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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luiz0regis Dec 12 2013, 9:23pm says:

Awesome trailer

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TheUnbeholden Dec 13 2013, 2:29pm replied:

more videos from the devs:

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digital_ice Creator
digital_ice Dec 13 2013, 3:32pm replied:

[Disclaimer] Most of the videos on the channel are very much un-core related.

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Buddyconnor331 Dec 12 2013, 9:27pm says:

Wow this looks so freaking awesome, can't wait for this keep up the great work guys!

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warbrand2 Dec 12 2013, 9:47pm says:

Ok scientists with guns, yes finally we get to see the rebelian that the hecu had to deal with during the event (opposing force instruction manual)

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freredarme Dec 13 2013, 2:11am says:

Nice !

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Trempler Dec 13 2013, 3:42am says:

Yeah, i wish you good luck with this project. It looks stunning.
The Trailer is amaizing. Oh and you should redo some of your textures or atleast search for help because the lab textures and the generator looks pretty bad. Dont get me wrong thats only how i see it.
If you still need testers when you go into alpha, feel free to contact me i could give you a big list of stuff that can be fixed when i test it. If you like ;)

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Joebama Dec 13 2013, 5:18am says:

Awesome trailer.

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Pavel_Perepelitsa Dec 13 2013, 6:03am says:

Very, very awesome trailer! What the music?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Dec 13 2013, 6:36am replied:

Thanks, dude! The track is called Lilith, and it was composed by one of our favourite artists, Varien, and used in The Core with his permission.

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Pavel_Perepelitsa Dec 13 2013, 7:02am replied:

That's cool, man! Respect from "Russian Mod Review Community"!

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carloscarlin Dec 13 2013, 7:05am says:


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capomaster Dec 13 2013, 7:11am says:

Ok...This trailer is extremly well done
Sorry for my horrible english
I wish you the best

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Urby Creator Online
Urby Dec 13 2013, 7:56am replied:

First off, your English is better than mine. :P

Second, many thanks for the comment. :D

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marnamai Dec 13 2013, 8:13am says:

whoa, gave me goosbumps, good stuff!

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ZikShadow Dec 13 2013, 9:02am says:

Wait, did the guy at the end just...!?

Really genius of him...

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Dec 13 2013, 2:54pm replied:

Yes. Yes he did.

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BurnerMan Dec 13 2013, 9:07am says:

looks very good!

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pivvott Dec 13 2013, 10:48am says:

Looks amazing!

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[MC]Pimpão Dec 13 2013, 4:47pm says:

OBS: when the boss went talk to him during his shift i noticed that his head was twitching in a odd way, same thing happened with his work mates, will that be fixed?

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Foreskin Jim
Foreskin Jim Dec 13 2013, 5:35pm says:

Lookin' great! Can't wait to give this a go.

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therupertbob Dec 13 2013, 10:49pm says:


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ReflexF.N. Dec 16 2013, 11:55am says:

Oh, now I just can't wait to play this.

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Aro Dec 17 2013, 9:32am says:

Excellent trailer and excellent work, gentlemen. You have my full support. :)

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soundwave145 Dec 18 2013, 1:38pm says:

been waiting for a while now, when will this be released?

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Urby Dec 19 2013, 7:38am replied:

Well, we're not mentioning any dates but we are hoping to start wrapping things up soon. As soon as we know, we'll be shouting from the rooftops. :)

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poshgaloo Jan 8 2014, 4:53pm says:

It's so cool to hear your voices in the game.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe Mar 10 2014, 12:39pm says:

That looks spectacular. I know Archie has some previous work in television, and the little camera-tricks prove it.

Hey, how was the vertical lazer-layer-mageg done at 1:69? It, to me, looks like you had a non-physical plane animated to go down-wards, with an animated decal overlayed.

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Mar 10 2014, 3:53pm replied:

Which bit, sorry? 2:09 is the title.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe Mar 10 2014, 4:33pm replied:

That's odd, even though I said '1:69', it goes to 2:09. Just navigate to it manually.

Edit, okay, my mistake, 1:58

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Mar 10 2014, 8:09pm replied:

Ah the scanner! It's pretty simple, just an additive non-solid brush with a lightly animated texture on it.

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TωısтeđHeαdαcħe Mar 10 2014, 8:26pm replied:

BA-HA! I Knew it! I said it! I knew it!

So, when do I start?

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CuJIbBEP Apr 13 2014, 11:31pm says:

Who the author of music from a roller?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Apr 17 2014, 5:34am replied:

The music was composed and produced by Monstercat legend, and friend of The Core, Varien. Check him out on Youtube.

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CuJIbBEP Apr 17 2014, 6:15am replied:

Cool! Many thanks! :)

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0b1der May 6 2014, 8:34pm says:

this mod though

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Guest Jul 8 2014, 3:57am says:

Will gman be in the core? Because hl is'nt interesting without him.

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Urby Jul 9 2014, 3:10pm replied:

Of course he is.

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CommanderWasp1x Jul 12 2014, 3:04am says:

You can just imagine the sequal using the HL 2/3 Source Engine.. "THE CORE: Ashes".. it could be a "City2" escapee/s (could make it 2player coop) who stumbles into Black Mesa somehow and needs to escape the facility before the remaining Xen Army finds you, weapons and ammo are scarce (weapons and ammo pickups stay during MP but can only be picked up once). In this sequal the Black Mesa Facility is your sandbox, journey through the whole facility to find your way out, even use the remaining portal technology to advance greater distances, but The Core is offline, an optional objective "Restart The Core" and return full power to the facility, then run for your life. You could even bring back Shepherd as the main character and get him to say "Oh sh** not this hell hole again" when you stumble into the lost facility.

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Jpmerida Aug 20 2014, 7:49pm says:

A Very, Promising game :)
Love the trailer!

Can't wait for the Mod

Go Dev!!

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HeadCrab-PRO Jan 20 2015, 9:13am says:

Impresive Trailer Like your mod sooo much. BUT ! I hate the M16-M4A1 from the HD pack... It just don't fit the classick Half-Life feeling. If you guys can make a MP5 smg it could be 100 times better... Oh and that SPAS-12 is awesome did you make it ? Or just recreate the model and texture ? By The Way... I can't wait 4 that mod ! Oh and will be there some parts from the HL universe like HL , HL:BS , HL:OF , HL:Decay ??? Ok next Q. New types of zombies ? Because i don't want to se the same zombie every time... Easter eggs ? Yes or No ? Oh and sorry 4 my english...

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Urby Jan 25 2015, 10:08am replied:

Thanks. Archie put a lot of work into the trailer.

With regards to your other points, the m16 stays I'm afraid. Our developer has just finished coding it to use separate ammo from the pistol and do more damage as well as slowing the fire rate. This essentially makes it a new weapon. If you really don't like the model then you can change it when the mod is out.

The SPAS12 is from the official High Definition Pack from Valve and Gearbox. It's been edited so that the stock is unfolded.

The trailer contains an area from the original Half-Life tram ride, remade to an almost HD degree. This is the only area from the official games that appears in the mod.

There are four zombie variants in total. Scientist, Security, Soldier and Admin.

Naturally we are cramming in a ton of easter eggs, parodies and secret areas.

Thanks for your questions.

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HeadCrab-PRO Feb 5 2015, 3:27pm says:

Wait Wait Wait ! Hold on ! Are those scientist whit guns fighting whit the H.E.C.U. ? If yes thats awesome !

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Urby Feb 17 2015, 9:31am replied:

They're fighting AGAINST them, not with them. Well, they're trying at least.

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We want to thank the phenomenal community of ModDB so much for helping us get this far - we would have given up on this mod long ago if it wasn't for your unparalleled support.
With that in mind, here we have the first ever reveal of gameplay in The Core.

You guys are amazing. Please vote for us in the Mod of the Year awards if you think we deserve it and have a god-damn fantastic day.

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