The Halifax Hero is an upcoming open-world adventure map that takes place in the fictional city of Halifax, Washington. The game will feature a full story, mini-games, and a massive explorable map. The game has been under development for over a year; it's getting relatively close to completion and will likely be released in the coming months. This page is here for promotion and more importantly feedback! Any suggestions you guys have about how to make the game a better experience are greatly appreciated. Below is a preview of everything the map has and will have to offer, so please refrain from suggesting anything already shown in the preview. Thank you!
The Halifax Hero takes place in the fictional city of Halifax, Washington between 1993 and 1994. Its story revolves around the two playable characters, Shaun Birch, a street level criminal, and Alec Wright, a Halifax Police Department detective. When both character's stories collide, they find themselves stuck in a conspiracy that is revealed to be far bigger than they ever could have imagined. The game raises questions about morality, and in a city raging with corruption, extremism, and panic, it will be up to you to decide who is the Halifax hero.
The City of Halifax:
Established in 1850, Halifax, Washington was once a prosperous center of industry for the northwestern United States. The city began as a small logging community, and soon, many paper mills were constructed in the area. Like much of Washington it eventually became a large producer of aircraft around WWII. Halifax suffered a large financial crisis in the 1970s, and is still struggling to get by. Today, the city is a rainy cesspool known for it's police corruption, gang violence, and a rising militia movement.
Halifax is divided between five main districts: Pacific City, Financial, Union Heights, Fairway, and Caulwood. Each are distinct and some have neighborhoods within them. If you prefer transportation over walking, the city is connected underground by a network of subways that travel to each district. There are over 100 buildings in Halifax. Most of them are enterable and have full interiors. Halifax also has many shopping options, including grocery stores, pharmacies, food trucks, bars, gun shops, clothing stores, and more. There is much to do and see in Halifax too; you can visit the Museum of Halifax, go bowling, have a drink at Al's, ride the roller coaster at Fairway's pier, and much more! You can also participate in all of the mini-games listed below.
2/1/15 The Halifax Hero announced! City construction nearing completion
2/12/15 Contest announced! See post below for details...
4/7/15 City completed! Story missions will be finished soon
7/11/15 Minecraft bug preventing further development. Game will take longer than expected to finish.
Hey guys! I'm announcing a promotion that allows you to get your name featured in the game as an NPC! Every NPC in Halifax will have a nameplate above their head, and if you post "Add me!" and then the name of your choice, I will put the name you choose onto an NPC! You must use a first and last name, and it has to be relatively appropriate.
The first 15 people to post their name of choice in the comments below will be chosen to be put in the game. The first 5 will get to choose if their NPC has an occupation, as well as the location you want them to spawn in the game!
Example:"Add me! John Johnson, gas station attendant in Caulwood."
Wow, this map has really taken me by surprise! This looks fantastic, and that a lot of hard work has gone into making it. Will definitely play when it comes out! When I first saw it 'Halifax' is a big banking company in UK and so that's what I immediately thought and laughed a little xD Maybe a name change for us Brits to avoid confusion? We are a simple race :L
Best of luck!
Thanks for the praise! I didn't know that Halifax was a major banking company but it is a major city in Canada which has caused some confusion. I have considered changing the name because of this but I doubt I would be able to think of it as anything other than Halifax. Cheers!
Add me! Ethan Clubley, man on docks at Pacific City.
Development update: Due to a bug in Minecraft's NPC rendering, there's been a huge stall on development. I'm not sure when the bug will be fixed, but if it isn't fixed in 1.9, the game might not be released for quite a while or I'll have to find ways to work around Minecraft. Sorry everyone for the wait and thanks for the patience!