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78 comments by Hubicorn on Nov 20th, 2013

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY HALF-LIFE! We here at Black Mesa have some big news!

The Big News:
Last year, Black Mesa was one of the first Steam games to be Greenlit by you, our amazing fans. We've had quite a year since then, with a lot happening internally that we haven't been able to talk about... until now. Black Mesa has been given the opportunity to be sold as a retail product on Steam! This is an incredible honor - one we never expected - but also one we found hard to accept.

We never developed Black Mesa with money in mind. Our team is made up of average, hardworking people, and no one joined the team to make money. For us, Black Mesa is purely a labor of love. We believe this philosophy has significantly contributed to the overall quality and feel of the game.

Our decision to sell Black Mesa rests on two key points. One is we believe we can make the game even better by having full access to the Source engine. This lets us tackle and fix limitations instead of working around them. The second is because frankly, our team could really use the financial help.


The Plan:
Soon you'll see Black Mesa available on Steam for a relatively low price. But we aren't dropping all support for the free version. In fact shortly after the Steam release there will be a completely new free version of the game. We also plan to open source our maps and some game assets to the modding community!

Purchasing the Steam version of Black Mesa is more about supporting the team and our efforts than anything else. However, the Steam version will include features that the free version simply can not have. We will be paying careful attention to feedback, and you'll have a very real say in how the final game turns out.

Long-Term Plans and Xen:
We've been overwhelmed by fan anticipation for Xen, and we're excited so many people are eager to conclude the game. To be totally honest however, Xen is still a ways off. Over the past year, we have spent a HUGE amount of time porting the game to a new engine and fixing hundreds of bugs. The work to port to the new engine was not because of the decision to go retail, this was work that had to be done to get Black Mesa onto Steam and support our future plans.

So, please be patient with us as we work to make Xen a stunning and worthy conclusion to Black Mesa. Until Xen is completed, we have multiple interesting additions planned for the Steam version of Black Mesa, which we will announce later on down the road.

Thanks,
The Black Mesa Dev Team

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Dec 5 2005, 3:55pm says:

..vote for us! Tell your friends!

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Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster Dec 5 2005, 1:51pm says:

There is no one word to describe how I feel about this mod. Maybe, Fantabulous ;)

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Dec 5 2005, 2:03am says:

We're making about a dozen variations of scientists (hair styles, skin colour, height, weight, et cetera) so we can effectively a world where you don't see the same scientist millions of times. Don't worry, we're creating a security force of non-genome cloned workers. Yes, we will have different models to portray the different characters in the game.

Barney Calhoun will play his usual role, the man at the trainstation: staring at Gordon. Kliener may be included, it is not final yet. Eli Vance will be very pivitol in the early parts of the game.

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Dec 4 2005, 1:07pm says:

Vote,

and get free Gargantua Porn!

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Seffron
Seffron Jun 10 2006, 8:47pm says:

Whenever it's ready it's gonna be good.

I think some development time should be set aside to program the mod so it wont work on arrhythmia's computer

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Dec 13 2005, 2:05am says:

While we haven't gotten a lot of comments regarding to our work specifically on here, we'd like to forward everyone onto our forums. It's best to comment there on the work. No comments from the ModDB profile go unlooked, but the forums are checked much more often!

Forums.blackmesasource.com

Big thanks to everyone who has been voting for us on the topsites by the way! Great to see what one single screenshot can accomplish! Stay tuned for another large update in the near future.

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ZeroZF
ZeroZF Nov 30 2005, 7:48pm says:

oop alot of mistaken :p sry guys :P

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Geronimous
Geronimous Nov 30 2005, 3:22pm says:

he said he heard about Opposing Source (being cancelled) and he finds it a pity. Furthermore he cannot get his hands on CGW (computer Gaming World magazine) because we are featured with an article in it.

and he alto mentioned MODDB needs an edit-button for comments, and I fully agree ;)

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ataricom
ataricom Nov 30 2005, 12:12pm says:

ZeroZF, I have noooooo idea what you said in any of your last 4 posts.

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ZeroZF
ZeroZF Nov 30 2005, 4:17am says:

bumper it CGW really guys u need to add a edit button

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At first i made a really nice review to this game mod. But then i advanced further in the game and i got really pissed off... Yeah its pretty and scenic , yeah most of the voice acting is great and the music is fantastic but there is a huge annoying gash that just makes the game shit! AI: WHAT BASICALLY MAKES THE GAME SHIT AI: SHIIIT Soldiers...Im fine with other critters plaing running to eat you but soldiers(well the alien soldiers suck in this department as well). Anyway so where were we? oh…

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