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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.


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


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Henley Staff
Henley Nov 28 2010 says:


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Gen.Kenobi Nov 28 2010 says:

I'm speechless...

Too awesome for my poor eyes. Keep it up!

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Roasted-Salmon Nov 28 2010 says:


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ianna_keeper Nov 28 2010 says:

It looks like an indie game.


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Kalakukkoo Nov 28 2010 says:

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

+3 votes     reply to comment
BluePotato Nov 28 2010 says:

******* AWESOME!! O_o

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Theon Nov 28 2010 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 Author
Dušek Nov 28 2010 replied:

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

+4 votes   reply to comment
JayBirdSupreme Nov 28 2010 says:

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

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Kamikazi[Uk] Nov 28 2010 says:

Wow that is amazing. Great work guys.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Kamikazi[Uk] Nov 28 2010 says:

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

Looks like they guy on lightwave modelling program lol.

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Armageddon104 Nov 28 2010 says:

I kinda miss the old logo, great media though.

+1 vote     reply to comment
punker5100 Nov 28 2010 says:

looks great keep up the good work

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awesomepossum Nov 28 2010 says:

Holy Crap that is a lot of awesome!

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Leon_Kilean Nov 28 2010 says:

I love the way the article is written. =D

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TALON_UK Nov 28 2010 says:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
KEEP_IT_UP! Nov 28 2010 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 Nov 28 2010 says:

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

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Rebourne Nov 28 2010 says:

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

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Dušek Author
Dušek Nov 28 2010 replied:

I'm gonna eat your kids.

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Jaanus Creator
Jaanus Nov 28 2010 replied:

save some for me

+3 votes   reply to comment
Trans-Fat Nov 28 2010 replied:

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

+4 votes     reply to comment
ProudOne Nov 28 2010 says:

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

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Dušek Author
Dušek Nov 29 2010 replied:

Yeah, but with, like, a plot.

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Whizzard Nov 29 2010 says:

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


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