Fan-Made Half-Life 3 Is Coming Along Nicely

Fan-Made Half-Life 3 Is Coming Along Nicely

Last year, a group of Half-Life fans announced that they were going to be taking former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw’s Episode 3 synopsis and turning it into an actual game. A year later and things are looking good!

The team behind Project Borealis have released this update video that shows all the work they’ve been able to do so far, ranging from concept art to level design to physics trickery, which is my favourite because look what they’ve done to the Gravity Gun:


I’m also very into the fluffy arctic headcrabs:


There’s a complete rundown of where they’re at here:

While there’s a full (and obviously still very much work-in-progress) gameplay showcase here:


    • it’s Valve – a C&D is less likely than them buying up the dev team and making the project official – like most of their post-HL releases

    • Valve are usually very open to these type of projects and tend to either support them in various indirect, and sometimes direct ways or end up just outright hiring the teams if they’re available. Look at the Black Mesa team for a good example.

      • I guess it depends whether Valve are actually working on a HL3 project (or have serious plans to do so). If so then I could see them sending a Cease and Desist.

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