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Hello Tripminers!

We are glad we all survived the Holidays and endless New Year celebrations. Now, when everyone seems to be in full swing of their regular lives, we thought it is a great opportunity to break the silence.

It's not a big secret that we haven´t released much new media throughout 2016, but those who've been looking hard hopefully did find their vigialance rewarded in the series of smaller updates on our Facebook pages or Dev.blog releases.

Speaking of Dev.blogs., we have released 3 of them past few months and we definitely plan to release even more. You can always find them in „Research and Development“ forum on our official community forums. It is a great way to engage with our community and present a lot of „behind the curtain“ content we are working on. If you haven´t read these blogs yet, you can do it right now:

1) What's a Brush? - Chris's Prop Devblog

- An article related to Chris´s hard surface modeling.

2) Dev. Blog: Sky department

- Take off and reach the sky with our Sky department. This article will show just a tiny bit of our effort we put into skies.

3) EGGs Prop Party

- One more dev.blog focused on 3D art, this time directed by Brandon, known as EvilGoodGuy.

Many took the lack of media updates as a sign of death, but nothing could have been further from the truth. In fact, 2016 was wonderful year for Tripmine Studios.

It was quite a milestone for the single-player campaign. Our team started to focus more on actual gameplay mechanics. Some chapters are close to something we could call being done and we started connecting them together.

Other departments are not falling behind either and we all work very hard towards our goal. As for now, one of the most crucial parts we shifted our focus on is NPC implementation. Our organic modelers are working around the clock to get character models ready for animation process. We will definitely share on how it goes in the future updates. We just cannot wait to share how they loook and work in-game!

You can also check our recent interview with Black Mesa VK community. It might give you an interesting insight into what is going on.

The year ahead is a very special one for us. It represents major milestone for our team and we believe not only for us, but also for our fans. We definitely have reasons to celebrate! First off, Tripmine Studios just turned 5! Yes, our team was founded in January 2012 and we merged Operation Black Mesa and Guard Duty into one project. It was a great stride for both projects and even though it wasn´t always easy, we overcame the obstacles. Nowdays, we are very proud how we handled it and we believe it was for the best of both projects.

But there is one more reason to get in the festive mood! Can you imagine that Operation Black Mesa will turn 10 this year? Yes, it was September 29, 2007 and Xavier “Eleval” Tissot, the former project leader announced Operation Black Mesa project re-launch. Do you remember some of these old artworks and early level prototypes? Please note that these are outdated and final versions will look nothing like this ;).

An artwork from early pre-rpduction of "We are not alone" by Ballsopt


How Zitax envisioned Otis back in 2016 :)



This is very early version of Welcome to Black Mesa. Nowadays, this chapter looks significantly different.


Not much left from these early years of Operation Black Mesa development and we can say things sort of settled down after the merge with Tripmine Studios. Even if majority of content made in these years is gone, it was defínitely very interesting era of the development that helped us to shape the game to its current form.

But enough with nostalgia, we have to look into the future! This year will be very important for us, as we work towards making the game playable. Be sure to stay tuned as we will definitely share more with you, when the right time comes ;).

Before we close this update, we would like to thank you for your endless support. It´s great to be surrended with people who don´t give up and still have faith in us. You have no reason to be worried, we have put so much time, money and energy into these projects that we can hardly imagine just letting it die. It´s our baby that is part of our everyday life. And it can be your baby too!

Tripmine Studios is always looking for talented people who would like to take a part in the development process. If you are skilled and ready to dedicate us your spare time, you will get opportunity to get to work with outstanding and solid team that will make you ready for the game-development carreer. Just head over here and see our application guidelines and currently available positions.

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This is our current soundtrack. It may or may not change in the future. "Oslo by night" by xhale. "Hundred Miles" by alexey v. "Weird view" by alexey...

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DV.ZuluBoy
DV.ZuluBoy

if you don't mind can you briefly share with us your history in level designing. What led you to become a level designer and what other projects have you worked on before OP:BM and Guard duty also how many years experience in level designing.

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EvilGoodGuy
EvilGoodGuy

Questions like that are best asked on our official forums, where I'm sure myself and others will be more than happy to reply. Tripminestudios.com

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vikaluc
vikaluc

Hello, do you planned to release both OBM and guard duty together or one after the other? And what about the progresses about Guard duty? I didn't hear nothing about it, and it is not a long game (if we compare with OP4 of course)? Last but not least, as much people, i wait for an 2017 release. Keep on working guys!!!

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MR.sugar Creator
MR.sugar

Hey, you can find answer for your question (and even more) in our FAQ:

Tripminestudios.com

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Bob_Freeman2
Bob_Freeman2

that guard ain't right?

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MR.sugar Creator
MR.sugar

We cannot say it´s wrong, although nowdays, we stick with different concept of security guards at this point. This was pretty good concept though, especially considering the gear. That being said, it´s more than 10 years old and I can tell that Zitax is now on completely different level. He is producing some neat artworks these days, sadly not for us anymore.

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Blue199
Blue199

His face kinda looks like he's got a Down Syndrome.
Then again, Black Mesa is an equal opportunity employer, as they say.

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Corpoleaymen
Corpoleaymen

more more more more more more more i waaaaaant moooooooore
btw realeasse date and its will require half life 2 to play ?

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MR.sugar Creator
MR.sugar

Glad you like it :).

This FAQ will andswer your questions and even more ;)

Tripminestudios.com

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DV.ZuluBoy
DV.ZuluBoy

i have another faq regarding glitches and bugs in the mod.
If gamers discover glitches and bugs. could we email you so that you can sort them out in an update or a patch?

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MR.sugar Creator
MR.sugar

After the release, there will be section on the forum dedicated to buh and glitches reports.

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DV.ZuluBoy
DV.ZuluBoy

Do you have any future projects after this mod?

sorry about the guest profile that was me. i thought i was logged on

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Guest
Guest

do you have any future projects after this mod?

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MR.sugar Creator
MR.sugar

Too early to think about this, we have two bigscale projects in production right now and these will keep us occupied for quite a while.

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