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Beyond Black Mesa Is Half-Life: Origins

Someone give this guy the budget to make a movie, please.

Being the dedicated RPS reader that you are, you’ll remember that Alec posted about the short film Beyond Black Mesa back in January. The mini-epic took place five years after the events of Half-Life, featuring independence fighters in the battle against the Combine invasion. Well, director Brian Curtin is back with an even shorter short, an utterly gorgeous live action version of the opening moments of the original game. It’s below.

See, I know I’ve protested against the use of live action trailers for forthcoming games, but it turns out I’m all in favour of the same for older games, made by people outside the publisher. Then it’s magically okay in my brain. So you’re now cleared to enjoy this utterly splendid thing:

You can see the rest of the InfectiousDesigner movies at the official channel.

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