I had forgotten to include Mel’s submission and I would like to apologize for my mistake. His story has now been included at the end. Sorry Mel.
Thanks to all those who entered.
I have created a PDF document with all the entries, along with an introduction, details of the winner and my comments about each story.
Right click and select your browser’s version of “Save As” to download it and view from your computer or click the link and depending on your system and set up it may open directly.
For those who just want to know the winner, it is….
Abandoned by Zekiran
Congratulations Zekiran – great story.
Thanks to all the entrants.
Please use the poll below to vote for your favourite.
Phew, what a time for competitions here on PP! Today sees the launch on yet another one, this time it’s a writing competition.
I have decided to go with the theme of simple fiction, set in the Half-Life universe. Since this is the first one, I am not going to get too specific.
You must write a story of between 500 and 2500 words. The story must be set within the Half-Life universe from the day of the Black Mesa incident to the end of Episode Two. It MUST be canon – That means you can’t change any of the details of the games. You can’t kill Barney or have the G-man explode etc.
Of course, you don’t have to use any of the existing characters at all if you don’t want to.
You can create new location , characters, weapons, situations, vehicles, enemies BUT if I feel you have strayed to far from the universe you will be marked down.
I am looking for a story that combines character details, adventure and fits perfectly into the setting of Half-Life.
Not being a writer myself I may get help in judging the entries. However, since I am paying for the prizes, I might just decide on my own.
The winner will receive one $10 dollar game via Steam, so make sure you have a Steam account!
There *may* be one or two honourable mention prizes that receive one $5 Dollar game via Steam, but that depends on the number and quality of entries.
The closing date for entries is
10:00AM GMT Monday 24th January 2011
That’s six weeks from the date of the announcement.
Please send an email with your story as part of the email or an attachment. Please ensure it’s laid out nicely, not just one block of text.
Questions, suggestions and entries should be sent to: