The reveal, and subsequent beta release of the Source Filmmaker has ushered in what may be a new age of machinima film-making. For now, it might only seem like an endless onslaught of Meet the Heavy parodies, but very soon, we’ll start seeing the good stuff coming to light. Unless it’s already happened. In which case… well, read on!
Black Mesa (or Black Mesa Source, if you prefer) has been stuck in development hell for a really, really long while. But for a free Source mod that aims to recreate one of the greatest games ever made with modern technology and modern sensibilities – time is the only commodity they have. All we know is that the mod will finally be released exactly two weeks after its soundtrack is released. So, of course, we’re all very interested in finding out when and where we can find the soundtrack online, as composed by Joel Nielsen.
But it seems the Black Mesa soundtrack’s launch might almost be upon us. What makes us think so? Read on to find out…
Half-Life 2 lends itself to a lot of different styles and moods. As such, it seems as if you could almost put just about any soundtrack behind it, granted it fit properly. But, of course, the prevalent atmosphere in the Half-Life 2 series is melancholia. After all, the Earth has been invaded by a totalitarian multi-dimensional alien empire picking Earth to the bone for its now-dwindling resources. There are no more children, and genocide has taken most of the world’s population.
So while you could, in theory, make an improved HL2 soundtrack using Haddaway’s “What Is Love”, the HL2 series really does lend itself to more somber sorts of music. Which brings us to…
Back in March, word got out that Valve had hired renowned game designer Doug Church. We don’t know what he’s working on, but what we do know is that Valve continues to attract some of the industry’s greatest veterans. And now, this seems to have been made even more evident. Read on to find out why!