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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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Here it is! After many months of hype - the full version is out and available for download!

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?

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Half-Rats: A Fever Dream


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Half-Rats: A Fever Dream - Russian subtiltles


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maksi988
maksi988

So heres some bugs or problems ive come across in this mod :

1.some places where you have to open doors to continue, they're not so obvious and i had to look up a tutorial.

2.After you come back to town and go on your way to the train with Mr . Tracks and that soldier (forgot name , maybe barbarany or something) , Mr tracks refuses to follow me , blocking the entrance to the door and blocking the soldier. i had to noclip through the map because i autosaved only to remember that you cant progress without them.

3.I like the monster designs , but the demon apes ( or headcrabs) they just dont make sense to me. so weird i think you could have chosen a better animal or just made a flesh creature.

4.also something annoying with the AI for the npcs that was also in half life 1 , when a ally follows you , he completely loses you when you're in a corner or he's out of sight. i know its difficult to make a better AI , but damn if you would then problem 2 and this problem is fixed.

i gotta appreciate the effort you put on the map ,every puzzle was challenging , i dont think there were puzzles , but i am just stupid to move a box to jump on another side.

i loved the high language you used there , i loved that this is based in the 80' , i loved that you're not a character silently making friends with people.

i gave it 7/10 , enjoyed it overall and hope you'd be making more content!

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

Read the Bestiary! Glad you enjoyed the experience!

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Ravensholm
Ravensholm

I left a review, but I am not sure if you actually read those. First off it was a great game and I am looking forward to playing the sequel. Secondly there were a few issues with path finding. Please read the review for more details. Lastly I really enjoyed the dialogue, is there somewhere with the full story/dialogue? I want to look up some words. ^_^

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

Glad you liked it! I don't think I still have the dialogue written down anywhere. You might want to check the titles.txt, though. There's not much that can be done about pathfinding, however. Goldsource is what it is.

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Ravensholm
Ravensholm

If I may ask three semi-personal things... Do you or have you ever played Fistful of Frags which is an online team co-op/death match Western style stand alone type game for HL2?

And have you ever been charged with having the voice of an (voice) actor? Your voice sounds very familiar to me... perhaps you have done some other work? Maybe been on TV, YouTube, done some other games, do any historical reenactments or read for audio books...

And why the nick-name Rats? Or that is purely just a gaming thing?

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

1. Never played it, but almost lived it.

2. Did voices for an amnesia mod a while back, and some readings on one of my Youtube channels, but cant say ive been on TV. Maybe I just sound like someone else.

3. Half-Rats was my stage name. A character i invented that started off as an alter ego, but nowadays, that rascal's got a mind of his own.

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King_Loshmi
King_Loshmi

Everything good expect the ending. Its kinda ****. Sorry if insulted you with this but i really believe you could make the better ending.

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Ravensholm
Ravensholm

I thought the ending was rather nice. Granted confusing, but certainly not horrible. Freaked me out a bit, although I was sure a twist was coming. ^_^

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

Also, bear in mind that this is the first installment of the series, and that there's a sequel.

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Half-Rats Creator
Half-Rats

I agree! And I shall in the next HR games.

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You'd be forgiven for not thinking too highly of this mod at a first impression. The mod stars the developer himself, as voiced by himself, with a mod page full of promises, alcohol references, and "Half-Pun: The Game" being the title card. These are traits that I have seen in earlier okey-to-awful half-life mods, but as a amalgamation of all of it, Half-Rats manages to be something different. Rather amazing, in fact. The mod drenches you in atmosphere as soon as you get to the start menu. From…

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