October 26th 2015 The Future Is Here Media Release
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TL;DR: The map is not finished.
So, yeah. It's been EXACTLY 30 years since the world's first temporal displacement took place on 1:20:00 AM, Wednesday October 26th, 1985, at the Lone Pine Mall parking lot, Hill Valley, California (beside the leap seconds and DST). Needless to say, the current time (as of writing this) is indeed 1:20:00 AM, October 26th, 2015 (Pacific Standard Time).
Yeah, you get the references: I hope everyone enjoyed their Back to the Future day! I celebrated it by re-watching all trilogy and playing the game too. And, obviously, putting this Media Release.
Anyway, here are three screenshots. Enjoy!
I actually wanted to put this up on the 21st since that's the date from the movie, but I was busy so I missed a chance. My friend said me that I should just forget it, but I didn't want to lose a chance to honour the trilogy.
BTTF is one of my favourite movie, and Half-Life is one of my favourite game, so therefore I thought I should at least do something for Half-Life on this date. Next up, do something for BTTF on the Half-Life anniversary, I guess? (It's been 15 years, 5 months and 10 days since the Black Mesa Incident.)
Talking about the screenshots; since I often only posts screenshots based on level design you might be wondering whether the map is in a playable state (that is, a map that is literally can be 'playable' from start to finish) or not. I assure you that the playable version of the map is indeed being worked on. In fact, allow me show you a gameplay screenshot right now...
As you can see, it's from the earlier portion of the map. Since we are nearly (95%) done with the early chapters, this will probably look similar to the final release version; although I cannot promise. I might make changes, or I might not. But right now, I like the way it looks.
Sadly we don't have any hoverboards or Mr. Fusion yet, but surprisingly we have drones and fingerprint recognition devices. They knew the future!!
So... Smell you later, I guess? Wow. Last time I posted Media Release I said that "it's going to be a very long silence". But looks like I broke it. That's the power of love.