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Hi ModDB friends!

I will keep this update as brief as possible; exacting upon the present status. In short, this project is not down or out, but ascending to new terrain. THEOS: A Chronicle of Faith is currently in transition from the Source Engine to the Unreal Engine 4 under the new title THEOS: Deadly Birthpains of Undying Love.

WHY THIS IS:

The Source Engine was originally selected for its arguably superior facial animation toolset available to indie developers at the time. However, progress occurs rapidly within the game engine marketplace, and the Source Engine by no means solely possesses a production-level toolset in this regard.

For a protracted period of time, I found myself increasingly attempting to do things within the Source Engine that it was never designed to do; with predictably unsatisfactory results. This is no fault of Source itself and I still reserve great respect for this engine that I've spent countless hours with. Even so, the Source 2013 codebase isn't maintained, the SDK tools belong to a totally different era and the 2013 branch cannot be compiled reliably for any platform besides Windows. I had hoped that Valve would've released the Source Engine 2 SDK by now with it's supposed degree of backwards compatibility with Source 1, but this hasn't materialised and may never do so from what I understand.

This transition presents a great opportunity to rework things to take advantage of the vast capabilities of UE4. A 'straight port' could never do UE4 justice. I had already intended to refurbish much of the main assets and level architecture as necessary, with this engine transition providing a brilliant opportunity to do so at an even more technical level than is feasible within Source.

I want to thank all who've shown interest; I really appreciate it! So long as I have a head and at least one arm, I will continue to work. By the strength and guidance of the Lord, things will continue steadily forward in patient endurance. Prayer has always been paramount above all effort.

Thanks again! :)

- Stephen Gabriel

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SkepticSteve
SkepticSteve

Hello,

This looks really interesting. I love Half Life horror mods!

Any ball park on a release date yet? :)

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StephenGabriel Creator
StephenGabriel

No release dates until the game is 100% complete. :)

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UkraLife
UkraLife

That's good mod!
im waiting to play

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Kachibrach
Kachibrach

Here's some of claims I recommend you to avoid because people of every religion can, and already said the same to "prove" their religion as true and only. They don't prove any religion.
1. "If [godname] doesn't exist, then who created the universe?"
2. "If [godname] doesn't exist, then why everything in the universe obeys laws of nature and looks like it was designed?"
3. "It's safer to believe in [godname] than do not"
Also, what do you think about scientific research of religion? Especially those that were long before Christianity?
Oh, wait, what do you think about various interpretations?

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StephenGabriel Creator
StephenGabriel

Sure. I think you've made some good points :) As I stated in my first reply, THEOS: A Chronicle of Faith is a story-based project, not really intended as an argument against any particular worldview. There are plenty of forums on the internet to debate the points you made, I just don't think this is the best place for it.

The main reason the game was conceived is because I've always been a big fan of horror and I felt that the horror genre was an very effective medium to communicate the gospel through. Although the horror genre has always been heavily influenced by the Bible, I hadn't yet come across a horror title that was based squarely on the gospel.

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Kachibrach
Kachibrach

I have one interesting question:
Will THEOS have good proofs of Christianity being the only true religion and the Christian God being the real and true deity?
By good I mean those that make you accept that Bible is the real word of God leaving no arguments against.

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StephenGabriel Creator
StephenGabriel

Thanks for your question dude :) THEOS: A Chronicle of Faith is not intended as an apologetical piece, but rather a story influenced by the narrative of the gospel.

I personally don't believe there's such a thing as "the only true religion", but rather various faith experiences as humanity struggles with the subject of God. I believe the Christian faith is the best experience, but I do find a great deal of validity in other faiths and perspectives.

I don't believe that the Bible is the "word of God", but rather "words about God". Obviously, the Bible is far from perfect and does contain embellishments and lots of mythology. The Bible isn't the only thing that influences me. I consider it highly important, but nonetheless secondary to the direct experience of Christ.

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Kachibrach
Kachibrach

Sounds interesting

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Twitch/MojoRising
Twitch/MojoRising

You label your mod "Christian" and then i scroll down to the comments, and see comments of the mod author everywhere with a message on one of them saying.

"i delete all comments i dont like"

and 0 negative comments about the quality of the mod.

I am not surprised.

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StephenGabriel Creator
StephenGabriel

Not correct. A cursory glance at all the comments since late-2014 shows an overall mixed response from the ModDB community, including criticism. I only delete comments that the TOS permits me to (spam, flaming, etc). Thankfully, 95% of the dudes here on ModDB are way more mature that I seldom have to do that.

You have answered a matter before hearing it, posted a quote containing words I never wrote, all exhibiting an obvious close-minded (and probably repressed-emotional) predilection against the subject matter of this game. I've seen this script countless times dude.

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