The Legend of Gordon is a modification for Half Life 2. It is not a total conversion as it does take place within the Half Life universe. The mod takes place after the events of Half Life 2: Episode 2 (sort of my take on what happens afterwards). This mod is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda, so in essence I'm taking elements from two great games and putting them in to one package. This mod aims to create a unique atmosphere while not necessarily going crazy on the visualizations. I am the kind of person that cares much more about gameplay above anything else, so my aim is to make this game fun, challenging, while at the same time balanced and easy to learn for those who have never picked up an FPS before. The game does NOT contain spoilers of Episode 2 and does NOT require you to have episode 2 to play so don't worry! You can understand nothing about Half Life 2 and still have a good time. So relax and check out some of the media!
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like The Legend of Gordon. We love games like Half-Life 2 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Whether it is for fun, for laughs or for the challenge, modding is what sets PC gaming apart from our closed off friends in the console and mobile gaming worlds. And based on the recent outpouring of support for mods after the concept of paid modding was explored, we are not alone in our love for mods and open platforms that embrace them.
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.
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built kicks-ass. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2015 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
To thank those who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with many awesome mod-friendly games (Killing Floor 2, Mount & Blade Warband, Space Engineers, Insurgency, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Black Mesa, Contagion, Amnesia - get involved) & have hundreds of keys to giveaway. To win one of the games, after you have linked to a mod on Mod DB (or anywhere else) in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of these games.