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What is A Place in the West?

Half-Life: A Place in the West is a fan-made comic book set within Valve's acclaimed Half-Life universe, and is the first non-game modification to be given use of the Half-Life intellectual property.

A Place in the West began in 2014 as a single issue, Following Portents, which was brought to Steam via Steam Greenlight in 2016. From there, the second chapter, A Very Modern Major-General, was released in early 2017. Chapter #3, titled The Pit is slated to be released in mid-2017.

What is it about?

A Place in the West follows three characters who are each in their own way drawn to a strange American city called New Franklin. Once inside, they discover a powerful secret, but the city holds many dangers, deceptive temptations, and a society on the brink of madness...

A Place in the West offers a compelling story and a complex and intriguing cast of all-new characters, drawing on the rich mythology of the Half-Life universe in an entirely new medium for the series.

Who Created A Place in the West?

A Place in the West is the brain child of Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier, who have been writing together for more than a decade, first on game modifications for Half-Life and Doom, before moving into the world of comics.

The art team has involved the talents of Heath Heil, Ester Salguero, Ivan Miranda, Rachel Deering, and Javier Puga.

A Place in the West has also been assisted on the application side by several individuals including Marnamai, Aaron Garcha, Tero Knuutinen, and Chris Jolley.