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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2016 was our quietest year to date on Moddb with only a handful of images released on our page.

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Urby here!

Organic Matter (Heavy WIP)

So, we haven't posted an awful lot on our page over the last twelve months. Part of this is due to the fact that we've not had a great deal to show or talk about. We're at the stage now where we're polishing a lot of areas, bringing them up to scratch, balancing the gameplay, writing and recording lines and generally focusing on things that add to the 'experience' rather than the visuals. We can't really present that kind of thing very easily, at least without spoiling certain areas before you even get to play them.

Rest assured that we are still working on The Core, though things have slowed down a little recently. As always, real life can throw a lot your way, sometimes good, other times... not so much. Sadly, in my case at least, it's been not so much. December was a particularly low point in my life and while I'm not going to go into detail here, this is now behind me and I'm moving forward with a positive attitude!

Obviously, the MOTY awards have been and gone and as with 2015, we decided that the time we could spend promoting the mod and earning your votes would be better spent actually working on the thing.

However, here are a couple of choice shots from those we released last year. Onward and upwards people!

Time to spare

Creaky Facility

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NorthGolem199
NorthGolem199

These are looking great. Also, good to know everything's going fine, just keep it up and take your time polishing things up ;)

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DarkShift
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Urby Author
Urby

God Dammit... You made me laugh at myself! +1 for you sir

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8472

Looks really nice -- following!

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Marek33
Marek33

It's great to see that you are still doing this mod and I hope that this year your team will be much more active than the last one!

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Archie_SnC Creator
Archie_SnC

We have a team now?

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Marek33
Marek33

I mean the development studio Scotch & Coffee Studios, which you, Urby and digital_ice are members. It's much better to have at least three people in the development team than being only one or two.

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Captain_Hell_Knight
Captain_Hell_Knight

Glad to see this mod is still kicking!

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MrGnang
MrGnang

I'm surprised this mod is still going, after reading the article and not hearing anything more a few minutes later I assumed it was dead! I guess all that hard work over the last many years just has to go in the bin because this mod is DEAD!

(srsly tho I can't wait for this :) )

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Hezus
Hezus

Screenshots look beautiful as usual :) Keep on truckin'

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Jokurino
Jokurino

Nice!

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Akol
Akol

Nice to read about the experience issue.
BeautifuL! insane mapping style !!l good work guys!

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PMDLEADERSHINX
PMDLEADERSHINX

Very impressive.

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SonicPL2013
SonicPL2013

"Hello, darkness my old friend". Sorry I have to xD

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Race-X#Recuit
Race-X#Recuit

Your work is amazing

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming

this is on hl1 right?

It makes me a little sad you guys are using this engine. The potential of this team on any other engine would boost the production by a million times.

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