So far we have seen 8-bit style box artwork, soundtrack remixes, and even an early stage Sega Master System port, but Newgrounds user ‘UnrealCanine‘ is the first person to actually create a full-blown Half-Life 8-bit remake, or rather, a ‘demake’.
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Four months later, I wake up from my untimely hibernation with some news regarding Portal and handheld consoles!
Welcome to the first Community Spotlight on LambdaGeneration!
To start off, we have chosen a small project from the community known as “Half-Life Mobile”. As the name may suggest, the project is an attempt to bring Half-Life to the mobile platform.
It’s an amazing effort which combines the experience of Half-Life with the technical potential of the modern smartphone.
Gearbox’s infamous cancelled Dreamcast console port of Half-Life 1 (although it was also developed by Captivation Digital Labs) has been shrouded in mystery for many. Troubled by delays, it was originally slated for release in summer of 2000, then fall of 2000, then late 2000, then pushed back to early 2001 and eventually, mid-2001, then finally put out of its misery in a controversial cancellation. The ill-fated port was hilariously close to release – Prima strategy guides and other promotional materials were made available (and can still be found on online auction sites for various prices), and a near-complete beta build was leaked to the Internet. Concurrently, it seems that the only way to experience the port is to download this leaked build.
But, no longer! Dedicated modders have just released a mod port of the Dreamcast version for Half-Life 1, which means that right now, you can experience the unreleased Dreamcast port for yourself! Read on for more info on the release.
The game is indeed an actual playable game, and according to robotwo it has taken around 6,000 lines of code just to create the four rooms shown in his post. Gordon may look a bit chubby, but robotwo explains that he wanted to keep him as readable as possible on such a small scale (due to the limitations of the Sega Master System).
Also while any further details are bare, be sure to check out his undertaking.