Monochrome LLC Founder & CEO but probably best known as being the Founder and Lead Developer of the very popular HL2 Modification Zombie Panic: Source. --- （。ㅅ。）
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Nicely done guys. Was hoping to hear more about "The Hunted Chronicles" but that aside I enjoyed the topic of discussion, the ZPS plug, and hearing what the PV team had to say :)
Indeed we plan to add quite a few more. Thanks :D
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Much appreciated, You guys are gonna love this upcoming patch :D
It's coming along nicely. Looks great. If I can find some spare time i'll do what I can to help.
Unfortunately you can't make everyone happy. This list is pretty solid.
I really can't wait to play. I'm a huge Sci-Fi fan and this looks to be more my type of game.
Speaking majority not all.
I really like the style and art direction.
"The list focuses on projects that have been pushed to the sidelines in a flood of constant media and news updates, yet merit some of their own time under the spotlight."
Nice selection. Looking forward to Infinity and The Hunted Chronicles!
Congrats guys :)
Thank ya big-big :)
They said Monday :)
Because it wasn't released during voting. Can't vote for an unreleased mod as a released mod. We released at the end of voting to make sure we didn't lie to our community and release in 2008 when we promised 2007 so we released last possible moment while still keeping our promise. The announcement was a month later.
This is true but I had to try :/ Though I find aliens a tad more creepy <.< >.>
I'm going to finish with this and be done commenting in this section.
1. Tributes to our favorite games and/or movies.
2. Additional story lines or parallel worlds to games/movies we enjoyed.
3. Simulations of real world conflicts which might be popular but doesn't mean its been done the same way before.
4. Unique and semi-original worlds from our own imagination.
5. Whatever we want to make.
For the most part we do this for ourselves but we also do it for the community and for no profit. Our mods are free to all but ourselves where we spend money maintaining our sites, forums, servers, etc and spend our weekends and free time after school/work to create something we want to play. We're grateful for those that support us and sites like ModDB that let our hard work shine. We didn't create these mods to win prizes and when we do it doesn't make our work any less valuable. I'm not a fan of Commercial title remakes but no one but the copyright holders have any say in this.
To all ModDB award winners since 2002 great work and congradulations! To all those mods who have never won an award. I look forward to playing your games and hope you enjoy mine, goodluck in 2008! Don't let anyone discourage you from creating your perfect world or in my case perfect nightmare.
Brian "Tatsur0" Comer
ZP Co-Founder/Lead Developer
Remember unpopular doesn't mean it's original, it just means... it's unpopular. I was sad to see however no Unreleased Indie game category this year as I was looking forward to Chris's "The Hunted Chronicles" which is really shaping up nicely. Need more voters to vote on multiple categories so quality Indie games like his don't get over looked.
No I don't mind that you call my ZOMBIE MOD a "zombie mod" as I stated previously. That's exactly what it is... Why would anyone be insulted by this? As for Zombie Panic being original and unique we were one of the first ever MP Zombie game/mods released and the first ever to introduce player controlled zombies. We have moved to source and just recently released our mod for the 2nd time, but that doesn't make our work any less original when it was ours to begin with whether or not others imitated the work. They Hunger, Zombie Panic, NMRiH, and D.E.A.D all got an early start and are the reason "Zombie Mods" are popular and are themselves quite original for when they started no one knew much of anything about Zombie Games besides a few classics. Something to be proud of and a rather sad attempt at an insult lol.
"In fact, since there are so many zombie mods and they wind up winning every year"
Seriously atleast research before you open your mouth, Zombie Panic: Source is the first ever Zombie mod to win one of these awards thus far and seriously there are hardly that many Zombie mods. Headcrab alien controlling a dead corpse is not a "Zombie Mod" that would be a"Science Fiction Mod".
I can't help that no one is interested in your mod, and just cause you call it "original" haven't read/seen anything original but not my point, doesn't mean its fun. Your mod is visually unappealing and sounds extremely boring. Unlike you I won't pretend to be the voice of everyone (which obviously you're not hehe) but I will say that you're making a fool of yourself by trolling. Should be proud of the work these modders have done, the time they spent on their mods when they could have been spending the time with their families, out with friends, or just relaxing. For some modding is a hobby, others a chance to get their foot in the door. You've already been corrected for falsely accusing 2 mods of "cheating" and/or breaking copyright laws. Stick your foot in it.
The reason this has always been a problem is that you want games that have no user base or community interest winning awards cause they got 3 votes and no one else cared to vote for anything but games they actual play and enjoy. Some variety couldn't hurt but you're always gonna argue "well my game is special" For example when we created Zombie Panic we were a unique and original mod then more and more zombie mods came out and while I love this cause I'm a fan of survival horror games our original idea is all of a sudden "another zombie mod" lol. And how do you decide what genre is what? I mean most people arguing over genre/variety in awards are pretty much your standard FPS HL2/UT2k4 mod with some gimmick like cellshading and cheesy hand to hand combat action. It's not a new genre its just done differently like every single FPS out there can claim. Sounds like an impossible task to split everything up and still be fair and have mods actually work for their awards. Rather than pleasing a small group of ppl. This year was a good year and I am quite happy with the results. Player choice should be that Player choice. Though I guess if possible some categories like
Players Choice Released/Unreleased (majority rule)-
Editors Choice (want to hear from the staff)-
but at the same time not dilute things. Categories need to be pretty open to allow enough competition in for the awards to matter.
"Cheat" Which was investigated and proven not to be the case. :) Thank you INtense! for the support and clearing these accusations :)
I can't prevent people from making false accusations. And I see nothing wrong with INtense or ModDB investigating said false accusations. But it doesn't change the fact that they are false accusations. So get your "facts" straight :) I have no problem saying that Intense used the wrong sentence in replying to those comments. Your trolling isn't gonna make your mod any better :/
That's called "slander" making up false accusations either based off rumor or out of spite and only proves that you're quite bitter. Again why waste ours and your time when you could be doing something productive or is it you're incredibly insecure and are lashing out as a means to vent or justify your insecurities?
You're welcome to assume what you want but I made my observation over the fact that you seem to be upset that people like these games (thus being chosen as top 10 by players) and that they're not completely original (as in they use themes that have been done before). I guess once it's been done there is no room for improvement, or that others can't make a version that fits their vision of it. As for calling my mod a Zombie mod... What else could you call it? City mod? Gun mod? I mean it has those too, where's the insult in that label? We started it so why shouldn't we improve on our own work?
Again i'm all for unique and original ideas (which I believe my mod is guilty of even if others imitate it) but your idea of what the modding community should do doesn't necessarily mean it's the right thing to do. And this Award show is just as legal as donations so take a deep breath and spend all this wasted energy on making your mod worth playing, instead of trying to discredit modders and their work. And seriously? Zombie mod? lol
Well to be perfectly honest it doesn't matter what the winners fall under as they were chosen by the majority of players "Players Choice". FYI Zombie Panic was the first MP Zombie mod and the first to include player controlled Zombies and other features that are only now popular with zombie mods. If you're bitter cause your mod or the mod you prefer wasn't placed, I don't see the point in complaining here or see what you're trying to prove.
I wish I could tell you that it's a problem with ZPS and that I knew how to fix it but it sounds like server issues or your connection to that specific server. Let me know after trying a couple servers in your area.
If there is a way, I wouldn't know how. This is a mod specifically made for the PC version of HL2 :)
Oh I don't mind. Just saying that Gmods Zombie mod and the CSS zombie mods are imitating our original concept and HL1 mod Zombie Panic. Which in a way is quite flattering :)
What exactly is original?
As for the multiple complaints on release day (the day before votes were finished) one mod said something stupid like "HAH not gonna release till you vote for us" which was QUICKLY corrected by every other ZP Developer there present for the release party. I had been up a good two days preparing for release. I made it clear I did not want anyone voting for ZPS that didn't want to vote for ZPS so don't let those who spread rumors take away our hard work :/