July the fourteenth, 1883:

Being rather rudely awakened after a night of drunken revelry; Half-Rats is thrust into a rather dire situation. Utter calamity has erupted in the streets outside of the general store which he calls home - calamity of the most unnatural and horrific kind, that is. Now he and the shop keeper, Mr. Trask, must hold out against this infernal host of creatures together. Will they survive the night?

The first in the "Half-Rats" series. The game begins at the general store where you and Mr. Trask, your landlord and shop-keep must make a stand against a great horror whose origins will only be revealed at the close of this story. Though it is a general store, that does not mean it boasts unlimited resources...supplies and manpower will begin to run thin - and you'll need to face hell to go out and gather them. You may end up meeting a fresh face or two during the night's journey - try and keep them alive and kicking, yeah? Some of them could become great assets.

Estimated playtime on Medium difficulty: 1 Hour 20 minutes.

Gameplay features (By type):

Survival
Rail shooter - Boats and Trains perhaps?
Platformer
Arena (Run 'n Gun)
Escape (i.e.: Shit your pants running and evading - all while trying not to slip on what drops out of your trouser legs.)

This mod is for Half-Life - and is powered by the Goldsrc engine.

Over 3000 people have Half-Ratted, and will NOT be eaten by cats.

My goal for this singleplayer mod is to evoke the essence some of my favorite and YOUR favorite mods - mods that shaped my childhood for the worse...I want to scare the shit out of you this Halloween (Maybe, hopefully). Just like They Hunger did to me all those years ago. This is me...getting back to my roots. Don't expect a groundbreaking, breathtaking mod and excessive tons of custom content - just good fun! This mod will be very short, but hopefully sweet. Something to do before or after you go trick-or-treating, go to a party, or something to enjoy if you're by yourself with a bottle of your favorite spirits. I also would like to use this mod as a way to debut the Half-Rats universe and introduce you to the thing that ties all of this together - my musical project, "Ague" and my backstory. I eventually plan on taking this to the next level - a franchise that will immerse players in an engaging world and inspire them. All the while introducing them to the wondrous mode of another day - wrapped up in a multimedia experience with a protagonist you can reach out to in the real world. And in case you need assurance, that's right, you'll be playing as me...try not to rough me up too badly.

Thank you!

My god, I am flabbergasted at the amount of attention this has been getting. I thank you all for your continued interest and support. Thank you, Moddb for featuring my mod! You've helped make some dreams come true today. Thank you, watchers!

Additional, and most pertinent information yet:

cats eating man

This is a man being eaten by cats. If you don't download this mod, the above will happen to you, and you won't very much like it.


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Updated Monsters

News 9 comments

Just uploaded an update for Fever Dream's monsters.

It sure has been a while. It was high time, with all the attention and LP's of HRAFD and Parasomnia to make some much-needed updates. Something quick, something easy.

Newmodels


Draylon Polk remodeled the Hell Legionnaire and re-modeled the Teddyman.

Netoxy re-did the Child of Hell and the Behemoth.

Zikshadow rigged the Teddyman and Hell Legionnaire.

legion


I did the textures for the Teddyman and edited the Textures for the Legionnaire. I also did the concept art for these updates.

Actually found some time, and my flaky self just can't seem to stay away from Half-Rats no matter how many times I tell you and everyone else I'm done. Who knows what could happen in the future?

Behemoth

GET IT HERE:

HRAFD New Models addon - Half-Rats: A Fever Dream mod for Half-Life - Mod DB

Never forget about the pig...

FUCKPIG

This guy always reminded me of Ted Cruz. Well, anyway, that's it for Half-Rats' corner. See ya!

Half-Rats: Parasomnia Out Now!

Half-Rats: Parasomnia Out Now!

News 5 comments

You like horror? The 1800s? Booze? Demons and sh*t? All that can be yours and much more, guys and gals...For those of you who missed the Halloween release...

(Half-Life Mod) Half-Rats Out for Halloween!

(Half-Life Mod) Half-Rats Out for Halloween!

News 13 comments

Lost Thanos was rescued from the island on which he was trapped, and we're back in full swing - It's going to be another Half-Rats Halloween if Heath...

HR:P - The Comeback Kid

HR:P - The Comeback Kid

News 12 comments

This video should explain everything nicely for you! Parasomnia's been...UN-Released?! Sort of, yes.

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (Open Beta) Released!

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (Open Beta) Released!

News 44 comments

Merry Christmas - it's out early! Click the link below to be taken to the counter. Goodnight, Half-Ratters!

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Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Russian subtitles

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Russian subtitles

Patch 5 comments

You need this only if you wish to play the mod with russian translation. Вашему вниманию предлагается текстовый русификатор...

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 2)

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 2)

Guides

Here it is, the second part...this is where things get juicy.

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 1)

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 1)

Guides 2 comments

The real story of Half-Rats, as it was meant to be told.

HR: Dawn of Pestilence WIP

HR: Dawn of Pestilence WIP

Other 6 comments

Well, here it is...What would have been the final Half-Rats mod. Included are the first few maps, scripts, some models, an entire gameplay synopsis/story/guide...

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (STEAM VERSION ONLY)

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (STEAM VERSION ONLY)

Full Version 23 comments

NOT compatible with XASH or WON. A first-person, single-player horror modification for Half-Life that takes place in the 1800s. "July, 1883. Half-Rats...

HRP Concept Art

HRP Concept Art

Wallpapers 5 comments

Contained here are my drawings. Enjoy! I hammered these out during the development process of Parasomnia. Not all monsters are present, as not all had...

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grrass
grrass

Hey there did you know that your series has been ported to sven coop? Here's the link Scmapdb.wikidot.com

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wingster3
wingster3

How did yall guys win the game, because at the beginning you have to fight the monsters and the monsters are sooo RIGGED!!

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Guest
Guest

Do you plan on putting this game on Steam?

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microwavedsoda
microwavedsoda

game is broken for me alot of animations are missing is there a way to fix it?

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

The new enemy pack?

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EXU_SKULLY
EXU_SKULLY

nice to see fever dream being updated, i loved helping the project dude, cheers

and merry christmas

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knb128pl
knb128pl

Nice

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TheEnglishBloke
TheEnglishBloke

Gosh I miss Ague so much

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

I've got a newer, much better project going on now.

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SemiteSlammer
SemiteSlammer

Rats Rats Rats, we are the Rats

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