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In the Valley of Gods officially on hold 04 Dec, 2019 / 6 comments

When Valve swallowed up Campo Santo, Zaarin predicted Jake would jump on a Steam overhaul project. Turns out that was closer to correct than what we had expected.

In a statement accidentally sent to Polygon instead of us, Jake said:

To fans looking forward to In the Valley of Gods, it’s probably clear that the optimistic “2019” at the end of the announcement trailer isn’t going to be accurate. In the end, Valve Time makes fools of us all. But yes, developers from the former Campo Santo team have joined other projects at Valve, including Half-Life: Alyx. As you can imagine, our experience in the first-person adventure genre is pretty relevant. You hear a lot about how at Valve you can work on what you want. It turns out that’s true, and there’s a lot of work available. As we integrated ourselves into Valve it became clear there was a lot of valuable work to be done on Half-Life: Alyx. Some of us starting lending a hand, and have since become full-time on the project as it approaches launch. Similarly, some ex-Campos are working on Dota Underlords, some are on Steam, and so on. So to answer your question as of today, In the Valley of Gods development is on hold—but it certainly feels like a project people can and may return to. And when that happens, we’ll find an exciting way to let fans know.

And that's all we got.

Comments: 6 / Source: Not Jake

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    custard on 04 Dec, 2019, 21:43…
    Not info on the game per se, but a Twitter thread from a contract writer on In the Valley of Gods

    https://twitter.com/DuncanFyfe/status/1202292826828132355
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    Jake on 04 Dec, 2019, 17:17…
    One time at GDC Tim saw a guy with a Full Throttle shirt and said “oh that must be that site I know, Polygon,” and Mojo was erased from history.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 04 Dec, 2019, 08:39…
    DYAC - I meant “company”
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 04 Dec, 2019, 08:38…
    Interesting that they’ve all gotten sucked into other projects (rather than being instructed to move on). If I was at Valve, I’d want to jump on Stream. It needs more love than anything - the UX is still a bad joke. Putting a web browser in a dark grey frame and calling it an interface... I digress. It’s apparently getting some attention now, and I’m glad that Jake and company are apparently having fun while working. Hopefully the commodity will rally around Valley of the Gods when the time is right.
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    Skinkie on 04 Dec, 2019, 03:22…
    Accidentally sent to polygon, that’s gold Jerry, Gold!
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    Skinkie on 04 Dec, 2019, 03:22…
    Accidentally sent to polygon, that’s gold Jerry, Gold!

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