Post news RSS HALF LIFE STRATIGRAD Chapter 2 Progress!

Hello all! I know! Lots of new Articles in a day! But I've been a busy MAN! Last week, i would dedicate my time to making an gmod machinima, making mod levels, and music. My work ethic is like Doomslayer right now. Nonetheless, here are some progress images, and statments!!!

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Level Design

I like to draw a top down, birds eye view of my maps. I have a Graph Pad Book, in where i sketch it out. I try and follow this acronym: "C.E.S.P.R" Combat, Exploration, Story, Puzzle, Reward.

I believe that this is everything a HL2 (or even HL1) level would include. At least, in my opinion.

I believe the player should always have something to do. Albeit, killing zombies, or breaking down planks of wood. The player always has an objective. Experimental Density, is what you may call it. Some levels (like the 4th one) are designed to be soothing. But i encompassed Combat (Killing Zombies and Headcrabs) Exploration (Going off a beaten path to get supplies or just find a world building scene) Story (Visual Story-Telling. Like. Y'know. What HL2 does?) Puzzle (Because in my opinion, this shakes up the gameplay; making it more diverse and scientific. (ig) [An example of mine is the use of Algebra in certain levels.] Reward (Because going off the path would be a waste of time, unless you got a reward. Supplies, World Building, etc.)


You're stuck underground. The entire chapter takes place underground. Sometimes in caves, basements of industrial powerhouse buildings, and... an odd elevator shaft ;)

Of course. Locals lack diversity. But the later Chapters will fucking destroy that. Expect the overall pacing to change and escalate ;)

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So far, i have 4 levels down. The chapter will have 6 levels overall. Stay tuned!

P.S. after the Easter Holidays. I plan to take a 4 week break from the mod to clear my head and think about the mod overall.


Lookin' good, brotha!! Keep it up!

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Hey thanks man! Nice to hear.

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