A 2D tale taking place in the HalfQuake universe, originally created by muddasheep.
February 8th, 2017
The first news post, yay! That is a good sign! I assume nothing pushes one more to work than
going public with it, no? So, status report:
Uploaded some of the playable rooms backgrounds
Uploaded a few teaser sprites
Uploaded a demo version of a song from the soundtrack
A little bit of info on the game and the original games
First news entry!
First news entry recursion joke.
About 'Under Construction'
Halfquake: Under Construction is a fan project that started as a joke. Now, really. While experimenting with a freshly acquired
licence for the Game Maker engine and being an huge fan of the Halfquake game mods, I jokingly created a 'victim simulator' - victim being the official nominal declaration of the
Halfquake series' protagonist.
That being done (one room, not much), I wanted to create more. Thus I decided to carry this project further and contacted Muddasheep, the creator
of the Halfquake series. And he seemed to like the idea. Yay!
Under Construction will not be a game modification, as the official games are. It will be a 2D, sidescrolling, story-driven game. But ...why?
There is a reason for that. I pretty much enjoyed the official webcomic coming along the second installment of Halfquake, called Halfquake Amen. And this
led to my decision to arrange the game along the webcomic's style. (And it was easy to extract sprites in the first development stages! But psshhht!)
I present the games shortly, the official ones at least. You should definitively check out Muddasheep's official homepage. Not only is he a
pretty neat game creator, musician and artist, his devoted fan base is a really creative bunch of people. And it is definitively worth checking out.
At least when his homepage is not currently imploding.
The Halfquake series of games is... special. Let's look at some quotes:
"Interesting, in a very sick way." -Hangar16 Review
"This mod killed Bambi's mother." -Planet Phillip
"Really the sickest mod I know and one of the best games I've ever played." -Half-Life Portal
These games are hard and frustrating. But it is tightly knot to a dark sense of humor, so that is fair. I am heavily impressed
by the artistic feel of these games and how much of the craftmanship you can sense while playing them. Custom music, art style
and many (creativley implemented) gameplay modes. You should definitively check the following things out if you like
Under Construction or maybe even before you play it.
Halfquake Amen.The game
of the series that HQ:UC relates to most. It will be difficult. It will be frustrating. But it will also be
hilarious. You can also download the soundtrack - as all of Muddasheep's music (hint, hint). If you went through this game,
you understand the concept of the Halfquake series pretty well. To make you suffer >)
The offical Amen webcomic.
A fun read. The whole thing with Under Construction is to adapt the comic in some kind of playable experience.
The comic is complete and has roughly 300 strips. Totally worth a read! A lot of things referenced in Under Construction
come from the webcomic and cannot be found in the games.
The official browser game. Also the official message board. It is not really active, though. BUT! it's style is the same
as the official webcomic's. And it got a lot jokes inside there. APPLES APPLES APPLES!