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Codename: Dead Bird (CDB) is a singleplayer total conversion for Crysis. CDB puts the player into
the Iraq War and focuses on intense modern infantry combat in urban and desert environments.

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1 comment by -=Horst=- on Feb 6th, 2011

Hey everyone, Today I'm having a contest for your guys. But first off I'd like to thank ea-ct for providing those awesome prizes!

We're launching this contest the give everyone, a chance to contribute to our mod! The contest is about designing a concept for our HUD and/or main menu.
Of course here we don't await a highly polished wonderful looking peace of concept art here. This is because we want to reward the best ideas and not only the person with the best drawing skills. (Obviously a good looking peace of art is a plus compared to a concept done in paint ;))

Contest Assignments:
We're trying to create a minimalistic HUD, so we probably won't use a health/stamina bar, mini-map and a display of the currently selected weapon (you're having the weapon in your hands anyway...). But since it's hard to create something innovative on such small place and we don't just want to copy existing minimalistic HUDs we need your help to create this last small but important part of our HUD.
Suggested HUD contents:
· Bullet/Mag count
· Currently selected grenade and grenade count
· Current fire mode (semi/full auto, grenade or rocket)

Main Menu

We'd like to show something innovative and new in the menu, but we didn't yet have that awesome idea we need for it. So if you're having some really nice ideas for our main menu in mind this is for you!
Menu Points we need are:
· New Game
· Load Game
· Settings
· Credits
· Exit

How exactly this stuff looks is up to you!

Submission starts today!
Submission ends with the release of the Crysis 2 PC demo we all are waiting for! (I hope Crytek doesn't take up too much time with this)

You can submit your entre via Make sure to include contact data (preferably MSN, Skype or ICQ) so we can contact you.

We're currently having the following stuff in our prize pool, but we might get some more stuff and therefore we haven't yet decided which winners get which package.
1x Crysis 2 "I <3 NY" Shirt
2x Crysis keyholder
1x Crysis cardigan
2x Crysis Mousepad
1x Crysis Cap
1x Crysis lanyard

If you take part in the contest you agree that Dark Dust Studio is allowed to use your work in the Codename: Dead Bird modification.
If your work will be used in the mod, you will be mentioned in the credit. (If you do not wish to be listed, you have to clarify this before. By default every work will be credited)
The Contest submission will start on 6 of February and will end at the day the Crysis 2 PC Demo is being released. Send in your work to . If your work is bigger than 8mb, please notify us before and you will get a place where can upload the work.
Be sure to mention at least one address where we can reach you. Email-Address, ICQ number, Skype- or MSN- address. And it is recommend to add a nickname/name for crediting.

Wanna help some more?
If you want to contribute us besides this contest you may consider applying for a position on our team. Information about this can be found in our Open Possitions Thread:

Related Links:
-Crymod Forum Thread: Codename: Dead Bird
-ModDB Profile: Codename: Dead Bird
-Steam Group: Codename: Dead Bird
-Twitter: Dead Bird Devs
-YouTube Channel: Codename: Dead Bird
-Website: Codename: Dead Bird

-Dark Dust Studios

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rishabh005 Jan 23 2010, 12:46am says:

Awesome, I love this mod and I am tracking this since the first media update :P It's very nice to see people who frequently update their stuff. like you..In moddb there are so many people who leave their mod and go away and we keep waiting for an update.. :P
Anyways, I'e a few suggestions..

Add more weapons.. like Scar, a Mossberg etc.
One more attachment is necessay, An assault scope! I love guns with Scopes :P
I don't know if it's necessary. Add more blood... XD

That's all !

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N8boy Creator
N8boy Jan 23 2010, 5:35am replied:

Thanks for your feedback.
We have a assault scope:

The well known ACOG ;)

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rishabh005 Jan 23 2010, 7:42am replied:

Awesome, Thanks but.. how come they are not in the trailer ..? :(
Nice job guys...

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N8boy Creator
N8boy Jan 23 2010, 11:46am replied:

Because we didnt show every thing there just a small piece

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destroy3r3 Jan 22 2010, 6:37am says:

It looks a lot like Black Hawk Down...

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Darthlex Jan 20 2010, 10:47am says:

Meh .. That's such a waste of a really good sarcastic joke, you know? .. I was like totally hoping you'd fail so we could all go "Codename: Dead Mod" .. You completely spoiled it all by making brilliant work .. *sigh*


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Draconamon Jan 19 2010, 12:13pm says:

ach du meine güte
die entwickler von den mods auf die ich mit am meisten gespannt bin sind deutsche

leute ihr macht verdammt gute arbeit und wenn ihr es wagt eure mods sterben zu lassen dan komme ich zu euch nach hause und trete euch in den aller wertesten

keep working^^

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Maggintosh Jan 18 2010, 1:45pm says:

Wow, der Trailer sieht schon richtig stark aus, vor allem der Airstrike hat es in sich. Beobachte das Projekt nun schon ne ganze Weile und muss echt sagen, dass es immer besser wird. Sehr professionell und qualitativ hochwertig. Wünsch euch noch viel Glück damit und ich kanns kaum erwarten Dead Bird endlich anzuspielen.

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N8boy Creator
N8boy Jan 18 2010, 4:27pm replied:

Danke :) Wir werden probieren uns noch weiter zu verbessern ;)
Btw.: Deine Mod ist auch sehr gut

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FelipeFR Jan 17 2010, 9:10pm says:

Top quality... Top f****** profissional quality. GREAT WORK GUYS!

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alesi08(swe) Jan 17 2010, 3:10pm says:

i love the cod4 remaked maps :)

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Sgt.Nukez Jan 16 2010, 6:12pm says:

This is looking absolutely brilliant!

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destroy3r3 Jan 16 2010, 4:19pm says:

This looks fantastic. I love Modern Warfare games. I will be waiting for news anxiously...

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