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Tripmine studios just released the very first update for Operation Black Mesa and Guard Duty. Check it out to find out latest info and media about the projects!

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It's just time to bring some life to our community again. Yes, we are back with the long-awaited update finally!
It took us longer that we anticipated, but hell, we made it! Even though recent months were very tough for all of us.
It's for the first media update since the Guard Duty and Operation Black Mesa merged into Tripmine Studios. For the first time, we are connecting our separate communities into one.


The merge itself brought several challenges to the development process. It's brand new experience for us, as one development team focus on two projects at the same time. Being part of this is not easy for none of us.
We were forced to perform many changes not just on the game's content, but our development process and PR. Unfortunately, all this stuff is happening during very busy period of our life, when part of us struggle with important exams or dealing with other real life matters. That's the reason for the update being delayed a lot.


However, we should definitely be proud of ourselves! Regardless all the obstacles, we streamlined our development, OBM portion of the team utilized GD's team organization, we sorted most of the duplicated content and some on the top of that, we boosted quality on many models and textures. And we still proceed towards our goal, maybe slowly, but surely.

In case you somehow missed the interview about the merge, you should head to PlanetPhillip and read it. You can learn very interesting facts about the merge and projects.

As our community grows with each update, we are looking for new ways how to keep in touch with our fans. It's very time-consuming to produce big media updates, so we definitely need to keep you updated with small updates as well, just to assure you we still bare with you.

It was just matter of time till we come to Facebook. Make sure you track us there, we may be dropping some tidbits from time to time :).

And before you start to admire our new media, it's important to notify you about the matters around the websites. Most of you probably noticed that Operation Black Mesa's homepage is down for a while.

We sincerely apologize for the lack of official announcement in regards of the website matters. However, there is no reason to panic! We will be launching brand new websites for Guard Duty and Operation Black Mesa on new domain, so stay tuned!

And on the final note, I have to mention that we are looking for new talents who would help us with the development! Please take the fact we are not offering paid positions into consideration.

To apply, simply send us an E-mail with a little bit about yourself. Don't forget to attach some examples of your previous works! If you find E-mail uncomfortable, you may use our forum. Both ways are valid for both, OBM and GD applicants.

LEVEL DESIGNER:

Our team is looking for level designers, who have experiences with building multiplayer and/or singleplayer maps.
You should have more than one year of experiences with Hammer and be able to build optimized and detailed maps.

MODELER:

We are looking for modelers who will supply us with various models ranging from props, weapons to organics.
You should be able to create detailed, clean and optimized models, including UVWs and textures.

Other positions
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We are also looking for people to fill other positions. Whatever you are texture artist, particle artists or coder, as long as you are dedicated and passionate person, you are the one we are looking for!

That's all for now. We hope you enjoy the media. Stay tuned for more!

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crowbar87
crowbar87

Great update! looking great =)

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Amez
Amez

I'm very excited to see what's ahead!

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levan563
levan563

I like yor mapping style.Cant wait)

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Exoskeletor
Exoskeletor

I am a c,php,vb coder. can i help in this project somehow?if yes please reply me and tell me now, i want to help.

I would like to say a big thanks for the development team, despite their real life matters still find time for those project. You should know guys that we all appreciate your work. You keep this beautifull game alive and for those that are 28years old and above seeing this game alive again bring so many memories.

We will help you any way we can, be suer guys that you have our support

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Awesome to see a new update! Best of luck with everything!

Now, im gonna head to the Guard Duty page as well :D

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Double post. Sorry.

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Harmondale2
Harmondale2

Damn! This looks fantastic!

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CodeBlackNL
CodeBlackNL

Ok if you merged into one company, will that have any effect on the game like the models?

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MR.sugar Author
MR.sugar

Yes, as mentioned, we share content and even the "labour" within the projects :).

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sixcentgeorge
sixcentgeorge

that is cool to see you share ...
but how will merge the 2 mods and stories ?

may be you should start it like blue - shift with some twists a la azure-sheep with the zone where freeman is using the train .
then near end of mod when barney is teleported and see Gordon may be he could find a door and find his way to the hospital and become a military , so is beginning the opposing force part ;']
have lot of fun

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MR.sugar Author
MR.sugar

Both mods are still going to be released as stand-alone projects ;).

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CaptainBMX
CaptainBMX

Man its really awesome to see the two of you fusing into one group, Im quite excited to see what you have next.

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

Thanks for the merged update.

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Colossal_Dragon
Colossal_Dragon

Phenomenal advancements! Glad you guys are back on track!

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mark310
mark310

Thanks for updating. Amazing Job.

Do you guys take donations? I would be glad to help support the project.

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TheComedian.be
TheComedian.be

I dunno "maybe I think" because we have to pay or website, forums, servers,... but I think you have to wait for mr.sugar his reaction.

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MR.sugar Author
MR.sugar

I'm considering setting up such a thing. Once I'm decided about it, I will inform you through the news update ;)

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unbeknowenst503
unbeknowenst503

most excellent already thought black mesa was dead, this is great news indeed

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predcon
predcon

Are you guys going to add the gluon gun? Are you going to 'restore' the alt. fire mode that was cut?

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War_Crimes
War_Crimes

Omg i cant wait to play this game and black mesa to

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