Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance.

As founders of a fledgling resistance, you’ve continued your clandestine scientific activity—performing critical research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy the Combine.

Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.

About gameplay in VR

Valve’s return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.

Immerse yourself in deep environmental interactions, puzzle solving, world exploration, and visceral combat.

Lean to aim around a broken wall and under a Barnacle to make an impossible shot. Rummage through shelves to find a healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien interfaces. Toss a bottle through a window to distract an enemy. Rip a Headcrab off your face and throw it out the window.

Extra content for Index owners

Customers who have purchased Valve Index hardware by the end of 2019 will have access to unique bonuses starting early next year:

  • Explore environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space
  • Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx's arsenal
  • Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Community-built environments

A set of Source 2 tools for building new environments will ship with the game, enabling any player to build and contribute new environments for the community to enjoy. Hammer, Valve’s level authoring tool, has been updated with all of the game’s virtual reality gameplay tools and components.

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If you are anything like me and joined the VR hype wave back when it was all sticky tape and cardboard, only to be disappointed once the big companies swooped in and crushed most of the hacker-led innovation, the recent rise in modding on VR is a fantastic sign.

I have built communities for mod creators all my life (beginning with site site ModDB in 2002), and the one thing that no longer surprizes me is how talented and capable you [the mod] creators are. Afterall you don't have to look far for proof with the origin story for many of the industries biggest hits and gameplay genres able to be traced back to ideas that emerged from mods like Counter-Strike, PUBG, DotA and others.

So the inclusion of creator tools in more and more VR games is clearly exciting for a medium that continues to cry out for developers to try new and interesting techniques to maximize the immersion the form factor provides.

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WW2 loadout mod for Contractors VR


We've already seen how VRChat grew due to its focus on customization features, and the recent launch of Valve's critically acclaimed Half-Life: Alyx with Workshop support has got many excited. Intent to continue this momentum through our modding service mod.io, we have recently begun working with a number of VR games to support their modding goals and are proud to talk about what we've accomplished with the launch of two mod supported VR games today.

For the first time gamers can enjoy modding supported VR games on Steam, Oculus and Viveport. What's particularly notable, is that the support includes the Oculus Quest an Android based device, which highlights the flexibility of the mod.io SDK/API for VR game developers who want to integrate cross-platform modding, no matter which store or device their players come from.

The new capability is live in the VR games SWORDS of GARGANTUA and Contractors VR from today. SWORDS of GARGANTUA modders can create enemy waves and adjust enemy, player and weapon stats right now. Contractors VR modders can create new maps, guns and game modes and mix them together to make unique experiences.

Contractors VR arrow


Bow and Arrow Ninja mod for Contractors VR


It's exciting to be playing a small part in the growth of modding on VR, after all modding has always been such a powerful source of creativity, it’s interesting to contemplate what innovation will come from this.

Developers if you are interested in finding out how we can help you support cross-platform modding in your games, contact developers@mod.io to find out more.

The Half-Life: Alyx Workshop Tools now available

The Half-Life: Alyx Workshop Tools now available

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Half-Life: Alyx has been updated to include Steam Workshop support. This includes a beta release of community development tools, as well as support for...

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Spectator window, WASD keys binding, no black corners

Spectator window, WASD keys binding, no black corners

Half-Life: Alyx - Non VR

Spectator window, WASD keys binding, no black corners.

【Official Release】Half-Life: Alyx FakeVR Mod

【Official Release】Half-Life: Alyx FakeVR Mod

Half-Life: Alyx FakeVR Mod | Official Release 2 comments

I've finally done it! You can now download the mod and finally be able to play HL:A without a headset!

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portal playground for portal 2

portal playground for portal 2

Singleplayer Map 6 comments

this mod is based off the portal playground maps from portal 1, but they are in portal 2

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Apartment Street Full Version

minimum fps, maximum bugs. Source file corrupt so no updates.

Overrun - Half-Life Alyx adventure map

Overrun - Half-Life Alyx adventure map

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(FIRST EVER HALF LIFE ALYX ADVENTURE MAP TO MY KNOWLEDGE!) Features ------------------ -Plenty of combine combat -Basic puzzles -Sorta horror aspects...

Mappack v0.21

Mappack v0.21

Half-Life: Alyx Sandbox Mappack Singleplayer Map

Fixes small issue with sb_flat in v0.2, which broke lighting.

Mappack v0.2

Mappack v0.2

Half-Life: Alyx Sandbox Mappack Singleplayer Map

This is the second version of the mappack, containing 4 maps.

Mappack v0.1

Mappack v0.1

Half-Life: Alyx Sandbox Mappack Singleplayer Map

This is the first version of the mappack, containing 2 maps.

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gareen
gareen

I want licence alyx, i want disc alyx(

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Pazzist
Pazzist

moddink alyx gaming hammer maps?? half life alex cutsom maps? valve?

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Yung_Tart
Yung_Tart

tools will be released soon cause they had issues releasing the tools as the game out. when we get them no one knows its valve

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Pazzist
Pazzist

man,,. aprirl fools bro?? thats sick bro...

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GlenMorgan
GlenMorgan

Greatness awaits!

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[_-=MTB=-_]
[_-=MTB=-_]

I wonder if someone would make A non-VR mod for this game

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LIL-PIF
LIL-PIF

there are already such guys :)

Check Valve News Network youtube channel.

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dufake
dufake

In order to do that, we need to remove a lot of contents.

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Lazarhead
Lazarhead

I'm sure there is gonna be a VRless mod if the game is as moddable as Valve said. Just switch the VR puzzles with simple activating buttons, give Alyx the actual HL2 tuning fork thingy, point and puzzle done.

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DrBob977
DrBob977

Half Life: Alyx is out

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