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OTHER-LIFE: Hatch 18
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Earlier, our studio didn’t intend participating in Green Light, as we had many doubts about reasonability of this venture. But recently more and more Half-Life 2 modifications appear and get approval in Green Light, so finally we decided to tempt our fate.
Right now we are not sure, if our project will be interesting for the Steam community. That’s why we’re putting it into “Concept” section – to avoid the situation when “green ticket” is bought, but only 10-15 people vote at the outside. We created this page to find out if our work can awake interest of the community.
In case it happens, we’ll think of buying “ticket” and full-fledged participation in Green Light.

TECHNICAL ISSUES
At the moment, OTHER-LIFE: Hatch 18 – is a mod for Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which means that even if it becomes a standalone game, it will be based on original version of Source Engine (or the new version which is in Alien Swarm). The mod has a page on ModDB website, where you can find all the information concerning process of work on the project. (http://www.moddb.com/mods/hatch-18)
Like developers of other mods, which have already appeared in Green Light, are going to turn our project from a modification into a free-to-play game (project is not commercial).
This project is an introduction to one big story, which became the OTHER-LIFE series. If Hatch 18 legitimates our hopes and expectations, we will develop the whole series. Will the following projects be mods or standalone games? The players will answer this question…

OTHER-LIFE
Just imagine, how the Half-Life universe would change, if one of the key events didn’t take place or, on the contrary, a new event happened.
Every time we have to make a choice, number of existing versions of our universe increases. The development of new version will depend on the chosen option.
OTHER-LIFE is a version of Half-Life universe, which is very similar to the original world, but has some differences – and our project is about these differences. TV series “LOST” and “FRINGE” influenced the style, ideas and storyline of the project.

STORYLINE
As for the plot of Hatch 18: the protagonist’s name is Howard Shewhart. He’s a prisoner who has managed to escape from the Combines’s train going from CITY24 to CITY17. Trying to hide from the Combines, he finds a recently deserted station of Resistance situated in an industrial area. Howard manages to contact with the rebels, who decide to help him. However, the only way to escape is to go through an abandoned scientific complex, which was closed due to anthropogenic catastrophe long before the Black Mesa Incident. What will be more dangerous: heavy Combines’ patrol or secrets of one research institute, which was so carefully hidden by government?..

GAMEPLAY
Storyline or thoughtless action? Quest or shooter? Individual atmosphere or Hollywood-style direction? These question were our headache since work on OTHER-LIFE had begun.
OL:H18 is planned to be a half-quest, a game where the plot goes a long way (like Penumbra series). But, after all, we’re making a mod for Half-Life 2, and some shooter elements are necessary. Quests and puzzles will be the main part of gameplay, though; what is more, during some fights it would be more reasonable to run away than trying to look like Chuck Norris, while during others player will have to kill the enemy with his bare hands or some improvised means.
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Василиск Sep 15 @ 12:32pm 
Ждём и будем ждать!
✈TypucT_RnD✈ Sep 1 @ 1:06pm 
Норм! ждем !!!!
seriouscraft Aug 17 @ 4:57am 
ваще круто
maltalucas Jul 8 @ 1:58pm 
this looks very well made.
Druid Jul 7 @ 11:34pm 
Love the starting. You're defenseless and are forced to run. Coupled with the soundtrack, this has my support if it was put on Greenlight. Good job so far!
mojosico Jul 2 @ 11:11pm 
COOL
TheMysteriousManUpstairs Jun 9 @ 11:47am 
Я поставлю этой игре 10/10
TheMysteriousManUpstairs Jun 9 @ 11:46am 
I will give that game a 10/10
Василиск Apr 27 @ 7:42am 
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maltalucas Feb 18 @ 9:07am 
hopefully, this will be a good one