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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 MatthewD on Nov 22nd, 2010

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 :)

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

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Luigis_#1 Nov 22 2010 says:


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Billlyy Nov 24 2010 replied:

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

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FishMan:E Nov 22 2010 says:

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

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cheesemoo0 Nov 23 2010 replied:

The moddb player really sucks.

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Mkilbride Nov 23 2010 replied:

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

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INtense! Nov 23 2010 replied:

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.

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Mkilbride Dec 5 2010 replied:

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

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Daishi2442 Nov 22 2010 says:

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.

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PeterTechGuy Nov 22 2010 buried:


that makes it realistic

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:

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

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LULZferBAKON Nov 22 2010 says:

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

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zeldar Nov 22 2010 says:

love it

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VerbNoun Nov 22 2010 says:

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

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:

Because I like to tease you.

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HounderKnight Nov 23 2010 says:

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.

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levan563 Nov 23 2010 says:

nice =)

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Sheap1440 Nov 23 2010 says:

I just love this mod :)

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Octopuss Nov 23 2010 says:

Do you see release in a fog?

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:


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Awesome_ninja Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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nubblecakes Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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pyrohamster Nov 23 2010 says:

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.

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gazornonplat Nov 23 2010 says:

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!

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JohnnyMaverik Nov 23 2010 says:

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...

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Rattlesnark Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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LPFreak Nov 23 2010 says:

Veeeeeery nice...

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wilsonC Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:

Player controlled.

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azultain Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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aQKilla1 Nov 23 2010 says:

OMG ****** !!

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h455566hh Nov 23 2010 says:


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DxAxxxTyriel Nov 23 2010 says:

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

kinda hard to tell.

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:

Player controlled.

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aidas2 Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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alesi08(swe) Nov 23 2010 says:

will part two be up today?

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:

Sometime next week.

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pfannkuchen_gesicht Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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Vcc2cc Nov 23 2010 says:

stealthcat is now playing black ops

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VovaS500 Nov 23 2010 replied:

It's part of gameplay)

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Boogiepingas Nov 23 2010 replied:

That was me lol

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Mr.John Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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VovaS500 Nov 23 2010 says:

Very nice work!)

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MrLubaz Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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.#BlackouT Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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KneeKapper Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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Prone Nov 23 2010 says:

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.

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MatthewD Author
MatthewD Nov 23 2010 replied:

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

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Prone Nov 23 2010 replied:

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.

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xXMaNiAcXx Nov 23 2010 says:

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

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biodude Nov 23 2010 says:

really, really cool man!

Kinda reminds me of I am Lengend

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