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Half Life 2: images from a cancelled episode

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What is and what could have been. New images of a cancelled Half Life 2 episode by Junction Point Studios depict a snow-covered Ravenholm.

Warren Spector and an ex Valve employee Art Min founded a developer studio Junction Point in 2004 and started working on an unnamed Half Life 2 episode. The episode was to take place in a snowy version of Ravenholm and include "small puzzles, scripted sequences, and fights".

This episode is not to be confused with the Arkane Studios' cancelled Episode Four, also known as "Return to Ravenholm".

The reason the Junction Point's episode never got finished was because they struck a deal with Disney, a studio Spector has always wanted to work with. The images posted on Valvetime illustrate the studio's vision for the episode.

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"It is implied that the player crashes into a warehouse in a gondola. He wakes up in a room with two unique characters named Duncan and Scooter. There is a train station and buildings nearby. A group of rebels and Combine Soldiers fight on the streets.

> Duncan (ravenholm_npc_mueller) and Scooter (ravenholm_npc_scooter) are unique entities. Duncan uses a generic Citizen model, while Scooter's model is unknown.
> Some entities use JPS as their prefix in their names, which obviously stands for the studio's name. In addition to this, some objects have fields called magnet and magnetization, which are related to the Magnet Gun mentioned by Warren Spector in the interviews."

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Now I really need that magnet gun.

The site continues listing the photos:

A friendly Combine helicopter in a coast-themed test map.

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A strange map that features floating transparent pieces that rotate and eventually form a cube, which shows Alyx for a moment.

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A test map for Hunters.

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