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Spyro Invades Half-Life With This Epic Mod

Don't let those dreams be dreams because now ever the two shall meet in this incredible mod that brings the two franchises together for a new kind of play experience.
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Half-Life is phenomenal but you know what would make it even cooler? If Spyro the Dragon joined the party, duh! Don’t let those dreams be dreams because now ever the two shall meet in this incredible mod that brings the two franchises together for a new kind of play experience, just in time for all of the new Spyro the Dragon game rumors to run amuck. 

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The mod itself is called ‘Year of the Dragon’ and brings everybody’s favourite little purple dragon to cause some additional chaos in a world filled with science and violence. Some may be asking “But why?” The creator of this project explained: “While I’ve always been a big fan of the Spyro series, and have wanted to make a fan game at some point, I never actually thought about doing this till I saw the release of the Crash: N. Sane Trilogy. Once I saw this game’s success I knew that the Spyro series was also going to get the same treatment and it occurred to me that I could make a game about a relevant game series for a change. I thought about several things I could do like making a fan game in an engine like Unity or Unreal, but I’ve always enjoyed using Goldsrc and Xash3D so I thought about the challenge of getting this purple dragon into Half-Life. And from there the mod pretty much came to life.”

He jokingly added, “Now for the ‘why’ question. It’s to get famous obviously. Alright, the real reason is because why not, it’s a neat programming challenge for myself, and as I said above this can help me make a fan game after the initial game mechanics are put in. This can also help me with a Prospero remake sort-of-thing I mentioned on my Twitter but that’s for later.”

The mod is available to download right here through Moddb with updates added monthly on the mod’s blog. More mechanics are set to arrive since this is just in its testing phase, but the creator added that they were hoping to bring in Sparx, Fodder, Gem Collecting, and more into the mod experience. Since the rumor mill is alight with new Spyro goodness and Half-Life: Alyx on the way, this mod honestly couldn’t have come at a better time!

Looking for more mod recommendations? You can contact the author of this story on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy.

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Liana Ruppert
With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!