The player assumes the role of 28-year-old Dr. Curtis Backman, a zoologist who is part of the Black Mesa Survey Team 1 sent to Xen before the invasion. Awaking on day two of the disaster, Dr. Backman must suffer the consequences of the Resonance Cascade and events before and after Black Mesa's nuclear devastation as the line between dreams and reality disappears.

With three choice routes from the get-go - comprising their own chapters/scenarios and six endings, (two choice endings per route) determine Dr. Backman's fate as normality ceases to be in this old-school-style mod set during and after the events of Half-Life 1 and Opposing Force.

1. A Rude Awakening

1. Cognitive Dissonance
2. Applied Force
3. Extramundane Takeover
4. Paradigm Shift
5. Active Decay

1. Organic Matter
2. These Mutants
3. Machinations
4. The End is Nigh
5. Inconclusive

1. Reveries & Vagaries
2. Amygdala
3. Uncertainty Principle
4. Penultimate
5. Closure

Mapping, playtesting, lore/environmental storytelling - poshgaloo (Riley R. Walker)
Special thanks to ModDB, TWHL, and the influential games/mods I've played. (e.g., Half-Life, (duh) Doom, Fallout, Metroid Prime, Portal, Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, etc.)

Inspired by Half-Life 1 mods such as Life's End, The Timeline Trilogy, Someplace Else, Project: Quantum Leap, The Xeno Project, Poke646, Deliverance, Case Closed, Afraid of Monsters, and many more.

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Change in pace/ideas

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Well then, I am alive. I've been more inactive than Adrian Shephard lately and I am nothing but glad to finally return to this remarkable modding scene. As you can see, Orange Shift has undergone some major changes - or Dreamlike Reality as it's called now. I just couldn't shake that title off for some reason. Fortunately, I am not giving up on this project in spite of real life doing everything it can to burn me out. The feedback I have received over the years has compelled me endlessly and I could not express any more gratitude. Anyhow, I should have some new images up here very soon. Hope everyone is staying safe in these unpredictable times.

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Guest - - 687,512 comments

The concept sounds very interesting. I will follow this mod closely

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microwavedsoda - - 20 comments

looks nice!

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AearM - - 34 comments

the mod looks very cool is it still alive?
i wanna convert it to coop!

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poshgaloo Creator
poshgaloo - - 729 comments

Thank you - and yes it is still in development.

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SangheiliosThel - - 39 comments

I am a huge fan of these multiple route mods. Like SHL and Residual Life. And this seems like a really cool mod. Interested to see how it turns out.

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PsyWarVeteran - - 1,812 comments

What happened to the mod?

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poshgaloo Creator
poshgaloo - - 729 comments

It is still in development; I've just been preoccupied lately.

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PinkMoustache - - 143 comments of luck to the author

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Daburubareru - - 738 comments

Remind me of somewhere else nice :)

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