Operation: Black Mesa is a total Source remake of Half Life: Opposing Force. Using the Source engine, the developers plan to recreate the Black Mesa research Facility as it was seen by Corporal Adrian Shephard of the H.E.C.U. Half-life: Opposing Force is still an amazing game, although it is not nearly as amazing as it was when it was released.

Report RSS Operation: Black Mesa - Opposing Force anniversary update (part 2)

As promised, we are back with next part of the anniversary update - actual media update to please your eyes with some progress.

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That´s what you all have been waiting for, right? So here we go, some pictures to demonstrate progress throughout some of our departments. Of course, we are not showing everything, most are kept a seecret.

Our level designers are, as you can see, still hard at work... A lot of our maps are in a playable state, and everything is coming together in a timely manner. Still a lot of work ahead of us though, but we feel very happy about the progress thus far. As you can see, some places you will probably recognize, and others have changed considerably. The progress we have made is great and this year can probably be considered as one of the most productive years ever.

Welcome to Black Mesa by Chris Onorati)



(Friendly Fire by Antonín Žoha)


Of course, people in other departments are also quite hard at work. 3D artists are producing a lot of props/environmental models, ranging from small, such as toolboxes, and huge models such as the beautiful Harrier jet that was showed off in our Aniversary stream.


(Warehouse props and Harrier Jet model by Paul Hendershot jr.)


Those who have joined us in our live streams already know we are actually working very hard on improving our rock formations and displacements. We really want to make great looking outdoor areas and therefore, some of our artists focus on that particular area. Just seemingly simple rock formations as seen in the pictures below can make a great difference. Of course, not only the models but also particles, grass, plants (yes, cactus is included), sounds and skies, all of this combined together will make our outdoor areas feel flourished and alive. Speaking of skies, our "sky artist" TheComedian would like to show you his night sky progress.

(Night sky by Lander Van Hove)


(Rock formations by Tyler Barker)


Besides the progress we have shown, we are taking off on voice acting and programmers are also working very hard on many features and improvements to source engine. We cannot wait to see how that will turn out as some of these are very exciting and ambitious things that we are cooking up. Our 3D organic artists are working around the clock to pump out characters for us. It´s still a department that could use a bit more love, so if you are or someone you know is a skilled 3D organic artist, don´t hesitate to apply. Of course, we are still looking to fill other positions too. The best is to check a list of currently available positions. That link should guide you very well through the application process, just follow it.

(Vicarious Reality by Chris Onorati)


We are about to close this update, but.... We might have even more exciting things for you quite soon, who knows :saint: . Definitely stay tuned. And if you haven´t done that yet, you should join our recently launched Discord channel. And do not forget about Twitter​, Facebook​ and Steam group​ !


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Fermín_Fonseca
Fermín_Fonseca

Amazing work, how good it has been a good year for the team, congratulations.

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Marek33
Marek33

Excellent work like always! I hope that next years will be as productive as this one!

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spongedog001
spongedog001

everything looks great keep it up.

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Blue199
Blue199

Well it wouldn't be the 20th anniversary without a substantial update on our favorite remake! :)

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wmf776759
wmf776759

Keep it up, lads!

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BLUE4115
BLUE4115

Looking good!

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neophus
neophus

Glad to see piece of news ! good work !

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SpookyTheCuteGhost
SpookyTheCuteGhost

Great as usual lads! Thanks for a nice anniversary gift!

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NOVλ
NOVλ

Good stuff!

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BlackPriest_HECU
BlackPriest_HECU

Так держать парни! :)

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Colonel-Sanders
Colonel-Sanders

Keep up the great work guys!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Definitely on par with Black Mesa.

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LordBobthePCBuilder
LordBobthePCBuilder

You guys are doing a good job, don’t rush your development time you can take as much time in order to make this game as amazing as possible.

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Guest
Guest

Really good:) Keep up the good work...

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NOAHakaVOSEN
NOAHakaVOSEN

Really good:) For me, your work look's more good than Black Mesa one's.

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nicolasantelo0
nicolasantelo0

it looks great worth the wait

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KingDaviesInTheNorth
KingDaviesInTheNorth

Great work, can't wait to play it! Good Job guys!

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