Published on January 3rd, 2013 | by Cameron Woolsey
First Gameplay Footage of Jurassic Park Fan-Made Half-Life 2 Mod
Around six years ago a dedicated group of “Jurassic Park” fans set out to create a Half-Life 2 mod that embodied their love for all things dinosaur-y. Jurassic Life is the result of that hard work, and recently the team released the mod’s very first gameplay video, which we have embedded below.
At its blog, a team representative wrote about a few current updates:
What you will see it the fruit of collaboration between several member this year. We finished the explorer, drivable, and new weapons, usable, like the machete and SPAS12 which has been redone. We also advanced a lot with NPC, our character models, Nedry and Hammond are still in progress but have advanced much more and are included in the game.
New fauna has been added, birds, insects, crocodiles, and, of course, many new dinosaurs, animated, and hostiles.
We are also working on a whole new AI for dinosaurs, so the most clever of them will patiently hide so he can ambush you when you feel safe. All levels have been greatly improved, with better lights, better design to enhance your experience. Optimizations have naturally also been done to, in fact they take up a lot of the mappers time as each individual object has to be addressed and given the properties to give the smallest amount of mark on the performance while still looking good.
Check out the footage below and let us know what you think in the comments section below:
Our take: Damn impressive looking for a mod based on an 8-year-old game. We can’t wait to try it out for real. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another six years for the public version.