The Great Forever Tomorrow is the second project by Kiwi Productions. It requires Half Life 2 Episode 2 to play. It is a singleplayer adventure through a surreal underground fortress. Features: *Original textures, complete with normal mapping. *Original voice acting and music. *Two new guns! *A story that makes sense (i.e. better than what Gateways, our first project, had). *A variety of gameplay (more than just combat). *Surreal and over the top environments.

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Hello indiedb!

I'm Sam and I made Gateways and The Great Forever Tomorrow on moddb back in the halcyon days of Half Life 2 modding.

Since then, I've become much more of a programmer, and I'm finally ready to show some of what I've been working on! My new standalone game is running through Unity, but I think you'll see some throughlines in my style from those mods.

You don't slaughter aliens this time... instead you navigate treacherous space based courses, structurally similar to the Monkey Ball games but with pulp sci-fi/ progressive rock album cover craziness.

Check out my first Space Hole trailer:

Trailer music by Beverly Crusher

For this game I'm trying to find a balance between platforming & puzzle elements, as well as deep-space psychedelic wonder. I'd say the game is about 75% done, with over 100 levels split between about 8 hub worlds.

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Coming 2016
Steam Greenlight: Steamcommunity.com !

Thanks for reading!
Sam Atlas (Zimmbous)

The Great Forever Tomorrow Launch!

The Great Forever Tomorrow Launch!

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Announcing The Great Forever Tomorrow's completion and release!

Trailer for The Great Forever Tomorrow!

Trailer for The Great Forever Tomorrow!

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We have a trailer now! The trailer should give you an idea of the gameplay within the mod.

Delay Announcment (sorry)

Delay Announcment (sorry)

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A couple of things have come up recently that necessitates delaying The Great Forever Tomorrow. I am very sorry, although we (the development team) assure...

Progress Update on The Great Forever Tomorrow!

Progress Update on The Great Forever Tomorrow!

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A quick update just to tell everyone that everything is going good! The biggest part of this update is to announce that Kiwi Productions has a new member...

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The Great Forever Tomorrow

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May 2020 Warning: there is a known issue that prevents many graphical of this mod from working. The known workaround is to extract all the VPKs from both...

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doitall
doitall

Here is a complete playthrough of this mod, feel free to use the footage for whatever!

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bedrockperson
bedrockperson

A laughable attempt at a philosophical brain-teaser, The Great Forever Tomorrow combines outstanding visuals and unbelievably creative level design with horrible voice acting, annoying false moralism, and an absolutely intolerable difficulty curve.

The game has amazing visuals, amazing environments, amazing puzzles, and an amazing soundtrack to accompany it. But the entire game falls apart once you factor in the trite voice acting, downright infuriating placement of enemies, and incredibly forced symbolism. The beginning of the game is amazing, however by the second half you'll want to blow your brains out. The creativity and ingenuity of the game's mechanics all fall apart when it succumbs to the most basic of all fanmade content tropes, spamming enemies and incomprehensible plot.

The developers attempted to make a thought provoking piece of art, however they seemed to have forgotten that to make something thought-provoking, you need a purpose, put simply: you need to make a point. This game shoves obvious metaphors and falsely moralistic dialogues (which, again, are terribly voice acted) down the player's throat in a desperate attempt to appear profound. But Aristotle did not become a famed philosopher by merely saying "Harumph, life sure does suck sometimes." Simply spamming nihilism does NOT make your game a philosophical masterpiece, neither does naming the centerpiece of the entire game "Prometheus".

The game's one point in terms of plot is essentially that humanity is bad and we should feel bad. And it is such a ******* shame that all the effort that was clearly put into this mod is rendered null by this one swoop of vexatious laziness! I hate the fact that I have to hate this mod! It had so, SO much potential, and honestly, remove the terrible voice acting, the forced symbolism, and the horrible enemy placement, and you have a very creative mod!

But, as it stands now, The Great Forever Tomorrow is like Mount Everest — incredible to look at, but unbearable to go through.

6/10

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aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

Can anyone help me get this to play properly? I modified the gameinfo.txt to fix the steampipe enough to get it to load, but there's still a lot of missing textures and models (no skybox, lots of ERROR boxes across the fuschia terrain).
screenshot:
Cloud-4.steampowered.com

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Zimmbous Creator
Zimmbous

Do you have Half Life 2 Episode 2 installed? That, and maybe Ep1, is required. If you had to modify gameinfo.txt you might have overridden that requirement. Not really sure, been a long time.

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Guest
Guest

Well my brother got it working for me, something to do with moving files from both HL2 episodes somewhere else, but don't ask me I have no clue what he did. It was very disappointing and you should play the much superior prequel, Gateways, instead. This mod is a MESS!

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Penguin8809
Penguin8809

Guest is my comment, forgot to log in and I'm not used to this site.

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Penguin8809
Penguin8809

I am having the same problem with missing skybox, textures, and models. It looks and sounds like a cool mod but I can't enjoy it without all that good stuff.

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Satiam
Satiam

Unfortunately, I have the same issue, even with Ep1 and Ep2 installed and started.

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Guest
Guest

Even with HL2, Ep1, Ep2, and LC installed, I still get texture errors :(

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ajar
ajar

too much too bright colors and too aggressive music. painful to eyes and ears. al in all: more of a player torture than a game. but you've sent yor message, I suppose...

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Dennaton
Dennaton

i have voloume changing speakers and have you ever heard of brightness slider

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