Water is a third person puzzle solving adventure type of game with an unique look and gameplay. It's a story about a mermaid, and fish men who aren't fish men. A story that brings you into tears and fears. It's about fish people, harp instruments, swimming, and crazy priests.

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Today we're announcing our latest project Water, singleplayer adventure and puzzle modification. Water is a total conversion, and in no way related to the Half-life universe. It's an all new game. Our aim is to deliver something that, although short, is both polished and refined with an emphasis on all-new content. Whilst it's being developed under HLSS, Water is a collaboration of the developers from Research and Development, Flesh and Human Error.

Posted by Au-heppa on Dec 3rd, 2010

Today we're announcing our latest project Water, singleplayer adventure and puzzle modification. Water is a total conversion, and in no way related to the Half-life universe. It's an all new game. Our aim is to deliver something that, although short, is both polished and refined with an emphasis on all-new content. Whilst it's being developed under HLSS, Water is a collaboration of the developers from Research and Development, Flesh and Human Error.

The player assumes the role of a mermaid, the eponymous heroine Water, as she arrives at the border of an industrial slum. She has come to investigate a series of strange occurrences with the fisherman she has encountered. The gameplay revolves around your interactions with the Fish People in your search for clues, solving puzzles as you go in an effort to make your way through the town. Confined to the waterways and canals, players will need to manipulate NPC’s into doing their bidding. It’s very tongue in cheek, most of the ideas having come to fruition whilst suffering from sleep deprivation.




Here are some of the features we have been working on so far:

  • Mermaid game movement and animation
  • Player dialogue selection system
  • Speech bubble system
  • Player NPC interaction that allows player to, for example, ask about particular object or person in the map
  • NPCs able to carry objects when asked to by the player
  • Dialogue scripts
  • No voice acting by PlanetPhillip
  • And a lot more that we are not yet ready to reveal

Look for more information on Water, and Human Error: Episode 2, in the near future. Also, don't forget to vote us in MOTY awards.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r Dec 3 2010, 7:59pm says:

Seems cool, somehow different, and with the Short Stories Team, the devs are reliable ;)

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gtaiiilc
gtaiiilc Dec 3 2010, 8:02pm says:

•No voice acting by PlanetPhillip
Best feature ever

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Panzert
Panzert Dec 21 2010, 8:23pm replied:

Indeed

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zonbie
zonbie Dec 3 2010, 8:52pm says:

strange but interesting, i dont understand why you guys dont make a new mod and attach that mod to the Half-Life 2: Short Stories team...

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Nihillo
Nihillo Dec 3 2010, 9:29pm says:

Sounds awesome!

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elite879
elite879 Dec 3 2010, 9:49pm says:

I would prefer more Human Error really ...

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Danboe
Danboe Dec 3 2010, 9:52pm says:

Aha, so this is what Leon_Kilean actually kept silent about!

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cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0 Dec 3 2010, 11:30pm says:

I'm glad to see something entirely new. I am getting bored of Half Life to be honest.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Dec 4 2010, 12:12am says:

I bet people will play just because of the boobs. xD

Anyways looks kinda trippy, I'll have to see some gameplay, but it looks cool.

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nopushbutton
nopushbutton Dec 4 2010, 12:51am says:

Sounds awesome! Considering that Research and Development, Flesh, and Human Error were all amazing mods, I'm sure that many pants will be shat when this is released.

In a good way, of course.

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Anddos
Anddos Dec 4 2010, 2:06am buried:

(buried)

crappy name for a mod,water

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Newbez
Newbez Dec 4 2010, 5:04am says:

"no voice acting by planetphilip", and you put it down as a feature. was something wrong with his voice acting or something? LOL

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Au-heppa Author
Au-heppa Dec 4 2010, 5:12am replied:

On the contrary, I think Larson was the most popular character from HE and it had a lot to do with Phillip.

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nerdenstein
nerdenstein Dec 4 2010, 6:20am says:

Sounds cool. Really unusual. But Really Cool.

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Mr.John
Mr.John Dec 4 2010, 8:24am says:

But I wans next Human Error D:

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RagnarokSky
RagnarokSky Dec 4 2010, 12:27pm says:

wait this isnt human error anyway if its coming from the short stories team i will love it

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ElderGamer
ElderGamer Dec 4 2010, 8:06pm says:

"Research and Development"....

Yep, I'm playing this.

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rapchee
rapchee Dec 7 2010, 11:33am says:

i get straight to the point: BEWBS!!!

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yanf777
yanf777 Dec 27 2010, 9:26pm says:

looks kinda weird, but I'll play it. honestly though, a human error update might be a bit better.

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