Sunday, March 20, 2005

The Half-Life Saga Story Guide

The Half-Life Saga Story Guide is a site that gives a lot of the backstory that is not overly explained in the game Half-Life 2. It contains a timeline, some expanded info and a FAQ. A lot of the information comes from the book Raising the Bar (This book is incredible. It shows concepts, backstory, the voice-actors and more).

A lot of people are curious as to why almost no exposition is in the game itself. I think the guide above explains this best in thier FAQ...
"... they assume you already know. That'd be like you having to inform a U.S. soldier fighting in Afghanistan about the events of 9/11. You assume he knows what's going on, because (obviously) it happened in his lifetime, and not only that, he's already fighting to rid the world of the people who planned the attacks. So you'd naturally assume that he was aware of recent history. This is precisely why everyone in City 17 assumes that Gordon (the player) also lived through the Portal Storms, because they changed the world so much that everyone was affected by them."
For anyone who has not played the game Half-Life 2 and is curious about the story you can see a pretty good breakdown of the events in the game at the Half-Life Fallout website in this article. It may help you to see and understand some of the things that will weave with the story in the comic. Keep in mind if you are still planning on playing the game on PC or the upcoming release on Xbox later this year, you should not read this, as it contains spoilers.

Enjoy! (Only 11 days and counting...)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Trailer #2

Here is Trailer #2 with 3 more pages...

(Images removed when final comic was released)

17 days and counting... ENJOY!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Minor Setback

For the past 24 hours I have been battling with Garry's Mod, Half-Life 2 and my video drivers. The 3 of them have been giving me fits by crashing my PC whenever I am trying to work. I have gotten very little done over the past week because I have not been able to get the thing to work for more than 10 minutes at a time.

Anyway, I think I fixed the problem (crosses fingers) so hopefully I can finish up pages for teaser #2.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Comic Update...

Been getting some good work completed the past couple of days. Page 5 and the cover has been retooled (check the earlier post for Teaser #1 for the updated pages). Finished pages 6 and 7 and have started Page 8.

Teaser #2 should be ready to go, and be posted by March 15th.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Trailer #1

Here are the first 5 pages of the comic, plus the cover to issue #1...

(Images removed when final comic was released)

A second teaser of Issue #1 should be out some point in Mid-March.