Underhell is a Source Engine game developed by the Underhell Team in collaboration with We Create Stuff. Underhell Chapter 1 requires ONLY Source SDK Base 2007 installed. No Source game is required.

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It's now been 3 years that Underhell Chapter 1 has been released. And it may be a few more before the next Chapter.

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Underhell Chapter 1

UNDERHELL CHAPTER 1 TORRENT LINK


UNDERHELL CHAPTER ONE ALSO INCLUDES A REMAKE OF THE UNDERHELL PROLOGUE

*Make sure to completely uninstall Prologue before installing Chapter One, do not install on top!*

The game ONLY requires Source Sdk Base 2007 installed, no other source games are required.
EVEN IF YOU HAVE SDK BASE 2007, DO VERIFY THE CACHE BEFORE LAUNCHING THE GAME.
(to avoid possible bugs/crashes)


And 3.

Well, it's now been 3 years since Chapter 1. A lot more has happened since last year, unfortunately not a whole lot has to do with Underhell itself. It has become clear for some time now, that this is going to be a long winded project.

Truth is, I have been busy with other things as well.

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I know this news section isn't necessarily meant for other projects, I'm just talking about them to explain what I've been doing, so I'll be brief.

Around September 2015, I was offered a permanent position at New World Interactive as a Producer, the job offer included moving to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and actually working on site, I was still living in Mexico at the time. So I just said yes, and I moved to Amsterdam last November and have been here since.

Dismemberment, an upcoming feature for DOI

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Since I moved here, we began pre-production on Insurgency : Sandstorm, the follow up to Insurgency, and we also began working on Day of Infamy, which as originally a free mod we worked on for Insurgency, but soon after release, it became clear that it could become so much more. Valve offered their support and approval of the project, and we set off to turn it into an actual game with loads of original content. I've always been a huge fan of WW2 shooters, and it's been my dream for a very long time to actually work on one.

(For those interested, here's dod_charlie a really old, really ugly map I made for DOD:S years ago. It hasn't aged well.)

Moving up


So I went from working as a producer for one game, to now being a Production Director for 3 announced projects, 1 in pre-production, 1 in full production, and one in post-release content production. It may not be clear to everyone how complicated things can get while multi managing these things, especially in an Indie studio, but yeah, I've had my hands full for a while, and I've been loving every second of it.

What does this means for Underhell though ?

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Well, it just means that things have been moving even slower. I must say that this learning experience as a Producer in a real game development studio is the best thing that could have happened to me. I'm learning so much every day and I'm blessed to work with an absolutely amazing team composed of many talented people...

Hmm...I'm a Producer in an indie studio, working with a team of talented people?

I wonder what's gonna happen next...Who knows? Nothing has been decided yet.

These things take time, what I can say at this point though, is that it is highly unlikely that Underhell will continue to be released simply as a Source Engine modification.

Wait...what?


Source Engine is on its way out, it has been for the past few years, and every time I've heard something from Valve about it, they've made it clear that their support and interest for the platform is minimal, which is logical given the fact that Source 2 is on the horizon.

We developed Day of Infamy on Source because we already had a built platform with Insurgency which facilitated the production and made it an obvious choice, and we've managed to build a great game with unique features in a record time.


But when it comes to Underhell, the more time passes, and the more I realize that Source is getting old, and newer engines have enormous possibilities and would open so many doors for an even better game.

I realize that this is probably not the news you hoped to hear, since it means no Chapter 2 for a while still. I also realize some of you may grow tired of waiting, and I know that it can be pretty hard.

But in the long run, this means nothing but good news, and Underhell would be all the better for it.


So I'll see you when I see you. Not too early...not too late.

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PeterBrev
PeterBrev

We're still hanging on the tree waiting for Chapter 2.

Much luck for you in the future and projects you are working on.

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine

So, Mikka (the girl on concept art) is another new character that will make an appearance in Chapter 2?

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greeneyedgirl927
greeneyedgirl927

I thought that girl was Mia.

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine

Save the image and look up the filename.

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GoblinSpore
GoblinSpore

Mia's sister

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ViolentValentine
ViolentValentine

Is she?

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greeneyedgirl927
greeneyedgirl927

That's a very good question.

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Jonex.
Jonex.

I think you've been converted to the Unreal Engine 4 with your role in Sandstorm haha

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Blasphemy! UE3 will always have a special place in my heart.

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MottyZ
MottyZ

And another Source Engine project has moved to UE4.
That's kinda sad, but nothing can be helped here.
Well, good luck with the projects.

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BigLez
BigLez

He hasn't Confirmed that Underhell will Switch to Unreal Engine 4.

Not yet anyway.

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DAzzLE_FuNKY
DAzzLE_FuNKY

Keep up the good stuff mxthe, sad to hear that you are moving away from source but hey. But have you pitched underhell to NWI? could be interesting to see underhell go from mod to a full fledged game with an entire studio behind it.

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DoomHydra
DoomHydra

Underhell isn't even finished and it's STILL longer than some modern games

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DraigoDragon
DraigoDragon

i can only hope you don't make it so over the top in graphics among other things :<

I mean if the source engine can make things like underhell then seeing chapter two built in another engine looking completely different would make me cry...anddie...inside

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TheRenegadist
TheRenegadist

It's a damn shame another project won't be continued on the Source engine, although I wish you and the team the best of luck I'll be moving on myself. Good luck with the game you are working on and good luck with Underhell, you brought me many hours of quality enjoyment!

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EddAdrian
EddAdrian

Good to hear you are doing well, but i have a question, i've been restraining myself from playing Underhell again since i thought it would soon be released on steam as a standalone game and with some modifications. Is that gonna happen soon ?

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Serathis
Serathis

Chapter 2 dude. And the rest. I would pay for it. Not a AAA price, but still.

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.Bach
.Bach

Wow, I was just thinking of this yesterday. What a surprise.

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Even if it takes twice as long, I'm happy it'll be moving away from Source. It's just too outdated and hard to work with now.

Also I love dod_charlie. There's something really charming about those old blocky Source maps.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Obviously there are better engines than source for atleast the past 2 years, its just odd seeing this move to another engine & seeing it take aslong as it has.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Just be careful. New engines with more possibilities makes many projects lost in possibilities and dabbling with GFX ending up in the end with worse games then on older engines. The age of the engine doesn't count but what comes from it... with that said I'd prefer more projects on older ages seeing the recent GFX ladden crap ^.=.^

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom

There is no reason for it to be sad for the project to leave Source to another engine. Source was made in a time where the only valid free alternative was Unity *shutters*. Now developers have access to such a free alternative that is bleeding edge and AAA quality. Even Unity can't offer that without buying a **** load of assets and plugins just to match quality, let alone the horrendous material system. Dragonlord's forlorn warning is just something that happens to projects with poorly managed from the beginning. Meaning if you're in-capable of restraint, it doesn't matter what engine you use, you're going to mess up.

So, very glad you're making the transition to UE4. Especially now that 4.13 was just released today. Best of luck!

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DBuilder
DBuilder

I wish there were mods and additions for Underhell like there are for Black Mesa.

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BFK_Public_Relations
BFK_Public_Relations

(buried)

We'll all be here waiting for chapter 2.

So who's this Asian ****?

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Drcerealyoutube
Drcerealyoutube

we are the waiting, just release it in the next 10 years will ya?

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Seaal
Seaal

Chapter 1's wait was quite painful, but it turned out amazing. I can only see great things coming for Underhell in the future. I'm happy to hear that things are going great for you Mxthe, and I hope things continue rising in great opportunities. ^_^

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Underhell is dead in my heart :(

But, you're so talented so I'm happy you can continue in working professionnally in VG industries.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

You sound really happy with your current job, and I am stoked for Sandstorm. A singleplayer game using the same themes of the multiplayer component sounds awesome! Almost like that game Six Days in Fallujah Unseen64.net

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100gram!_
100gram!_

I can wait, take your time.

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Raygoza
Raygoza

What engine will this be developed on?
Source 2, Unreal or some other engine?

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xX[Warrior250]Xx
xX[Warrior250]Xx

"******* hell!" ~Terry

Nice to see some update! Hope there's a massive update by the time of "Merry ******* Christmas."

Warrior250.

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri

honestly I was kinda hoping to see Underhell progress as a FTP game under new world interactive just as a showcase of what you and the other devs are capable off .... you know when time is available for it like a kind of side project.

basically a kind of tech / gameplay demo you guys made and of course if there are any other devs there at NWI that have their own mods too it would be great if they showcased them as well ... again when time is available for it.

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ShadowWolf93
ShadowWolf93

Take all the time you need man!
In my opinion it's always better to take the time to finish developing a game and squish as many bugs as you can find, than to rush it and release a game with loads of game breaking bugs!

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

Guess i read wrong, but i really can't find anywere in his article that Underhell will move to another engine. He only said that he isn't working on Underhell now, and also will not be doing so for the next few years, (if he will ever start on it again that is.)
So, no chapter 2 for Underhell, not on Source or another engine (UE4), for at least the next few years.
A shame but fully understandeble!!

Leon

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MrSaturdayKnight
MrSaturdayKnight

I wouldn't be surprised to see UH move to a new engine. Personally it'll be for the better!

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xcv2008
xcv2008

No matter what engine Underhell ends up being on, I just hope that I can get it and play through it again. Good luck with your future endeavors.

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JohnSmirnov
JohnSmirnov

Does it mean you most likely gonna start a project from scratch including remade/ported prologue and chapter 1 or what?

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PeterBrev
PeterBrev

More likely porting to another engine rather than starting from scratch.

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GoblinSpore
GoblinSpore

(Correct me if I'm wrong, I know nothing about porting games to different engines)
He can port maps and models to another engine, but he would need to remake weapons, aiming system, animations (omg), npc AI, etc. So he WILL start from scratch.
Or he can just make chapter 2 on different engine as a sequel, and leave ch1 on source.

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GrAV1t
GrAV1t

I sure hope you'll finish the Underhell series one day, no matter how long it'll take. I believe it was one of your life goals to finish it, after all. In any case, I'll be always looking forward to playing Chapter 2 with my friend, once it's finally out!

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zacharybinks
zacharybinks

I would love to help remodel Underhell assets for UE4, Remake the level brushwork to models, do you have a plan to get some more people helping out?

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

I'll keep waiting. But I'm very upset at you young man!

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Raffle
Raffle

Look who it is :)

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho

Just do what you have to do. Underhell can wait. Life priorities always above all else.

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GoblinSpore
GoblinSpore

So it's gonna be out somewhen around Half Life 3

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InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe

I feel like playing Chapter One again.... Thx for bringing it to my attention xD

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s-m-u-t-b
s-m-u-t-b

Id much rather you took your time and made a Chapter 2 you were excited about, rather than just trotting one out due to pressure you weren't inspired about!

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girnade
girnade

Thanks for keeping us posted :) I'm willing to wait for a better chapter 2

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dylanwdriver
dylanwdriver

hello im dylan driver im having trouble installing underhell and when i do the same thing as i did with nightmare house it didnt work i put it in my source mods folder and it gave me the failed to start missing exicutable error i wanna play but i dont know how to get it to work please email dylan.w.driver@gmail.com if you can help me

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ubilada
ubilada

Check this page out please! I hope it helps.

Forums.wecreatestuff.com

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