Today we will show you one of the rarest relics from the Beta mod-making scene; the first Russian mod for Half-Life 2 - Resistance of Death.
The mod was first announced
in February of 2004 on the Russian Half-Life Inside forum. On February the 22nd, the long-dead city17.ru website published a preview
of this mod.
At first, the mod was intended for Half-Life 1, but after Half-Life 2 was announced and Beta was leaked, the team decided to move it on the new engine. They were planning to make 15-20 maps, custom weapons and new NPCs for it - the usual sort of idea followed by ambitious developers of that period. The mod was planned to be released in September of 2004, but obviously this never happened.
The last news about this mod was published in 2007. The developers moved the mod onto the retail Source Engine and proceeded to change the script and a lot of other details, but most of the team members left and the mod's development eventually stopped.