Half-Life: Origins

Everyone remembers the first time they stepped onto the Black Mesa Transit System and into the shoes of the unexpected hero, Gordon Freeman. Half-Life Origins is a short film that takes you back to where it all began.

Half-Life: Origins by Infectious Designer

Short, but very sweet. If Half Life were to become a television series, this would be the perfect title sequence.

Trivia: In the tram you can spot a poster for another Half Life short film by Infectious Designer: Beyond Black Mesa.

Director’s Note: After 10+ years since it’s release, if you ever go back and replay the original Half-Life, it doesn’t look anything like you remember. The graphics are horrible compared to present day games, but years ago it blew my mind. This video plays with that contrast. I incorporated a fusion of live action and CG environments that give it a semi-realistic look, but also not realistic at the same time. Hope you enjoy it!

(via gamebandits.com)

For more original Half Life fun, check out…

Freeman’s Mind

“Oh geez, I’m running late”

Dr. Gordon Freeman is famously stoic in the Half Life games, but in this hilarious machinima series Ross Scott imagines a much more talkative protagonist.

Freeman’s Mind (playlist) by Ross Scott