This outstanding Q3A total conversion has been around for over a year and it's inauguration here on moddb arrives with good news and sad news.
A little about Afterwards...
This is a very sophisticated and complete tactical FPS near future realism mod with an emphasis on performance on the widest possible range of hardware and network connection quality. Afterwards offers an absolutely superlative game on any ping under 400ms that isn't suffering from packet-loss and LAN like games at anything under 200ms. A god-send to dial-up players offering outstanding game-play at connection speeds that would not even be playable on other games and mods. This game also delivers an absolute parade float of features and will play on the Q3A minimum system requirement with superlative performance!
If that were all Afterwards had to offer it might be pretty forgettable but Afterwards offers:
· a massive armory of weapons
· virtually every kind of game-play in FPS tactical shooters
· fantastic level designs
· cinematic atmosphere and immersiveness
· Afterwards won't grind your FPS into a slide-show
· original (and cool) player and weapon models
· loads of cool animations and effects
Afterwards offers a slew of features and attention to detail culminating in game-play that is more then the sum of its many parts; all make it abundantly clear this game is an incredible labor of love.
Salient points are that you can play Afterwards on the Q3A minimum hardware requirement with fantastic render performance, and just about any network connection that gets you on the internet with a 400ms ping or better. But Afterwards highest lauds have to go to game-play; this game isn't just a feature float, or something that scrapes by on constrained connections and hardware; Afterwards offers fantastic game-play in any format or game mode from TDM, CTF and more sophisticated Objective play modes.
The sad news is on the night before Christmas 24 December 2002 the AFTERWARDS Dev Team announced the end of Afterwards development accompanied with a benevolent gesture donating all their source code to the Mod World...
So... the good news is AFTERWARDS is a fantastic game that you can play just about anywhere and anyone can expand, improve or use the Afterwards source and features as the starting point for a totally new mod or game. Sadly there are virtually no servers running Afterwards and this had to take it's toll on the moral of this fine mod team. But virtually anyone with a broadband connection can run a decent server.
There is an enormous amount of hard work, care and brilliant game design craft here that can be all had for free. This game stands as proof and demonstration of the best that people and the mod scene have to offer by giving it all away for free in hopes you will just try Afterwards and have fun with it.
I hope you'll join me in supporting this great little game, that is small only in audience and help make sure the labor of sweat and love invested here really has an "Afterwards".