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L4D2 DeadWorld
NOTE: I'm not sure about what's going on with Patreon so to find out more about the project, please check it out on steam. Thanks.

DeadWorld is a massive cooperative expansion for the game "Left 4 Dead 2" that includes multiple campaigns, social spaces, and new game types to update Valve Software's smash hit franchise.

The Project Goal
Simply put, the goal of the project is to wrap a "living world" around Left 4 Dead. Set nine years after the events of Left 4 Dead 2, the game picks up as our survivors are now living in an established world where human strongholds stand their ground in a wasteland filled with monsters. From these strongholds, players travel out into the ruined world on a variety of missions and adventures.

This isn't some pie-in-the-sky theoretical project either. You can download and play the current early version right now and see for yourself that not only is this possible, it's already happening. The "DeadWorld" project is in constant development, and major updates should be available monthly with bug fixes released even more frequently.

Note that this project doesn't include any changes to the game engine itself, nor does it include custom scripting so DeadWorld should be compatible with other custom mods. You will hopefully be free to use any weapon, character, sound or scripting mod you desire!

How It Works
Instead of launching individual campaigns through the Left 4 Dead 2 menu, players launch the DeadWorld mod and start in a social space where they can access any included campaign. After that campaign is finished, players return to the social space where they can choose another campaign--or even replay the same one. Instead of constantly hopping in and out of the menu, players stay inside the game world. They can resupply, go out on more missions, explore new spaces, and in the future they will be able to play new "Horde-Mode" game types that expand on the Survival game mode, all without ever leaving the game world.

The Project Currently Includes:
2 Campaigns.
2 Social Space hub maps.
1 Patreon-only single player campaign.

As of July 08 2018, a total of 14 maps are available in the project with more nearing release and many more planned.

Long Term Project Goals:
The game will include a wide variety of campaigns and game modes, at least six available from each social space with three social space hubs currently planned for. An important note is that this project technically doesn't have a size-limit. There isn't really a limit on how many destinations the players can travel to.

If there is enough funding, custom assets (models, textures, animations, etc) will be commissioned from other creators in the community to further expand, detail and modernize the DeadWorld environments.

Your Support Is Important:
I love Left 4 Dead, I love the community, and I love mapping. Creating thrilling game play experiences and environments for other players fills me with more happiness than anything else. I've been doing this for many years now and in that time I've gotten very good at it. I've dedicated myself to working full time on this project, all day every day. It's something I believe in very strongly and I feel like this is what I was meant to do.

With the support of the community, building this project for you will continue to be my full-time focus. While we wait for Valve to release Left 4 Dead 3 (which I believe will happen), I can build for you the next best thing.

An important part of this mod will be community based as well, with eventual weekly game-world updates to give players a "Nightmare Mode" version of a campaign to test their skills to the maximum, and a weekly "Mod Spotlight" which will promote other creators weapon and character mods. With your support there will also be seasonal and other special events.
$0 of $2,000 per month
At $2000 per month, I'm almost guaranteed not to end up homeless! Weeee! More seriously, this is the point where the project starts to become viable as a small business. Just like if someone opens a hardware store, a restaurant or an auto repair shop there is a "minimal survival" point and I think this would be about it. I really hope the project makes it to this point and proves there is a place for small businesses like this.
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