In The Rising, there is no place to hide, there is no escape, and you will not be rescued. The only hope available for mankind will come from your determination and resilience. The time of avoidance and submission are over. The only option is to resist.

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After showing many screenshots, videos, etc, I feel it's time to show some gameplay footage. This was a pretty quick round in The Rising with me vs. Editor321 and Rapture. The mod is still in an early alpha phase, so more animations, sounds, bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, and overall polish are still needed.

Posted by MatthewD on Jan 8th, 2010

After showing many screenshots, videos, etc, I feel it's time to show some gameplay footage. This was a pretty quick round in The Rising with me vs. Editor321 and Rapture. The mod is still in an early alpha phase, so more animations, sounds, bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, and overall polish are still needed.


Right now, we are using placeholder fast zombie animations for the necro. But fret not, new animations are on the way. Also, you may notice the combine stun baton that looks ridiculously out of place. The reason for this is because (for the Necro team) as soon as you spawn, you are randomly given a melee weapon (from fists, crowbar, or stun baton) but we are going to reduce it down to fists only.

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Previous News Posts
The Rising MOD - Update
The Rising MOD - Update 2 "Ammo Checking"
Resistance Voice Commands
The Rising MOD - Update 4: The Necrotroph - From Concept to Completion

Matthew DiPrinzio
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matthew.diprinzio(AT)gmail.com

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Mik0112
Mik0112 Jan 8 2010, 4:06pm says:

Looks great, I definitely see potential in this.
A little more polish, as you said yourself, and it should be very decent fun.

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:10pm replied:

The great thing about this mod is that it gets increasingly fun the more people join the game. Most multi-player games have this kind of "sweet spot" that is usually like a 6 vs 6 or 8 vs 8 but really this mod just gets so awesome the more people you add to the game. Since all of the Necro voices are player controlled, the more people playing = a totally frighting background of monstrous screams.

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Emil_4444
Emil_4444 Jan 8 2010, 4:18pm replied:

I was just thinking about that! That would be awesome! Start and lots of screams knowing something is there, but not where? Just awesome!

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KingJones
KingJones Jan 8 2010, 4:33pm replied:

Video was ******* awesome man.
Omg when i herd the first scream i was like WTF??? amd u turned and nothings there so i thought it was like an event kinda sound from passing a sertin area.Then afue steps forward your shoooting :D

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:44pm replied:

Hehe thanks! I was planning to make the video longer but I got owned so fast lol

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Otreum
Otreum Jan 8 2010, 5:12pm replied:

I can sense some scream spammage and it's going to get really annoying.

But the scream does sound freaky, and I loved the whole atmosphere of that video, the level design was great, the music itself was eerie without being boring, the animations probably could have used more work, while the reload speed was probably fine (since not everyone in the world is familiar with how to use firearms), it seemed to be a slowed down animation and it looked slo-mo instead. Not a big deal though.

All in all, this looks awesome, and I really look forward to playing this, well done, keep it up, and i'll be waiting on future updates now :)

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 5:16pm replied:

Yeah as soon as I start recording, my solid 50-60 FPS drops to 20-16 so the video is not really smooth. In-game, the animations are actually very fluid and look great (referring to shotgun anims, not Necro).

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Jan 8 2010, 4:08pm says:

This looks awesome! Is it multi-player?

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:10pm replied:

Yes

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Jan 8 2010, 4:14pm says:

this seems pretty cool! Has a 28 days later / I am legend vibe

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:16pm replied:

Thanks! Yeah those movies were pretty big influence. Remember the scene where that Christina? (forgot her name) and the other guy rescue Jim? They were essentially my inspiration for The Resistance.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Jan 8 2010, 4:14pm says:

Really nice. Looks really polished. Only thing i would suggest is possibly use some new textures i'm sick of seeing the same old hl2 textures in every mod do people not know how to create new textures. Anyway excellent work can't wait to see some more.

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Klammy
Klammy Jan 8 2010, 4:18pm replied:

I'm pretty sure they were human controlled.

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MitchellS
MitchellS Jan 8 2010, 4:16pm says:

One question. NPC zombies or human controlled?

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:17pm replied:

All human controlled

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Klammy
Klammy Jan 8 2010, 4:16pm says:

Awesome, but in your personal opinion, would you classify your project as a Multiplayer game, or a Co-Op game?

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:17pm replied:

Right now, it's multi-player but I wouldn't mind adding bots later down the road.

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Klammy
Klammy Jan 8 2010, 4:19pm replied:

Well, I guess I was kind of trying to compare it to L4D's versus mode.

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slayersarge
slayersarge Jan 8 2010, 4:24pm says:

Every time I look at this I kinda keep wishing this was more of a zombie game then a necromorph survival killing one.

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:30pm replied:

Necro's are far more scarier than zombies :D

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Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean Jan 8 2010, 4:31pm says:

really nice!

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:33pm replied:

Thanks!

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Croco15
Croco15 Jan 8 2010, 4:39pm says:

Cool! I can't wait to play this. Versus is my favorite game-mode in L4D, and this game seems similar too that. Amazing maps by the way! Maybe your mapper can make me his apprentice? lol.

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Wills
Wills Jan 8 2010, 4:56pm says:

Looking absolutely fantastic buddy!

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 4:59pm replied:

Hehe thanks!

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nipzor
nipzor Jan 9 2010, 2:57pm replied:

hey wills, did you notice the jailbreak poster in the locker? :D

high quality mod you got there! nice details

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grant892
grant892 Jan 8 2010, 4:56pm says:

If you hadn't uploaded the video I wouldn't have known to vote for you. Thanks!

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Ashkandi
Ashkandi Jan 8 2010, 5:00pm says:

Nice job with the big areas, its exactly looks like the city from Im legend. And i see you have good FPS when running on the street so great job at the map optimization too.

The streets are a bit blocky for me, looks like you try to hide the empty places with the grass. It needs bigger fences, police blockades, trucks, maybe some debris or a highway what taller than the grass.

Hell this looks like an endless city, no fog after 5 meter like in L4D, thats great work too guys.

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 5:06pm replied:

Well I soon as I record, it knocks me down to 25-16 FPS but before that, I easily get around 50-60. Yeah I do see what you are saying, a lot of those low quality areas are just placeholders. Me being the only mapper have to focus on so many other aspects and team coordination so the map has taken a bit of a backseat until the other aspects are finished. I will eventually complete it!

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Mik0112
Mik0112 Jan 8 2010, 5:04pm says:

I'd imagine fun increases exponentially with player numbers, ye.
Can't wait to see what kind of things you'll be doing with it.
But I sure hope it will be playable with e.g. 4v4 and still maintain its fun gameplay, since I can imagine an open map with screams coming from some where in the distance, sneaking up on you can be fun too, especially if you're only a few people playing.
Oh ye, btw, that's glowing-head thing you've got going, is that how you intend for it to look in the finished game?
Since I think a couple of glowing eyes might look even better.
Makes me think of the Blood Suckers from S.T.A.L.K.E.R... those buggers had me close to peeing in my pants nearly everytime.

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 5:09pm replied:

Nah we won't keep the "glow", it's actually just the stun baton :D

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Mik0112
Mik0112 Jan 8 2010, 5:42pm says:

Oh, good. Seemed out of place.

Gonna make it harder to hit, too.

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romiks0
romiks0 Jan 8 2010, 6:00pm says:

This mod beautiful - kinda survival horror)))
ill be watching for him)
But only one request - is possible to add gloves and clocks on hands?
Reason:If man knows that he going in dangerous enviroment - he should get ready and get all useable equpment with him
Clocks - know when night comes
Gloves - easy weapon handling
))))

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 6:03pm replied:

Great point! But you'll have to wait and see what we do in: The Resistance - From Concept to Completion! You WON'T be disappointed!

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ThePeanutBaron
ThePeanutBaron Jan 8 2010, 6:02pm says:

Wow, it just looks like it has such an amazing atmosphere

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romiks0
romiks0 Jan 8 2010, 6:08pm says:

I do not advise - just my thoughts)))
If you making mod with so much good deep details and with listening community -youll get big success)))

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 6:37pm replied:

I hope so! lol

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zaglis
zaglis Jan 8 2010, 6:43pm says:

So theres no human vs human mode(guns vs guns)? Man...that would be a BIG WASTE.

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 6:45pm replied:

Nah sorry D: Never really thought about that actually.

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RockerFox
RockerFox Jan 8 2010, 6:46pm says:

i had an idea with the shotgun if it doesn't sound to OP,
You have the choice between buckshot and slug rounds. the slugs do major one shot damage and have more effective range. on the flip side the buckshot will do even more damage but only if you hit them at very close range so all the pellets hit. also maybe have a choice if you want say a flashlight, bayonet or some other add-on on the shotgun. Anyway bice mod so far, watching.

P.S: may i ask what the purple untextured item on the bench to the left is?

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 7:09pm replied:

No I think those are really good ideas actually. It's a mac10 on the bench.

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Connway
Connway Jan 8 2010, 7:06pm says:

Looks freakin' awesome.
Reminds me a lot of the Condemned series.

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l0p
l0p Jan 8 2010, 7:13pm says:

JESUS THIS IS AMAZING FOR AN ALPHA! this is amazing the textures,sounds and maps are amazing so far i wonder what the whole thing will look like if that looks awesome and its just an alpha damn its cool and thats sayin something :D

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.#BlackouT
.#BlackouT Jan 8 2010, 7:17pm says:

rlly good stuff

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Spare
Spare Jan 8 2010, 8:04pm says:

Amazing looking game. I have high hopes for this mod.

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iGuy
iGuy Jan 8 2010, 8:05pm says:

I purely want this because the animations impress me I am a weapons animator and I was blown away by the quality tracked

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MatthewD
MatthewD Jan 8 2010, 8:18pm replied:

Yeah, our weapon animator is really amazing.

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Linkmister
Linkmister Jan 8 2010, 8:52pm says:

Is the release date still set for this month or has it been pushed back further?

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KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS
KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS Jan 8 2010, 9:02pm says:

This looks really good, great mod, cant wait to give it a try (:

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Spenzerr
Spenzerr Jan 8 2010, 9:25pm says:

looks real cool and the part of leaving the hideout is really realistic and the payphone ied is pretty badass.

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