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  • Vortigaunt
  • Unlike most of its peers at the time, Half-Life used scripted sequences, such as a Vortigaunt ramming down a door, to advance major plot points. (wikipedia.org)
  • Should players successfully complete the game's nine missions with "A" grades on every level, they are given access to a bonus cooperative mission, in which they can play as a pair of Vortigaunts, as well as the ability to play through the PlayStation 2 version of the original Half-Life as a Vortigaunt. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Compared to most first-person shooters of the time, which relied on cut-scene intermissions to detail their plotlines, Half-Life's story is told mostly by means of scripted sequences, keeping the player in control of the first-person viewpoint. (wikipedia.org)
  • The project was in development at the same time as Half-Life. (wikipedia.org)
  • At this time Planet Half-Life's sister sites Planet Fortress and CS.net were officially unsupported and their forums were to be merged into PHL's, although this process lasted over a year before it was complete. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fearon at the time was one of the maintainers of the Half-Life fan website Total Half-Life created in anticipation of the game's release. (wikipedia.org)
  • scientists
  • Prior to the beginning of Half-Life, scientists experimenting on teleportation discover Xen, a border dimension somehow intrinsically involved in the teleportation process. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Half-Life, players usually fight alone and only occasionally encounter friendly non-player characters who assist them, such as security guards and scientists. (wikipedia.org)
  • games
  • He plays the role of an overseer and employer, both observing the player as the games progress and pulling strings to control the outcome of specific events throughout the Half-Life saga. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two of these games, Half-Life and Half-Life 2, are full-length titles, while two more, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two, are shorter, episodic titles. (wikipedia.org)
  • The modification was initially based around the levels from Half-Life, but since have expanded to include the other Half-Life games and user-made levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • game's
  • Fearon had planned from the onset to include support for cooperatively playing through Half-Life's single-player campaign within Sven Co-op, but this was hampered initially by how the game's engine transitions from map to map that made it difficult to keep players together in the multiplayer approach. (wikipedia.org)
  • episode
  • A third episode, Half-Life 2: Episode Three, was scheduled for release by Christmas 2007, but is now described as vaporware. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within Half-Life 2: Episode One, the destruction of the Citadel's reactor has started a chain reaction that will take all of City 17 with it. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the massive explosion has created a superportal which could allow the full Combine force onto Earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Four - Also known as Return to Ravenholm, this project was in development by Arkane Studios around 2006-2007, however Valve decided not to take the project forward. (wikipedia.org)
  • In April 2015, Junction Point's founder Warren Spector revealed the project was an episode for Half-Life 2. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the beginning of Half-Life, one such crystal, revealed in Half-Life 2: Episode Two to have been provided by the G-Man, is put through an anti-mass spectrometer and causes a resonance cascade, tearing the spacetime continuum. (wikipedia.org)
  • player
  • The player is instead given access to a limited selection of Half-Life's original weaponry. (wikipedia.org)
  • the first Half-Life's penultimate chapter, "Interloper", featured multiple moving platforms high in the air with enemies firing at the player from all sides. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alongside Half-Life's launch, Valve released development tools to enable the player community to create content and mods. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Half-Life 2, the Vortigaunts have broken free of their slavery, and actively assist the player and other humans in resisting the Combine occupation of Earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initially, Vortigaunts were planned to begin Half-Life as enemy non-player characters, which the player has to win over as allies and lead in rebellion. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plan re-emerged for Half-Life 2, in which the species are active allies of the player. (wikipedia.org)
  • enemy
  • Blue Shift also includes a substantial section dedicated to keeping a major character in the story safe from enemy characters, and escorting him to a specific location. (wikipedia.org)
  • Louis Gossett, Jr. provides the voice for the Vortigaunts in Half-Life 2, and was partially chosen due to his role as the alien in the film Enemy Mine. (wikipedia.org)
  • events
  • However, during the events subsequent to the "Resonance Cascade", Adrian finds himself separated from his unit and fighting for his life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stories on updates, patches, press releases and events related to Half-Life and just about anything else concerning Valve Software are posted on an almost daily basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • security guard
  • Barney's name stemmed from the earlier alpha versions of Half-Life in which the model for the security guards held a resemblance to actor Don Knotts, inspiring comparisons with Knotts's character Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show, which in the United States has long been a disparaging term for an inept policeman or security guard. (wikipedia.org)
  • release
  • However this feature has not been utilized nearly as much since the release of Half-Life 2. (wikipedia.org)
  • Around 2004, prior to the release of Half-Life 2, Fearon had been planning to release Sven Co-op on Steam, but this did not work out due to confusion between the Sven Co-op team and Valve. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though they had developed a large number of assets for the mod, they were hampered by the lack of the SDK, which had been pushed back along with the release of Half-Life 2. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initially
  • Fearon's work had initially been done before Valve released the software development kit for Half-Life, requiring him to craft the modification atop the existing Half-Life distribution and to work with multiplayer over slower Internet connections, such as through phone-line modems. (wikipedia.org)
  • players
  • Contrary to the common belief that Sven Co-op was developed to play through Half-Life cooperatively, Fearon had wanted to create a means for players to engage in cooperative experiences together, often just spawning in large number of enemies for them to dispatch together on a single map. (wikipedia.org)
  • Defeat
  • However, currently only the Half-life 2: Deathmatch and Day of Defeat: Source servers are consistently online and even they rarely see much use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Source
  • Once Source was created, Valve forked the code from the Half-Life engine to make the Source engine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further, Fearon and the team had started work on a Sven Co-op 2 in anticipation of using the Source engine from Half-Life 2. (wikipedia.org)
  • dimension
  • The Vortigaunts are depicted in Half-Life as being an enslaved race in an alternative dimension called Xen, subservient to a large creature called the Nihilanth, which itself is a slave to undisclosed masters. (wikipedia.org)
  • universe
  • The in-universe and real life articles are kept separately, although they can be linked to each other. (wikipedia.org)