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.

Post news Report RSS The Rising MOD - Beta Gameplay Part 1 of 3

Here's the first part of our Beta Gameplay series. Checkout how the MOD looks since our alpha video debuted back in 2009.

Posted by on

For this years MOTY, I wanted to move away from purely promotional content and just focus on gameplay. After all, that's the only thing that matters come release day.

For the past month now, we've been hosting weekly play tests to verify stability, gameplay balance, and receive feedback. Here is a video of one such session. Please keep in mind this is all a work in progress and does not represent the final MOD. Though with that being said, I believe this is a massive improvement over our 2009 Alpha Gameplay video. If you agree with me, then please consider voting for us as best Upcoming Mod for 2010. Thanks for your time and have a great Thanksgiving :)

-MattD
Have questions, comments, or hateful messages you want to send me? Email to matthew.diprinzio(AT)gmail.com

Mod of the Year Awards

Comments  (0 - 50 of 54)
Luigisno1
Luigisno1

Scary

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Billlyy
Billlyy

Alot of people say this. It looks like I am Legend lol

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
FishMan:E
FishMan:E

Dammit can't see the video, the videoplayer have a green color instead of red and it's not working as always... =(

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0

The moddb player really sucks.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+11 votes
Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Kinda agree, I wish sites allowed to embedd them, that'd be epic.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
INtense! Staff
INtense!

this is our marketters video player, we have our own really cool media player which is used on IndieDB and Desura.

We would use it on ModDB but we need to figure out how to afford the bandwidth as ModDB does tons of video plays daily.

Reply Good karma+5 votes
Mkilbride
Mkilbride

I think that's a good kind of problem, in a way.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Daishi2442
Daishi2442

Just watched part 1, and I'm noticing a disturbing thing; the "melee hit" animation is very slow compared to the damage. There's almost a half second delay from the impact to when the animation makes it look like it impacted.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
PeterTechGuy
PeterTechGuy

(buried)

that makes it realistic

Reply Good karma Bad karma-5 votes
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

Yeah the human melee attacks still need a lot of work.

Reply Good karma+5 votes
LULZferBAKON
LULZferBAKON

SHEESH just one hit and run attack managed to take you down from 80 health to 20.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
zeldar
zeldar

love it

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
VerbNoun
VerbNoun

-watches you pass perfectly fine shotgun, thinks for a moment... and smiles at the thought of your demise-

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

Because I like to tease you.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
HounderKnight
HounderKnight

Goddamn sexy. Loving that atmosphere. :) Also the reload animations seem fast enough without being too fast, and the walking-while-aiming speed is good too. I'd say spot on, as far as I can see.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
levan563
levan563

nice =)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Sheap1440
Sheap1440

I just love this mod :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Octopuss
Octopuss

Do you see release in a fog?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

what?

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

damn, he almost got killed there... great video

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
nubblecakes
nubblecakes

The most amazing weapon animations I've ever seen...that was truly well done.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
pyrohamster
pyrohamster

OMG looks Fantastic, this game will make me crap my pants. Only thing I can pick out that is kinda off is the amount of echo after firing seems off. When I go up to our canyon to fire our gun (and it's a puny .22 mind you) we can hear it for a few seconds before it fades, I would think and abandoned city would echo more but I could be wrong. But all in all I am SO looking forward to this game.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
gazornonplat
gazornonplat

Well worth that period of radio silence, this looks brilliant, very much shaping up to have the sort of atmosphere I was hoping it would. Kudos to you guys for staying true to the concept. Can't wait for this to go public!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik

I didn't realise how intense that was until it was over and I realised I'd been clenching my arse the whole time ^_^

Great stuff...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Rattlesnark
Rattlesnark

Holy.... fken ****. No reason to play anything else when THIS beauty of a mod is released. I'm absolutely impressed, great job!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
LPFreak
LPFreak

Veeeeeery nice...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
wilsonC
wilsonC

Amazing! I have to ask though, were those zombies players or bots?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

Player controlled.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
azultain
azultain

when call of cthulhu meeting i am a legend, just amazing

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
aQKilla1
aQKilla1

OMG ****** !!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
h455566hh
h455566hh

Nice...

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
DxAxxxTyriel
DxAxxxTyriel

are the necromorphs in the video human players? or AI controlled?

kinda hard to tell.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

Player controlled.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
aidas2
aidas2

Reminds me of I am Legend, which is awesome, like how the animations switch between when your safe and in combat ( reloads much faster ), the melee could look better, if its possible, weapon specific. voting now :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
alesi08(swe)
alesi08(swe)

will part two be up today?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

Sometime next week.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht

looks pretty good, but why do you keep using the ugly old fire?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc

stealthcat is now playing black ops

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
VovaS500
VovaS500

It's part of gameplay)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Boogiepingas
Boogiepingas

That was me lol

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Mr.John
Mr.John

I think that some of the animations needs tweaking on the "humane" part, maybe fresh up with some variations aswell.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
VovaS500
VovaS500

Very nice work!)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MrLubaz
MrLubaz

Nobody else thinks of Im Legend if he sees that mod? Even if the movie was crap :P

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
.#BlackouT
.#BlackouT

that could be an epic mod so cant wait for release but please take ur time to make a perfect mod

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
KneeKapper
KneeKapper

Scary. Them screaming into your face when dead surely spices things up :P

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Prone
Prone

Coming along very nicely.
But, am I the only one who noticed the robotic beeping coming from the Necros?
Other than that, looks great. Really love the way the map moves around.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MatthewD Author
MatthewD

That's the geiger counter picking up the monsters (they are radioactive).

Reply Good karma+1 vote
Prone
Prone

OH! Ok. Erm, constructive criticism, is that it should be more of a clicking sound? For me it would add more immersion. But, I can always change the sound myself, so that's just my two cents.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

That looks REALLY epic, congratulations, the sounds are perfect, the music totally fits the game, and wow, those running guys are really creepy!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
biodude
biodude

really, really cool man!

Kinda reminds me of I am Lengend

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Half-Life 2
Creator
MatthewD
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Sites.google.com
Release date
Mod watch
Follow
News
Browse
News
New
Post news
Report
Report
Share
Related Mods
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 First Person Shooter