Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nightmare House 2

     Well, production on my current games is going slowly.  Nothing is far enough along that I'm willing to share, so I thought I'd post about past games instead.

     Today, I'm sharing the trailer for "Nightmare House 2", an outstanding horror-themed mod for "Half-Life 2: Episode 2".  If you're a fan of "F.E.A.R.", you should definitely check this out.

     I stumbled upon the development blog for this mod over a year before completion, when the creator (Hen Mazolski) was searching for a voice actor for a support character.  I recorded a line and emailed it to him. Things snowballed from there, and I went from voicing a single character to five, as well as rewriting and fine-tuning the script and dialogue.

    I spent a lot of time on the voices for this game.  As the saying goes, "you're your own worse critic", and I never seemed to be completely happy with my work.  I'd record and rerecord the same lines for hours at a time trying to get them perfect.  While I don't believe I've ever succeeded, I was pleasantly surprised by the mostly positive reviews my acting received after release.

    Hen is not making a "Nightmare House 3", and that's probably a good thing.  The story is wrapped up and we should try to refrain from getting sequelitis.

    You can download the mod for free here (EDIT: 2015 stand-alone version here). HL2:E2 is required to play.  The mod is free, the game is cheap, and if our fan reactions are anything to go by then the mod is worth the price of the game.

     In my next post I'll plug another mod that I've lent my voice to, as it's upcoming sequels.