While Spyro was relaxing after his last adventure, a portal that hasn't been seen before
appeard. Upon checking it out he ended up at the Black Mesa Research Facilty!
Why Half-Life of all games?
It’s the game I’m most familiar with in terms of well… everything so that’s why.
Why is this using Xash3D?
Steam Half-Life isn’t all that great, and while you can dance around it’s limitations, it honestly isn’t worth my time when there's a good alternative that is already fully open.
Why is it not on Source Engine™?
Because Source is bad. Sorry not sorry.
Will there be a Sequel or Year of the Dragon 2 of any kind?
When will the mod be finished?
Not 100% sure, but I’d like the final release to be out before the end of 2024.
Will this release on Steam?
No. I do not have permission from Activision obviously so I can’t legally put it on Steam.
Will Spyro encounter Gordon Freeman at some point?
Probably not. I think that Gordon never got teleported back to earth after the resonance cascade. That’s why the scientists looked to a dragon to save the day!
Will this feature the full Half-Life campaign?
No. I don’t see the full Half-Life campaign being that enjoyable, and would be much more work.
So, what will the campaign comprise of?
Essentially you’d have a hub world similar to that of a typical Spyro game. Then you’d have a selection of 10 or so chapters from Half-Life, and it’s expansions. I still have to finalize the list, but expect something like that.
How did you manage to make the camera in third person?
Well, Half-Life does have a really basic 3rd person mode. It has no easing, or collision with the world of any kind which isn’t good. I’ve been able to get it mostly how I want it with a lot of reprogramming, and hacks.
What’s the development cycle for YOTD?
It usually revolves around working on it, yelling, and then sleeping. Usually in that order.
Will you also make a crossover mod for Crash, Ratchet & Clank, Jak, etc?
Will Spyro be able to hold a gun in his mouth for a weapon?
What do you plan on doing after this mod is completed?
I probably won’t venture into Half-Life modding anymore, or modding in general. I have original game ideas I want to pursue, and also start a metal band. I’ll figure it out when I get there.
Will you bring back Shaft?
Yes but actually no.
Will there be more easter eggs like in the OC demo?
Will this mod have custom campaign support?
That’s a post release plan, but it’s subject to change. If it does make it in, I want it to be similar to Cry of Fear.
Will this mod feature a SDK of its own?
I still plan to release one after the next demo or post final release.
Do you accept donations?
Yes I do thanks for asking! You can find a PayPal donation link here.
Are you open to interviews, or more questions about the mod?
Yes, feel free to send me a message on Twitter, Discord, or Steam.