Premiere of the book “Half-Life. How Valve created a cult first-person shooter” will take place in October.

The book by Yann Francois tells about the fate and development of Valve through the prism of their magnum opus, the company’s most recognizable game and one of the most famous Half-Life game series.

The author will provide readers with the opportunity to find out what the secret of the revolutionary nature of the projects is, how the team managed to release the game twice in a row in order to revolutionize the industry. It also contains data on the financing of projects, internal vicissitudes of the studio, public scandals, and descriptions of the work of game designers, coders, artists and producers.

Readers will also learn about the launch of Steam, the appearance of Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat, the Portal series, and will also get acquainted with an analysis of released and canceled Half-Life episodes.


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