Black Mesa

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Translation and UI Patch

Hello, Mesa friends! Hope the winter has treated everyone well. We here at Crowbar Collective are excited for spring and what comes next for us. But first off, we have a beta for testing further controller support, some UI bug…
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Please Vote for us for "Outstanding Visual Style"

Well, this is… Outstanding news! We’re honored to be nominated for the “Outstanding Visual Style” Steam Award! We are blown away to even be in the mix with the other fantastic candidates. Thank you to all those who nominated us.…
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Black Mesa Labor of Love Nomination

Black Mesa has been hugely successful throughout the mod years, throughout the porting to Steam, throughout the development of the Xen levels, and throughout our 16 years of development, all thanks to the overwhelming support of our community. We are…
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Black Mesa: Definitive Edition

We are happy to announce that we are releasing our final big update to Black Mesa as a free “Definitive Edition” update. Since March, we have worked to polish the game in terms of both art and design. If you…
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Black Mesa Community Translation Project

Attention, Scientists! We have an exciting announcement and the launch of a new community-driven project around Black Mesa! We understand that you would love to see Black Mesa translated to your languages, and we have received numerous requests from players…
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Meet the Devs: Joel Nielsen

Joel Nielsen Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Crowbar Collective. My name is Joel Nielsen, and I am the music composer and audio lead on Black Mesa. I joined the team in June of 2005, and…
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Meet the Devs: Mike Hillard

Mike Hillard Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Crowbar Collective. I’m Mike Hillard, My handle is CornetTheory because I’ve been a trumpet player for most of my life. In terms of games and mods, I’ve been…
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Meet the Devs: Ben Truman

Ben Truman Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Crowbar Collective. Benjamin Truman, Design, and Narrative Lead.Comic author and teacher living in Tucson, AZ. What do you enjoy the most about Black Mesa? Half-Life was such a…
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Meet the Devs: Anthony Stone

Anthony Stone Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Crowbar Collective. My name is Anthony Stone and I am one of the long-standing level designers for Black Mesa. I have worked on much of the AI encounters…
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