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Xen Spore

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This article is about the Xen plant. For the Half-Life: Opposing Force weapon, see Spore Launcher.

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Spore
General information
Faction

Xen

Type

Fungus

Game information
Entity
  • xen_spore_small
  • xen_spore_medium
  • xen_spore_large

The Spore,[1] also known as the Fungus,[2] is an alien plant-like organism featured in Half-Life and its expansions.

Overview[edit]

Spores are stationary alien organisms seen in the alien world Xen. They consist of a spherical, beige body with a concave tip, connected to a surface by five dark brown root-like legs. Their body seems to bulge in a manner similar to breathing. They appear in groups and in various sizes, posing no threat to any nearby creatures.

Behind the scenes[edit]

Comments in the source code indicate some planned but unimplemented features. The three sizes of Spores, small, normal, and large, are set to use different skins, but in the final game, they all only have one texture. When damaged, Spores were to release smoke which would cause damage. It's also suggested that Spores could react in some manner to the player's close proximity, but this behavior isn't specified.

The Dreamcast version features some visual changes along with additional animated features. The tip's appearance is more mouth-like and opens and closes during its breathing motions. Its legs also bend as it pulsates.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Xen Spore
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Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Its entity name
  2. Half-Life SDK