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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:17am 24/01/11 | 15 Comments
Remember that kick ass teaser trailer for "Beyond Black Mesa", a spin-off of Half-Life that was entirely fan-made? Well, said fans have actually finished work on their short film, and they've done an incredible job (especially with a reported budget of just $1200).

We've embedded the YouTube video below for you to check it out; it runs for just over 11 minutes and is also available to stream in 720p HD.

It might not be as impactful as this video, but it sure does come close and shows that with a little bit of love and reverence, any videogame source material can be treated properly in film.




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Deemsee
Posted 11:02am 24/1/11
The main character would make a good Nathan Drake...much better than Marky Mark
MatchFixah
Posted 11:17am 24/1/11
The voice over was weak. I did like the music though.
Lynx
Posted 11:48am 24/1/11
Beyond Black Mesa - Fans Finish Half-L...

You got my hopes up for the HL2 Mod, Black Mesa. But who am I kidding, that s*** will never be finished...
ctd
Posted 12:07pm 24/1/11
You got my hopes up for the HL2 Mod, Black Mesa.

Me too tbh. Bit sad really. Looking at the website you linked last twitter update was over a year ago. The main forum is just a whole bunch of "when is it released" threads.

IMO valve should take the project over or something and release it with portal as orange box 2 :P

last edited by ctd at 12:07:39 24/Jan/11
taggs
Posted 12:04pm 24/1/11

You got my hopes up for the HL2 Mod, Black Mesa. But who am I kidding, that s*** will never be finished...


+1 :(++
fpot
Posted 12:10pm 24/1/11
I would also like to contribute my disappointment that this is not about the mod entitled 'Black Mesa'.

Thankyou for your time.
Crakaveli
Posted 12:16pm 24/1/11
I would also like to contribute my disappointment that this is not about the mod entitled 'Black Mesa'.

Thankyou for your time.


+1

You're killing us
rrrocket
Posted 12:46pm 24/1/11
chick is hot
thermite
Posted 01:10pm 24/1/11
also came for the mod :/
FraktuRe
Posted 02:11pm 24/1/11
I lol'd heartily at the fat asian.
HurricaneJim
Posted 03:20pm 24/1/11
I thought the dialogue by the chick was awesome, the rest was well....contrived.
breno
Posted 05:49pm 24/1/11
Great flick by a bunch of amateur guys, sweet post production although i don't like the feel of it being some zombie killer flick. Awesome camera work and the background music was sweet as.
trillion
Posted 06:01pm 24/1/11
I turn off to almost everything that has a zombie in it (except Shaun of the Dead that was too funny)

It seems like the hyperbole started there anyway and then spawned into this whole try hard genre of fan crap, not to mention L4D and other such mind numbing games
AmooMan
Posted 06:24pm 24/1/11
Amazing short film !! ... I just wanted it to go on for another hour !!! very cool !!
Fasty
Posted 10:06pm 24/1/11
Not as good as this one I don't think. Not as true to the source material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1UPMEmCqZo
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