In 1998, Valve Software released a game called Half-Life. It was set in the early 21st century about a physicist named Gordon Freeman who worked at the Black Mesa Research Facility. An experimental project being performed at Black Mesa opened the door to another dimensional world called Xen. This dimension allowed for aliens to enter and overrun the Black Mesa Research Facility. Marine Recon units were sent in to destroy all alien and human lifeforms. The hero, Gordon, was able to travel into this alien dimension to take on the alien leader.
Six years later, Half-Life 2 was released in 2004 as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Half-Life. The story is a continuation of the original game, again starring Gordon Freeman. Half-Life 2 takes place nearly 20 years after the HL 1 events took place. This time, Gordon is fighting a group called the Combine who are occupying Earth. Half-Life 2 was the Valve game to make use of their Steam content delivery system. It was also the first game of what Valve coined, “episodic gaming”. The plan for Half-Life 2 was to release a series of episodes roughly 6 months apart to continue the story of Gordon Freeman and all of the events to follow. Half-Life 2: Episode One was the first released inn 2006, set in City 17. A year later we saw Half-Life 2: Episode Two in October. Episode Two was a continuation from Episode One, picking up where that one left off.
Half-Life 2: Episode Three, or Half-Life 3 as some people call it, was announced to be the final installment of these episodes. No release date has been announced and any word about its development has been non-existent. It remains to be seen if we will see HL 2: Episode Three at all, or if the final episode will be dropped in favor of an entirely new game called Half-Life 3.
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The purpose of this site is for fans of the Half-Life series to communicate and express their ideas and thoughts about a new Half-Life 3 game, with the hopes that some day another game will be released. It is clear to fans, development of Half-Life has been halted and the game has been set aside by it’s developers. Showing your support on this website will hopefully open the eyes to others that the demand, need, and want of Half-Life 3 is strong and thriving.