It has now been 9 months since the Prologue was released and the Production on Chapter 1 began, and now I can honestly say that this is a really big and ambitious project.
Saying that beforehand might seem like a boast, but when it's actually being done and over 60% completion it's just saying what is.
First things first, Chapter 1's release will come with a Remake of the Prologue, since the game is being ported over to the Orange Box, it just seemed like the best idea, it also allows me to fix some issues with the Prologue and add some things into it such as:
- A brand new tutorial featuring "Jake's SWAT Training"
- New events in The House + Weather effects and HDR
- Improved system for the Diary and the Mails
- Improved Day/Night cycle + Clock actually tells the time
- A Dream Catcher to avoid the Dream World
All the improvements will of course be present in the Chapter 1 house and every new iteration of The House.
Throughout the production, many people contacted me asking questions about the mod, and in a way I feel flattered, but many of the questions were spoiler related or numbers related, (ie. percentage of completion, number of levels finished, hours of gameplay ect...)
Well here's a simple fact about estimated numbers, they are inaccurate.
But I have been cleaning my folders and organizing the mod to try to make those "number lovers" happy, and here are the numbers (so far) :
12 voice actors
1682 lines of dialogue
1 Level Designer
16 Important characters
16 749 files
1.97 GB (Uncompressed)
784 MB (Compressed)
So there you go, those numbers include the Prologue and Chapter 1, so if you compare the size of the Prologue (507 MB) to the size of the Chapter 1 + Prologue Remake (784 MB), you get a very nice value.
But enough chit chat, you are here for the trailer, there it is, enjoy: