Another update from the Galactopticon team: new map, new gameplay footage, and some schmuck nobody cares about.

Posted by Dušek on Mar 10th, 2011

We're back! Thanks to everybody who voted for us in the Mod of the Year 2010 competition, netting us a spot in the Top 10 upcoming Half-Life 2 mods, and congratulations to our buddy JLea, whose mod Ivan's Secrets placed in the Top 5 Upcoming Mods, Players' Choice category! Or however you write that. Firstly, here's some (edited) promo shots created by Ilwrath and Uberslug. We plan to use images like these as splash screens to give players something to look at while their level loads.

Spaceport conceptPromo pic 5

Secondly, here's a collection of some of the characters we've been working on--some new, some old, some with work still to be done (our two mafia goons seem to have traded hands, for one thing), but it's nice to see them all together.

We're also excited to announce the arrival of our prodigiously talented new mapper, PhoneBoothAssassin, who is currently working on the streets of the planet New New York. Also new is Vman, who has been hard at work creating new particle effects for us. To demonstrate some of their work, here's a short video:

And some screenshots:


Meanwhile, our coder Daimao is hard at work refining the weapons system and implementing our dialogue system, Uberslug and I are creating new character models, and our modeler Sparkwire is working on some hella tight new guns for you to shoot people with. And some other stuff what is a secret. We'll tell you later.

We could also use some help.

Tales From The Galactopticon is looking for EXPERIENCED character riggers. Our pipeline for creating new character models is relatively quick and painless, but only a few of our modelers have experience with Source rigging and this is slowing down the process. If you can help us out and have examples of your work ready to show, please contact Jaanus or me (Dushek). :)

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Henley Staff
Henley Mar 10 2011 says:

ZOMG nice, looking forward to this little beast!

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Klammy Mar 10 2011 says:

Some Putz.

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Rawket Mar 11 2011 says:

Rawket likes.

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KEEP_IT_UP! Mar 11 2011 says:

cool update guys! :) i love your custom model-set, but i thought i've seen even more goon models on older screenshots? some more head variations at least? or is it the same base model of goon1 just with glasses and different hair-textures? anyway, great way to fight the booooring clone warriors in games and mods these days! ;)

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Dušek Mar 11 2011 replied:

Each goon model is going to have a couple texture variations for the head and clothes, plus some extra props like glasses, rings, etc.

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KEEP_IT_UP! Mar 11 2011 replied:

good to hear that! :)

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yarow12 Mar 11 2011 says:

Is Kal Nadali male or female? I'm so confused. @.@

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Jaanus Mar 11 2011 replied:


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OriginalPerry Mar 11 2011 says:

USMC Pirate? wutt

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nopushbutton Mar 11 2011 says:

Whoa, finally a Johnny Tight Lips model!

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nic40on Apr 30 2011 says:

This looks amazing!!! Blade runner all the way!!!!!!!!

I hope you somehow make it happen my friend!!!!

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