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Empires for Half-Life 2 is celebrating its Fourth birthday!

Posted by arkythesharky on Mar 4th, 2010

The developers would like to thank the Empires community for their unending support and feedback during these past four years. While it may have been a rough ride the past two years, we are glad that we have such a dedicated fanbase standing beside us. I am certain that godfather Krenzo feels pride in knowing that his mod has survived for four years. (Actually, its roots are in BF1942, making it over six years old!)

But development hasn't ceased yet. The new development team and its artists and mappers (Soundspawn, arklansman, Brutos, HeadShotMaster, Keef, Empty, Dizzyone, MOOtant and Beerdude26) are working hard on the new version of Empires, 2.25. Several developers who will be moving on have also chipped in for their last version (Kane and Kylegar in particular), so make sure to give them the credit they deserve. Of course, we wish the best of luck to all developers who are moving on to start up new (undoubtedly successful) projects or aid existing ones.

Luckily, the community will always be here to give us feedback in all shapes and sizes for features, bugfixes and crashes, but also to discuss what makes Empires tick and see how that itself can be improved. We appreciate all this immensely.

See you on the 2.25 battlefield soon!

P.S.: We are still looking for talented texture artists and modelers. Join the official Empires Mod forums and send a PM to soundspawn if you would like to apply.

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MCDT Mar 5 2010 says:

**** yeah.
Long live teh Empires.

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crimson_omen Mar 5 2010 says:

Whats Krenzo been up to lately?

That its more important then Empire >:(

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spellman23 Mar 5 2010 replied:

You mean besides Smashball?

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MrCowThing Mar 5 2010 says:

Glad to see this mod is still being worked on, I really love Empires.

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Juffe Mar 5 2010 says:

Congratulations! I Love this mod!

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arlooo Mar 5 2010 says:

This mod is a greatly under-appreciated feat in modding! Are there any plans to steamworks it?

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petemyster Mar 5 2010 replied:

There was, but I don't know if that has fallen through with the switching around of developers and such. Thats a question for the developers to answer I suppose.

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rkb Mar 5 2010 replied:

Steam works is coming, just not in 2.25

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arlooo Mar 7 2010 says:

Oh, thats great! Its understandable that its not a high priority, but it will be nice when you guys do do it. Especially for such a large expansive mod like empires since youll be able to patch/hotfix it more frequently and in smaller quicker doses.

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olvimasta Mar 16 2010 says:

EMP WILL NEVER !killspawn :D

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olvimasta Mar 16 2010 says:


I command you to! As the founder of the Jeep Patrol clan -=Jeep=-

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Da-Fort Mar 28 2010 replied:


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