Half-life: Origins fan film revists classic opening sequence

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 30 November 2011 00:31 GMT

Grab a (small) tub of popcorn, sit back, and relax. The creator of Half-life fan film Beyond Black Mesa has put together another tribute to Valve’s influential shooter. Check it out through the break.

The two minute film briefly examines the events leading up to Gordon Freeman’s now famous introduction in Half-life.

“After 10+ years since it’s release, if you ever go back and replay the original Half-Life, it doesn’t look anything like you remember,” director Brioan Curtin noted.

“The graphics are horrible compared to present day games, but years ago it blew my mind. This video plays with that contrast.”

It’s only a few minutes long. Watch closely and you’ll spot a cameo from Portal and Half-life’s shared canon.

Thanks, gamesradar.

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