There’s one FPS game feature Half-Life has never utilized: leaning. It could work in a Half-Life game, sure. But leaning game controls rarely work as smoothly as leaning in real life does. If only there was a more practical way to lean inside a video game…
Oh, there is! Meet Face-Off Paintball! First released back in December of 2010, it allows you to experience the wonders of virtual paintball, with some revolutionary head tracking technology for your in-game leaning! It allows you to compete in international online leaderboards, and even lets you become a part of Torbensko’s research through an in-game feedback system.
But just this past June, he did something even better – bringing head tracking to HL2 and the Episodes,and, to you, in Face-Off Paintball V2!
All you need for this is a Source title that includes the Source SDK (though we’re assuming the HL2-Episode sequences require HL2 and/or the Episodes), and a common webcam. If you have both of those, you can start playing right away. Face-Off even allows you to configure all of the controls, so you are free to tinker with the settings as you please. Live in-game leaderboards are still in the mod as well, so you can jump in and start working on a high score right away!