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Lost Story: The Last Days of Earth
April 1 - HopeLess CatE

Dear fans of Lost Story and the Half-Life universe!
We wish you all a great April 1-st! And...straight to serious news. (:



As the most of you already know, this year Valve $oftware has announced a new version of their brand $ouce Engine with a symbolic number 2. For $ouce game devs and modmakers this was the most pleasant piece of news. The promising graphical advancements and additions to the game physics, as well as the availability for game devs and content creators, have attracted our attention very much. Of course we are not saying that the original $ouce Engine is not good enough to work with, but one should not deny that the new version is way more comfortable to work with. A great evidence of that is the new Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha on the $ouce 2. Once again we should admit that a lot of people are still waiting for some big announcement concerning the Half-Life franchise, but alas, it is not happening. Well, at least we'll try to fix this situation by releasing our own game set in the Half-Life universe with the brand new version of $ouce Engine! (:

Questions
Many of our fans had asked us questions: "Why didn't you name your game Half-Life: Lost Story?" and "Why is the name of your game so long?". We will do our best to answer these questions as simple and clear as possible. The game of the name doesn't have a "Half-Life" in it because we've decided to decline the usage of this brand name after our game has passed the $team Greenlight. We are developing our own game, and so we've decided that we need an original name that would stand out from the usual mods and add-ons for the Half-Life universe. A very hard-remembering name "Lost Story: The Last Days of Earth" was approved in 2012 with the amounts of our projects with the name "Lost Story" as the headline. At the moment we are looking into the matter of a possible change of the length of the name or the whole name itself.

Release date
We are also sure that many of you are interested in knowing the reasons of the such long development period and the possible release date. Our small team is working on a such big project for the first time in our lives, and most members of the team are working remotely. During the development we have not only to pay attention towards the story, the gameplay, the visual and sound parts of the game, but also to deal with organizational, financial and crew problems. Sometimes due to these problems we are forced to decline the realization of some of our ideas and always to blend into new conditions. Despite all of the difficulties however, we have set a certain goal for ourselves that we will do our best to reach. And because of that, the release date will not be announced until the game looks the way you want to experience it.

In conclusion we would like to remind you that we answer all the questions publicly on very rare occasions. If you've asked us any questions on forums or on our $team Greenlight page, please, send them to our email[loststorygame.com].

In touch with You,
The Lost Stories Team.

November 16, 2014 - HopeLess CatE

Dear fans of Valve, Half-Life and Lost Story and Valve Times subscribers!

We are happy to congratulate you with a special date for all of us! 10 years ago Valve Software company had released a great game called Half-Life 2!

Due to this special event, we would like to demonstrate you the promo-art of the first chapter of Lost Story: The Last Days of Earth!

We also would like to tell you that our project is being developed constantly and is hurrying towards the release. Very soon we will be ready to announce the release date for our game!

In the meantime we are beginning the preparations for IOTY 2014, in which we will be taking part.

We are always ready to answer all of your questions in the comment section (except for Half-Life 3 related questions).

In touch with you, Lost Stories Team.

January 8, 2014 - HopeLess CatE

The year 2013 has come to an end. Firstly, we would like to thank our fans for your active support. With your help, our project wouldn't get such results we have now. But there is a new year, year 2014 ahead. We have a lot of plans for this year, and we would like to tell you about them right now.



First of all, we would like to mention that our game will have detailed patches, getting more and more content, it will be ported...we could continue this list even more, but right now we would like to get your attention on another topic, which is not related to technical aspect of our game. In the year 2014 we would like to give you a brief demonstration of what should you expect in our game. Special attention will be pointed to the content, which was cut out of the game for some reasons. Despite the fact that we are developing an independent gaming project, it is still difficult to work with, especially including it's scales. We have to put a lot of ideas down for game's balance sake and because of our physical strength.

Also we will more and more get in touch with you about the development progress: we will share our plans, tell you about interesting facts and things we come by during the development of our game.

And yes, we will finally create a Steam Store page next year. We weren't interested in doing that before since we were busy with other important development cases.

Since our game made it to the TOP 100 at IOTY, in the coming 9 days we will post additional screenshots that didn't make it to the December media-release.

In touch with you, The Lost Stories Team.

January 8, 2014 - HopeLess CatE

The year 2013 has become a year of drastic changes for us. We had a lot of changes in team plan and in project plan in general. Due to support of our fans and the community, our project appeared in the “greenlit” list. This fact has increased our hopes that more and more people will like our project. Despite the fact that our project is a commercial game now, we haven't lost our enthusiasm.

We had to revise the concept of our game and to refuse of calling the genre of our project as “first-person shooter” as a base genre. The game world has been expanded greatly and the location detail level rose to a new stage. We were working on the increase of gameplay variety. We try to do our best to make every moment of our game unique in it’s own way.

We should also mention that our game is being developed using a new version of Source Engine, which details we cannot talk about freely. Although, it is definitely not Source 2.

The other piece of good news is that you can now get information concerning our game on our official web site: http://loststorygame.com/. Our project pages on Indie DB/Mod DB/Steam Community have been updates as well.

We will do our best to keep you satisfied with more good news coming your way shortly.

In touch with you, The Lost Stories Team.

January 8, 2014 - HopeLess CatE

Good day, dear followers and fans. It's been a year since our last media-release. Our team is sure that you have a lot of questions concerning our project. In the coming 3 days we will do our best to answer all of your questions of interest and we will provide you with some additional information about our project.

From now on we begin to answer your questions concerning the project via Steam Community official game forum. You can also send your questions here: support@loststorygame.com

We hope that you haven't forgotten about us. Our work is not standing still. We do our best to release this project as soon as possible and we hope that you will enjoy it.



In touch with you, The Lost Stories Team.

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