Remember Half-life? and that creepy loading screen showing a bald man with a valve on his head? Well, that game is turning 22 years old today.
Based on Kirkland, Washington, Valve was formed by the former Microsoft employees Mike Harrington and Gabe Newell. Their first video game product was Half-life which was inspired by the FPS titles Doom in 1993, Quake in 1997, The Mist of Stephen King in 1980 and a 1963 episode titled “The Borderlands” of The Outer Limits.
During the development, the game was developed in Quake engine by Id Software and modified the engine to make the GoldSrc engine. Valve signed with Sierra On-line to publish the game and on November 19, 1998, Half-life was released. The game receives critical acclaim from different critics and achieved commercial success worldwide.
In 2004, Valve released the second sequel of the game, Half-Life 2. And the sequel created different series like the Lost Coast in 2005, Episode One in 2006 and Episode Two in 2007.
After 2007, Valve didn’t released upcoming sequel of Half-life for decades and cancelled different titles for the game. In 2020, Valve releases a new game for Half-life, but in VR, the Half-Life Alyx that were set before Half-Life 2 story.
Feel so old right? What are your fondest memories from the Half-Life game? Let us know in the comment section.