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Creators of Half-Life remake “Black Mesa” promise new media soon

Monday, 11th June 2012 03:44 GMT By Matt Williams

After a lengthy period of silence, the development team behind the fan-made Half-Life remake “Black Mesa” has promised some “exciting new media” when the Black Mesa Facebook fan page reaches 20,000 ‘Likes’.

Black Mesa is a free fan-made remake of the original Half-Life, made with the Half-Life 2 engine. A trailer was first released in 2005, and in 2008 it was announced that the mod would release the following year. The project currently has no release date set.

Thanks, CVG.

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17 Comments

  1. HauntaVirus

    Thanks for the heads up, the facebook link is broken though.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Matt Williams

    Thanks for letting us know, it should work fine now

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Judicas

    This should totally be called Black Mesa Forever as it’s going to be forever before it ever comes out.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. xxJPRACERxx

    This as take so long that I won’t be pleased by anything except the actual game.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. roadkill

    @3 Just as all things Half-Life are.. ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    17800 at the moment,I just hope it’s not yet another screenshot,cause they are already walking on thin ice.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Takeshi

    New trailer? Not really interested in screenshots.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    They say this everytime. Nothing ever really emerges apart from a wireframe model of a gun or something.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    Yeah, I’m glad that the article points out that the last time they released a trailer they actually promised a release date which they’ve currently missed by a time frame measured in years.

    Is it mod of the year time again and they need to drum up interest to win the award again?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Edo

    Someone has leaked it and it’s a bunch of new screenshots….yay…………..

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DSB

    I think the fact that a group of guys have dedicated themselves to reverse engineering an entire game and remaking it from the bottom up using new technology – without a single paycheck – is pretty impressive no matter when it comes out.

    Black Mesa isn’t a port, they’re using very few of the old assets, as well as adding new design of their own.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Edo

    @11
    Nah,not impressive they are a bunch of condescending pricks who hope that Valve will hire them,it’s pathetic actually when you think of it and to prove my point http://i.imgur.com/sG2YZ.jpg .

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DSB

    @12 How does that make their work less impressive? As far as I know, there have been upwards of 100 people working on the project, with no help from Valve, and none recruited by them.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Edo

    @13 Well here ‘s the worlds smallest violin playing the world’s saddest song just for them…seriously ,what work?A bunch of highly compressed screenshots?A 4 years old trailer?Oh they are on facebook now so it’s official…give me a break.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    @14 You’re a pretty bitter person.

    I don’t recall them asking for pity, jobs, or money.

    Personally I don’t consider liking someone a prerequisite for enjoying their work.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Edo

    @15 “You’re a pretty bitter person” nah .. I just don’t like condescending pricks.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Da Man

    I don’t know how hard it is to reverse engineer a zip archive but I have deep respect for nerds, which any gamedev board is overrun with, and them not having anything better to do.

    Most common types of enthusiasts:

    1) Remaking some old arse ‘classic’
    2) Making a WoW killer

    Visit any gamedev board, there’re tonnes of 19 to 24 y/o, all willing to participate, because they feel as a part of a mysterious industry.

    Not saying they’re idiots for doing it. By all means, more power to them.

    #17 2 years ago

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