First up in mod news we have another mod that is going through Steam greenlight and this time its "Kreedz Climbing" and here is the description box about this project...
(From Steam Greenlight page)Kreedz Climbing is a unique, non-violent, puzzle-platformer type total conversion for Half-Life 2 where the player attempts to climb or jump his or her way to the top of a given environment, in a race against time and against other players.
Derived from the 'kz' climbing levels found in Counter-Strike 1.6, Kreedz Climbing seeks to elevate climbing, strafing and bhop to the next level of graphics and gameplay with new maps, new features and new modes of play.
Scenarios in Kreedz Climbing range from realistic maps with natural or city settings, to outer-space, surrealism or the just plain weird - designs are completely open to the level designers themselves. Beat the maps as quickly as you can - build your skill when you beat your previous best time - or just finish the map! It's Gamer vs Gravity.
Having been a released mod for over eight years, we feel now is the time to attempt to become a free to play game on Steam, where we can offer better features and easy downloading and updating for players.
Kreedz Climbing Steam Greenlight page- steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
Kreedz Climbing is now on Steam Greenlight! Moddb blog post- www.moddb.com/mods/kreedz-clim…
Lastly in mod news we have two new mods "Half-Life: Ablation" and "Resident Evil Valiant" here are the plots for both projects...
(From Moddb blog post)
"Half-Life: Ablation""You are playing as 26 years old H.E.C.U. Marine lance-corporal Alek Beliakov. The mod takes place 2 months after the Black-Mesa Incident. Last thing you remeber is how you were running in terror from nuclear explosion and then... Darkness..."
"Resident Evil Valiant""Hello, i'd like to take the time to present a nice HL1 mod called "Resident Evil Valiant" Name: Resident Evil - Valiant Mode: Singleplayer Mod: Half Life 1 / Spirit of Half Life Content: Custom Models/Maps/Textures/Sounds Levels: 5 so Far but mostly Unfinishede Finished: Unknown Style: Zombies and Grunts Team: 1 Mapper (me) Story: This Mod Takes place in the Resident Evil Universe, ur part of the Raccoon City Police Department when Hell Break loose and Zombies invade the City, ur Police Chopper is Flying around the City when being hit and Forced to land."
Half-Life: Ablation Moddb page- www.moddb.com/mods/half-life-a…
Resident Evil Valiant Moddb page- www.moddb.com/mods/resident-ev…
Well this is new from Valve themselves that they have released a new SDK and this time it's audio SDK called "Steam Audio"...Ok not the most creative title but it actually gets pretty cool. This system is pretty much in place right now if you have CS:GO in the audio options there should be a "HRTF setting" which the system will put you in a 360 degree sound and it's pretty cool.
(From Steam Audio page)Why Steam Audio?
Steam Audio delivers a full-featured audio solution that integrates environment and listener simulation. HRTF significantly improves immersion in VR; physics-based sound propagation completes aural immersion by consistently recreating how sound interacts with the virtual environment.Features:Realtime Sound Propagation
Steam Audio automatically captures and computes how sounds interact and travel through the environment.Occlusion + Reflection
Intuitive controls let you use existing scene geometry to occlude and reflect sounds.Virtual Reality
Rotational and positional tracking, low-latency physics-based audio, and supporting a wide range of hardware to create immersive VR.3D Audio
HRTF-based binaural rendering that minimizes frequency coloration while providing accurate localization cues.Performance
Low-latency 3D audio for hundreds of sources, even on mobile. Experience physics-based sound propagation on a wide range of hardware.Ambisonics
Render physics-based audio into first or higher order Ambisonics. Spatialize Ambisonics audio using HRTF.Baked Propagation
Calculate physics-based sound propagation at design time to reduce runtime overhead and improve quality for static scenes.Integrations/Platforms
Integrated with the leading game engines and industry-standard audio middleware, and supports multiple platforms.Support
We look forward to your feedback upon trying Steam Audio and our development tools, now in Beta.Integration:Supported Platforms
PC, MacOS, SteamOS, Linux and AndroidSoftware Integration
Unity, C API, Unreal Engine 4 (Coming soon), FMOD Studio (Coming soon) and Wwise (Coming soon)
Yes I did check the SDK will work with VR and non-VR games so now thinking about it this would be interesting for mods or will be a nightmare
Main page- valvesoftware.github.io/steam-…
Download page- valvesoftware.github.io/steam-…
News page- steamcommunity.com/app/596420/…
Support page- steamcommunity.com/app/596420/…
Steam Audio: Spatial Audio Tech Announced, Beta SDK Available Now SteamDB blog post- steamdb.info/blog/steam-audio/
Valve is helping developers make their games sound more realistic PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/valve-is-helpi…
Alright with that out of the way we have one more week left until the submission for the Redemption contest and we have 24 artists and growing so again next week is the final week and then after that I'll setup a poll for you all to vote on the top 3 which will get the prizes.
Contest info page- fav.me/dat4ah6
Contest gallery page- orange-box-group.deviantart.co…
Now to the vids for the weekend later everyone...
Plutia's Secret (ft. PM Seymour) by Daitomodachi- youtu.be/7KrR2YNB-ds
Beastmaster - Dota 2 | One Day Cosplay Challenge by Cosplay Genie- youtu.be/ORTzJzLusM8
HitManHoovy's Trick by Hoovy Tube- youtu.be/vUGeFocVK-E
Black Mesa: Escapade by Run Think Shoot Live- youtu.be/zSOLpCM021E
5 REASONS TO PICK VENGEFUL SPIRIT by dopatwo- youtu.be/sJa_aFYc8mg
Gmod Prop Hunt Funny Moments - Wheelchair Cartel by VanossGaming- youtu.be/8zzD0WMreQA
The Loneliest Medic by Greatdictator- youtu.be/zZSqtE4ZxZE
The Virgin Killer Sweater by SuckyEngy Izumi- youtu.be/9a_18VHkYyY
Cursed Pony Magic: Scootaloo by EDplus777- youtu.be/cF0NMb4OBHI
Hero TF2 GMV - collab! by Teagan Grey- youtu.be/z4SYwyEV6v4
ABSOLUTE CREEPS. | GMod Murder (Garry's Mod Funny Moments) by Machinima- youtu.be/RqHRBaxj0yk
Tracer's Art Corner by Fangos Mangos- youtu.be/8PnWjjCyga8
Have You ever heard the Sound of a Rubber Ball Breaking a Window? by BreakneckBanshee- youtu.be/kWSYODHB4zQ
Vader and His Pals 2 - Blood Money by AJG- youtu.be/4v38B9xfJUo
Legacy by Baron- youtu.be/sAgjls2UkaA
Hightower In a Nutshell by youtu.be/5xS1q58MpuI
Valve News Network:
Interview with Gabe Newell- youtu.be/YpaNnX_9Q5s
Interview Steam Team - Tom Giardino, Alden Kroll & Chris Boyd- youtu.be/atwE-K8y-ws