“All you can remember in a fuzzy haze is everything going wrong in the test chamber. You remember getting out and overhearing a transmission saying some soldiers have come in and are killing everyone and that some scientists and security guards have got hold of a hanger and a plane. They are waiting for more people to come. You then walked on and you can remember a big explosion and the roof caving in then nothing…………”
“The story takes place in Russia at the secret plant called “Object E7” or “Black Star” at the same time as the unexpected consequences at Black Mesa. G-Man was planning to organize three incidents of portal opening originally.
First one – at Black Mesa Complex. Second one – at Black Star plant. The third place is unfortunately unknown. But thanks to the fact that the cascade resonator at Black Star was out of order, the planned incident didn’t take place there.
Object E7 is a laboratory complex researching anomalous materials and organisms. Its academic adviser is Dr.Victor Shmurghe. He has connected directly with G-Man. The protagonist is a political prisoner who was moved from a jail to Object E7. His main purpose was to test a prototype of the new protection suit H.E.V.5000. But he could escape during usual testing by chance.”
Starting in a small office you must keep moving in the hope of finding an escape route.
Moving forward is actually the hardest part in this mappack, as you way is contantly blocked and you must solve the “puzzles” to move on.
A series of short missions, each with its own gameplay style.
A tactical assault, a box-moving puzzle area, a parachute drop, another tactical assault and finally an arena-style mission.
It’s tough, so be prepared for a difficult 30 minutes of playing.
Caught in some sort of temporal and dimensional gateway, you must use logic and care to escape.
What seems obvious at first may not be what you think it is.
Your world is about to get turned upside down and inside out!
You play a scientist going about his day as Black Mesa suddenly becomes infested with aliens.
Find any weapons you can and try to reach the surface.
Watch out for enemies, they come from all around you!
You play an engineer, surprise, surprise, who is going about his job when suddenly….
Upon Waking up, you need to escape and of course, being an engineer you are highly trained in crawling through air vents etc.
Follow the scientists instructions and good luck.
The NewBlackMesaVille theme was pretty simple: Create a map with the feel of Black Mesa but try to make it seem new with new textures or just interesting layout.
This map was the only entry into the NewBlackMesaVille mapping competition. A few others promised to send entries, but circumstance got in the way. They all promised to release their work at some point in the future.
I have included more screenshots than I would normally for a map this size, because I took a good look around and wanted to record all the intersting points.
Be warned, there is no “actual” combat.