The player assumes the role of Dr. Curtis Backman, another HEV-laden scientist who must suffer the consequences of the Resonance Cascade. This particular everyman’s journey is a little different as the places he stumbles across get weirder and weirder. With three choice routes with their own chapters/scenarios and five endings, determine Dr. Backman's fate while all that is normal ceases to be.

INTRO CHAPTERS:
1. New Beginnings
2. A Rude Awakening

ROUTE A CHAPTERS:
1. Cognitive Dissonance
2. Grey Matter
3. Dwindling Humanity
4. Zero Hour
5. Closure

ROUTE B CHAPTERS:
1. Machinations
2. These Mutants
3. Reality Check
4. The End is Nigh
5. Inconclusive

ROUTE C CHAPTERS:
1. Vagaries
2. Amygdala
3. Uncertainty Principle
4. Time Perception
5. Xenitentiary

Credits:
Mapping/design, playtesting, lore/environmental storytelling - poshgaloo
Inspiration/constructive criticism - all of you from ModDB, the games/mods I've played, and my late father

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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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PinkMoustache
PinkMoustache

Lovely.best of luck to the author

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Daburubareru
Daburubareru

Remind me of somewhere else nice :)

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HEVScientist
HEVScientist

good job on custom xen maps that you made

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ElephantsDoingCrack
ElephantsDoingCrack

Seems like a big mind ****

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poshgaloo Creator
poshgaloo

You could say that yes. It’s quite bizarre for sure.

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STAHP.exe
STAHP.exe

Could there Be a finale where you regroup with the other scientists and fight against The aliens with them?

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poshgaloo Creator
poshgaloo

Maybe but at this point I don't know. What I know for sure though is that I plan to keep the player mostly by themselves facing only enemies and strange stages with a Barney or scientist occasionally.

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STAHP.exe
STAHP.exe

Ok

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Interesting idea, we don't see many mods in Half-Life running on Dream-Logic despite how unearthly Xen is!

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poshgaloo Creator
poshgaloo

Yeah I figured that approach could warrant some of the "whacky" stages I'm designing. Plus each scenario will consist of different "dreamlike" maps. Sort of like other HL1 mods like Reissues or Project Quantum Leap.

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