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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Check out these videos if you haven't seen them yet! We've got some big news! Redridge will soon be ready for a closed Beta test. You KNOW what that means. It means the full version will be released a lot earlier than anticipated!



I'm asking everyone to pump up the hype for this mod!

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There's going to be EVIL, MAYHEM! Shootouts! SPOOKINESS!

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For God's sake!

Get ready! We will soon be accepting Beta testers. Put your name in the hat now. Aside from that, I want to see if any streamers or journalists wish to get their hands on this beast early!

Demo 2.0 is Out Now! + Progress Update!

Demo 2.0 is Out Now! + Progress Update!

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Redridge is a Half-Rats mod? Yes! A new version of the demo is out AND the "Beary Christmas" special is packaged with it? Yes! There's been a large amount...

Christmas Map! Releasing!

Christmas Map! Releasing!

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I made a little Christmas map for all of you to enjoy! It'll be released when the clock runs out!

Get Ready to be Spooked (Possibly Sooner)

Get Ready to be Spooked (Possibly Sooner)

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My last update was a while ago. I have wonderful news for you and, as usual - cool things to show you!

We Got Goodies for You! (Progress)

We Got Goodies for You! (Progress)

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Got a little extra time to brush the dust off of Redridge! I have some screenshots for ya'!

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Half-Rats: A Fever Dream

Half-Rats: A Fever Dream

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Here it is! The full version! Be sure to read the Readme! Being rather rudely awakened after a night of drunken revelry; Half-Rats is thrust into a rather...

Half-Rats: Redridge Demo v2.0

Half-Rats: Redridge Demo v2.0

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Includes Qwertyus' fixes AND the "Beary Christmas" Christmas bonus map!

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 3)

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 3)

Guide

This is the lazy-ass final part of the TRUE story of half-Rats. The canonical one that was supposed to be the original game.

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 2)

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 2)

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The revised version of the second part of the canonical Half-Rats story.

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 1)

Half-Rats' Real Story (Part 1)

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

HR: Dawn of Pestilence WIP

HR: Dawn of Pestilence WIP

Other 7 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...

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Kakophonien
Kakophonien - - 29 comments

Hello. Since valves 25th anniversary update, the weaponwheel is kinda messed up. It would be nice if you can re-make it on the basis of the new one, so it also scales for high resoltion. idk if that is possible now, or when the new SDK releases, or, well, not at all haha. I'm a noob. just wanted to report on that issue.
just picking up the revolver for example does not show the revolver icon in the top left corner, but instead shows ALL the crosshairs lined up. either that happens, or the game crashes when trying to pick up the revolver.
the rest of the HUD does not show up at all.
Now I know I can go back to the pre-25th anniversary version, but not everyone will know that tbh, and that version does not include a high-resolution scaled weoponwheel nor the scaled text.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats - - 1,336 comments

I just remade the HUD. The main menu screen is jacked to hell though.

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Kakophonien
Kakophonien - - 29 comments

what do you mean you just remake it? I don't see it in the version I downloaded. doesn't work with the new steam anniversary version

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats - - 1,336 comments

Oops, sorry - I thought this was a comment on Redridge. I no longer offer support for HRAFD. Sorry!

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Kakophonien
Kakophonien - - 29 comments

why tho? it's also in the same series. if you wanna play redridge, this is the first part before that. and it no longer works with the new update. it's only the HUD that is broken

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats - - 1,336 comments

Actually the first part to Redridge is the Half-Rats 3-part story.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden - - 3,618 comments

Still going strong I see. Good that you still want to create mods. Fever Dream is a pretty good mod in my eyes.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats - - 1,336 comments

Not only do I WANT to create new mods...we ARE creating a new one, AND fixing our previous blunders with Para.

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Blank0101
Blank0101 - - 7 comments

I've always wondered if you allow people to use your content to make a mod of your gamemod. sounds weird but yea just asking cus i really want to.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats - - 1,336 comments

I would strongly caution against using Parasomnia's Textures, though. Very dark.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats - - 1,336 comments

Of course. I have since the very beginning. Only one person has attempted in the past decade, though. We usually release an SDK.

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