Lost is about waking up in the middle of nowhere, alone.
It's a short story. I intended it to take no more than ten or fifteen minutes for a full playthrough.
It really is a short story. I came up with the plot, more or less, in a day; the mod itself has been continouously touched up for the past few years.
Lost was part FRED exercise, part hobby, part relaxing pastime. I hope all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. [I can pack up the mod files into a folder (classic manual install style) on request; however I highly recommend using Knossos for simplicity and user-friendliness. .]CREDITS!
I'd recommend not reading these over until you've finished playing. Credits are also located in 'credits.txt' in the mod files.
HLP user Millbear (Simon) is the talent behind the superb voice clips used in the final mission. Many thanks for his endless patience and professionalism!
AF Serio: FSF, Freespaceking.
Akrotiri: Bobbau, Esarai, FSF, Freespaceking.
Malia: Original model by the Inferno team, was upgraded by the ASW team.
Angel: Venom (Nico), with conversion help from Woomeister, HTL model by Vasudan Admiral.
HUD and icons came from ASW. Custom HUD sounds are also from ASW. Loading animation is from ASW.
Other interface art was made for me by Spoon.
The Defender (Pharnec) and Intruder are from ASW. I don't know who is responsible for them, but thank you whoever you are.
The scary rise sound effect from the intro scene is from the game NaissanceE. Not a game I recommend playing, unless you crave brutalist architectural nightmares.
HomePlanet_Amb, AD_Battle3, AD_Victory: From the Ancient-Shivan War mod, these are uncredited so I'm not sure who made them.
The_White, Gentle, Gears, Not_Forgotten: From the Kairo Arranged Soundtrack (it's the indie game, not the movie), by Bartosz Szturgiewicz. Used under the Creative Commons license.
Xenocartographer and Cazao.
Massive thanks to these two totally awesome dudes and their awesome feedback for bringing my mod from a very rough draft to a possibly-release-worthy state!
General thanks to everyone who answered my innumerable questions through the forums.
Even more thanks to anyone who worked on Ancient-Shivan War.
I'd like to give a shoutout: Most of the music in this mod is taken from the indie game Kairo
. It's a pretty awesome game, with a masterfully crafted ambient drone soundtrack by Bartosz Szturgiewicz (goes under the stage name Wounds). The tracks I included are clips, not full tracks, and there are many more to be found in the full OST
. If you liked the music, consider giving the album a buy!
On the Bandcamp page linked above, Bartosz specifically permits reuse with credit, under the Creative Commons License.