Dark Interval is a restoration/revision mod that lets you play Half-Life 2 as it could have been: with custom maps, new voiced dialogue, new models and textures, all based on Valve's early concepts. The mod is released in episodes, the most recent being Dark Interval: Part I - an intro chapter to the bigger story.

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Hello there! Two weeks ago I announced that Dark Interval is going to be released on Nov 1st, 2016. I find myself obligated to inform you that this release date has been moved.

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Hello there!

Two weeks ago I announced that Dark Interval is going to be released on Nov 1st, 2016. I find myself obligated to inform you that this release date has been moved. To a day earlier! See what I did there? That’s exactly right – I decided to release it just a bit earlier. Because why not?

Anyway, I also feel obligated to point out how important this release is. By uploading this demo – and it’s just a short demo, so don’t overhype it – I nevertheless create a major foothold for myself; even this limited release means that Dark Interval is immediately moved from the category of unreleased – and maybe never-to-be-released – mods to that of released (yet still in-development) ones. Even this limited set of five playable maps is more than many once promising leak mods had delivered in the end. And the team (which at this moment consists of one active member – myself) isn’t going to stop; I hope to deliver the next chapter before the end of the year (more certainly – during the winter). I could’ve kept going silently and maybe form a bigger pack of maps for you to play on, but who knows how long would’ve it taken? I believe that it’s better to create a platform for yourself by releasing your working prototype as early as possible, and from there to move on, knowing that even if you struggle and maybe fail, you still have something behind you. Not that I plan on failing.

Oh, one more thing. Some of you might’ve been following this project for a while. Some may recall that the mod description previously mentioned that the development started in 2010. Technically it is true – the very first levels were produced during 2010 – yet I rather refer to the previous 5 years (from 2010 to 2015) as a big exercise course I took to develop my level design skill, and all relevant content in the demo is less than a year old – so you could say this only took this current year to produce. I like to formulate things this way because this is less embarrassing.

Well, enough of me talking. You will find the download link just below this wall of text. Use 7-zip to unpack the \darkinterval\ folder into your Steam\Steamapps\Sourcemods directory, then restart the Steam client, then make sure that you go to My Library > Tools section, select Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer, have it downloaded/installed, and have the “-upcoming” beta option enabled!!! This is necessary for the mod to work!

Good luck playing the demo, and please provide feedback – let me know about your experience. Thanks again!

Yandex.Disk link: Yadi.sk

Google.Drive mirror: Drive.google.com

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Mr.Walrus
Mr.Walrus

Congratulations on moving into the category of released beta mods! Not only have you released more content than the vast majority of beta mods, but you've also produced some of the highest-quality content ever made in relation to the beta as well. Thank you for your many years of hard work, looking forward to more updates in the future!

On a side note, I find it funny that you said that 2010-2015 was a 'big exercise', particularly because I still remember the Combine Factories video you released in 2011 as being some of the highest-quality beta content as well. If that was the warm-up, I can't wait to see what today's and future releases will be like!

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ReezeTheVampire
ReezeTheVampire

This is so exciting. Keep up the awesome work, you all.

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Diet-Coke
Diet-Coke

The design is simply gorgerous. Everything looks pretty much like it came out straight from Antonov's concept arts. I love how massive and detailed some locations are as well as your attention to small details.

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.Bach
.Bach

This demo although short was really good, especially in term of ambience and atmosphere. Can't wait to play the complete version.

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Guest
Guest

Cделал все по инструкции, но мод все равно не запускается. ОС windows 8, если что

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