Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours Is A Thorough Documentary; For A Price

Over 20 years ago, Geoff Keighley released The Final Hours of Half-Life. Documenting the creation of Valve’s first game, Final Hours was an in depth look at the process behind the last leg of development. Now, Keighley has returned again to release another chapter of the gaming titan’s development, Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours.

Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours is a more modern approach to Keighley’s investigative journalism. This iteration is a fully interactive digital storybook. Over 25,000 words on the ins and outs of the Valve Corporation, this book also contains all kinds of extras. Interactive puzzles unlock extra content, footage of early prototype gameplay, concept art, and more, Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours is an incredible new form of documentary reporting. 

The original Final Hours was a great piece of late 90’s gaming journalism, and though lost to the annals of time, it is still available on the Internet Archive, or more easily accessed through this Reddit user’s restoration here. And to buy Half-Life; Alyx – Final Hours, visit their Steam page here.

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