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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.

The Black Mesa Dev Team

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On a Rail Uncut - Full Beta

Aug 25, 2013 Demo 24 comments

This release contains the full beta version of On a Rail Uncut, comprising the maps A1, A2, B1, and B2. These maps integrate seamlessly with Black Mesa...

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - ZIP Version

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - ZIP Version

Jun 26, 2013 Full Version 7 comments

This is the ZIP version of the new and improved Surface Tension Uncut 2.0! This version sees significant improvement from the previous release (v1.11...

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - Installer Version

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - Installer Version

Jun 26, 2013 Full Version 10 comments

This is the installer version of the new and improved Surface Tension Uncut 2.0! This version sees significant improvement from the previous release (v1.11...

Black Mesa Torrent

Black Mesa Torrent

Sep 15, 2012 Full Version 60 comments

This is simply the official torrent to download Black Mesa. Be kind and seed once you have finished.

Black Mesa Part

Black Mesa Part

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 97 comments

Part 2 of 2. Instructions: Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format for part one and

Black Mesa Part

Black Mesa Part

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 154 comments

Part 1 of 2. Instructions: Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format for part one and

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Xzed Jan 20 2014, 1:14am says:

Hey guys, it's almost the end of January, and Black Mesa is not yet in Steam, why?

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RazakelApollyon Jan 20 2014, 3:59am buried:


At this rate it wont ever be on steam.

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stephenmbanham Jan 15 2014, 5:12pm says:

Hey! I represent Idris Radio, we review mods and indie games amongst other things, We featured your game in this weeks Episode of Modded!

Check it out here!

Let us know what you think and we hope you enjoy it!


Bern - CEO of Idris Radio

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samplexample Jan 13 2014, 10:20pm says:

Wow great work here! thank you for this great mod!

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Incognito Jan 9 2014, 9:00am says:

You should make Episode 3, if it ever comes out. I hope it doesn't, it should end with Black Mesa :)

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RageFire Jan 9 2014, 7:58pm replied:

No it shouldn't, because Black Mesa is baisically just Half-Life 1 remade on Half-Life 2's engine.

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Samuneitor Jan 5 2014, 6:37pm says:

Happy new year guys, i hope people fully support your mod when it comes out on Steam, and by the way, i'd like to ask, will you be releasing a multiplayer deathmatch in the retail version of the game (say Black Mesa: Deathmatch, or a similar name of some sort)?

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Shizzzler Nov 21 2013, 12:37pm replied:
And that proves that the fan base of Black Mesa are immature pricks. If they weren't, there wouldn't be so many doe votes for age

i will agree! look all those nag votes!! even on normal comments like this>>>
(ctanz Nov 21 2013, 6:27pm buried:
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anyone know when this mod will be finished? when are they gonna add the last 2 levels of Zen to the mod???)

wtf ppl? get a grip! i like the mod but i dont like retards

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xsantosis Jan 1 2014, 10:42am says:

╚══╩═╩══╩╝ 2014

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