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。）
I completely agree with your father. However, suggest to him to try and play the games himself so he can make a more informed opinion. Game ratings these days are ridiculous and are rarely accurate. This means pg-13 would be viewed as rated R back when I was a kid but others would be rated pg-13 and are now rated M. Quite confusing.
Lets just say, not a day goes by without their being progress on ZP:S :)
Welcome to planet Earth. If you're just now seeing a pattern between Holidays and themes that fit the day, I suggest getting out more :)
"Not only that but at least 25 children came to my door asking for candy!" *shock!*
The thing is-
1. Contributions while welcome may not always fit the style/quality of the mod they were donated to.
2. A zombie "skin" still requires someone to build a character model for it. Unless you suggest using HL2 models which is not acceptable :)
3. Don't worry you'll see some new stuff soon.
Still have active servers mind you not nearly as active as before and actually had a game today.
Personally the only thing I see in common with L4D and ZP:S is they stole my PipeBomb design (honored i'm sure) and Zombies. They may have taken ideas from many similar games and mods but it is a completely different game. We didn't even break a sweat *shrugs*
Keep your eyes open.
Sorry to hear the sad news. I know you and the rest put a lot of hard work into it while still contributing to the community. Hit me up on MSN when you get a chance.
Sshhhhh it's a secret :P
Actually just posted news informing those interested that for the most part we've been quite busy with ZPS and that patience is appreciated.
*Zombie Panic will be released late 2009 thanks to WhiteKnightz reminding the team of BF1942... We'll spend the next year flying stukas*
Kidding of course :P heh seems ppl are getting excited o.o
Thanks for hanging in there. We've had a lot of new media but I keep holding off for specific stuff I want to show and that should be soon. We are nearing a release (said this before and still mean it now heh) so try and be patient with us. There hasn't been a single day where things weren't progressing.
L4D is a mix of every popular Zombie Game/Mod. It reminds me more of Resident Evil than Zombie Panic. Like I said on many occasions it is not Zombie Panic and will play completely different. It would be stupid to rush things now just because both games have Zombies. I can however think of a few other mods that should be concerned but not Zombie Panic. With that said, expect some exciting new media soon.
ZP Development Team
We've never once stated when we 'will' release the mod. Nor have we promised anyone anything. We did estimate an Early 2007 release and obviously did not release early 2007 but we are still confident in a 2007 release. Don't go putting words in our mouth or pretend to have knowledge that even we on the Development team do not. There is NO official release date nor has there ever been. You start paying my teams bills and I'll give you a definite release date, until then be quiet and wait patiently like everyone else.
All I can say is half a decade ago I felt the the same way as you do. We will do our best to release as soon as possible without sacrificing quality. Though honestly I'd rather make people wait than half their first/last impression a bad one :) But not to worry, I'm not saying it won't be released in the next few months but that we would do our best to get it out soon.
We posted a video awhile back. Mind you it was a testers sneak peak video but it was ingame. We have a complete team right now and everyone is working hard so you'll get a 2nd video soon enough when we are have time and feel the need for one. As for L4D and the other Zombie Mods. They are nothing like ZP:S so I'm not concerned. Different games with a similar theme.
ZP Dev Team
Sorry for the delay in response but been busy focusing on the site more than our ModDB profile. Just a lil update we will be posting a new media release soon.
Just recently we hired on
OkeiDo - PR (also handling new hires and doing a great job on that)
Sharzar - Animator (started work on a new rifle that will be posted soon)
Ree - Character Modeler (started work on a female survivor/zombie look forward to this)
A number of bugs have been resolve and features added.
We just added in a number of new weapons and cleaned up existing model issues.
Things are progressing very nicely but we still do not have a solid release date to give you. We will not make the mistake that so many other mods have done by releasing too early. The game is more than playable and looks great but you'll have to be patient.
ZP Development Team
Well we are too close to release to ever quit even if we wanted too so no one should be concerned (Yes believe the man behind the curtains). We've been focusing more on the work in house than the media this time as it always seemed to slow down work rather than boost it.
However be expecting new media soon as we feel we've been neglecting the community a bit.
ZP:S will definitely be released. Just have to be patient :)
Zombie Bots cannot hide in the dark. No bots.
As a matter of fact things are picking up. The lack of updates has been due to our PR guy (Myself) being extremely busy with a new kid on the way and a new job but development of Zombie Panic a HL2 Modification is still moving forward. Hope to show off some new animations, models, and screens here soon.
Thank you for your patience,
there was a problem with our host but it has been resolved and the site and forums are back up in working order. A few files are still being uploaded from our backup but shouldn't cause any issues. Look forward to updates on ZP:S development.
If we were dead why would we have posted media releases every month for the last couple months?
Zombie Panic Team Coordinator
They usually edit to fit front page news. But just wanted to say NightFall is looking great! Keep up the awesome work!
I'd just like to thank everyone for their support and others for their constructive critism. I'd like to answer some questions.
Q. When will ZP:S release?
A. We are very confident in a Q4 2006 release and are working on a date for announcement. You'll just have to be patient while we work on it. We would like to have our list of items done for the open beta release. Of course our work does not end there as we still have so much more to add but it will definately show the community the direction we are going and is already quite enjoyable and imho better then the original by far.
Q. Why so many Zombie Mods?
A. Well considering we are the original Zombie mod and that mod was experiement for Source it is only logical that we finish what we started. Hard to compare to other Zombie mods where most will never be released. However I am myself looking forward to a few of them as I am a big Zombie fan.
Q. Where are the coffee beans?
A/Q. What coffee beans?
Keep a look out on future news and media.
Well it most likely has to do with the fact that Zombie Horde was released for play. NMRiH is still busy working on a playable version for their testing team and until they turn out the proper AI have some of the same issues that Zombie Horde has (basic CS bots). NMRiH looks great when you look at the Media selection but until everything is in game and people are able to see it in play I doubt it will receive a better score or atleast i'd be suprised if it did. Same goes for all unreleased mods including my own Zombie Panic: Source :P
It's hard to keep up with you people but the shoes were already tasked to be cleaned up. They aren't as bad as you make em out to be considering the style but due to complaints on the survivors matching shoes we decided last month to work on it. Should see an update soon.
He's standing on a rail stuck in the default melee pose which while there is no crowbar would be for the crowbar. Animations are being replaced with custom work.
Replacing everything with custom content including animations and poses.
The shoes are already being worked on for both Survivor/Zombie.
Sent you an Email to your freefbo account.
ZP:Source Development Team
If you'd like to be a playtester it's best to be an active member on our IRC channel at #Zombiepanic on irc.gamesurge.net as well as on our Forums. I see that you have in fact joined the forums, cheers. We currently aren't recruiting for PT's but that may change soon.
Yes it is a Kukri machete thus why I labeled a machete and not knife. But always a pleasure for those who try to educate.