C42:Contact is a remake of Colony 42, an unfinished Half-Life mod by Notewell.

Colony 42 put the player in the role of Oscar Guthrie, a member of the colony's maintenance division, as first contact is made with a less than amiable race.

C42:Contact will follow the original plot line while rebuilding all of the areas from the unfinished release from the ground up, improving visuals and gameplay throughout. It will also include the original planned conclusion, which was absent from the unfinished release.

While development on The Core wraps up, this mod will develop very slowly and will likely not be released for a few years at this stage.

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So, I made a post at the start of the year stating that The Core would in fact NOT be coming out by March 31st. I also said that some time within 2021 was still a realistic goal.

This is sadly no longer the case. The reason being, I got a new job. Well... a second job I should say.

Level 5 Dormitory Storage Area

Earlier this year, I reacted to a piece of concept art put out by 3DRealms on Twitter. I was... a little excited trying to wrap my mind around what this unannounced FPS game could be. Then, out of nowhere, I was contacted by Frederik Schreiber, the Vice President and Executive Producer at 3DRealms. Long story short, he offered me a job and I pounced on the opportunity.

So I am now officially a level designer at 3DRealms, working on two projects. One is Core Decay, an immersive sim along the lines of Deus Ex and System Shock, as well as another unannounced FPS title. This is basically what I will be doing during the time when I would usually be working on The Core. Obviously, this means that I won't have a whole lot of time for this anymore, at least for the near future. Who knows what lies ahead.

Level 5 Dormitory Storage Area

For the record, I am NOT cancelling the mod. A lot of people have done far too much work on this for it to be outright scrapped. I'm simply saying that updates will be a lot more scarce for the time being and the release date is once again up in the air.

Hopefully, in the meantime, you will enjoy the work I provide for the projects over at 3DRealms? :)

As always, I will remain active on Twitter (@Urby1986) and on Discord should you wish to vent at me, but I'm sure you can appreciated that this is a really great opportunity that I don't intend to squander.

All the best,
Urby

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23-down

Good luck buddy.. I liked the original unfinished mod.

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Wieshaq
Wieshaq

2020 is good year for modders, the sequels and remakes of mods are coming...

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Jesus, Urby, you are a damn machine!

I vividly remember C42 from way back in the day despite it being unfinished so seeing it get remade is great to see!

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BrussTrigger
BrussTrigger

Looks great! I hope to play it with much desire

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HonzaBalak
HonzaBalak

Very nice.

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Reb05
Reb05

Sweet. Dude, you're turning **** into chocolate.

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monster_urby Creator
monster_urby

I highly recommend AGAINST doing that.

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Suparsonik
Suparsonik

How do you know what **** chocolate tastes like?

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monster_urby Creator
monster_urby

Easy. Hershey bars. Hershey bars are **** chocolate. Not even legally chocolate here in the UK. Haha.

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Suparsonik
Suparsonik

You got me there. I guess that makes me a **** chocolate connoisseur.

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