Left4Quake aims to bring Left 4 Dead to the Playstation Portable.

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No we aren't dead people... How many times have I specifically said that we won't let this game die? We do a lot of behind the scenes work without updating on moddb much, and I realize that scares the community... very much by the looks of things... But don't start crying yet or ever because it will get finished! I personally guarantee that!

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Let's see how far we've come since that summer so long ago.. (I say that summer because I really have no idea how long it's been) We started off by adding some untextured models to Kurok, making a couple maps in Worldcraft, and stressing about how we would be able to edit the code since Dave never released his source. We couldn't be swayed to switch to Quake because, come on, Kurok looked so good already! I think I had been animating for about a month by the time I made this:


Yea I know... it sucked! I had just finally figured out how to export to mdl from Blender and was ecstatic. Corytheidiot had made all our maps up to that point including hospital, sewers, and subway. Necrod had done all the texturing, Packer had done the modeling, and obviously I had done the animating. The team was working well, Koolvin coded us a website: www.left4quake.com and the traffic started booming. That's when we knew we had to switch to Quake. That's when things got interesting.

I'm pretty sure Koolvin got into a fight with every single team member at one time or another, and maybe even some fans... I don't remember. But Ghostfang appeared from Gateway wanting to model and we accepted him not knowing that he would be our savior.

In case you've forgotten our early progress, here's some reminders.

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Moddb.com

After we switched to Quake, we tried to find a coder only to have him leak our files from dropbox -__- We didn't care though because the version he had BLEW!! Then we got Althir to join as a modeller. Little did he know that he would animate the zombie we still have implemented today! Remember...? This one?

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Moddb.com

Everybody went crazy after that! Traffic to the page went up by 900%, and we rose to the number one spot on Moddb. Ghostfang had started coding by then, and he added the zombie to the game along with the pipe bomb, a couple of animated weapons (by yours truly), and some other code. Remember that box map of doom??

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Moddb.com

Anyway, we got a couple new mappers: Justice and Flapjackdan. They both made incredible maps!

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Ghost had been doing some more coding and implemented some more awesome features, and things were going great again! We got elPepi to do character modelling, and they looked incredible! Some people even claimed we ripped the textures -__-

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Moddb.com

The whole team was working together again, even 211! Remember him?? Anyway, Koolvin started getting funding for our server:

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Moddb.com

But everyone got pissy saying we were stealing their money! For the recrod, I myself donated 40 dollars, Ghost donated a lot, Koolvin donated more than half, and 3 fans donated the rest which was only about $50 all together... So stop complaining ;) Koolvin also has been paying for the site since it was created.

But suddenly the team fell apart again. We couldn't decide in the direction we wanted to go storyline wise, or engine wise. Our 3 best mappers quit including Tom5, maker of the original rooftops:

We decided to focus on one thing we could agree on which was map props. Althir got to work and made tons! The best being his crash site and entertainment center:

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Moddb.com

But after that, we had nothing to do... The mappers were pretty much gone, Ghost and I had done all we could at the moment, so we waited... and waited... and waited.

A couple modellers showed up, so we decided to remake the guns from before, and I contacted Packer (after 2 years) and forcibly made him redo the hands :D I also remember talking to Necrod every day for about 2 months persuading him to rejoin considering we had no texture artist! Yea... it worked... kinda. Then there was a period of blah...

And now Ghost and I are the only devs still into it really. A couple come and go here and there, but not many. So it's up to us to finish this game. I know it will change the lives of many people when it's released. Mobile left4dead has been a dream of mine for a long while, and it must be for thousands more too. I can only ask you all to sit tight and not complain about the slow progress. Unless you feel like learning how to map... :D Thanks so much for your continued support, and we'll be talking shortly! (well... if you consider this talking...)

The best of regards
-Mobster and the Ribcaged Entertainment team

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Cnaff
Cnaff

I remember probably about a year ago I really was into wanting to make a game and stuff lol. So I went on the Left 4 Quake forums and posted that I wanted to help out modeling, and I remember someone kinda ****** me off for some reason so I didn't wanna help out anymore. Anyways if you really do need help I do have previous experience in mapping with GTK Radiant, and Hammer so just give me a pm if ya want! Glad the game is still alive, and good luck! :)

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Mobster103 Author
Mobster103

yea that was probably Koolvin haha

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Elyne
Elyne

Lol i remember wen kookvin hacked my conputer for no reason sad -_-

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Desticurve
Desticurve

this is kinda cuincidince since just today i was searching up evrything about l4q. eventually today i started giving up on this. then i just cheked my updates and im like. HOLY ******** FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! THANK U!!!!

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el-pepi
el-pepi

heh good luck with the game! i'll be waiting for some updates :P

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gamepro126
gamepro126

YES!

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H4nat4ro
H4nat4ro

OH HELL YEAH

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pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht

if you're not dead, why don't you care about your forums and keep it clean?

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Ghost_Fang Creator
Ghost_Fang

theres no "delete all posts by this user" button, its a lot of work deleting post by post and then the next day comes for just another wave.

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Fragon
Fragon

want me to MOD there? i have lots of time,if u dont want that ok

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pfannkuchen_gesicht
pfannkuchen_gesicht

get a better forum software.
phpBB(free) can delete every post of a user with one click.
if you modify the registration page a bit you can avoid about 90% spambots.

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Raffle
Raffle

Awesome news guys! :D

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Lizardman28
Lizardman28

I have a VERY early version of this game, all It has Is the Icon and a new gun. The rest Is just unmodded kurok.

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noob_killa
noob_killa

I wonder if its gunna be fast paced like the original one

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Fragon
Fragon

Sweet!! :DD Keep it up i can wait all year 8)

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mikeydude97
mikeydude97

AWESOME cant wait for this, one question though as well as campaign, is there gonna be survival mode????, if not , who cares right? it would still probobly be awesome

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Fragon
Fragon

LoL

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211476
211476

ha,i suddenly have the urge to continue working on this project

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Ghost_Fang Creator
Ghost_Fang

Im glad, it would be so awesome to get the original team back.

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SimplySerenity
SimplySerenity

I would like to help but, i have the feeling I wouldn't be able to do much. I can do a little bit of coding and I can do a bit of mapping.

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Ghost_Fang Creator
Ghost_Fang

make a simple but detailed map, PM it to me, if i like your stuff your in.

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Isn't this the map that got leaked like a year or two ago? Because I'm pretty damn sure it is.

And I find it a little disappointing that the guns don't seem to be textured yet either.

Not trying to bash at all its just I'm not quite convinced on how much progress is really taking place.

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Ghost_Fang Creator
Ghost_Fang

that is the old video as an example to compare to our newest one toaster. Cmon man, do a little more research lol.

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Mobster103 Author
Mobster103

This post was a look back at what we did already...

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masterchief396
masterchief396

I'm really glad to hear that you guys aren't dead. I love playing Indie games on my PSP. Thanks a billion for all the hard work! I'll be sure to follow!

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dr_mabuse1981
dr_mabuse1981

You should clean up your forums, its totally full with spam...

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Mobster103 Author
Mobster103

done and done!

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Billy_Mays
Billy_Mays

Good luck guys!

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mrcory
mrcory

Wow, why do I cringe from that old hospital map. I was actually thinking that Episode 1 Map 1 I made probably would have run better on PSP if it was scaled.

You guys better not give up, I want this on PSP still. :)

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