I have being working in the AAA industry for tha last 3 years and the crunch is what is forcing me to find something else to do in life even if I love 3d. Some places may be more respectful with their employees but in my experience the crunch is even calculated in advance cause they know the workers will accept that. Some people is very passionate and don´t mind to do it and that is fine but a lot of people have families and they want to build a healthy environment with them or other goals outside the working ours. Not to mention non-payed overtime and other abuses I faced. Hope this industry fixs this problem.
Those tilesets are sexy. Seeing new tilesets is like getting introduced to a new lego set.
A new mod Half-Life 2: Aftermath brings some content from the canceled Half-Life 2: Episode 3 into the game (dsogaming.com).
Recently, there was a lot going on around Half-Life 2: Episode 3. First of all, former game’s writer Marc Laidlaw shared his take on the story of Episode 3. Then a group of developers from Lever Softworks has released a total conversion mod for Half Life 2. This mod adds the content from the canceled Episode 3 to the game. To make it work, you need to have Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two to be installed and working. You also need to install Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer.
In the mod you will find maps from the canceled Half Life 2: Episode 3. These are not final levels. Level Softworks got access to all the prototype levels that Valve created for Half Life 2: Episode 3. The devs decided to recreate/polish them and release to the public. Overall, the mod contains 11 levels created by Valve between 2012 and 2013. All these levels were intended for Half Life 2: Episode 3. Plus, you also get 4 demonstration levels created by Lever Softworks to show various functions and NPCs not seen in those levels.
There’s a high chance this is the closest you will ever get to the Half-Life 2: Episode 3, so you should definitely try to check it out. Lever Softworks will continue working on the mod, if Valve doesn’t kill it sooner or later.