If you haven’t yet seen Joe Wintergreen’s stunning Half-Life map renders in Unreal Engine, check this out.
New Half-Life Mod: Half-Rats: A Fever Dream
Even with Source 2 here and the amount of documentation on Source 1, GoldSRC keeps on kicking with life! The life of Half-Rats that is, the character in the new mod: Half-Rats: A Fever Dream.
Classic Machinima: The Gman Squad
Remember 2008? The days where Half-Life 2: Episode Three felt like it was only a little while away and Machinima actually had Machinima on it’s channel. It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and revisit a classic Machinima series: The Gman Squad.
Half-Life and Portal Have Some Amazing Fancomics
Comics! Who doesn’t like comics? The Half-Life fanbase has created some fantastic material through the years. From 1998’s Walter’s World to the recent hit A Place in the West, we’ve compiled all of the creations that help document artists’ love for the Half-Life series. Maybe these can also help fill that Half-Life 3-shaped void in your soul.
Community Spotlight: Radioactive-Decay
So far we have seen 8-bit style box artwork, soundtrack remixes, and even an early stage Sega Master System port, but Newgrounds user ‘UnrealCanine‘ is the first person to actually create a full-blown Half-Life 8-bit remake, or rather, a ‘demake’.
Community Spotlight: Gamma Energy
“Gamma Energy” is a mod for Portal which revisits the troubles of Aperture Science.
Originally released in 2010 by Christopher Dollard, the mod contains almost 30 Test Chamber levels which each feature unique and intricate puzzles, complete with turrets, acid pools and lazers.
Community Spotlight: Kelly Bailey – Enemy #1
As a result of the recent public release of Steam Music, which also saw the release of the Half-Life and Portal soundtracks as free DLCs on the Steam Store, this week’s Community Spotlight features the work of DJ Anton Dubrovin (known online as “Thonidy”) who has created an awesome hour-long musical mix of the work of Kelly Bailey.
Community Spotlight: SteamDB
For this week’s Community Spotlight we wanted to feature a project known as “Steam Database” or “SteamDB” for short.
Essentially, SteamDB is an online tool which catalogues information about games and applications on the Steam Store. It acts as a one-stop shop for pretty much everything and anything that you need to know about every single release on Steam, from technical data such as “AppIDs” and “depot configurations” to sales information such as DLC listings and worldwide pricing, it even gathers live player statistics.
Community Spotlight: One 4 Nine
“One 4 Nine” is a community created Left 4 Dead campaign made by Kevin “keved” Edwards.
It was originally released for Left 4 Dead in 2010, however it received a significant update in July this year. Since One 4 Nine’s initial release, it has been subject to critical acclaim, receiving a hefty 9.6/10 on ModDB and being elected as a “Featured Campaign” by Valve for it’s outstanding quality.
Community Spotlight: Ignis Solus
Ignis Solus is a classic Team Fortress 2 machinima created by the (now inactive) Lit Fuse Films group. It is considered to be the first piece of fan-made TF2 machinima ever produced.