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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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50 comments by Dec1234 on Aug 14th, 2011

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! :)

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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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Cat22 May 26 2012 says:

dec1234 May 25 2012, 3:48pm says:
Your profile summary: "Love mods and indie games. Some of my favorite mods are The Rising, Mortewood Plaza, Dead Epidemic, and several other mods. Mainly anything about zombies, or anything zombie related is what I like."

Therefore; I win.

And yeah the mod is dead, for now.


The mod is completely dead. Congrats, dec!

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jackh123 Jul 10 2012 replied:

like to see you say that to other mods, also dec is a one man army

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maraken Jun 13 2012 replied:

Although you have every right to complain about the current developments (or the lack of any) of the mod, you do have to realize that Dec1234 does not and probably never will work for you. You seem to act like you take it as a personal insult that this mod will not release for now. Your attitude is insulting to dec1234 but also to his fans and supporters who are willing to accept that he moved on.

Of course he made a lot of promises (like he wouldn't let this mod die), but still, this was a solo project and therefore the development of the mod is prone to lots of real life situations that could delay release dates or kill the mod. If he actually got paid a lot of money, then I would have agreed with you. But he didn't get paid and like it or not, he is a normal human being.

Now I'm sad that this mod died but that doesn't mean that we just have to attack dec1234. It would actually be better to keep supporting him and to continue to give him feedback for his other projects. You can also help him with other projects so he might return to this project faster. Just hating on him because of a personal grudge (or so it seems) is not productive to anyone.

This doesn't only apply to this "situation" but to many others as well. Sometimes you just have to accept that you might never play it. So what. We're still alive and happy.

I won't discuss the matter any further with you, so I won't respond to you anymore but please think about what I had to say.

Cheers mate, have a great day ;-)

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Julez Aug 17 2012 replied:

Everything you said is correct beside people having the right to complain, no they don't. You said yourself he is not being paid for it, so it is a privilege that we get to play and if we don't get to then thats just life we have no right at all to complain.

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Dec1234 May 27 2012 replied:

For now. It say's it right there in the message.

Your point exactly?

For now, means at this current stage, I'm going to bring it back once I have free time after Contagion is released.

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