In this campaign you will visit the fictional city of Dawn, visit Anna's house, and of-course arrive at a carefully recreated Crossroads mall where an ever charming CJ will send you on a wild zombie hunt with custom created events and crescendo's optimized for a fast paced left 4 dead experience.

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In these videos, we show you an updated teaser and some footage from chapter one.

Posted by StephanBotha on May 12th, 2009

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Daystranger May 12 2009, 10:53am says:

Scenery is very well done.
Great job!
Definitely I'll play this with my friends as soon its released.

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Mkilbride May 12 2009, 11:23am buried:


So you've basically done nothing. Awesome. It's incredibly hard to rip video clips and sounds from a movie. Bravo.

Glad this will never get released.

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PierreOfTheFrench May 12 2009, 11:29am replied:

Some sounds and video was from the movie but it was meshed VERY WELL together with footage of the mall which looked amazing might I add. It was well done, looked good, and looks fun. The second video showed how it follows the movie... So to say he's done NOTHING is ignorant and you, in fact, are retarded!

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Lucífer May 12 2009, 11:44am replied:

haha... what? Silly one. =p

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Capn_Sharkbait May 12 2009, 12:29pm replied:

If you had a brain you'd have noticed the map? The whole map? and the inside of the mall, interesting notion of nothing you have. Just an opinion here but maybe you shouldn't critise other's work when it's fantastic.


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petemyster May 12 2009, 1:11pm replied:

Although the work is fantastic, I do wish he stayed closer to the movie. The castle for instance, made me doubtful, or the house, which clearly isn't anything like that. All that is small details though, its an artistic view on the movie :p The mall looks perfect, and I can't wait for this.

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MuffinSoldaat May 12 2009, 12:51pm replied:

You sir, deserve a punch in the face.

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Cpl.Cookie May 12 2009, 1:16pm replied:

I can't possibly understand the logic behind that comment.

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MrTambourineMan May 12 2009, 1:53pm replied:

Remember moty awards? BTW I disagree with Mkilbride...

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Noesis_Interactive May 12 2009, 2:39pm replied:

Ummm.....did you even watch the videos?

Did you notice the part about the mapping? Like, the whole video about the mapping?

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Otreum May 12 2009, 7:41pm replied:

*sniff sniff* I smell....Jealousy.

what's funny is that guy will be one of the first people to jump on the bandwagon to play the map when it's out, hehe :P

Anyway, this look fantastic, Darth_brush, this is exceptional work, I'm really looking forward to play this.

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chief343 May 12 2009, 9:34pm buried:



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lolwulf May 18 2009, 12:20am replied:

chief your a ******

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BanMePlease May 15 2009, 4:07pm replied:


You're an idiot. Stop trolling and take your retarded *** elsewhere. Obviously you have no idea how much has been done and how close they are to release. They're basically just waiting for the SDK now.


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lolwulf May 18 2009, 12:17am replied:

2 words AW-SOME

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w1ngzer0 May 12 2009, 11:59am says:

Good presentation! Love the trailers. Is the L4D SDK out?

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LongBottom May 12 2009, 12:01pm says:

Way too many pitch black areas. You can disagree (not that I'd care) but lighting will always be cast (or 'bounced) on some where from somewhere, even just dimly. But you have tons of big pitch black areas, really unnatural.

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Galatan May 12 2009, 12:48pm replied:

i think the city part has too much lights on. doesn't seem overrun and abandoned.

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skullshaper May 12 2009, 12:30pm says:

great mapping, very well done

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gpm May 12 2009, 12:39pm says:

I liked it ^^

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DOLBYdigital May 12 2009, 1:11pm says:

First video trailer was really good. Great job mixing the live action video with clips from your mod. Really got me amped for the mod and I never even saw the movie :)

The second video was a nice way to introduce some of the main sections of your map and I liked the static cameras. Lighting does seem to be a tricky situation for L4D but I like what I saw so far. Sure it may look a little 'unrealistic' but I have a feeling that it plays better than if you made the light more realistic. Can't wait to play this one!

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INtense! May 12 2009, 1:17pm says:

sorry to be a pain but can we please get these on moddb :D

would like to see em!

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awesomepossum May 12 2009, 2:52pm says:

Very Nice, totally on par with valves work, If they don't offer you a job when you finish, I will be quite surprised.

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bomblol May 12 2009, 4:46pm replied:

Why would they offer him a job? There are thousands of great source mods. There certainly aren't thousands of modders working at valve...

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Daystranger May 14 2009, 2:00am replied:

If VALVe offered job to any "better than average" mapper...

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pvt.Johnson May 12 2009, 10:05pm replied:


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Dra6o0n May 12 2009, 3:03pm says:

I wonder if someone will port this map over when they mod L4D sdk to have a zombies only feature (no special infected) and maybe have a infection system or something like that...

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bomthret May 12 2009, 5:22pm says:

Hows the performance on these maps? Is it about the same as vanilla maps?

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BuZZeR May 12 2009, 6:36pm says:

Awesome video! Good job!

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Jesternz08 May 12 2009, 10:24pm says:

Nice work, looks really high quality.

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REforever101 May 12 2009, 10:30pm says:

cool. but you realize, its the 1st of july, not the 1th of july. unless you meant the 11th

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death_fly May 13 2009, 12:59am says:

Great looking map, love the Johnny Cash :)

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Klammy May 13 2009, 6:14pm says:

Are you waiting for the SDK?

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Terminal58 May 13 2009, 8:11pm says:

Wasn't really impressive mapping it was like an average mapper working for a month on something

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foxhole2 Jun 21 2009, 10:18pm says:

good job on the map, but jesus ******* christ ppl hate you, so many trollers bitching about your work ,well they can suck my **** and call me sally,good job man

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cadoangelus Jun 26 2009, 8:20pm says:

will this be playable with other people? or only single player?

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Piraya! Aug 17 2009, 7:11am says:

Ooooh, release it now! I wanna play! :D :D :D

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