No, it’s not a joke, and no, we don’t really hate mountains. “I Hate Mountains” is the name of a Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 campaign made by three French friends. Be aware that this campaign is built the Valve way, we are not trying to revolutionize anything, we just want to provide more content to this awesome game. The campaign is divided into five different maps, just like Valve did with their own campaigns in Left 4 Dead 1. The difference is that ours is entirely nature-oriented, there’s only a few building and most of the action takes place in outdoor environments, which is a challenge to build in itself. We also focused our development on offering a better re-playability by providing several long alternate paths in the levels that can totally change the way you play it.
This video trailer wasn’t really on our plans but we thought it would be unfair not to provide a bit of gameplay footage before the release, so we put this video together in a matter of three days including the recording and editing. It may not be the best video editing work ever, but we’re happy with the result because it really reflects the way the campaign plays. We hope you’ll enjoy it!
By the way, the music is the same Valve used on their Left 4 Dead 2 trailers back in 2009. At this time we dug it so much we decided to reuse it as a « clin d’œil » as we say in France. The track is Electric Worry from the album From Beale Street to Oblivion by Clutch. Check out their website.
Before anyone asks, yes, I bought their songs but no, we don’t have the right to use them on our trailer. We hope that as long as our project stays totally non-profit and non-commercial they won’t put us in trouble. We could be wrong, but at least we tried.