been over 13 years since Gordon Freeman first exited Black Mesa's
Transit System for Sector C Test Labs, kicking off one of the worst
work shifts in videogame history. In honor of that iconic opening
scene, the makers of the fan-film Beyond Black Mesa have spliced
together a new live action flick depicting the moments leading up to
Freeman's classic tale of Combine invasions, crowbars, and headcrabs.
Half-Life: Origins was directed by Brian Curtin of the indie film studio InfectiousDesigner, who's previous Half-Life filmic efforts with
Beyond Black Mesa won numerous indie awards including the Best
Science Fiction award at the 2010 Action On Film Festival. Explaining
his inspiration for this prequel follow-up, he wrote: “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. The
graphics are horrible compared to present day games, but years ago it
blew my mind. This video plays with that contrast. I incorporated a
fusion of live action and CG environments that give it a
semi-realistic look, but also not realistic at the same time. Hope
you enjoy it!”
we did. Now, where's the other 88 minutes? Valve... get on this.
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