Beyond Black Mesa Features Sweet Bandana
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A live-action teaser for the short film Beyond Black Mesa hit YouTube today, showing us sweet headbands, desaturated color, and a wicked stage fall. The short film will focus on Adrian Shephard and his merry band of insurgents, fighting the alien Combine following the invasion that occurred between Half-Life and Half-Life 2.
Astute Half-Life fans will note that Adrian Shephard is the same name as the protagonist from Half-Life: Opposing Force, the expansion pack developed by Gearbox Software. Shephard has long been a fan favorite character, specifically since his whereabouts are unknown in the universe. This fan video is a good an explanation as any, so I’m satisfied.
The short film is two years in the making on a budget of $1,200. It’s amazing what gaming fans and a little passion can do.