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  • 2000
  • Based on the popular survival horror series, They Hunger which Black Widow Software had created in 2000 and released as a bonus with copies of PC Gamer magazine, They Hunger: Lost Souls is being developed using the Source engine and will feature a plotline revolving around a zombie outbreak in North-Eastern Europe in the 1960s. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1997
  • Founded in 1997 to produce contractual mods for state of the art 3D game engines, Black Widow Games would release 14 games between their first mod, Soldier Of Fortune (created for Rysher Entertainment), and 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • shooters
  • It influenced first-person shooters for years after its release. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Gordon Freeman
  • Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist, is involved in an experiment that accidentally creates a dimensional rift to a trans-dimensional world called Xen, causing extraterrestrial life to swarm the facility and kill the staff. (wikipedia.org)
  • Taking place some years after the events of Half-Life, protagonist Gordon Freeman is awakened by the enigmatic G-Man to find the world has been taken over by the alien Combine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Source
  • At this time, the company revealed it had been secretly developing for almost a year its first commercial game They Hunger: Lost Souls, based on the Half-Life 2 Source engine. (wikipedia.org)
  • play
  • Half-Life 2 is available now for purchase and to play. (steampowered.com)
  • This sounds like a reason to finally play Half-Life. (gameinformer.com)
  • They Hunger in particular generated extensive player discussion and was considered an example of good game play within the realm of Half-Life mods. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are seven modes of play for Half-Life 2: Capture The Flag: Capture the Flag (CTF), One-Flag (1F), Domination (DOM), Football (FB), Territorial Control (TC), Capture Point (CP) and Attackers versus Defenders (AVD). (wikipedia.org)
  • Wolfenstein
  • Wolfenstein 3D, released in 1992, the year before Doom, has been credited with introducing the genre, but critics have since identified similar though less advanced games developed as far back as 1973. (wikipedia.org)
  • Games
  • Half Life, even today, is one of the most talked about games, one of the most influential games of its time, and is still relevant to the way games are made. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • These games were released in chronological order, either portraying the events of one game from the perspective of a different character, or following on from the events that are depicted in the previous title. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is a 2004 action role-playing video game developed by Troika Games and released by Activision for Microsoft Windows. (wikipedia.org)
  • Black Widow Games was a video game developer specializing in promotional mods for Quake and Half-Life 3D engines. (wikipedia.org)
  • In November 2008, the developers of the Sven Co-op mod announced that they had been working with Black Widow Games to develop a co-op version of They Hunger, which was later released as an addon to be played in the mod in December 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • Valve continued their trend of developing predominantly first-person video games in the 2000s with a number of critically successful releases. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Hello and welcome, it's been a long time, as always but welcome to a map release soon. (moddb.com)
  • 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)
  • FromSoftware released King's Field, a full polygon free roaming first-person real-time action title for the Sony PlayStation in December 1994. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alan Grant's Half Life, released at the same time, also treated Death as pure, unstoppable evil. (wikipedia.org)
  • The project was in development at the same time as Half-Life. (wikipedia.org)
  • series
  • Half-Life , one of the most loved series in existence. (destructoid.com)
  • The first game in the Portal series, set in the same universe as Half-Life, was released in 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Half-Life series includes a core set of titles which carry the main storyline. (wikipedia.org)
  • Half-Life is the first game in the series, and was the debut title of Valve Software. (wikipedia.org)
  • November 9 - Bungie Studios released its FPS video game Halo 2, which is used in multiple machinima series. (wikipedia.org)
  • The full story of his journey from being a boy named Sidney De'Ath, the son of a sadistic traveling dentist, to his incarnation as a creature of pure evil is recounted in the Judge Dredd Megazine series Young Death - Boyhood of a Super-Fiend and given extra detail by Anderson: Psi Division - Half Life. (wikipedia.org)
  • development
  • After three years in development with no end in sight and running over budget, Activision set a strict deadline for completion, and Bloodlines was released incomplete in November 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • somewhat based on popular role-playing game Shadowrun, created by an amateur development team and released to the public for free. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its first playable build was released on September 9, 2005, after a year of planning and nine months of development. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first full version of Dystopia, Version 1, was released after 3 years of development on February 25, 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • The installment had been under development since 2005, although over the years, little information was released, apart from sparse updates at the company's official website and a few specialized game magazines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alongside Half-Life's launch, Valve released development tools to enable the player community to create content and mods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prospero's development team transitioned to work on Half-Life, which had gained more traction. (wikipedia.org)
  • versions
  • Just when you thought nothing in gaming could be done quietly, it seems that Valve has done away with the fanfares and the fireworks, releasing beta versions of Half-Life for both Linux and Mac OSX without actually telling anyone. (slashdot.org)
  • A special two-disc edition, comprising a DVD recording of nine songs performed live in addition to the CD of cover versions, was also released. (wikipedia.org)
  • plot
  • Half Life is a story which remains unfinished, a plot which remains unresolved, and while that remains the case, there will be a legitimate argument to be made, that says the game ought to be finished. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • debut
  • Their debut album Smoke & Mirrors was released in April 2009 in the United States and Europe, and May in the United Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • year
  • I checked up on the project earlier this year and the folks behind it gave every indication of a 2013 (or later) release. (gameinformer.com)
  • million
  • Eventually the Sisters of Death, now spectral beings, arrived in Mega-City One and along with the Dark Judges, they enslaved the judges, conquered the city and created their "Necropolis" - a horror that took the lives of 60 million people. (wikipedia.org)
  • titles
  • That just is not true, and one only has to look at the quality of titles like GTA5, for instance, to see an example of a very big game, from a very big franchise, which also appears to have been written and crafted to perfection, entirely in keeping with the origins of the franchise, but having a life of its own. (abovetopsecret.com)