A fan-made remodel aims to attract the enigmatic businessman nearer to the original game’s look.
Half-Life’s G-Man has ever been a small uncanny valley. A straightforward, stone-faced businessman for whom the action of speaking human words appears to bring great distress. But in an effort to redesign the interdimensional businessman, one fan’s remodel has crossed the line to entirely creepy.
3D modeller Gmadador submitted a bizarre new style for G-Man–one based on his debut appearance in the original Half-Life. Here is how he seemed back in 1998, such as circumstance.
And here’s Gmadador’s redesign, all of smooth-skinned and menacing. It is certainly a departure from Valve’s own Half-Life 2 upgrade (or his recent”cool uncle” appear in Half-Life: Alyx) to our appropriate pal, veering away from photorealistic pores to a sleeker, more strange appearance reminiscent of XCOM’s Thin Men.
While it brings me profound discomfort to see a familiar Half-Life face twisted this way, it is also a fascinating method to re-approach the personality. The artist has quite much honed in on G-Man’s more unknowable attributes, and it is interesting to imagine this approach applied across the Half-Life two cast.
As a bonus, the artist caught the newest version into one of G-Man’s infrequent HL2: Episode 2 looks –and while the gulf between his slimier rework and the bottom Valve versions is stark, your guy’s appearing creepy as ever. Perhaps even more so.
Our Andy K managed to chat using the True G-Man, Mike Shapiro, last year. But while he talked of the silent exhilaration of playing this enigmatic character, Andy wasn’t able to make him do the voice. Shame.