopticon is a single-player sci-fi comedy FPS starring a gang of hard-boiled interstellar pirates. The epic storyline will be supported by gameplay elements such as ironsight aiming and an RPG-style branching dialogue system.

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Tales From the Galactopticon presents new gameplay screenshots, concept art, and other media.

Posted by Dušek on Jul 7th, 2010

We're back, and the biggest news is that we've completed our lead character, John Solomon:

We haven't posted any news updates in a while, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy. Anyone who's been following us has seen a bunch of new works in progress. First, a couple of rough soundtrack pieces, by me:

Secondly, some gameplay screencaps from Jaanus's test level:


The first head for the mafia goons, made by Uberslug and me, is ingame. The Dr. Breen suits will eventually be reskinned into a few different and more tacky suits.

Space GlockIronsighting on the Space Glock, a mafia sidearm concepted by csp and modeled by Jaanus.

Bada BangA preliminary version of the Bada Bang club, which is being reworked by our new mapper Mr. Chop. Also pictured: Jaanus's "Scorpion" lazor gun.

Johnson Submachine GunAnother mafia weapon, the M1B Johnson submachine gun. Concepted by csp499 and modelled by PLing. The skin is unfinished.

Conversation systemFinally, project leader Grismath presents the beginnings of an RPG-style conversation system. The final font should be marginally less tacky.


Our weapons & tech concept artist csp499 recorded himself playing the test level. Please note that there are a number of visual and gameplay glitches, as well as a bunch of Half-Life 2 icons and weapon models left over. These will be eventually fixed or replaced. Also, csp says some swear words, so you might want to turn it down if you're watching this at work or your mom is a Republican.

Misc. Assets

Glamour shot of the M1B Johnson. Still mostly untextured.

Cop & Mafia GoonTwo hipoly head sculpts by Uberslug: NNYPD officer and another mafia goon.

Kalasha sculptFairly preliminary sculpt of one of John Solomon's alien crewmates.

And that's all for now. Make sure to watch us or follow us or whatever the heck you do here. We post new media all the time.

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JustGam3r Jul 7 2010 says:

Looks great, good luck.

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Dan911 Jul 7 2010 says:

keep it up, lovin the svn :P

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MrMattWebb Jul 7 2010 says:

I played it today, and I must say, this is one of The BEST hl2 mods available. Lets hope they keep the SVN up. Ill be watching this mod progress.

Also, I want to mention that while I originally criticized the choice of adding ironsights, when I played through it, It felt very natural and fun. I just wish there were a melee attack similar to L4D now.

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Dušek Author
Dušek Jul 7 2010 replied:

Good to hear, thanks for letting us know!

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billyboob Jul 7 2010 says:

That video brightened up an otherwise winterly day. And it's Winter! o.O

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Anonymousperson Jul 8 2010 says:

Why hello John, your looking fairly badass today.

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masternerdguy Jul 8 2010 says:

brilliant lol

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RogerRamjet Jul 8 2010 says:

Interesting style...

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Whizzard Jul 8 2010 says:

Ah, keep up the good work! You surely present your mod a lot differently than others do. Way more interesting AND entertaining. Being a single player also is a plus, we all are sick of all those multiplayer mods. Well, at least I am.

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Dušek Author
Dušek Jul 8 2010 replied:

I love multiplayer, but a big drawback is you have to have a pretty large player base to be able to play whenever you want, and when people can't find servers any buzz the mod has tends to dissipate quickly. Whereas with a single-player mod, anyone can download it and play it whenever they want.

I'm actually not sure why more people don't do single-player mods, actually.

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Rawket Jul 19 2010 replied:

I wonder that too. Back in the HL1 days, there was tons of single player mods.

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Defur Jul 8 2010 says:

Oh my god!
That has to be the coolest main character i've seen in a long time!

Kind of reminds me of Mass Effect for some reason : )

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Uberslug Creator
Uberslug Jul 8 2010 replied:

Mass Effect has been a major inspiration. :)

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Spenzerr Jul 8 2010 says:

looks awesome guys and that poster is ******* slick

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Gulp343 Jul 8 2010 says:

just great! :D always waited for a parody mod like this :)

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KEEP_IT_UP! Jul 8 2010 says:

looks really interesting! i LOVE your blue hero, and the render shots of him :)

definitely tracking! keep it up, guys ;)

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Jaanus Creator
Jaanus Jul 8 2010 replied:

they're not renders, they're in-engine shots with photoshopped backgrounds

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AlekZanDer Jul 8 2010 says:

Looks interesting.

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Praetor_Niedz Jul 8 2010 says:

Great mod! Awesome!

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Sixers2329 Jul 8 2010 says:

Great stuff!

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Theon Jul 8 2010 says:

Holy ****; this looks amazing!

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timstro59 Jul 8 2010 says:

cool i think.

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LORDDEREX Jul 8 2010 says:

Awesome :)

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SolidFake Jul 13 2010 says:

you guys rock! :)

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[MI]Stalk Jul 15 2010 says:

I'm Rick James, bitch. **** yo couch! I'm the biggest ************ you've ever seen. Hold my cup, bitch.

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Centaur1um Jul 22 2010 says:

"...or your mom is a Republican" Well aren't you a ******* comedian.

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Jaanus Creator
Jaanus Jul 24 2010 replied:

Is your mom a republican?

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Killi101 Aug 21 2010 says:

He came for the money
He stayed for the murder(tales from the Galactopticon)
Come for the donuts
stay for the sugar(The Simpsons hit and run)

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