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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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:

Screenshots


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.

Video


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
JustGam3r

Looks great, good luck.

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Dan911
Dan911

keep it up, lovin the svn :P

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

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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ben-yohanan Author
ben-yohanan

Good to hear, thanks for letting us know!

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billyboob
billyboob

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

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Anonymousperson
Anonymousperson

Why hello John, your looking fairly badass today.

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masternerdguy
masternerdguy

brilliant lol

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Interesting style...

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Whizzard
Whizzard

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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ben-yohanan Author
ben-yohanan

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
Rawket

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

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Defur
Defur

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

Mass Effect has been a major inspiration. :)

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Spenzerr
Spenzerr

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

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Gulp343
Gulp343

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

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

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

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

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

Looks interesting.

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Praetor_Niedz
Praetor_Niedz

Great mod! Awesome!

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Sixers2329
Sixers2329

Great stuff!

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Theon
Theon

Holy ****; this looks amazing!

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timstro59
timstro59

cool i think.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

Awesome :)

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SolidFake
SolidFake

you guys rock! :)

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[MI]Stalk
[MI]Stalk

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

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Centaur1um
Centaur1um

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

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Jaanus Creator
Jaanus

Is your mom a republican?

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Killi101
Killi101

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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