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.



  1. HauntaVirus

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

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Matt Williams

    Thanks for letting us know, it should work fine now

    #2 3 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 3 years ago
  4. xxJPRACERxx

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

    #4 3 years ago
  5. roadkill

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

    #5 3 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 3 years ago
  7. Takeshi

    New trailer? Not really interested in screenshots.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. absolutezero

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

    #8 3 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 3 years ago
  10. Edo

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

    #10 3 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 3 years ago
  12. Edo

    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 .

    #12 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
  16. Edo

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

    #16 3 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 3 years ago

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