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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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.
The original Half-Life’s hype train first started rolling when an early demo of the first few chapters of the game, known as “Half-Life: Day One”, only meant for distribution with graphics cards, was leaked to the internet.
Immediately, gamers got fired up, and eventually, the game was released in November 1998.
However, there is another demo, an official one this time, not too many people remember. Released after the official game, Half-Life: Uplink is an underrated demo featuring some great levels that didn’t make it in the final game.