Standalone Half-Life 2 Mod Includes Content That Was Cut from the Game
Cernescu Andrei / 6 months ago
This is the Dark Interval mod for Half-Life 2.
Since Half-Life 3 is never going to happen, we need to settle for what we can get. Fortunately, modders are actively working on bringing new content to Half-Life 2, and Cvoxalury has managed to do just that with his latest project. Dubbed Dark Interval, the mod restores older drafts that never made it into the final version of the game. These include characters, locations, and plot points. The new content aims to provide a more satisfying gaming experience. If you ask me, fresh Half-Life 2 content is always welcomed.
“Rather than restoring disparate bits and pieces, the team instead aims at building a complete and stylistically coherent world by drawing inspiration from many original concepts and drafts provided by Valve in their book Raising the Bar. This naturally involves filling some blanks and discarding some failed or played out designs.”
The first part of Dark Interval.
It looks like the first part of this mod is currently available. It comprises four new chapters named Prologue, revamped Welcome to City 17, Manhack Arcade, and Kleiner’s Lab. A closer look at these chapters reveals a total of 11 new levels. The best part is that this is a standalone project, meaning it doesn’t require HL2 or the Episodes. It does need Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer, but that shouldn’t be too hard to install.
Those of you interested in this new project can go ahead and download it right here.