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Half-Life: A Place in the West
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, Russian
Players: Single-player
Feb 28 @ 8:20am
Mar 11 @ 10:48am
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What is A Place in the West
Half-Life: A Place in the West is a fan-made comic book set within Valve's acclaimed Half-Life universe. A Place in the West follows three characters who are each in their own way drawn to a strange American city called New Franklin. Once inside, they discover a powerful secret, but the city holds many dangers, deceptive temptations, and the promise of a freedom that could restore everything they have lost...

A Place in the West offers a compelling story and a complex and intriguing cast of all-new characters, drawing on the rich mythology of the Half-Life universe in an entirely new medium for the series. There will be six issues in total.

We have also been positively received by comic book outlet Outright Geekery[], as well as receiving notable attention on several Half-Life websites, including Lambda Generation[].

Why Greenlight for a Comic?
It is very important to note that A Place in the West is not a game, and does not feature any gameplay whatsoever; it is purely a comic book. So, you might be asking, why Greenlight? The simple and most elegant answer is that Steam offers a variety of opportunities for content developers, and we don’t think the platform needs to be limited to games. There are several comics already available on Steam, as well as movies and software – our thinking was, basically, why not comics too? And so, we wanted to embrace this distribution platform in order to reach the widest possible audience.

Do I need to be familiar with Half-Life?
Nope! As part of bringing this comic book to Steam, we are adding a 3-page prologue that will make it accessible to everyone. A Place in the West is also set in the interim between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, which means that you needn't be familiar with Valve's later games anyway. That isn't to say, however, that you won't find exciting things to enjoy if you are familiar with the series.

A Place in the West's first issue will be made available for free using our specially designed app, and will include 5 entirely new pages.

Additional features include:
  • Immediate language support for English and Russian, with further plans to include more translations in the future.
  • A fully-animated menu screen, complete with audio, in the vein of Half-Life.
  • A "Behind the Scenes" video featuring a commentary track by the writers, which will include excerpts from the script, various pieces of concept art, ideas that never made it to the page, and scrapped pages.
  • Taking the new pages into account, the first issue comes to a total of 38 pages.
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Mar 11 @ 12:05pm
On the Subject of Comics on Steam
Mar 10 @ 1:43pm
How much it will cost?
Mar 8 @ 4:50am
Kindle/Physical Versions?
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Yorick  [author] Apr 27 @ 12:39pm 
@SMG03 - Yes! There will be a Russian translation on release. Probably a couple of other languages as well.
Firazgir Apr 13 @ 9:26am 
Will by Russian version?
Mr. Snuffelkins Mar 25 @ 8:50pm 
Gordan Freeman is the hero City 17 needs... and totaly deserves.
Danil Weedington Mar 22 @ 3:40am 
there is a lots of comics about superheroes
Lucky Boy Mar 15 @ 12:56am 
Ross  [author] Mar 14 @ 11:12am 
AsinoEsel: we'll definitely be in touch and would appreciate your support.

Kaleidescoop: No. Or, not really. You won't see anything in the form of cut content; it's either taken from Half-Life directly, or it's completely original. That's just more interesting to us than resurrecting concepts Valve themselves didn't see fit to implement into their games. However, that is not to say we haven't been influenced by certain aspects of those concepts.

Rembrandt: No, no mod. Yes, there are headcrabs. No, there are no crowbars!
Pvt. Narviii Mar 13 @ 10:47pm 
That'd be cool as a canon game in the HL series.
RembrandtShadows Mar 13 @ 8:30pm 
Can we have a mod?

And head crabs in the comic? Whats HL without head crabs and crowbars?

Oh, alright! grumble grumble . . . . .
Kaleidescoop Mar 13 @ 6:46pm 
Will any unused/beta enemies and concepts make an appearance (where it makes sense to have them, of course)? For example, stuff like Crab/Mortar synths, Cremators, Gonarch pods, etc.
AsinoEsel Mar 13 @ 5:46pm 
Is there a way for me to help with the German localisation? I am really looking forward to this comic and it appears that at the moment it only supports English and Russian. :D