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Well this is the pilot episode of my side series I’m experimenting with. It isn’t Civil Protection, but it’s in a similar vein of humor. Basically the premise is that in the Half-Life series, the protagonist Gordon Freeman is entirely silent the whole time. So what this series aims to do is fill in the silence with his thoughts. I tried to make this as entertaining as I could, but the format is very different, so I’d like to hear feedback on this.
This was an experiment, and I think it may have some shortcomings. The format of this added many constraints on what I was able to accomplish with the writing, and may have made the humor suffer somewhat as a result. It made me realize just how much more freedom I had with Civil Protection. Unless I get waves of support to do this along with CP, I’m probably going to discontinue this. But feel free to check it out anyway.
Well my system is finally back up and functional, so I’ll resume work on the different series and hopefully get something to you soon. In the meantime, to give you some idea of how complex CP is behind the scenes, I’m posting some screenshots of one of the maps and scene files from the last episode within the SDK. Click on the thumbnails to check them out:
Also I’m trying to update the website to look better and have links for subtitles and stuff, but so far blogspot seems to be creating issues for the people helping me. Nobody was available when I made this post either, so it took me about 45 minutes to figure out how to post all those thumbnails neatly since I don’t know html. I guess that’s kind of like trying to get directions to the U.S. Embassy building in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language.
Hey everybody, I have kind of a setback as my system hard drive went bad, so that’s put my computer in a crippled state for a little while until a new one that I ordered comes in and I have enough space to get everything functional again. I haven’t lost any data, it will just mean a delay. Also, while I plan to continue Civil Protection, I have been getting discouraged by the extremely long production times, so as an experiment I’m going to start a different series simultaneously. I’m not going into details yet, but this idea for a show would be MUCH faster to produce, to the point where I could have releases on a weekly basis even. This would give you guys something to tide you over while I work on CP, which seems to take a lot of time no matter what. I hope to release a “pilot episode” of my new series idea in a week or two and let you be the judge whether you think I should continue it or not. So check back in a week or two and there should hopefully be some new stuff here.
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Alright here’s the alternate Halloween episode out good and late, but oh well. To reiterate, this is NOT the one I was working on for a month and a half, this is a last minute one I tried to get out by Halloween, but didn’t happen. This is the shortest episode so far, but I tried to pack a lot into it, hope you like it. I’ll try and get some subtitles or extras up here before too long.
Also as you may notice from the intro, I’ve kind of joined forces with Machinima.com since they’ve been helping me out with hosting, relaying files between team members, and the idea of expanding the publicity a lot since I’m not so hot at that part. Since one of my goals for the series is to use this as portfolio material so I can get a job better than flipping burgers, an association with a company is the sort of thing that would help. I apologize in advance for the video ads, they said they’re working on that.
Finally, if you act on any of Dave’s suggestions in this video, you’re an impressionable idiot. If you blow your arm off and try to sue me, the joke will be on you since I don’t have any money.