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<Synergy> Synergy is primarily focused on implementing a multiplayer coop game-mode for Half-Life 2.

Players : Get together with friends to complete individual or serialized coop maps, using new tactics to overcome new challenges and foes.

Level Designers: To support a wide range of scenarios and gameplay, Synergy provides many useful features for level designers; including a very handy EDT system that allows you to tweak your entities without having to recompile your BSP after every adjustment! Synergy allows level creators to script their own story and/or mission objectives; each level can contain a number of objectives - rescue an NPC, defend a base, secure checkpoints, attack and defend, assassinate a enemy VIP, and so on.


Development history

The Synergy mod grew from the merger of the Dev Coop and DC Coop 2 mod projects. In 2005, there were only three people working on Dev Coop without any real plans to release a public version. DC Coop 2 had around six active contributors and a Half-Life(1) mod called DC Coop. Since the first public release of Synergy (Beta 1.0) in September 2005, the team has continued to work on improvements, updates and features.

While Synergy Beta 1.0 supported only the coop game mode, Beta 2.0 added support for Teamplay and Deathmatch game modes and many other custom features for level designers.

The current release, Synergy 1.1, added support for Episode One features, resources and maps, and shifted the codebase dependency to Source SDK Base and Half Life 2.

Development for the next version of Synergy is focused on full support for Episode Two features and chapters.

Release information

  • Beta 1.0 - September 8, 2005
  • Beta 2.0 - November 18, 2006
  • Beta 2.1 - December 8, 2006
  • Beta 2.2 - January 19, 2007
  • Beta 2.3 - March 2, 2007
  • Beta 2.4 - April 27, 2007
  • Beta 2.5 - August 17, 2007
  • Beta 2.6 - October 26, 2007
  • Release 1.0 - December 7, 2007
  • Release 1.1 - January 11, 2008
  • Steam Release - October 3, 2008
  • v35 - February 4, 2012
    • SteamPipe Release: September 3, 2013


Our main media galleries can be found at the following two locations:

Note.png Note: Screenshots aren't up-to-date. Most, if not all, features shown in these screenshots aren't actually in the game.

Help wanted

  • Level Designer
We're always looking for some people who know how to map and would like to learn how to use some of the new features in Synergy.
  • 3D Artist
We've got some weapons that need to be modeled (and animated), so if you're interested and feel up to the task, please send us an email.
  • 2D Artist
We need someone who can texture those weapons.

If you are interested in any of the above positions, please send us a free application to [email protected] or fill in an application form found on our Team page. Thank you!

See Also

Synergy Level Creation

List of Synergy's Entities

External links