Following in the footsteps of the excellent Half-Life 2 fan filmEscape From City 17, some enterprising fans of Left 4 Dead have created a surprisingly good independent film about that game. Skip past the first two minutes for the real deal, and prepare to be amazed, once again, at what's possible today on a small budget.
Note: It's a zombie movie, so expect some gore. In another words, it's not necessarily suitable for work.
Oh, and there are some fun video game cameos too. It's the gift that keeps on giving.
Thanks to David A. for the tip. I assume this thing was made with Windows Live Movie Maker. :)
This game is causing quite a stir and for good reason: Zombies are just good, old-fashioned fun. But what makes Left 4 Dead special is that this game doesn't just promote teamwork, it actually requires it: If you don't work in concert with your three teammates, you're not getting anywhere. The setup is simple: A group of four people stand, almost alone, against the zombie apocalypse. There's no rhyme or reason given for this thing, we're just expected to understand that a Romero-esque future has arrived. In fact, if the game has an issue, it's that it's TOO simple: Game play across the few single player levels is virtually identical, and when you move to online co-op play, it's just more of the same. If this game had shipped as part of last year's Orange Box, it would have contended with Portal for game of the year. As it is, Left 4 Dead is great, but its uni-dimensional.