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Published by Bluehair 18 years ago , last updated 5 years ago
[url="http://www.planetavp.com"]PlanetAvP[/url] has apparently (1) received words from [url="http://www.wallshadows.com"]WallShadows[/url] that they have just started production on a Total Conversion for Half-Life 2 based on AvP2. Their plans are ambitious because they expect to recreate nothing less than about the entire AvP 2 game, including both its SP and MP aspects! Its title is not yet decided and currently it is just code-named AVPHLE that is Aliens vs. Predator: Half-Life Edition. Actually, they even offer you granting to name it, provided it meets their liking of course. Because even though it will eventually run through the HL2 engine, the team makes it clear that "this mod will be to address the needs and desires of the AVP community, NOT so much the HL2 community". That's a nice attention from them to us! Here follows the full, uncensured :D announcement: [quote]Wallshadows, formerly known as AXP, has initiated construction of a new Aliens vs. Predator game mod for Half-Life 2. The timely release of this game mod, will depend on whether we're able to recruit a larger and more effective development team than we currently have. This is going to be a bigger project than we've ever attempted and could certainly use additional staff members. The mod will be ALMOST a reconstruction of the AVP2 game with some major enhancements, needless-to-say. All the things the AVP2 community loved about AVP2 will be preserved. All the things the community hated will be non-existent. Without a doubt, the game/mod will utilize all the benefits and features of using the HL2 game engine. If you haven't seen or played Half-Life 2 yet, thereâ€™s no question you're missing out on the latest in game technologies! The current development name for this game mod is AVPHLE (Aliens vs. Predator: Half-Life Edition). The final release name has not been determined yet. We are leaving that up to the AVP2 community. So if you have a cool name for this we are open for suggestions. Even though this game mod will be running on the HL2 game platform, it is important to note that the focus of this mod will be to address the needs and desires of the AVP community, NOT so much the HL2 community. So when you need information and resources for this game mod, make sure you check AVP-centric sites like PlanetAVP.com FIRST... not necessarily Half-Life-centric sites! The multi-player version of this game mod will contain the classic maps found in AVP2 (i.e. Alley, Compound, Outpost, Alesserfate, etc). In addition, there will also be a whole new line of never-before-seen maps. The game types will be similar to that of AVP2 (DM, TDM, HUNT, EVAC, OVERRUN, etc.), but will have a few more types added (i.e. TRIPLE HUNT, CTF, BOMBING RUN, DOUBLE TEAM, REVOLVING SPECIES, etc.). The single-player version will contain a semi-linear quest for each race as it was in AVP2 but with some unique twists and superb HL2-style craftsmanship and artistic technique. As far as the copyrights issue that will inevitably entrench itself in this project, weâ€™re working on getting written approval from the AVP series folks. Again, this game mod will be for Half-Life 2, not AVP2. The present development team could use additional assistance for the following positions on our team: [u]TECHNICAL[/u] ---- Programmers/Script Writers 2-D Artists 3-D Modellers Animators Actors/Actrices (for voice-overs) Mappers/Level Authors Sound Engineers Musicians Hammer Editor Technicians Web Developers (although we already have these bases covered for the most part) [u]OTHER[/u] ---- Consultants (knowledge of AVP2, Alien & Predator movies/books/culture is a must!) General Purpose Assistants Public Relations Staff / Community Polling Staff Server Administrators (preferably those with available game servers) Liaisons (to Valve, Fox, Sierra, Monolith, others) Web-based Content Authors/Writers We haven't filled many of the senior management positions either. So if you're interested in any of these management or lead positions, please send us a E-mail with your intentions and a brief history of yourself, your skill-sets, and perhaps even your expectations from us being a team member. This project will be coordinated by experienced and mature project managers. As a result, the AVPHLE community can be assured that noob, 'low-budget', or kiddie cultures or characteristics will NOT be seen in the team working environment or the product. The working conditions will be semi-professional with a casual over-tone. There will be deadlines for projects and commitments, yet flexibility and open-mindedness are trademarks of our teamâ€™s history. Also, if anyone has any other resources to contribute (skins, maps, web space, sounds, etc) it would help us considerably. If resources are used, the donor will be credited in the game/mod. Even if applicants are not technically inclined, talented, or skilled in the arts of modding HL2, we ask that they still apply since there are many other things that need to be done to make this project successful. Currently, the team is mostly comprised of professional folks If you or anyone you know would be interested in joining this project as a member or a contributor at any level, please contact [url="mailto:[email protected]"]Quad-Damage.[/url] We're looking forward to hearing from you![/quote] Expect AvP2Files to report about its future progress :) ---- (1) Because the mod's website doesn't make any mention of it yet
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