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  • Singleplayer Story, Multiplayer Deathmatch & Co-op!
  • Zombie, Lots and Lots of Zombies!
  • Custom Game Launcher!
  • Working Achievements!
  • Working Addons!
  • Over 78+ New Weapons!
  • Over 5 New Vehicles!
  • Planned 15-20 Action Packed Story Missions!
  • 6 New Singleplayer Gamemodes!
  • Over 30 New Maps!
  • Ability For User Created Content!
  • Many New Characters!
  • Brand New Sounds & Effects!
  • Over 8 New Types Of Zombies!
  • Awesome Soundtrack!
  • Many Secrets, Weapons and Upgrades!
  • And A Heck Lot More :)

Story In Development:
When Mortewood was chosen by the U.S. Government as the first town in America to receive a test for a cure for Cancer, named Project H.O.P.E, naturally the citizens were overjoyed. They thought of it as a blessing from God. But what happens if this so called ‘blessing' becomes a curse? What happens if the cure evolves into a much more terrifying disease? And what the hell are you supposed to do when you’re stranded inside a town full of hungry side effects? Commander Eric Slade will soon find out what happens when gene manipulation goes wrong, and what the consequences of playing God are. With the help of a massive arsenal of weapons, plenty of ammunition, and an old man wielding a shotgun, Slade will have to fight his way to survival and escape Mortewood before the town is ‘purged’. Oh, and did I mention there will be plenty of blood thirsty zombies, psychos bred by the horrors they have seen and the US Armed Forces to deal with as well?

Welcome to Mortewood, twinned with Hell.

Heterozygous dominate gene to change body genotype
Overproduction of Body cells restricted
Phenotype of the human body transformed
Evolution of the Human body

( HOPE = Name of the virus, beta)

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This is the first update in a long time. Too long actually.

But finally I've taken the time to explain well.. everything. Starting from the big bang, to evolution to eventually were we are now. Or about the mod?

Basically I announced I would be taking a break from the mod to work on 1187. 1187 was one of the most fun projects to work on, create and play and enjoy myself. As I spent time working on 1187 my university course was heating up, coming to the second year were shit was about to get real. So I wrapped up 1187 and took breaks from that project as-well.

My project in Uni was to create a game in groups, I took this very seriously as I wanted to put my best effort into the game and create a game from scratch, instead of a mod. So with 1187 coming to a releasable version, and my Uni project just starting I threw ALL my time into that. This project was a strain on modding as I has somehow managed to develop a much better social life, with new and old friends, a new girlfriend and life was just the most awesome. Then 1187 was released and I continued to have time only for my Uni project and my personal life.

This went on until about 8 months ago when I was approached by a new opportunity, to work on one of the greatest projects ever, with some of the greatest developers ever. It was something I could not pass up. So with Mortewood on the waiting list, 1187 and 1187 co-op on the list and my Uni project at the top of the list I decided to take on Contagion.

So since the last update I've left the 1187 team, Mortewood is just still there. I still show friends, do minor changes when I learn new things about the source engine but I've become a lot better at what I do. Making a game from scratch has taught me a lot of new things, things which I've applied to Contagion and will one day apply to Mortewood. But for now, along with starting a third year at Uni, social life and a small summer project I'm working on because it's something I've wanted to do for a long time (I won't get into this summer project just yet).

If the above was too much to read how about this: I'm sorry there have been no updates, no messages, no reasoning. This project means so much to me and I will never let it drop. In the future I will make it, whether it be a full game or mod of this version of the source engine or hopefully a newer one if Valve would be so kind haha. (Mortewood will ALWAYS be free)

So for those who've stuck around. Focus on Contagion, or my unannounced project when it gets announced. Mortewood will NEVER die. It just may take longer than you want before it's finished or released. But one day, it will be worth it.

I have toyed with the idea of releasing what I have now. But you will all be solely disappointed.

So well yeah. Let the insults flow in, It's hard to work on a project this size now with Uni and social and large projects like Contagion and I should have seen this coming, but in reality. How could I know i'd be so lucky in the future haha.

Thanks to all who stuck by and still have hope. It may be a long wait, but it will always be worth it. There are plenty of games coming out that will fill the void, Dead Island and Contagion should fill those gaps.

Thanks all, seeya laters! :)

1187 + Release = Mortewood Is Back!

1187 + Release = Mortewood Is Back!

5 years ago News 33 comments

One of my other projects that I am part of is now done. Check it out, become a fan maybe? And now Mortewood is going to be back in action!

The Mortewood Plaza - Upcoming Mod Of The Year!

The Mortewood Plaza - Upcoming Mod Of The Year!

5 years ago News 53 comments

The latest update, basically me saying thank you so much for the UMOTY votes. :)

The Mortewood Plaza - Merry Xmas & New Year Everyone!

The Mortewood Plaza - Merry Xmas & New Year Everyone!

6 years ago News 19 comments

Simple little Christmas update wishing you all a superb Christmas and near year. I love you all for the support over the past year!

The Mortewood Plaza - Development Status Update 1

The Mortewood Plaza - Development Status Update 1

6 years ago News 115 comments

This update is basically a much needed little development status update to inform you of all the updates in recent Mortewood history. This includes everything...

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eliteman357 Oct 2 2012 says:

I hope that this game gets brought back up again. I said alot of stupid things about the mod now but i take it back. Its not easy to make a whole game alone and have a bunch of people talk trash about it.

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Julez Aug 17 2012 says:

Lol some people on this site never cease to amaze me, don't matter what game the mods are for or what year/month i check the site there is always a bunch of people crying if a mod is not active or released in the time frame they want. And then have the nerve to speak down on the person contributing to the community yet if any of the whiners attempt to make a mod it is just ripped from somebody's hard work. Patience is definitely not their strong point.

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Braindawg Aug 20 2012 replied:

We've been waiting for 4 years, and there isn't even the slightest hope of this mod being in development still, wanna know why? because Dec took up another project, Don't keep hoping for this mod when it isn't even being looked at by the Developer currently. He's working on contagion, follow that.

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Braindawg Jul 26 2012 says:

stop putting your ******* time into this mod, put it into contagion, that's the only mod hes developing right now, leave this ******* mod its dead for now.

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DoctorCheese Jul 19 2012 says:

I'm amazed by how many ignorant, impatient idiots there actually are here on Moddb.

I'll support you no matter how long it takes, Dec. Just keep working when you have time :)

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JPC Jul 5 2012 says:

Keep up the great work when you can!

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skillz_kill Jun 7 2012 says:

I would be fine if he just released an as is version of the game, I just want to play it, I dont care if its done.

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DeadSamurai Aug 17 2012 replied:

Do you realize this mod is at least in Alpha and is highly buggy. Also be patient he's working on many things.

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Cnaff Jun 8 2012 replied:

Same! This is such a great mod and I miss all the updates D=!

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ChaoticAkantor May 31 2012 says:

I've been following this mod for a long time. It's not even shameful that the development has stopped for a couple of years at best, not in the slightest. Contagion looks very promising, I can't wait to play it. I bet you're having a blast with it. Keep up the good work Dec.

At least it's easy enough to ignore the incompetent, arrogant fools. Yes Cat22, I'm pointing this at you mate. Surely you realise that Dec just doesn't give a **** about what you say, right?! Haha. I mean come on, could you be any more prejudice?

Where's your three years of hard work and a new game thrown into the mix? Tell you what, you go spend a great deal of your UNPAID, SPARE time to work towards something for a community, just to have them smash you for not releasing something that you aren't comfortable with, in it's current state.

Just look at Cry of Fear. It got there in the end, after nearly four years didn't it? Not to mention it was a success, even though Minuit and ruMpel still disagree with how the mod turned out.

You should be ashamed of your gay little failtroll attitude. Learn to treat people with respect, then come back and try to judge on a matter you know **** all about, even if I myself don't. You should still give the guy a break.

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