It has been 20 years to the day since the release of the critically acclaimed Half-Life, and while we have seen a multitude of game series from Valve release, none hold more weight than the one surrounding Gordon Freeman and his interdimensional adventure. In light of the series’s double decade anniversary, many members of the gaming industry are speaking on past memories of the series and how the game still holds a special place in their personal history of gaming. While many look back fondly on one of the most important games in the history of the medium, Danny O’Dwyer of Noclip took it a step further and released a the first trailer for the channel’s upcoming documentary on the series, entitled Unforeseen Consequences: Uncovering the Legacy of Half-Life.
For those who aren’t familiar with Noclip, they specialize in making video game documentaries via crowdfunding. Through the support of Patreon and donations, O’Dwyer and his team are able to the story of so many hardworking developers and their passion behind the games they are making, along with tackle many subjects that are at the forefront of fan’s thoughts. The team recently worked with Bethesda Games on multiple projects, including a deep dive approach to the company’s history, along with an exclusive, in-depth look behind the scenes at the making of Fallout 76. Other notable gaming entities O’Dwyer and his staff have worked with include CD Projekt (The Witcher series), iD Software (DOOM (2016)), and Psyonix (Rocket League).
Noclip’s newest project looks to be one of their most anticipated pieces yet, touching on the impact and importance the series had on their lives since it first launched 20 years ago. A plethora of industry members, from developers to media, to modder and so much more, have been interviewed for the project, including Cory Barlog (Creative Director at Sony Santa Monica; Game Director on God of War (2018)), Geoff Keighley (Creator of the Game Awards), along with many of the staff involved with the original Half-Life mod of Counter-Strike.
While there has not been a release date revealed for the full length documentary, hopefully the trailer indicates that production on the project is well underway and nearing completion. For more information on Noclip, head over to their official website, and to find out how you can support this and more of their crowdfunded projects, visit their Patreon page.
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