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A word from the Lost Hope team on how hope was lost on the development of this mod, what is happening now, and a last 'thank you' from the team.

Posted by Kattevoer on Mar 27th, 2012

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Hey guys,

So to state the rather obvious; Lost Hope died a slow and painful death.
Now before we all start crying I'd like to state that the idea and story aren't dead, and that production of this, once mod and now story, will continue using a different medium.

The Lost Hope story will be told in the form of a graphic novel.

That's right, its going 2D. It was a hard choice to make, but I feel that it is a more achievable goal, as the goals and ambitions of the mod where simply put 'to high'. To follow the progress of the graphic novel, head over to Kattevoer's (Felix van den Bergh) blog.

We, the Lost Hope Dev team, would like to thank you all for supporting and following of our mod. It has been a wonderful ride. Peace, we love you all : )

-The Lost Hope Dev team

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Teh-Critic
Teh-Critic Mar 27 2012, 8:05pm says:

I believe if the files you and the dev team have made and gave it to another group of peoplethat could finish the mod. I was really hoping to play such a mod. As Heavy Weapons Guy would say, "It is sad day!"

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 28 2012, 6:03am replied:

No, its like letting someone else finish your drawing. Doesn't feel right. And I doubt another (modding) team could finish what we envisioned. We where basically working on a commercial title in our spare time, a very unrealistic goal.

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xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx Mar 29 2012, 4:59am replied:

finish it, and sell it grrrrrrr i dont care if you take 5 years to do so

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xalener
xalener Mar 27 2012, 9:34pm says:

Play it right, and it can be a movie...

Then a game... :P

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 28 2012, 6:04am replied:

Absolutely, now I just need about 10 million and a production company to get this of the ground... ; )

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xalener
xalener Mar 28 2012, 9:27pm replied:

Well, I am in film school :P

PARALLEL ADVANCEMENT.

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Chompster
Chompster Mar 27 2012, 11:09pm says:

very sad to hear, love the style this mod has and really hoped for it to be finished someday. oh well, good luck with whatever else you choose to continue with and looking forward to reading the graphic novel

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 28 2012, 6:05am replied:

Thanks for your support, Chompster.

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JHunter
JHunter Mar 28 2012, 2:11am says:

Any chance of getting any unreleased concept art out? Or if we're really lucky even just release some of the buildings for people to study?

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 28 2012, 6:05am replied:

Yes, Probably. Somewhere in the near future. We still have unreleased weapons and characters that we could put up here...

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xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx Mar 28 2012, 4:23am says:

I just wanted to comment on what a terrible loss it is, to not see those awesome maps
come to release, just take a look at '' G-string Mod ''
i would've easily believed your project, to do as good.

Could you not make this game as a commercial release ????
Artwork is fantastic ( you guys are working at Guerilla now ?? )
''' Don't stop, use the artwork as cutscene material,
you can easily achive something great that way ''' greets

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 28 2012, 6:00am replied:

Maybe, although I dont believe the mod lends itself well for a commercial title... Maybe one day. ; )

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ZEPHR
ZEPHR Mar 28 2012, 6:40am says:

will definately buy the novel when its released

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:33am replied:

Thanks for your support! we appreciate it!

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BananaPancake-Chan
BananaPancake-Chan Mar 28 2012, 9:17am says:

Damnit, I absolutely hate it when mods die...it's just sad. Even if you haven't followed the mod at all..

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:34am replied:

90% of the mods die at some point... Its part of it. Thanks for you condolences... ; )

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Gnostic
Gnostic Mar 28 2012, 12:25pm says:

My one hope for a ghost in the shell like masterpiece has crumbled! Ah so! Best luck for all your future projects: Your talent is immense!!

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:35am replied:

Neotokyo is still there..

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JohnYukon
JohnYukon Mar 28 2012, 5:45pm says:

I'm glad you've found a means of reaching an attainable goal, it's always important to pursue your passion in life, and it takes a lot of guts to call off something you've worked your *** off for. Coming from this site, I'm sure there are many who understand that feeling!

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:38am replied:

Thanks for that comment man, truth be told. : )

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bossbob88
bossbob88 Mar 28 2012, 6:07pm says:

You guys made a really good job...
But I understand! I know it's a lot a work to make a good mod!

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:37am replied:

indeed indeed! thanks for your support.

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AmazingRedd
AmazingRedd Mar 28 2012, 6:33pm says:

rip :(

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:37am replied:

Its going to be a Remake-Involving-(lots of)-Paper indeed :(

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xalener
xalener Mar 28 2012, 9:32pm says:

It ain't dead. It just Phoenix'd.

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:38am replied:

Kinda ; )

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Jeffman12 Online
Jeffman12 Mar 29 2012, 12:50am says:

It's always sad to see a mod slip through the cracks, but frankly I didn't even know I was watching this until I got this in my inbox.

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:39am replied:

Ha! Well, now you know.

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phipe
phipe Mar 29 2012, 1:03am says:

Good luck. I know Zeitgeist had a written chapter, in both german and english, describing that mod setting. You can probarly write too.

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Kattevoer Author
Kattevoer Mar 29 2012, 4:39am replied:

Care to share a link?

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Mar 29 2012, 5:05am says:

what a shame, what a shame. i was really looking forward to playing this mod! but it is like you say, most mods die. and,
"..the goals and ambitions of the mod where simply put 'to high'. "
is a commen mistake that many modders make.

i do hope that you will release assets, because it would be a waste of time and effort to just let them slip away or die on your hard disk. by giving them to the public they still will show up in some mods. i for one am really interested if you have nice vehicles that i maybe could use. i will pm you about it.

what a shame, a great mod has died!!

Leon

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