"The last thing I remember was our train being stopped in the woods. OVERWATCH told me I was needed for questioning, so they locked me in one of those cold pods and stuck me on the next train to NOVA PROSPEKT. I can still see my WIFE watching me drift away.

Now, here I am... Only things are not how I expected them to be. How long have I been unconscious? A few days? A WEEK? Something has gone HORRIBLY WRONG..."

UNION is a short single-player map pack for HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE TWO set in the aftermath of Freeman's blow at Nova Prospekt. ANTLIONS have broken in and run amok, the Combine forces lay decimated, but an unlikely alliance is forged between a lone surviving PRISONER and an escaped VORTIGAUNT. If they are to break free they will have to rely on one another for help.

This is the first part of a possible mini-series and focuses on combat, exploration and AI teamwork. Enemies are primarily antlions and zombies, though future installments would feature Combine forces. Future chapters are not confirmed, and this part does have its own full story arc.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media


6 years ago News 9 comments

I'm getting close to something I've wanted to do since Union's initial release over a year ago, and that is to create an updated version with some new additions and changes. This project (affectionately called ReUnion) will feature full custom voice acting courtesy of Chris and Anne Fox to allow our Vortigaunt companion to breathe new life into the story, as well as numerous graphical upgrades and changes to gameplay, taking on board the valuable feedback I have received from players. I aim to have all this conveniantly packaged as a fully-fledged mod (rather than individual maps) which enables a few other nifty little features.

Corridor (old) Corridor (new)
The changes to this early corridor imply that Nova Prospekt is larger than the accessible areas, and that it is falling into significant disrepair. These little touches will combine to create a richer experience for the player and reveal more backstory.

If you were curious about the background of Union's protagonist, or where he might be headed after it ends, be sure to check out ReUnion when it's finished. There's no set release date yet, but watch this space for any updates.

Union walkthrough videos available

Union walkthrough videos available

6 years ago News 6 comments

Videos are now available on ModDB showing Union in its entirety.

Post-mortem (Part 1)

Post-mortem (Part 1)

7 years ago News 3 comments

First part of Union post-mortem is available at my blog.

Union released now! Details inside.

Union released now! Details inside.

7 years ago News 15 comments

Union is available now online, and later this month in PC Action magazine.

New pre-release screenshot

New pre-release screenshot

7 years ago News 2 comments

One new screenshot released to whet your appetites for the nearing release of Union.



7 years ago Full Version 8 comments

Union full release (first version). 1st March 2008.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 50)
JrComissarValvatorez Oct 27 2010 says:

Is this still being worked on? His blog hasn't been updated for months.

+3 votes     reply to comment
CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Dec 31 2010 replied:

Thanks for the interest. I'm currently working at Bright Light studios (EA) so I have hardly any time to work on personal projects. ReUnion has taken a beat seat. I'm not ruling out finishing it, but I'm making no promises either.

+2 votes   reply to comment
CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Feb 11 2011 replied:

Beat seat?! Clearly I meant back seat!

+2 votes   reply to comment
frauxer1 Jun 12 2012 replied:

i heard that Bright Light studios was disbanded by EA so where are you?

+1 vote     reply to comment
CrowbarSka Creator
CrowbarSka Aug 4 2012 replied:

I'm now working at Climax!

+1 vote   reply to comment
Binocl Sep 6 2010 says:

Good mod, atmopshere Nova Prospect! Thanks!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Hikimomo Jul 12 2010 says:

Nice mod, i really enjoyed it. ending was awsome


+3 votes     reply to comment
Cremat0r May 31 2010 says:

This mappack really was a little nice experience for gamers.
A 10/10, because the fun factor was very high!
BTW: Ppl should really own episode 2, because it's almost 3 years old, you just can't run around saying that you only own episode 1, because that one sucked and episode 2 is way better!

+3 votes     reply to comment
stoo2000 May 13 2010 says:

lol this is the woman standing at a gate thinee saying are u the only 1s on that train?and bla bla bla listened to her but forgot xD

0 votes     reply to comment
jjawinte Nov 2 2009 says:

Grab both episodes in a combo pack.$10 retail !

+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Send Message
Release date
Released 2008
Mod watch
Start tracking
Community Rating



73 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Embed Buttons
Link to Union by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Last Update
10 months ago
137 members