Riverbed

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'''Riverbed''' is a location featured in two style guide maps included in the Android port of ''Half-Life 2 Episode One''.

==Overview==
The locations appears similar to the Victory Mine valley featured in the ''Half-Life 2 Episode One|Episode Two'' map ep2_outland_05. It consists of large, dried up shores, tall train bridges, a small industrial facility with a drain pipe leading down to the riverbed, a climbable pile of fallen rocks, and dense forests.

==Behind the scenes==
Given the maps' file names, lack of any gameplay features and map cut-offs on the edges of the skybox, the location was presumably created as a point of reference - a style guide - for game designers of ''Episode Two'', meant to be viewed from a number of selected perspectives.

The maps show two minor visual features never used in the ''Half-Life'' series scrolling cloud textures, and rain particles, along with sound effects, which were only previously featured in the Source Particle Benchmark;  of note is that the background menu texture of the benchmark appears to show an updated version of Riverbed, only with thinner, higher-quality trees. The skybox, noteworthy for not featuring the solitary snow peak seen in ''Episode Two'' even though the setting would suggest otherwise, has also never been seen in any retail game.

==Gallery==

FileParticle benchmark console bg.png|Background menu texture of the Source Particle Benchmark.
FileStyle riverbed01.jpg|Map styleguide_riverbed.
FileStyle riverbed02.jpg|Ditto.
FileStyle riverbed04.jpg|Map styleguide_riverbed2.


==List of appearances==
*Source Particle Benchmark {{1st}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' {{C|Android port only}} {{Gf}}

==External links==
*{{YouTube|EzyEVTDXkHQ|''HL2 Episode One'' Android DevTest Maps ValveTime Spotlight Exclusive}}

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CategoryCut locations
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode One
CategoryHalf-Life 2 Episode Two