40°
Submitted by SquishyGorilla 664d ago | interview

Interview With Marc Laidlaw: The Writer Of Half-Life

NRM: "Marc Laidlaw, the writer behind the Half-Life series, is probably aware of the impact he has made with his work; but not so to the magnitude of it.

One cold December morning in 1998, I experienced Half-Life for the first time. In an age where two-dimensional action heroes and glorified shooting galleries became the gaming standard, telling a compelling story seemed all but a pipedream. That was, of course, until we took control of Gordon Freeman for the first time.

This paragidm shift in video game storytelling is why both Valve Games and their Black Mesa scientist have elevated to a fever pitch of cult popularity. Standing the true test of longevity and becoming timeless in the process, people are still excited about any small hint towards the 'unicorn' that is a third in the series. And for this phenomenon, we owe some of the credit to the writer behind the entire legacy so far: a sci-fi author with a taste for the dystopian, and his feet placed firmly on the ground alongside the fans.

We talk science fiction, Marc's time at Valve, and his future projects (Half-Life 3)." (Culture, Half-Life)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Clock Tower creator announces spiritual successor for PS Vita, iOS, and Android

39m ago - "Hifumi Kouno, the creator of the classic horror adventure series Clock Tower, and his studio Nud... | PS Vita
40°

KickBeat SE Review | Everybody Loves Kung Fu Guitar Hero | The Game Fanatics

40m ago - Zen Studios’ latest title KickBeat has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U this week in Sp... | PS4
30°

MGSV goodies at TGS 2014: prosthetic arm replica, sneaking suit Snake figure and more

40m ago - Tokyo Game Show 2014 is in full swing, and on display is a large collection of various pieces of... | Culture
30°

How EA Wasted the Harry Potter Video Game License for Over a Decade

40m ago - EA takes a lot of stick. The company is frequently attacked by outlets across the industry for wh... | Industry
Ad

Destiny The Game

Now - Explore Mars, Rediscover Venus, Reclaim the moon, Protect Earth. Become Legend. The wait is over! Destiny is now available to play, Pick up your... | Promoted post
10°

[IndieGameMag] Cannon Brawl Review

43m ago - [Luke Siuty, IndieGameMag]What’s your APM when you play Starcraft? The interesting metric, act... | PC
Related content from friends