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February 09th 2004

The official (well, what else could it be) Halfquake Sunrise website got launched today. Click here. At the moment it's all kinda temporary. It'll be updated and improved as soon as possible. For further news on the progress of Halfquake Sunrise always have look at its page.

Oh and thanks for the comments on the latest Halfquake Amen Comics. I've reached number 100 and actually I didn't want to make a birthday comic strip or something like that because I didn't want to interrupt the "story"-line. Well, anyways, I hope you're gonna enjoy the next 100 comic strips. At least I do. (:

One last thing: I hope you know that I'm only uploading new episodes of the HQA comic from monday to thursday. Just for your information.

Stay dead.

January 27th 2004

I started working on the intro song for Halfquake Sunrise yesterday. I've also created the mod folder for it in my halflife directory and added the Spirit program files. Last week I bought a file, like I had one for Halfquake Amen (this time it's black, not green heh). Soon I'll draw the logo and design a section here on the farm. It seems that things start rolling again...

Spirit Of Halflife offers a large variety of possibilities which increases the options for Halfquake Sunrise by about 200%. It's amazing what a single function (MoveWith) can do. I've got a bunch of ideas already and there'll be definitely more.

Meanwhile I'm updating PHQ and HQA Comics regularly and playing Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for no reason. This game is kinda funny and addictive and it inspires me a bit. Though there's a lack of story there and I don't know... it's called Final Fantasy but it isn't ... somehow. Anyway, Golden Sun was worse than FFTA. But I remember playing Golden Sun during the last few months before the release of Halfquake Amen. Those were the times.

But hey, in about one year you'll be able to play Halfquake Sunrise! Patience is all you need.

Stay dead.

January 12th 2004

When I was writing the previous news post I was in a hurry because the lesson was over and I had to shut down the PC immediately. I'm sorry for that.

Anyway, I'm thinking of a concept for Halfquake Sunrise and it shows steady improvement. Also the Halfquake Amen Comic will be updated daily from Monday to Thursday, maybe even Friday. The new Heal The Dragon mode will be finished soon, I just need some more time.

Besides I'm working on a new track which will be a song from the forthcoming soundtrack to Halfquake Sunrise. I've also done some small artworks and sound experiments to get myself into the mood of the place I've left one year ago. Actually it's not that easy. When I look at the pictures I've drawn for HQA I kinda shake my head and say "I can't do that again", but on the other hand I think "I'll do a different kind of art" because I've changed in the last year and the new part of halfquake will be not the same anyway. Well, maybe it will be the same style, but .. different. At least I hope so.

A few people already tell me that it's not a good idea to make another halfquake part because "it's always the same". Well, then I say: It doesn't matter because I make the mod for myself and not for you. And I also add: There's so much left to do in the world of Halfquake that it'd be enough for more than one additional part.

Stay dead.

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Update: New song released: Forgotten Roots .. I decided not to include it in the next halfquake ..

January 07th 2004

Finally I'm back. My plans for 2004 are:

- more HQA Comic updates
- new Heal The Dragon mode for Personal Halfquake
- Halfquake: Sunrise

Yes, I've finally made a decision: Halfquake Sunrise will be starting soon. Everything's becoming concrete in my head. It'll be made for Halflife 1, not supporting Steam. If you have Halflife and you want to play Halfquake3 you can install it again without steam and download the latest update. Maybe I'll even add a download server for this update later. We'll see. Until then:

Stay dead.

December 18th 2003

I just wanted to say that a new banner has been used on "Small Media Comics". Click here. You might reload it a few times until you see the banner on the left side. It's a random function.

I try to make a new comic today, though I can't promise it. The next comic will be on January 7th after I come home from my vacation. Sorry and please be patient. I'll try to update the comic from Monday to Thursday in 2004 like it was meant to be from the beginning.

Also I plan a PHQ webring and I've already implemented an article system to PHQ (will be official within the next few days). I hope that those new features will attract even more people.

I've come to the conclusion that I can't live without PHQ. It's a part of me and I can't just cut it off because I'd bleed to death. Drastically spoken.

Soon with my new PC I'll hopefully start working on Halfquake 3. I've got a few ideas, theAwake will help me and I guess there'll be even more new guest artists like pospi, chewbacca, swartz, legion, eskimobob. I'll try to catch BJ (voice of BJ and some ideas), chappi (wonderful artworks!) and nine (voice of the dragon) for the next part since we all love em so much. (;

So be prepared. And stay dead.

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