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Sven Co-op

9 months ago

The cruel and unusual Halfquake mod trilogy returns on Steam

The latest Half-Life mod to resurface, repacked and polished on Steam is Halfquake Trilogy - defining 'masocore' well before I Wanna Be The Guy made it a genre. Halfquake is a trilogy of surreal and cruel puzzle-centric mods by Philipp "Muddasheep" Lehner and they're some of the most interesting maps produced for the original Half-Life. Featuring  striking, abstract environments, genuinely clever puzzles, some very stupid ones…

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3 years ago

Feature:

Have you played… Sven Co-op?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Even today, even as mod-culture has shifted into the mainstream (at least as far as Steam concerned – I mean yer DayZs and Rusts), Sven Co-Op feels like a visitor from an alternate reality. The most mod-like mod ever, and I mean that…

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Sven Co-Op Now Free Standalone, Including Half-Life

Here's a bit of nostalgia for you: Sven Co-op [official site] is now on Steam. The seventeen-year-old Half-Life mod is available as a free standalone game, and—thanks to a fair bit of generosity on Valve's part—includes all of the Half-Life campaign maps. For free. That means you can head to Steam, download the game, and start playing co-op Half-Life right now. Again, for free. No…

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5 years ago

Feature: In Defense Of Being Shit

Total Converts: Unpotting The History Of Half-Life Modding

Total Converts is a new weekly column about mods, maps, models, and anything player-created which you can use to amend or append your games. Modding used to suck. Back in 1999, I became hooked on Half-Life. Hooked in the way only 14-year-olds can, with a pure, uncritical love. The problem I had - familiar to many today - was that Half-Life was finite and I…

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6 years ago