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.
Hello once again to you, our utterly amazing fans and critics! Thanks to your feedback and support, we're working on The Core harder than we ever have before and it's leading to something that myself and Urby are hugely proud of.
There has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears but we're really within sight of the finishing line now and we definitely wouldn't have gotten this far without you guys - I genuinely mean that.
Before I get to the media, I'd like to announce an exciting partnership with PlanetPhillip who will not only be publishing The Core when it's complete, but is also going to host a competition during the launch week with prizes for you to win by playing the mod - more details on that closer to the time. PlanetPhillip is also going to be hosting some exclusive media and behind-the-scenes shots from Hammer in the meantime, and has already run a short preview article. You can check that out here.
In stark contrast to the last media update, Urby is now working on a horror section where the player will have to overcome a unique and problematic enemy who spends most of the chapter stalking from afar. It puts up quite a fight and provides an explosive finalé to one of the most suspenseful chapters in the mod. Check out some of the screenshots here:
Meanwhile, now that I've pretty much finished off the massive Cendark chapter (the one with the trams that received an overwhelming amount of feedback here, thankyou guys!) I've moved onto a brand new area - one of the final sections. Finally within sight of sunlight for the first time in hours, the player is going to be pushed to the absolute limits one last time before escaping. Check out some screenshots here:
There's more to come soon, and as always we'd love to hear what you think about this update! Let us know in the comments - we read every single one, and will reply to any questions.
Finally, if you want to help us out, please share this mod amongst your gaming communities! Let them know about it so that we can reach the widest audience possible and hopefully entertain as many people as we can!
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like The Core. We love games like Half-Life 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.
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