Owen Deery has informed us about a new Half Life: Episode 3 fan game he’s been working on. Titled Expo Decay, this Half-Life game is based on Marc Laidlaw’s Epistle 3 story, and is an top-down shooter. Moreover, this fan game has just been released and is available for download.
As Owen told as, while he wanted to create a new Half-Life game, he didn’t want to make yet another FPS. And this is the main reason why Expo Decay is uses an isometric viewpoint.
“I wanted to build a Half-life game, but I didn’t want to retread the same FPS ground that Valve had already explored. I knew that I would never be able to match what they had built. So I decided to go in a different direction and make a top-down game that combined the action of Half-life with something more quickly accessible like Lego Star Wars or Hotline Miami. The combat evolved into something really fun, so I also included an arena mode. In the arena mode, players can blast Combine and Zombie hordes infinitely! Along with this came a few mutators (like Big Head mode) to add some variety.”
In Expo Decay, gamers will play through Marc Laidlaw’s “Epistle 3” storyline. Players will discover the (unofficial) fates of Alyx Vance, Dr. Breen, Judith Mossman and of course, Gordon Freeman.
Those interested can download the full game from its official website.
Owen has also released some new screenshots and a trailer for Expo Decay, and you can view them below!