NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya is a single player standalone HL2 mod. It is a crossover between the Universes of Kshatriya and Neotokyo Source created with the blessing of original NT creator and studio radi-8 artist Leri "pushBAK" Greer

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Level 2 of NTKS is the entirety of the original Kshatriya Prologue, remade in source, but played from the eyes of Isaac, the character you are chasing after in the original. The following is a (nearly) "direct comparison" of all the shared areas. Source version on top, FPSC version on the bottom. These are imgur links so you can view them more closely.

I took some artistic liberties with the map this time because I was looking to improve it, and make it feel more "NT°" and not to exactly recreate the original. As such a lot of the original geometry has been resized to get a more cramped and "Kowloon Walled City in 2055" type of vibe. I also wanted to rely much less on clipping large areas with little detail to pitch black to hide FPSC's limitations, and instead use source's nice radiosity to bleead lightcolors around and make the place a bit more vibrant. I like to think it's just as depressing but I try to do that more with visual storytelling and mapscripting now while having a world that is just a little more inviting to get lost in aesthetically with more harmonious color interactions. (hopefully)

I basically made what I always wanted prologue to look like, but maybe you'll like the original oldschool look better!

I look forward to the community's opinions. I apologize for the lack of updates, this one map has been my project for the last year. I'm sure I have created at least 100 new assets or textures for this one, or at least remastered something from my old FPSC/GG library and gave it a better texture/shaders.

We will go level by level, starting with:

Level 1:



Next, Level 2:


and finally, Level 3


P.S.

I was really excited to be able to fit 3 FPSC levels into a single source map with a lot of room to spare. I was able to widen the whole world and create a lot of extra explorable areas to cater to the parkour/climbing/walljumping that couldn't previously be accessed and add a bit of replayability hopefully. Here are some pictures of areas in level 2 with no comparison. All these and the original comparison shots (no comparisons) can be seen in the images section.

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Thanks for your patience with this project (and this super long article) so far. It is still a very small hobbyist indie project, and the friends working on it are all employed full-time in the creative industry so there's often very little inspiration left at the end of a long workday to devote to this project from all sides. Still, It will continue until it is finished, no matter how slow.

If you haven't played it, and you have patience for a little bit of "amateur game designer" jank, I urge you to play the other Kshatriya episodes available in the files section. Both episodes will shed some light on the plot, as all episodes are part of the "Kshatriya Universe"

NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya Gameplay Improvements

NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya Gameplay Improvements

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Now that we have a programmer, we are making vast improvements and introducing features we always wanted to have, but never knew we could get!

NTKS Demo Patch 2 available

NTKS Demo Patch 2 available

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Hi, this patch addresses some concerns some players had about the enemy AI being overly difficult for first timers, the patch addresses this by turning...

NTKS Demo- LINUX EDITION

NTKS Demo- LINUX EDITION

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This version of the demo has been patched to more easily support linux. All game files are now lower case, and the game has been tested as running fairly...

NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya [Demo] Now Available

NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya [Demo] Now Available

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The demo for NTKS is now available in the files section! please enjoy and we look forward to hearing your feedback and watching your playthroughs.

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NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya [Demo]

NEOTOKYO° Kshatriya [Demo]

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This is 3 of the levels from the full game. Please enjoy them! Sorry it is so late. If you get stuck, remember there's usually more than one way to proceed...

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hc3d
hc3d - - 7 comments

Just played it (the demo). It was amazing! The music, the realistic yet beautiful and interesting environments (it's hard to make something realistic without it feeling dull). The weapons are great. It's nice that the game starts slow, with no shooting. When the action begins, it picks up fast.

Here are some really minor issues:
- Loading savegames on the first map resulted in a crash.
- When alt-tabbing, game is stuck in windowed mode.
- The Linux version did not launch ("could not load library client"), however the Windows version ran great on Linux with the Proton 8 compatibility option selected. This is Ubuntu 22 LTS.
- It is possible to kind of get stuck in the first map. When the dialog goes like "this place is really a dump", there is a guardrail on right. If you jump over it, you take some damage but are still alive, you are walking on a kind of metal mesh, with some garbage on it. Maybe not really an issue.

Apart from the minor technical issues mentioned above (on Linux, it's a miracle it works flawlessly otherwise), the only critique I have is the piles of boxes that you fall on. It feels a bit out of place. Perhaps it could be garbage pile instead. These immaculate piles of wooden boxes really stand out. Also, when you stand on them, they break.

The level of detail is amazing, you can really stop and stare at all the details. Also the voice over work and story are great. Hope the devs keep working on it.
PS It reminds me a bit of the game G String (Steam retail release, July 2021 update).

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TorMechia
TorMechia - - 1 comments

This is absolutely amazing. I really hope you continue development.

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Spenzerr
Spenzerr - - 494 comments

Just heard about this after getting back into Neotokyo Source and had to give this a try. Really fun seeing the assets in a single player game and it looks amazing! Had to grab some screenshots for wallpapers. Good luck on finishing more of this project.

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Guest - - 692,328 comments

I dont have an account here, but I am so very excited for the development of this. Ive played the demo twice and I have to say it is one of the best source projects I have ever seen, please keep up the amazing work

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hey i was going through my media player videos and found strange,eerie and scary videos like kill all witnesses and im being followed with weird videos in the background and in the folder it said that its from this mod which is odd because it has no cutscenes.

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mujo70
mujo70 - - 346 comments

This is amazing, I hope it's still alive. By the way, will you include music from og Neotokyo? It went hard and listening to it again would evoke so much nostalgia.

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medve
medve - - 1,475 comments

you guys really need to change to a relevant engine that has proper lightning

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Urektus
Urektus - - 8 comments

Source engine forever!

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