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Gordon Freeman Needs Your Help?

Black Mesa developer Crowbar Collective is looking for a new voice actor to voice Half Life researcher Dr. Eli Vance.

The announcement comes via the official Black Mesa forum, and suggests that they are looking for anyone who can impersonate the original voice actor and Big Fish star Robert Guillaume – and it could be you.

“The ideal applicant will provide dry recordings from a dead room. I know that sounds gross, so let me clarify,” says lead developer Ben "BlackStamp" Truman.

“A dry recording is a recording with no added effects. We are more interested in your performance than your audio mixing skills. A dead room is a quiet, echo-free recording space. No reverb, street sounds, roommates, hisses or hums in the background.”

Dr. Eli Vance

Of course, you’ll have to use your own recording equipment but once your done you should send an email to with an outline of the equipment you used, your availability, the files/links of your Black Mesa recordings, and, if available, files/links for any past voice acting work.

“We hope this opportunity will bring in a lot of talented actors, so please understand that we will not be able to respond to every application. We'll let you know when we want to hear more,”
Truman added.

The development team also linked a number of original snippets from Guillaume’s work on the Half Life series which you will be required to replicate [below].

“Gordon, you're alive! Thank God for that hazard suit. I'm afraid to move him and all our phones are out. Please get to the surface as soon as you can and let someone know we're stranded down here. You'll need me to access the retinal scanners. I'm sure the rest of the science team will gladly help you.” – Dr. Eli Vance.

If you don’t think you can quite pull it off, the team is also looking for someone to voice a HECU (Hazardous Environment Combat Unit) Marine.

HECU Marine

Black Mesa is a third-party total remake of the original Half-Life, Valve Corporation's critically acclaimed debut title, on Valve's Source engine.

Last year, the developer confirmed that Black Mesa would be made available on Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam but in the meantime is available for free download here.

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