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July, 1883. Half-Rats is, as he usually seems to be; down on his luck and fretting for the future. One fateful night, he carelessly decides to drown his sorrows with strong libations - and he runs up a tab at a pub he knows he can't pay...Remarkably; Instead of a reproachful speech and coarse removal, he is instead told a tale he can hardly believe. A tale involving great riches, but even greater peril. If he was not so desperate, he wouldn't conceive of embarking on what could be a wild goose chase to locate a forgotten and virtually unknown town. Half-Rats' doubts were abated somewhat when the publican shews his utmost sincerity - albeit in a strange and effusive manner - and draws him a rude map.

"Thank the lord, for he smote that place from the Earth in '81. We lived, but most met their destruction the night that liberating conflagration visited freedom upon us. We're the last of 'em...There was a vault in the bank, large sums of money would have been stole away there, safe. We vowed never to go back, to keep that place a dread secret until tonight."

The seemingly mythical town in question is referred to as "Eminence". With no other hope to speak of, and fearing that this may be treachery after all; Half-Rats is still compelled to begin this peregrination to his "El Dorado" with weapons at the ready. But he'll find much more than gold and banknotes before his journey is through. All is not what it seems, and he'll find a living, livid hell to contend with...And the close of a dilemma he'd all but forgotten.

New Features:

- Brand new maps. Featuring several environments.

- Inventory items you can carry with you and use. Each with its own effects. you can carry up to 9 of each item on the planet.

- Lantern that requires oil to function.

- Monetary system. You can pick up cash and valuable objects in order to purchase items at stores.

- Man Brand-new enemies to contend with - Many with their own abilities and fighting styles.

- Mixed enemies that each utilize their abilities in a squad setting to take you down.

- 6 new period weapons.

- "Kicking" enemies and "Blocking" attacks during melee combat.

- "Half-Cat Cheroots" combat companion.

- Over 600 brand-new textures from scratch.

- New sounds!

- New music provided by my solo act, "Ague".

Character Background:

Half-Rats – A somewhat educated gentleman who fell from grace long ago, but still retains a singular social fluidity and still holds fast to the moral compass of his upbringing, and has been known to rub shoulders with bad company, while also fraternizing with the upper class when he can – where some regard his kinship as a novelty at times. Likes his whiskey. He has a certain amount of mettle, and tends to show levity as a means of dealing with dire situations. He had heard the rumors of Eminence back in Detroit, and decided to embark on an adventure!


M1860 Cavalry Saber

.45 Colt SAA

Double-Barreled 12GA Coach Gun

Henry Repeater


Gatling Gun


Meat Pie (Health)

Dried Meat (Health, Armor, Damage Boost)

Whiskey (Armor)

Cocaine Lozenge (Temporary Invulnerability)

Whale Oil (Lantern)

Enemy Types:




Beasts of Decay

Boss (Four (4) Freakin' Bosses, man!)

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Heath Games is:

Half-Rats - Project Lead, 2D Art, 3D Art, Concept Art, Level Design, Writer, SFX and Music

OsirisGodoftheDead - Coding, Design Help

Shepard - Coding Lead, Conversion, Cleanup

CliffyV - Animator

ThanosHLD - Mapping, Writing Help, Level Design

Devan Miller - Resident VA

Netoxy - Modeling/Animation

"That moment when you realize you can't map in the daytime because your .wad is too dark..."



"My El Dorado"

"Road to Perdition"

"No Vacancy"

"The Bonehoard"

"Manor of Speaking"

"Poor Quarter"

"Trip the Light Fantastic"

"Final Showdown"


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Call me crazy, but I decided to resurrect Heath Games and the Half-Rats mod series for one last mod. It was looking like I wasn't going to ever return to games, and especially Half-Life modding. I was burned out, didn't have it in me - Heath Games was basically dissolved, and there was a lot of negative feedback for the series that I let put a nail in the coffin...but after nearly dying from a gunshot, and losing almost everything, I decided I was going to turn everything around and dig the mod series out of the grave for one last hurrah - for those who have stuck around and were really disappointed by the dissolution of HG and the demise of HR mods. I didn't want to admit defeat by something as small as past mistakes, and the tiny, screeching voices of those who could never do what I do on a daily basis.

Half-Rats wouldn't give a damn, so why should we?

First thing's first - Changes for the better:

1. The lantern oil is getting the axe. The lantern has an auto recharge now.

2. We are capping the inventory at (5) of each item, but increasing the money cap.

3. We are adding new weapons, and fixing the issues with the old Parasomnia arsenal.

4. This story takes place during the day.

Heath Games is being joined by Myself, Netoxy, Shepard, Devin, and Zikshadow this go-round.



New Features?

Additionally, there will be help from friendly grunts, much like the ones seen in Opposing Force...since the entire story-line is centered on the arrival of the US Army. Sometimes they'll be helping you, and other times, you, Barnaby and Half-Cat are the ones who will need to rescue them!


Pretty neat, huh? There will be several missions to undertake before the big finale, and they shall include elements/objectives like:

1. Support

2. Search and Rescue

3. Civilian Aid

4. Recon/Investigation

5. Assault

6. Take and Hold

It's up to you if/who you decide to take with you on each objective - as you'll have a few troops at your disposal - so choose wisely. I know you people, so we won't make it too hard in case you decide to go it alone and ignore a fair warning!


As you can see, this guy needs a lot of...civilian aid...don't think he can walk this one off.

Preliminary Tests:

By the way; I tested the new grunt models, as well as a couple others in Opposing Force, too. Here's some shots:

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New/Old Enemies?

As mentioned before, some older enemies are making a comeback...


Before and after...

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Poor Phipe didn't deserve that...

And...WHO'S THAT DEMON? Play and find out!


As you can see, we are making quick progress. One thing is for sure, we aren't going to rush. There is no deadline currently, and we are going to keep it that way. Thanks for your continued support!

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Half-Rats Comic Coming Halloween

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The first issue will be out by Halloween! Sorry it couldn't be another HR game, but you'll like these just as much if not more!

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Yes. A new Half-Rats modification! Taking place three days after the events of Half-Rats: Parasomnia; "Dawn of Pestilence" thrusts Half-Rats straight...

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Half-Rats Comic! (And Other Stuff)

News 3 comments

Alright, you all knew it had to happen eventually! Half-Rats is making his way to the world of pulp!

Crassmass is Comin'!

Crassmass is Comin'!

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For all of you lovely boys and girls out there, Crassmass is about giving...and Heath Games is gonna' give it to you! Get ready for adventure Decmber...

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The Rise and Fall of Eminence - A Bestiary

The Rise and Fall of Eminence - A Bestiary

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Half-Rats: Parasomnia - v1.0b - Steam/Linux

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - v1.0b - Steam/Linux

Full Version

The whole game in it's "v1.0b" version for the Linux operating system (SteamOS as well). Only Half-Life Steam is supported!

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Patch v1.0b - Steam/Win32

Half-Rats: Parasomnia - Patch v1.0b - Steam/Win32


FMOD's upgrade (music engine's middleware) and client side optimisations for better FPS in certain situations. Steam Half-Life on Windows ONLY!

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (STEAM VERSION ONLY)

Half-Rats: Parasomnia (STEAM VERSION ONLY)

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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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Are the soldiers in part 3 going to be using old muzzle-loading Springfields or the newer breech-loaders that use metal cartridges?

Also the Henry rifle in HR:P needs a longer reload animation.

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There won't be part 3. Richard canceled it.

It seems like he has no powers to keep going with the Half-Rats media anymore, after everything that dropped on him, Parasomnia's lack of deserved popularity and some other issues we may not be aware of. He even removed the first issue of the comic from both Moddb and the other site it was uploaded on. I also haven't seen him replying to any comments lately, despite that he still comes online occassionaly.

It's a real shame that the guy and his projects suffered so much from bad luck.

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o olo desrgfarf perooo

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if you cant at least put the models in the downloading please????

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Richard_Cynic Creator

I don't understand what you mean.

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this game series can be the new They Hunger series! :D

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Richard_Cynic Creator

****, we'd have to finish that third mod we started...That might be a hard one.

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Can you make Non-Steam version?

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Richard_Cynic Creator

That's up to shepard.

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Richard_Cynic Creator

It's a tough one. Not sure if we'll ever get around to that.

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Highest Rated (9 agree) 9/10

Awesome mod, quite a few improvements and additions over the previous 'Half-Rats: A Fever Dream' The story is pretty interesting and the maps feel a lot less linear compared to the last mod. It even has a cool little tutorial which is pretty helpful and not many mods do that. It really is one of a kind and the most work I've seen put into a Half-Life mod in the past couple years. The enemies were pretty well designed and were indeed very difficult especially if you're standing still. It was quite…

Dec 12 2016 by Lopper

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