Merry-Go-Rounds and Half-Life 2

Though a lot of the gameplay in Neighborhorde is inspired by Left 4 Dead, we're also taking a little note from another Valve game, Half-Life 2. Remember this?

This little area before you get to the action in HL2 has a lot of character simply because of the little physics demonstration in the playground. This area could've been something pretty disappointing if not for the interactivity of the merry-go-round and the other toys around it. Instead of nothing as in many games before it, the player gets rewarded with a little pointless fun for exploring this part of the map. How nice! How charming!

We love this kind of thing, so we're going to try and stuff a few silly little treats in Neighborhorde. Check out these so far!

- Andrew