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Link-Dead public alpha testing version is out! Finally after what is now years the anticipation is over. You can get a glimpse of what Michal Marcinkowski’s new game is becoming. Some have already been playing LD in our private testing sessions for a few weeks now and they haven’t still left, which is a sign they might like the game. This is the first reason I am releasing an early public testing version. The game is at a point were it is so enjoyable that I have to share it with a larger audience.
The game also comes in with a built-in map editor which builds upon the custom graphics engine I made. The editor is I can say without shame the most advanced 2D tile map editor in existence. Instead of using pre-drawn tiles the map is drawn with a technique similar to a paint program. If you’re a hardcore mapmaker and can live for now without a detailed help manual you can make maps with it. I hope somebody will learn it and help build official maps with me. This is a second reason for releasing early.
The third reason is because I need funding. Game making is the only thing I do and if you don’t help me out I won’t have time to fully commit to this great passion of mine. I want to create the most awesome and original 2D game ever and I won’t stop unless Odin himself stands in my way. I need money for myself to live and to purchase new game assets for Link-Dead. I want everything in this game to be top quality and I hope you notice this while playing. This forces me to pay for a lot of stuff you will see and hear in this game.
The bottomline is:
I want you to pay me whatever you feel you can or should pay me in exchange for hours of multiplayer fun.
Yup, that’s true. I’m not asking for any fixed amount of $ just pay me whatever you can and you can go on and start fragging.
The joy of drilling a dude against the floor after he tripped over a bomb. Shooting a mutant in the head while he tries to pathetically escape screaming in agony on his broken legs, is all gonna be your moments just in a few minutes.
Don’t wait cause this won’t be forever. The full version of Link-Dead once its out will be probably subscription based or costing a fixed amount.
Click PayPal button -> Set amount of $ -> Play
When you have purchased you will be immediately e-mailed with the Link-Dead alpha installer download link.
If you have further questions concerning payments please visit the FAQ page on Payments.
There might be a situation that the game does not work for you or doesn’t work as expected. I know there might be problems with really old video cards and cards with Intel Chipsets and ATi HD Radeon. I offer you in this case a full money back guarantee. So you have nothing to lose! However if you get your money back I won’t be able to fix the issue for you, so it’s your choice.
I set the minimum requirements as follows:
Windows 2000/XP (Vista/7 needs admin privileges to install)
P4 1.5 GHz single core.
Pixel Shader 1.0 compliant video card with 128MB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB
Linux version only works currently in dedicated server mode. If you want to host a server you will find a link to the Linux binaries in the e-mail you get.
Link-Dead Homepage (official release news will be here)
Link-Dead Official Forums Thread (you can login with your soldatforums.com or MM’s blog account)
IRC chat: QuakeNet; channel #linkdead