Half-Life mod Faceless was coined as a free release while it was going to the motions on Steam Greenlight. However, after allegedly meeting with Valve, its creators have decided to go for a free and charged edition.
The mod feels a bit like the Slender releases. Check it out on Steam here.
It comes from an Indie Statik interview with Faceless project lead Adam Sklar, who said that Valve reasoned that the team could see commercial value in charging people for survival horror title, which was something he – initially – refused.
He said that the team then, “had a development meeting to decide how to make our game better, and in that discussion, we talked about a lot of things which eventually led to us mutually deciding it was best to sell the game. Going commercial is the best possible way to ensure we make this game the best it can possibly be and continue to update it after its release to ensure a massive replayability value and new content.”
However, Sklar added that he will honour his original promise of making a vanilla edition of Faceless free – as per the Greenlight campaign – but will also offer a paid edition with additional content.
He explained, “Due to my existing promise to make the game free, I decided that we could include a free standalone that would cover everything the mod would have initially included, with the exception of multiplayer and the bonus of the prologue.”
Sklar suggested that Multiplayer could eventually make it into the free build however.
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