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Half-Life: A Place In The West - Chapter 3 is out now on Steam

Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier
Half-Life: A Place in the West Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier
Half-Life: A Place in the West

Half-Life: A Place In The West - Chapter 3 is a fan-made comic that uses Half Life IP. Valve is in no way involved in the creation of the comic. The third chapter is out now exclusively on Steam and it builds on the events of the previous books.

New issue of the licensed Half-Life comic is exclusively available via Steam. The comic has its origins as a fan project, before receiving a license from Valve to use the Half-Life IP commercially. While the comic uses Half Life IP, Valve is in no way involved in the creation of the comic. The comic has amassed quite a following since its debut in 2014.

Last September is was officially released on Steam. Building on the success Chapters 1 and 2 have enjoyed in the past, Chapter 3: The Pit continues the adventures of Leyla Poirier and Albert Kempinski, taking them further into the world of New Franklin.

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The new chapter will introduce the readers to some new characters. Most of the new characters are from the unscrupulous community around the eponymous Pit - an exotic menagerie of alien creatures. It all centers around a gladiatorial arena, in which the city engages in a brutal blood sport against some of Half-Life’s classic enemies.

"The Pit is a culmination of everything we learned from the first two chapters," said writer and co-creator Ross Joseph Gardner. "At a total of 30 pages, the condensed narrative is sleeker, much more focused, and really aims to bring the city to life."

Half-Life: A Place in the West - Chapter 3: The Pit is available now, exclusively via Steam, for £1.49.

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"Half-Life: A Place in the West is a licensed, fan-made comic book set within Valve's acclaimed Half-Life universe, in which Earth has fallen under the grip of the totalitarian Combine empire following a scientific experiment gone very wrong.

As a group of military commandos sweep across the American wasteland kidnapping children, a troubled father, an intrepid young scientist, and an ancient alien warrior are drawn to the strange city from which the attackers sprung: New Franklin. Once inside, they discover a powerful secret - but the city holds many dangers, and deceptive temptations".