Black Mesa Half-Life Remake Headlines First Wave of Steam Greenlight Approvals


The first 10 indie titles to be “Greenlit” for worldwide digital distribution as part of the new Steam Greenlight program have been named, and it should come as no surprise that Black Mesa, the Source Engine mod remake of the original Half-Life, has come out at the top of the community’s most wanted list.

You can actually download Black Mesa this very moment from the project’s official website. It’s completely free to play, you just first need to have Source Sdk Base 2007 installed. It’s not available directly through Steam yet, but the plan is for the game to have stat tracking, achievements, and Black Mesa Death Match.

Other games given the community green light include: survival horror Half-Life mod Cry of Fear; first-person adventure game Dream; free-to-play MMO FPS/Strategy game Heroes & Generals; free-roam squad RPG Kenshi; retro point-and-click adventure McPixel; Source Engine survival horror mod No More Room in Hell; sandbox zombie survival game Project Zomboid; first-person sci-fi survival horror thriller Routine; and city building sim/RPG Towns.

I guess the Steam community likes survival horror games and Source mods.

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