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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Tales from the Galactopticon. We love games like Half-Life 2 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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