What is Utopia at Stake?

It's an ambitious total conversion mod for Half-Life, with new features for players, and new tech for mappers, while running on the vanilla GoldSrc engine. The mod used to be previously known as "Admer: The Game" in 2015, and "An unknown game" in 2016 - the same year I gave up on its development.

This year, it's back, and being rebooted. Some preparations (technical and documentation-wise) are still undergoing, after which asset production will begin.

What is it about?

Many things. Protagonist-wise, it's about a guy who, for the sake of his own future, leaves his home and moves to a whole other planet, which is located in so-called "Universe 2", which is essentially a whole other space. (in the mod's lore, Universe 2 had been accidentally discovered in the 1980s, long story)

Story-wise, it's about multiple things: an adventure story, multiple stories of friendship, some of betrayal, a love story, an action story, you get the point. It mostly takes place in Universe 2, on the planet U2-A. It takes time in 2017, 2018 and 2019. But don't worry, it won't take you 3 years to complete it once. It probably will if you want to get all the endings though. ;)

Feature-wise, I don't want to spoil too much, but let's say we will have vehicles, and lotsa cool features for mappers such as a scripting system. The mod's source code will be released separately, under a different name.

As you can see by now, this mod is definitely not in the Half-Life universe. It will have an original story, new characters, weapons and so on.

Release date?

Never... ask me that. When it's done. If you want it to be finished quicker, feel free to hop aboard the mod team. :D


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Development restarted!

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I'll start with a message for two types of people: the ones who remember the old mod and new people who are reading about it for the first time.
Let's start with the former.

For the ones who remember "Admer: The Game", which later became "An unknown game", this mod is about the same vision, under a different name. You got the second universe, you got all the same characters, the same protagonist and everything (not really, but it's about the same on the surface).

Three things that change, though, are the following:
1. It'll have new features, thanks to programming.
2. It'll be of much, much higher quality than what you saw in 2015.
And 3. I'm never giving up, ever again. Because I'm not alone this time.

For the ones who are new to this, read on! Here's the mod description:

What is Utopia at Stake?

It's an ambitious total conversion mod for Half-Life, with new features for players, and new tech for mappers, while running on the vanilla GoldSrc engine.

What is it about?

Many things. Protagonist-wise, it's about a guy who, for the sake of his own future, leaves his home and moves to a whole other planet, which is located in so-called "Universe 2", which is essentially a whole other space. (in the mod's lore, Universe 2 had been accidentally discovered in the 1980s, long story)

Story-wise, it's about multiple things: an adventure story, multiple stories of friendship, some of betrayal, a love story, an action story, you get the point. It mostly takes place in Universe 2, on the planet U2-A. It takes time in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Feature-wise, I don't want to spoil too much, but let's say we will have vehicles, and lots of cool features for mappers such as a scripting system. The mod's source code will be released separately, under a different name.

As you can see by now, this mod is definitely not in the Half-Life universe. It will have an original story, new characters, weapons and so on.

But wait... "An unknown game"?

You must be asking: What is this, though? What are these old articles, images and things from 2015 and 2016?
Let me explain. This is, in fact, a sort of a reboot of a mod which I once gave up on.

Back in 2014, I was working on a QBasic text adventure, which I called Admer: The Game. That same year, I discovered Counter-Strike mapping, and next year I thought I'd convert my QB game into a Half-Life map pack.

That's how this mod started its life in 2015. It was such a low-quality mess, as I was pushing myself, learning music production, more mapping, modeling, texturing, even programming (and hilariously failing at that very skill). I was too ambitious, and my skill level didn't allow for the quality standard that I had. As such, with less and less motivation over time, I gave up in 2016.

As years went by, I was doing all sorts of things, and improving the skills I was poor at back in 2015. Then I remembered this old mod, and I badly wanted to get back, to correct what was wrong, and to work on it again, hopefully finishing it one day. When I gave up on the mod, I thought to myself "Maybe this isn't completely over."

I was right. It wasn't over at all, and I got back, albeit sooner than I could expect.
For historical reasons, I'll keep some of the old content.

The plans

Firstly, two things are being worked on: the documentation and the base. Documentation involves writing down everything about the mod, and the base implies creating a technical foundation for the mod, that means implementing all the features of the mod: logic entities, weapons, monsters/NPCs, various additions and so on.

After that, asset creation can begin. In the future, once enough content is made, a playable demo is to be expected. The exact date is unknown and generally, any release date about the mod is "when it's done". There is a great amount of work to be done, from approximately dozens of maps, to models (props, external terrain meshes, characters, weapons, vehicles etc.), to sounds, music and textures.

Development stopped

Development stopped

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Yes, I stopped making this mod, sorry. At least, the original files will be given out to the community.

Sequel for Source engine (plans), remake for Source engine and more...

Sequel for Source engine (plans), remake for Source engine and more...

News

In this news article you'll find very basic and interesting information on the mod's renewal in the Source engine, as well as the sequel, which will be...

Forget about the forest... the city is coming

Forget about the forest... the city is coming

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I'm resuming on my progress related to the mod, and I give out a continuation of the story.

Hello again...

Hello again...

News

A few words and sentences regarding the rewrite and an announcement.

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An unknown game Source Code

An unknown game Source Code

Source Code

Since the mod's discontinued, I'm uploading these files. I included all the compiled DLLs in there, and the source code of the mod. To be honest, I only...

The not-so-finished alpha6/0.06/Demo2

The not-so-finished alpha6/0.06/Demo2

Demo

ATTENTION: This mod is now called "An unknown game", not "Admer: The Game" The picture is just there because i didn't find anything else, but yes, it's...

Preview patch before alpha6

Preview patch before alpha6

Patch

I felt kind of sorry for you people to wait for the alpha6, so i released a patch which covers some of the content in alpha6 which will be different from...

Action/Ambient music (can't choose which one)

Action/Ambient music (can't choose which one)

Music

This is the Action/Ambient music which will be used in the final mod (can't choose between action and ambient, i can't recognize it's so difficult). Made...

Admer: The Game Demo 1/Alpha3 (Fixed version)

Admer: The Game Demo 1/Alpha3 (Fixed version)

Demo

Finally, the file size is smaller! Nearly in half than the previous one. This is a more compact version of the previous, larger, demo which had unnecessary...

Main Theme (MP3)

Main Theme (MP3)

Music

The main theme of this game. I am making this music (using FL Studio 9)

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Admer456 Creator
Admer456

Guys, I'm not promising anything, but soon enough, I'm gonna revive this thing.
And I think you're gonna like it. :)

Sure. It's a damn mess, but that's how I left it back in 2015. It's been years since. Things will be much different this time, and you got no idea what's coming. ;)

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Admer456 Creator
Admer456

Confirmed. Expect a reboot. :D

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^^MTB_-_Animations^^
^^MTB_-_Animations^^

That's great!

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Admer456 Creator
Admer456

Just gotta clean up the mess from 2015 and 2016. Hmm...

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By_X_RaY
By_X_RaY

Seems nice and good mod :) Good luck

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Admer456 Creator
Admer456

I might finish it someday. But for now, all which is available (from the mod), is not worth it. It means that I don't have any good content.

Anyway, I might be back, after I finish Quest for Burek :D
(by the time I finish this HL mod, I will be 32 years old, lol)

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VigilantesGamers
VigilantesGamers

Interesting Mod..
But hey, you can do it...

Will you help me in my mod? ;)

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VigilantesGamers
VigilantesGamers

Okey!! No puedo escribir en ingles es muy dificil! (Use google translate) Tu mod... Ehhh es "Interesting" Lastima que dejate en desarrollo.. Pero Bueno! Hablado de otro tema... Quereis ayudame con mi mod? necesito ayuda en cosas como : Mapeo o modelado..

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Alfa129
Alfa129

I sennd you message,pleŇ°e red ti

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Guest
Guest

In the part with the bushes, after getting the crowbar and leaving the house that a zombie breaks the wall, i go out to the bushes, get some shotgun shells but nothing else happens, and i can't open the door anymore.

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Admer456 Creator
Admer456

Well, I said that it's a demo (demonstration). If you want to see the third level, open the console, and type "map c1e2p2" (without the " signs). Besides, the mod isn't finished yet. I am planning to make maximally 16 single player levels for this one.

And the door was not meant to be open again...

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