The Core is a total conversion single-player mod for Half-Life. Survive the disaster as Maurice Andrews, a low level engineer stationed in Black Mesa during the events of the resonance cascade. Seemingly trapped, Andrews must fight his way to the surface to survive.

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It's been a pretty bumpy start to the year, but rest assured we are still working on the mod and will be showing off more media in the coming weeks.

Posted by Urby on Mar 4th, 2013

2013 has not got off to a great start. There have been a few problems in the first couple of months, one of which saw my wife going under the knife and spending a couple of days in hospital. As such, production slowed down a great deal while I was spending a lot of my free time (and even some time where I was meant to be at work) helping her out while she recovered.

Fortunately, the hardest time has passed and I am now able to spend more time on the mod again. Also, Archie has been working tirelessly during my absence and is well on the way to completing his third full chapter for the mod.

Sadly, there is still a way to go before we can announce any form of release date. We would rather keep things quiet for now, rather than setting a date and then rushing to meet the deadline.

In the meantime, here is a little bit of media from the labs and dormitories which will appear in the mod. Note that these shots are work in progress and have already changed thanks to the contructive input we have had from the community. As always, we really appreciate the honest feedback and we feel that every comment we receive greatly effects how the final product will turn out and, all being well, we it will be something very special.

All the best,

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Forsete Mar 4 2013 says:

Why am I not watching this?

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Crypt Mar 4 2013 replied:

Your brian is obviously broken!

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Streloker Mar 6 2013 replied:

SiC! Here comes the pain

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Urby Mar 6 2013 replied:

Only just noticed you said "Brian" which makes the comment a thousand times better.

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ReflexF.N. Mar 4 2013 says:

I am sorry to hear about the trouble your wife encountered, I hope she recovers soon. As for announcing the release date, I think your choice is a good one, announcing a release date and then delaying it will cause an inconvenience to your fans. The screen shots are great, by the way.

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Rus[T] Mar 4 2013 says:

Take good care of your wife, that's more important than a mod ;). All the respect for that, hope she recovers soon. Better don't anounce a release date yet, just keep your own pace. We will wait :)..

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GameFan1997 Mar 4 2013 says:

Oh no! Sorry about your wife D: I hope she recovers soon! Going completely off topic, how many chapters do you think will be in the game?

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Urby Mar 6 2013 replied:

Originally there were only to be four, however we are now looking at around seven, maybe eight with one or two additional single maps for training, boss fights, etc.

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Forsete Mar 7 2013 replied:

How many are working on the mod?

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Urby Mar 9 2013 replied:

Two people, with a third occasionally doing some coding.

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Urby Mar 6 2013 says:

Thanks for the kind words people. I'll post another update in the next few days. :D

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SysOp. Mar 8 2013 says:

You've got my back. Good work in these maps, like always!

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