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Left 4 Dead Mod "Dead By Dawn" Hitting Halloween

by Tim Turi on Oct 12, 2009 at 06:16 AM

The release of Left 4 Dead 2 may be only a little over a month away, but if you’re anything like me, the zombie apocalypse can’t come any sooner. For those of you with a passion for Left 4 Dead and a penchant for great zombie flicks, a group of dedicated PC modders has something to curb your impatience.

The new scenario, “Dead By Dawn,” takes place in the Crossroads Mall featured in the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. The labor of love has been in production since 2005 using Half-Life 2 mod tools, with video game industry veterans helping the process. The mod even garnered support from Valve, who sent the crew an audio clip of Francis saying “I hate malls.” Ah, but Francis… do they not sell vests in malls?

The modders even incorporated the bossy head of Crossroads Mall security, CJ. He’ll be around to bark commands at the survivors, be an ass, and keep the “f*cking nursery school” in order.

Dead By Dawn is coming out this Halloween, hell or high water. “We promised you a Halloween release date, a Halloween release date is what your going to get” reads the recent blog post. It’s awesome seeing so much hard work and enthusiasm go into the project. I definitely can’t wait to step foot in the memorable mall with shotgun in hand.