The Black Mesa Project – Half Life Redone

The Black Mesa Project - Half Life Redone

When Half-Life came out in 1998, few could have expected what was to follow. The first-person shooter seemed innocent enough, not much different from any other game of its genre. You played as Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist at a research facility in New Mexico. But the typical linear storytelling didn’t follow that pattern, and it’s deep, sprawling story and beautiful graphics made it unlike anything at that time. In some circles it is the greatest game of all time, in others, the most influential.

The Black Mesa Project has existed for years but only this past week came into fruition. Utilizing the Source Engine (developed for Half-Life 2), Half-Life has been recreated using the full strength of modern art detail, mapping, soundtrack, voice acting, and textures. It’s not Half-Life ported into today – it’s Half-Life polished for 2012. All you need is the (free) Source Engine to enjoy this remake of this legendary game.

September 17, 2012 / By

FEZ, a video game that will change your perspective (literally)

Fez by Polytron

Fez by Polytron

Fez by Polytron

FEZ is a brand new game released today by Polytronic for X-Box Live. The story follows “a 2D man named Gomez on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension.” For the last few days my buddy Chris and I have been talking non-stop about this game because it looks so rad. The gameplay mechanic of having a seemingly 2D world actually be three dimensional is really cool, especially when it looks so great. I’m imagining the complexity of this game could be pretty high, and you’ll absolutely have to think critically of how to move the world around you in order to get where you want to be.

Be sure to watch both the trailer above and the gameplay preview below to get the full idea of what this game is about. As for me, I know what I’m going to be doing with my entire weekend…

April 13, 2012 / By