Hey there! Welcome to this week's roundup of the YouTube, where we took a special look at an underappreciated but remarkably great mod and shipped our first IndieDB short. Let's get into it!
Monday - Shorts - A World of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)
George RR Martin's seminal world is one oft adapted across many mediums, by both professionals and fans alike. The breadth of the world is almost too much to take in, and thus it fits neatly into the complex, strategic sandbox of Warband. Whether you follow the story or no, Westeros is about to get shaken up.
Tuesday - Shorts - Road 96 🛣️
There's no shortage of praise to be said for Road 96, and indeed, it holds nothing back in expressing every ounce of its emotional weight. A charming style meets an adaptive story that will have you whooping, crying, and raging, in equal measure. The world is tough - it's your job to see it through.
Wednesday - Shorts - Black Mesa: Blue Shift
Sometimes the old ways are the best - and sometimes they're best done anew! Black Mesa: Blue Shift builds their mod in the fully-released version of Black Mesa, passing on the torch of modding excellence and drawing in players to see yet another classic Half-Life experience remade for modern audiences.
Thursday - Playthrough - Human Resurgence
Though Universe at War is often overshadowed by Petroglyph's other huge success, Empire at War, it is still a remarkable original IP RTS with a lot of cool to bring to the table. That a mod for this overlooked RTS exists is a wonder, and that it adds so much content for those fans who stuck with the game is a blessing.
Friday - Shorts - Fallout: New California
New Vegas may be one of the kings, but modding proved that there's room for more than one crown with many hits over the years. New California stands out as one of the greats, an independent story and project that takes its own stab at the post-apocalyptic looting-and-roleplaying formula we still know and love.
That's all for this round-up. What do you think about the mods listed? Feel free to discuss below and check out the YouTube for more videos past, present, and future!