I am working on a hl2 mod. It won't be for everyone but I hope it will be an interesting experience for those who can get into it.
That is a serious idea to consider... I've talked to other devs about this too and they say the best thing is to release everything at once to make strong impression. Of course this means more time.
Sigh, but I also want to share some of this work, the pressure to do so is immense in these late stages of development. Maybe I will hold off though. I mean as far as feedback I already had a lot of it and also I made sure to listen and implement them so I am not totally flying blind here...
Also I must have watched hundreds of game-play videos of source engine games so I learned from those too.
I'll try to release only the assets used in those five maps I will select.
Yup. Although every single asset is custom now.
Yeah, but better models. I think I will remove the dialog wavs and subtitle files. ;)
Not a bad idea. Maybe... how about a few randomly picked maps so the story isn't revealed but you get a sense of the gameplay in different chapters? Maybe five maps. That's more than enough to see where to game is going and if you like it... ;)
What sucks is that even if I release a five map demo you'll have to download all the assets used in all of the maps because I can't cherry pick the ones that are used in those specific five maps. So it's a big download. About 5 gigs without the maps. Just the assets.
Yes, it will be brighter overall.
Sorry no updates this month as I am super busy. I want to archive the first two acts this month by hook or by crook.
How did you do the glow on the explosion? it's not a simple ignorez parameter right?
More BETA music, hope you like it!
Good news everyone, I am hopefully less than a week away from archiving the first two acts! Then it's time to focus on the ending.
I am working as fast as I can, I hope when it comes out everyone will understand why it took so long.
Sadly good things take time and effort. No way around it... I can't do shortcuts. No one can really. :/
New Beta OST video. :)
Alone mapping but also I have help with coding.
I hope it will be good.
NASA Mars with Christian colonists fighting to break free from the godless fascist technocrats of Earth/Moon. Like how the first American colonists were Europeans fleeing the regimes of Europe to build a new free world for themselves.
The new New World.
Well the story evolved since the beta. No, it's more people of course. The idea is that because of rampant pollution and greed the planet is drained of all resources so there are civil wars and so some die in those and also because of pollution related diseases. But in the final version the vast majority of people just ditch the planet because space travel becomes available. There is the feeling of we're abandoning Earth because it has become too difficult and costly to clean it up. So it's completely trashed, even the pretense that companies care is thrown out.
And yes there is an issue with the AI too but that's more of a subplot, not many die at the hands of sexbots and nannies.
I'll look for that song before I put together the beta ost. I may have a longer version of it laying around somewhere. not sure though .:)
Lots of work but hopefully it will be worth it.
Oh no, this is not a demo or promo video for the game as such, I am just making some visuals for the beta soundtrack videos I put on YouTube and this time I got a bit carried away lol...
It turned into some sort of collage where I tried to capture the vibe of the project... A vague narrative.
Of course I totally agree about the in game footage! I am going old school in many ways with this project and when the real demo video is done it will be gameplay footage only. No fancy effects, nothing. You will get what you see. :)
I am not releasing a beta of the game yet but the beta soundtrack. You tubers usually just muted all the music for copyright reasons so the OST stayed unheard. So I will mix it into a standalone album and release that.
New G String Beta OST Video:
Patience, it's coming. :)
As a "world builder" myself I congratulate you.
Another Beta OST track:
Yup, also check this out, I haven't seen many of these maps:
There you go, the first one, will try to do them all over the next few weeks.
I could reupload them to youtube one of these days... the original songs from the beta that is...
Bolloxed replaced those songs for copyright reasons, some are not my own creations...
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