from hobbyist,
to building on a classic


Crowbar Collective is an independent game studio with developers all around the world. Crowbar started as the all volunteer team that made Black Mesa, an HD re-imagining of Half-Life 1. The team loves Half-Life, loves game design, and is committed to creating high quality content.

"I think a lot of people thought Half-Life: Source was going to be an HD remaster," he says. "In actuality, it was a demonstration of how easily projects could be moved to the new Source engine." As a response to this, two teams—Leakfree and Half-Life: Source Overhaul Project—decided to create their own remakes around 2004. "But once they realised they were working towards the same goal, they merged and started the adventure that is now simply called Black Mesa." - PC GAMER