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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Sick nasty update from the Galactopticon team. New weapons, characters, planets, and more.

Posted by Dušek on Nov 27th, 2010


Starring Bruce Willis.  Art by David Müller

We heard there's some kind of "best mod" contest going on.  We like contests, but only when we win.  So we figured we need some kind of news post with hella pictures of cool stuff to get everyone on the internet to vote for our mod.

In case you're new here, Tales From The Galactopticon: The Search For The Argemitis Galacticus (or Galactopticon for short) is a single-player science fiction mod for Half Life 2.  It is about a blue alien who is recruited by a motley gang of interstellar pirates and has to shoot people and also space monsters.

John Solomon

This down-on-his luck Laituurian might have been a hero once.  Now he's just trying to get by in a galaxy that gets uglier every minute.

Weapons

I heard you like weapon renders, so here's a couple of the many deadly weapons with which Solomon will hurt people.

The New New York Police Department

The local fuzz.  These crooked cops will stop at nothing to put Solomon behind bars.  Word has it they're in the pocket of...

The New New York Mafia

A gang of gangsters who operate out of a shady nightclub, the Bada Bang, underboss Sid Busco and his henchmen might be an easy source of work for a shady character like Solomon, but they're not to be trusted.

Pirates & The Winning Smile

Commanded by Captain Mulholland and his cadre of capable crewmen, this heavily-armed frigate is John Solomon's only ticket off New New York.  Those wings will be connected to something soon.

Gameplay Video


This is very early, and a lot of stuff is broken.  But we think it kind of rules, and we hope you do too.  Anyway, bye.


We be geese

~

Galactopticon.net


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Henley
Henley Nov 28 2010, 9:10am says:

Amazing

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Gen.Kenobi
Gen.Kenobi Nov 28 2010, 9:27am says:

I'm speechless...

Too awesome for my poor eyes. Keep it up!

+9 votes     reply to comment
Smuz-juhl
Smuz-juhl Nov 28 2010, 9:31am says:

OMFG! :D

+4 votes     reply to comment
ianna_keeper
ianna_keeper Nov 28 2010, 9:34am says:

It looks like an indie game.

voted.

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Akse
Akse Nov 28 2010, 9:56am says: Online

This just gets better and better on every media I see :D
Keep up the good work!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Waffleking
Waffleking Nov 28 2010, 10:36am says:

******* AWESOME!! O_o
I LOVE it! XD

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Theon
Theon Nov 28 2010, 11:06am says:

This will be free, right? Or else you won't get my vote!

...Nah, **** it. You'll have my vote either way ;]
I hope Galapticon will have a story matching the eye candy.

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Dušek
Dušek Nov 28 2010, 11:21am replied:

I don't think we can legally sell it! So yeah, it will be free. :)

+4 votes     reply to comment
JayBirdSupreme
JayBirdSupreme Nov 28 2010, 11:57am says:

Voted for great justice. And because this mod looks frigging epic.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Nov 28 2010, 12:37pm says:

Wow that is amazing. Great work guys.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Nov 28 2010, 12:56pm says:

I thought teh main character reminded me of something i found it :D.
Newtek.com

Looks like they guy on lightwave modelling program lol.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Nov 28 2010, 2:22pm says:

I kinda miss the old logo, great media though.

+1 vote     reply to comment
punker5100
punker5100 Nov 28 2010, 3:07pm says:

looks great keep up the good work

+1 vote     reply to comment
awesomepossum
awesomepossum Nov 28 2010, 3:40pm says:

Holy Crap that is a lot of awesome!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean Nov 28 2010, 4:57pm says:

I love the way the article is written. =D

+3 votes     reply to comment
TALON_UK
TALON_UK Nov 28 2010, 5:55pm says:

Looks pretty damned sweet, and yeah, that is an article written with attitude. :D

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! Nov 28 2010, 6:55pm says:

great article and an awesome update too! love the cop pictures and the ship, the reflecting textures on it are outstanding!
oh... and nice to see that fanart again ;)

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jjawinte
jjawinte Nov 28 2010, 6:56pm says:

Facts are facts - this team is turning out some really fine work !

+1 vote     reply to comment
Rebourne
Rebourne Nov 28 2010, 7:00pm says:

Some nice art style but not seeing anything new on the shooter front.

-1 votes     reply to comment
Dušek
Dušek Nov 28 2010, 7:03pm replied:

I'm gonna eat your kids.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Jaanus
Jaanus Nov 28 2010, 8:27pm replied:

save some for me

+3 votes     reply to comment
Trans-Fat
Trans-Fat Nov 28 2010, 9:18pm replied:

best dev reply ever.
that wasn't constructive critisism, quick, think of a way to hate...

+4 votes     reply to comment
ProudOne
ProudOne Nov 28 2010, 9:35pm says:

Pretty awesome stuff but... I suppose it's gonna be just another shooter, hm?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Dušek
Dušek Nov 29 2010, 2:52pm replied:

Yeah, but with, like, a plot.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Whizzard
Whizzard Nov 29 2010, 3:31am says:

Love you love you love you love you love you love...

Ahem.

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