Originally Posted by valvetime.net
For the avoidance of doubt, I just want to stress that we absolutely would not release these pictures if we didn't know for a fact they were real.
They absolutely are.
Please just enjoy them as they are, and try not to look for conspiracies that aren't there.
I mean, it's not like we're doing it to attract traffic to our site. We know our server can't cope with the load so we don't want massive influxes of traffic like this. You may have noticed we've been offline since!
The artwork appears to be in the same style of Andrea Wicklund who has worked at Valve since 2006. This fits with the circa-2008 dating of this art, so it's likely her work:
This is official art, and I'm shocked that this day has come!
Because I know who the source is, but I'm not going to give it away just yet for exclusivity reasons. (Unless it was mentioned in our news post, but I haven't seen the news post)
No, not leaked in that context. It was found in the same way we found the SOB art.
More concept art from Half-Life: Episode 3 has been released finally. It was sent by an anonymous source to valvetime.net and it's the same anonymous source that revealed concept art for Valve's SOB project: http://www.valvetime.net/threads/exc...pt-art.206815/
Gallery is here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5971305&type=1
Alyx is wearing Eli's jacket
Crashed helicopter in an Arctic location
Art featuring Xen
Combine Advisors in Xen
The images are from circa 2008 and therefore not necessarily representative of the current state of the project, but it's great to see new media, nonetheless.
Episode 3 Helicopter:
Episode 2 Helicopter, which was shown at the end of the game: