My name is Dec Doyle. I'm currently the Lead Programmer over at Monochrome LLC working on our first release title Contagion, coming 2013. Most people know me for my first initial projects The Mortewood Plaza (On-Hold Until 2014) and 1187.
I don't see how sneaking is trying too hard? It works fantastic in our Hunted gamemode, maybe not in the Extraction mode were the houses are being swarmed. And I don't see how the animations are even related to that but yeah, they are robotic, they are also not the ones we recorded in our motion capture studio a while back. They will be in before the release, so we kinda can blame that on beta stage.
And the "dev footage" is recorded from demo files, hence the slightly glitchy nature, game doesn't lag or skip, there are people showing livestreams of the game full of zombie hordes and no strange lag.
And if you HAD actually seen game play, then some of your points would be moot, no random lag skips in the animations on there and I've seen plenty of people use sneaking to bypass zombies in the Hunted game mode, if you shoot, you give-away your position. Simple.
But yeha, I'm sorry that the levels look flat and boring to you, and I'm sorry that clearly graphics are absolutely everything for you.
I did? How so? Where did I claim I was high and mighty? I wanted to make a project that I loved and knew I could. The project then got me to better places, so I took them opportunities and set them as priority. When they are done I'll return to this project. So what is your point?
For now. It say's it right there in the message.
Your point exactly?
For now, means at this current stage, I'm going to bring it back once I have free time after Contagion is released.
Yeah, moving onto bigger and better things makes me a failure.
Unlike you, who makes a profile for the sole purpose of posting this one comment. Haha.
Hello random person with no knowledge or facts or anything. You are correct. Apart from the fact you are wrong that is..
This has had no development, yeah No More Room In Hell almost seemed to die off, now it's back and its better than ever, full release will not be something to miss. End result is that it WILL be finished and released.
Can you tell me were I said it would be released? I would like this fact please.
As for Contagion, what we have shown to the public is not even close to the current state of the game, so how on earth would you know?
So next time before coming here to string a load of ******** on those people who do come here, how about get your facts straight and maybe like, not comment at all.
Mod is not dead, it's just not currently in major development. People must understand that it was a personal project that I hoped to finish, but bigger and better projects and opportunities came to me. I'm in University right now, once that's finished I'll have time to return to this, maybe a custom engine or something fancy, or whatever the best version of Source that is out at that time.
I believe I'm a judge. And i'm tough. I only enjoy stories that contain sharks or shark type objects being used as weapons.
I also haven't touched 1187 since release. Personal life and mostly University second year game developers project is hitting hard. Making a game from scratch is difficult, been working on it since last September until May. Summertime is when i'll continue fully on Mortewood. This may be put on IndieDB and should explain what I've been up to.
The website is down because it was terrible anyway. The mod will never die, it may take a lot longer than expected and people will moan and claim that they have waited to long and no longer want it, but on release I can guarantee in the future they will take back what they said and thought.
After de-trolling my page I decided I should actually comment and explain some things.
When reading a comment of mine, ensure the name is "dec1234" and not "dec1235". The second user is just some random troll with nothing better to do.
Right, so I basically have to mention that this mod is NOT DEAD. At all. It's being worked on every now and again, mostly all coding wise. So nothing I can update and show off at all.
I have been so busy in the last months with new projects, finishing 1187, being ill, university, university game development project and a whole load of personal life stuff.
Mortewood is scheduled to continue full development sometime in the early new year.
And thanks to all those who voted, even though I can't win anything or have done anything to deserve it this year haha.
Such an awesome concept. Really looking forward to one day giving this a play. Heck, im excited for your next video!
Keep up the good work.
This is an interesting concept, but in all honesty I know that myself and everyone that I know would never consider using this over the simplicity of just being organised.
If someone is not organised, for them to decide to one day organize or find files, loading a mod and sorting everything in a 3D cluttered environment is the last thing they would ever do.
Kudos on the attempt at being original, but its kinda pointless and I can see yourself wasting your own and everyone else's time. :(
Yeah sorry about not having that on initial release haha.
We didn't have a sound artist.
And we forgot how picky some people are.
We also forgot that without good modeled weapons to aid the graphics, a mod is un-impressive. It is after-all. All about graphics...
I didn't remove the easter eggs. Read it.
Easter eggs get removed from that current game session if you turn on Nolip...
Might as-well laugh, instead of insulting this troll.
Check key binds.
All bugs you mentioned in the graphics paragraph have been fixed. This review is VOID.
Good good. Should shut a few people up now. :P
But no seriously guys, I hope this patch helps.
Taken me a day straight of solid coding, but worth it. :)
It seems we really need to get this new update out. Melee combat is 100% fixed. And the viewbobbing. Which as always been able to be toggled off, now has the command in the menu telling you what to turn off.
But yeah, I hope you re-review out mod after our first patch. Which seems to fix ALL the things you mentioned in your review. Then what will you critique? I wish to know so I can fix that before this patch hahah!
Find them all and congrats. Can't wait to see who is the first person to get them all. A truly awesome gift will be given to the first person to get them all and prove it to me.
In what way was that comment directed to you...
If you look at how the comments are indented you can clearly see that my commented was directed at "DemAnemat". What with him knowing people on moddb, yet being online for 1 second. He is clearly a second or duplicate an account.
The comment for you, was the one right underneath yours, expressing the fact that you're a nothing but a troll.
Also. You say im not worth the time. But you have put two comments on my page, trying to insult me...
Says someone who clearly has just created a duplicate account just to troll me. Get a life.
And it seems that so do the trolls.
Play the crashcourse. It's for John only.
Nobody actually cares what you think. Like... At all.
I only read this because I know you, but how lame do you have to be to blog about the "fanaticism" of Moddb. Why not do everyone a favor, leave and just not come back. You have been banned so many times, you complain about the site yet you come back. You seriously have no life at all.
And to answer the overall question. No matter what YOU say. YOU as in yourself, not anyone. IT IS ALWAYS A PUT DOWN. People respond to your comment as bad because it is YOU. I cannot emphasize that fact anymore.
We are not stupid and you just look pathetic making this little blog post trying to look like the victim here, when all the comments and negativity to your simple looking constructive criticizing comment are because we know the true meaning behind you and everything you say.
You're truly just pathetic and it amuses us all.
Is this dead?
I'm assuming you're talking about my PC?
I have water cooling, you honestly think I wouldn't take that into account? :S
How you know English looks written when work with image on file with eyes?
Haha this is not my whole room. This is just the corner were I have my PC and countless trash.
This is looking awesome!
Looking brilliant as always! Looking forward to this demo release! :)
Is this serious?
Never played fallout.
You can edit a post within 5 minutes you know, no need to post twice.
And no, I am having a crossbow already but not mixed with a pistol...
So many people requested that, but I have something better.
Oh, cool thanks!
And I have zombies, ill do them later.
Hehe thanks a bunch dude!
Thank you :)
Yes. Yes they will! :)
Yeah I may actually have to optimise it a little!
LOL, that gave me a good laugh haha!
You mean Afnopo the dude who just got banned for treating another user on this site like crap? :S
Me and him had a few arguments a while back and stuff was said but we got it all sorted. This is old news and pretty much everyone who cares, knows about it. Plus I have never said this to a "Fanboy". Afnopo is hardly proof as he was never a fan.
Thanks for your concerns but if somebody has a problem with me after reading this who thinks I threaten people then they should send me a message and I will justify everything for them.
I will end this now before it turns into an argument. Stop trying to sabotage me in everything I say and do. People do NOT care about me they care about the mod. This pod cast was about that. So stop trying to try make people hate me for no reason, people have better things to do. Unlike you.
I will end this here. Thanks anyway and I am glad you enjoyed the Podcast!
For the last time please read through what I said above. No ban system is in Mortewood. Thanks.
No lawyers will be sent after me haha.
Please read what I said. Banning is only ever used in the Live steam to force people to read my FAQ. Any system like that in mortewood basically ONLY allows me and a few other members to play the mod. It is a protection code not a ban code.
Can you note the part in my comment were I mentioned using fear? There is no ban code only protection for my own mod which I feel is a legit reason for this type of code.
Thanks for having your concerns though, I should probably mention what I said here somewhere else.
I believe they are referencing to times when they are no obeying the rules in the live feed. I ask of one rule and that is to read my FAQ. People who disobey this rule are banned for 5 minutes and linked to the FAQ so they have a sec to actually read what I asked. Then they are free to return.
Still I don't see how these people could prove this. The ban system is extra protection from leaks as I mentioned before.
Did I say that in the podcast? :S
Also I do not have a banning system implemented and I do not have peoples steam ID's touched, therefore it is not illegal in any sort. You are judging this on information you lack. I have code in the mod at the moment that only allows select users to play the mod. This is protection for the mod in case of leak. I can name a few mods that have this so it is not illegal in development stages.
I am legally not allowed to edit peoples Steam ID's or use this to ban them. There are other ways of doing this outside the engine but at the moment please do not try to pick things out to say when you lack information and proof of ANY of it.
Thanks and yeah the Podcast went very well. Apologies about the audio though.
Hahah, too right!
The reference image I collected to make the texture was completely bare like this and had an US flag on it. Which I removed.
I am going to leave it like this thanks.
I do. I sure do.
Haha the clue is in the sauce! :D
Thanks mate and I would be angry too, being dead and in a gay suit! :D
Haha cool thanks, ill think about it!
Too right man! :D
Haha brilliant to hear man!
I bet it was a laugh and I bet you wish you could shoot someone with the bow... Maybe a zombie? :P
THANK YOU so much for not using terrible RnB hip hop rap crap for the racing game.
Rock really gets you pumped up, just look at NFS Hot Pursuit 2, that had rock then the later games went really **** and lame!
Awesome work, seriously!
Haha i had thought of that, but decided on having duel axes instead! :P
What the hell is the point?
This mod cant be playable or anything its just a mess and you wasting your modding talents.
Oh yeha man, such a fun little thing to stick in a zombie mod! :D
Haha i missed off the following:
And some more, due to i lost the textures when my PC broke. :(
I don't even find that funny.
"1995duncan1995" please Ma'am learn to read and develop some form of a brain. Its amazing you found you way to this website, or even got onto your web browser.
Good good! :D
Haha yeah, not sure why i uploaded it, just was curious if anyone else got this.
No problems, i reply to everyone! :D
Great work Dave yet again! :D
Cheers, not for a while mate sorry!
Too right man!
Thanks thanks ^^
And you see that description? Please give it a read man i haven't fixed the scope yet.
Just makes sense to me.
Hehe glad you like it!
Haha yeah pretty funny.
All your comments seen to be quotes.
Thanks, so are you! :)
Haha yeah! :D
Wow, clever a zombie mod, with zombies is somewhat like Left 4 Dead!
Yupp, and i count that as a good thing.
Hehe thanks, glad you like it!
Haha thanks ill think about it, if not it will be basic C4! :D
Oh yeah i know that kind, i was thinking of laser ones! :P#
Plus sticking a grenade to a zombie face is different than setting a trap, you have no time, its stick and run!!!.
Well a trip mine wouldn't work as it is only a fragmentation grenade, it has no sensors or anything.
I al having a standard trip mine weapon, but it is non-associated with this weapon.
Sweet! Go me then! :P
Awh, cheers bud! :D
Haha, that "Jizzed in my pants" song was funny.
I wouldn't say "finally", its been like 5 days haha.
Hehe thanks, im actually considering making a game mode and a few levels based on the teleport gun! :D
Cheers man, that means a very lot thanks! :)
Hopefully this video will show people the real progress of the mod!
Oh hells jeah man!
I wonder... With a haircut, a hevsuit and some thicker lens', Ben Truman could pull off a full Gordon Freeman look! Seriously!
Awesome interview as well guys!
Hehe, thanks man!
That means allot! :)
Yupp, recorded the sounds myselff, 100% perfect quality to add the extra nice effect to the game! :D
Wow thanks dude, and if you can find a way, then you can do what you like to the image! :P
And yeah, steam works would be cool, but for now im sticking to my little custom achievements! :D
I assume that is good?
Haha thanks :P
The quality, as most people cant figure out on their own, is nothing to do with the quality itself, its the compression on uploading to Moddb.
The bad itself is VERY detailed, i added bump scratches all over it that are visible, and it is shiny.
Hahah thanks :D
And yeah man, large weapon gallery is just soo fun :)
HAHAHA well anyway, the more you know :D
Thanks man :)
Ive got rid of the invisible zombie bug in the new engine, as for killing like ones with this weapon.. You can :D
Haha good good!
Well im still in debate, i was thinking of having multiple, but im considering just having one zoom, ive been testing it today in college and its all gone well with just one zoom level :)
Thanks man :D:D
Never used them before, not sounding like it worth it either.
HAHAHAH Yeah man!
Hopefully ill get some more eye candy so we can play round in college :P
Or ill just finish that mini gun :D
Love the classic style. Brilliant work!
Actually scares me its that good :)
Yupp, all custom!
Would be a little weak, and too hard to animate the physics of a mouse to be real honest :(
Ugh. You don't half post useless comments on old pictures.
Well no, because he is just a fun player model for coop.
Hehehe thanks :)
Commenting crap on old videos. Nice job troll.
Haha its all about the effect :D
Thanks, ive finished the shader now, just need to get a pic ready soon.
Hands should not be anything but simple to compensate for all weapons :)
Yeah man! it almost works 100% :)
I considered that, till i relised how light and weak my phone is in rea life :P So not at the moment will i be able to hit with it sorry!
Yeah man! i love the coffee cup idea :D
And the keyboard im unsure about because of ZP:S
Just going make a darker, more realistic metallic texture, that's only if i decide not to remove it completely from the game. :)
I know thanks :D
Not being modest, but i think it is really fun, and that makes me proud to be real honest :)
Hope you enjoy :)
Im being serious here.
Is this a joke?
No offence but this is well... Terrible.
Ahhhh ok i understand :D
Thanks for the reply!
Yeah the kids are done now :)
Yeah i can see were you are right with the news thing, and pray did it so i might be able to get away with it.
You say you are sick of people making zombie children? WHEN have you ever seen anyone propsose this until now, and how an i proposing something that is impossible to code? they are just another model over the zombies only smaller and make creepier noises and do a little less damage, its not like im going to have it so they can peel bits of skin off themeselvs, hold your character down and force feed him the skin or can use the AI to decide were you will be in 6 hours of gamplay and ambush you when you are not facing a door or something insane...
Explain were else have you heared of zombie kids?
Zombie mods and games are completely differnt and all in their own section, e.g. its like saying that all FPS games will be pointless when crysis comes out or somethnig for example.
Left 4 Dead is amazing but still missing alot, and its mainly a Co-op game. Also its a completly new game not a mod.
How can you say all zombie mods are bad when you havent played or seen them all.
Also their is not a hundred zombie mods, more like 30 with only 15 still being worked on.
Lastly a little thing called Grammer will go a long way.
That Is Totally Insane :O
But I Imagine Would Be Good When Finished!
Random Ideas Is Always Good!
Keep Up The Good Work! :)