Concept Art for Valve’s Cancelled Space Pirate Game ‘Stars of Blood’ Shows New Environments and Characters
Valve’s last game may have been another instalment in the Half-Life franchise, but newly uncovered concept art for one of its now cancelled games shows just how vastly different a game we could’ve seen from the company prior to Alyx’s adventures.
The concept art is from a game called Stars of Blood, which Valve founder Gabe Newell had described as a “space pirates game” a few years prior. The concept art, which can be found here, were uncovered by Twitter user @game_obscure.
A tech demonstration from 2012, designed by veteran Valve developer Gray Horsfield, has also been brought into limelight which is believed to be showcasing an environment for the cancelled game.
Also, this is pure speculation but in 2012 the developer Gray Horsfield who left Valve published a tech demo video.
There is an unseen environment that doesn’t really look like Half-Life to me. I wonder if this was not a test level for Stars of Blood?https://t.co/bioks2D0KR
— Obscure Game Aesthetics (@game_obscure) October 30, 2021
Not much else is known about Stars of Blood, but the newly uncovered concept art shows a lot of the game’s proposed environments, ships and various humanoid creatures roaming the galaxy.
Valve is currently working on preparing the launch of its upcoming Steam Deck, and while there are no new games being worked on (officially), the company is going back and updating its previously released games with new features.