Half-Life 3 Kickstarter Launched… Then Cancelled, Doh!

/ 6 years ago


This week has played host to something truly cruel in the world of gaming, a Kickstarter was launched to crowd fund the development of Half-Life 3 and no sooner was the campaign started as it was taken down.

The campaign was launched by Christopher James Butler, who claimed to have worked as a game designer at both Valve and EA. It was pretty obvious that the guy was just trolling to scam money off people and it’s a shame that it may have even worked on some people.

The first hint we had that this was a scam was that he didn’t have the relevant experiences listed and that his campaign was set up to raise just £1,500! We know games can be done on the cheap sometimes, but a AAA game like Half-Life isn’t going to happen on a budget that wouldn’t even pay off a few months of my rent, let alone fund a game development studio.

Christopher even took to replying to people’s trolling comments on the campaign, leaving a couple of defensive replied before it was pulled and frankly we hope he gets in some serious s%^t for doing this.

Now the only thing we do need is a REAL Half-Life 3 development fund-raiser, not that I think Valve need the money, but if it helps make the game a reality, I’m willing to pucker up some cash.

Thank you Cliqist for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Cliqist.

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