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#1 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

http://newmediarocks...n-indie-budget/

 

Earlier this week, YouTube VFX group Corridor Digital released a stunning short film titled “After DayZ.” Diving into the deep pool that is the post-zombie outbreak genre, Corridor Digital’s Sam Gorski and Niko Peuringer have put together a surprisingly deep 9-minute video for two guys who usually work best with blowing shit up.

I’ve said it before while writing about Corridor Digital’s original web series “Sync,” but this VFX team is continually pushing YouTube forward as a destination for legitimate drama and action content.

Typically, web series about zombie outbreaks, with a few exceptions, stick to the time-tested formula of seeing how many buckets of blood it takes to paint a set. While “After DayZ” isn’t free of a little automatic weapon porn, Corridor Digital is clearly trying to tell a different story with this short based off of “DayZ,” a mod created with the military simulator “Arma 2.”

 

(recommended for PC gamers with some horsepower under the hood)

http://www.dayzwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page

 

DayZBody.jpg

 

Foregoing a big budget, “After DayZ” is able to tell a contained, very intimate story of one survivor’s fight.

Gorski spoke about filming on indie-level costs, saying, “Shooting ‘After DayZ’ in Minnesota was a classic shoot for us — a skeleton crew, ultra low-budget, and relying completely on natural environments and lighting for each scene.”

More often than not, perhaps sacrificing compelling content for high production values, many web series fall short of developing moving and impactful stories. Gorski explained to NMR how Corridor Digital kept their budget low allowing them to focus on story:

“Notably, we were able to utilize the support from our fans to cast our zombies — about 25 people showed up to help us shoot the final scene!”

You can check out “After DayZ” below and for more Corridor Digital and VFX goodness, check out “Synch Episode 2 Review” and “How Much Does It Cost To Create A Web Series?

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it was rather well done for a short story vid. Also, I'm steps away from fully diving into DayZ. :crazy:



#2 Tim the Beek

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Not half bad.

 

Though:

 

a. full auto for zombies would be wasteful and ineffective

b. throwing away the gas can once it was empty lacked forethought.

c. I'm a dork for even considering a & b. (and for lots of other reasons too) :lol:



#3 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

They based this off the game experience DayZ. Which is a MMP sandbox where there are three types of players. Heroes (LOL, no one is a hero in that game), bandits and survivors. People will kill/rob you in that game for a can of baked beans. And it's full of zombie hordes(sp?).

 

But i know what you mean.



#4 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

For a little bit more of what this game is offering people:

 

http://dayzstories.com/

 

First time, First Kill

January 8th, 2013

Sent via e-mail by Graham.

 

I had just spawned in for my first time, on my first server. I was the definition of a Bambi. I checked my gear to see a g17 with 2 mags along with food, coke, bandages, and a map. Feeling confident that I had this much too start, I headed into Elektro. As I made my way through the coastal industrial area, having only looted a hatchet and some more consumables, I began talking to a guy over chat. His name was spikefavor and he and his buddy Ricardo were giving helicopter rides to Bambi’s out of Elektro. Whilst agreeing to meet him in the field to the NW of the city. I see another player looting a store 20 m infront of me. Immediately my pulse goes crazy as I bring my gun to bear and hold it in him. His name was obj1. Frantically, I call out friendly in he chat, calling his name as well. After my first yell, he straightens, turns around, looks me in the eye, and reloads. My heart goes crazy and I duck behind a nearby corner. I quickly report my problem to spike, an experienced player. He says he can’t pick me up if I’m dead, so stay alive. I gulp, lean back around the corner, he’s moved into a yard between houses. I call out friendly 2 more times and ask him to respond. Silence. Finally he leans to get a better angle on me, and I put one in his head. As soon as he dies, I hear a voice in voice chat yelling at me, his mike was unplugged and he didn’t know, he could’ve been friendly. It didn’t have to end like that. My heart calms, I’m still shaking but I’m filled with terrible remorse, it was my first. I take his beans and matches and move to meet spike. He assures me I did the right thing and drops me at start with another survivor. But I still think about him, he reloaded when he saw me, he could’ve been lying over his posthumous chat….. Doesn’t matter, whatever innocence I had, day z took it.
After I reported the kill, spike came in his helicopter, armed to the teeth, looked at me, then the body and said one thing.
“Welcome to Day Z”



#5 TheDHJ

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

Awesome. Thanks Dave. 



#6 TheDHJ

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:40 AM

So how the hell do you play? :lol: 



#7 capt_morgan

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:01 AM

reg is closed due to spam



#8 capt_morgan

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:04 AM

oh nm

 

 

try this? http://www.dayzmod.com/

 

you have to pay



#9 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

You dont have to pay, per say. You have to buy ArmA 2 and its expansion stand alone Operation Arrowhead. Once you do that, you have to download and install the mod. Remember, it's a beta mod for ArmA 2.

 

It took me some time to get it working also. But now, I'm absolutely HOOKED on this game. It's frickin brutal and frustrating. At the same time, it's addictive and as difficult as you would hope a zombie apocalypse would be. Don't get attached to gear. You WILL die....often. Esp. at first.

 

 

Last night I spent two hours crawling around a town finding comsumables and looking for a weapon. Only to have a berserker bandit run up no me and stab me in the back. His line over chat:

 

"Well, look at the bambi newber."

 

Stabs me in the back.

 

"Thanks for the beans, bro."

 

 

:rolleyes:

 

Then i went to bed.



#10 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:04 PM

But if any of you get on there, let me know. i would love to team up. It's a brutal world in there as a lone wolf.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

i have to check the system requirements...cause this looks cool



#12 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:06 PM

Aug, it;s fuckin awesome. I kid you not. Also, there is a stand alone that is in the works for April (so they say. I say nanny cakes for breafix. Stand alone in Oct. is my prediction).

 

I will say, it does need some high leval computer specs.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:38 PM

Day 1, 5:15 AM

 

. I started out on the coast before 6 AM. It was pitch black outside and I had nothing except a bandage in case, and a flashlight. Oh, and my thin wit about me. I crawled most of the coast, occasionally flickering on my flashlight and mainly using the sound of the water crashing to guide me. This went on for about 30 minutes (real time). Only encountering 2 zeds who couldn't see me well and were easily avoided. Although slowing down an already excruciatingly slow travel to a place called elektra. Which is a bandit and snipe griever haven. But it also offers supplies.

 

As I approached the town, I was greeted by a dozen or more moaning zeds hungry for a morning meal. It was light out enough to see now, which is clutch. Never enter a place like elektra in the dark with no weapon, no night vision. Unless you want a quick death. I began my crawl in by a house just a few doors down from the church. Zeds were roaming everywhere so I kept low and stayed by a bush. Like a stone. No movement. Perfectly still. Until one of the "hoppers" (a degenerating zed that cant much run), fell right into my bush. At which point I was discovered and the screaming of this ugly bastard drew the crowd. I got scratched and was bleeding pretty good, but managed to get up and start running. Weaving between buildings until I hit the church from the back door and laid between pews. They calmed, unable to find me. So I patched myself up and waited a bit to keep moving.

 

My next stop was a factory/warehouse. Almost completely free of zeds. Which is a good indication someone else is here. I cautiously entered to find a man with a m16 coc pointed at me.

 

"I don't want any trouble." He said in a thick British accent.

 

"Me either. I'm friendly too." I, replied. "I'll just back out and leave you to it. I have no gun, just this flashlight."

 

"OK, then." He said still pointing that gun at me with much deserved caution. 

 

I made my way back down stairs, but not before picking up some much needed items. An AK47 and 3 clips, binoculars, and a green chem light. I still need water and food. But for now, this will have to do. 

 

"Cheers, mate." He said as he passed me on the stairs and left. No one died. Shew. A tense moment for us both. 

 

That's when the sniper fire started. I don't know if that man got hit or not, but I wasn't going to stick around and find out. So I began a belly crawl out and around the back side away from where I believed the shots were being fired from. Only to be greeted again by a roaming zed. I had no choice. It was walking right up to me. I put two in it with my newly found AK and got up to sprint. Those sounds will draw both zeds and sniper fire. I zig zagged my way up a hill with 3 zeds hot on me and two missed sniper shits whizzing by, I took out the zeds and hid behind a small cottage farm house. Slowly heading across the pasture and keeping behind pasture rolls.

 

I made it out alive. No food, no water. But alive and with protection. I took refuge in a small wooded patch north of a farm house with a big barn. My next stop. But for now, I rest and regain fortitude

 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

No seriously. Total cash expenditure?? :lol:

#15 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

$38 or so.



#16 TheDHJ

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Not bad. Need to make a case to the redhead. :lol:

#17 VSCT

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

taking a look now



#18 VSCT

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

having a hard time getting the game to run



#19 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

What version of Arma2 CO do you have?



#20 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

My biggest problem was downloading the proper patch to ArmA to correct issues within launch. 

 

This page was helpful

 

http://www.dayzwiki....to_install_DayZ



#21 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

And use DayzCommander. SIX is clunky and not very user friendly. I bought mine ArmA from amazon, which changes the install over getting it through Steam.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

What version of Arma2 CO do you have?

 

 

My biggest problem was downloading the proper patch to ArmA to correct issues within launch. 

 

This page was helpful

 

http://www.dayzwiki....to_install_DayZ

 

 

And use DayzCommander. SIX is clunky and not very user friendly. I bought mine ArmA from amazon, which changes the install over getting it through Steam.

 

Speak English much? :funny1:



#23 VSCT

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

Yeh I was having problems with the launch. Ill try again tonite.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

ArmA II: $8    

ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead: $8    

ArmA II: Combined Operations: $12

 

with promo code: GFDFEB20

 

:coffee:



#25 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

Nice find.

 

Have you tried DayZ, alsoa?



#26 alsoa

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Nah, unfortunately the only PC I use is at work. All Mac at home.

 

One of these days I'll build a cheap gaming PC.



#27 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

Rumors circulating that the DayZ standalone will be for Mac too.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

That would be cool. I would definitely check it out in that case. :cool:



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Pretty awesome session last night and the first time I met people besides bandits. I decided to try paying at night for a change since it's easier to sneak by zombies and also easier to lose them. The  down side is that mainly NVG equipped snipers play at night and tend to just pick noobs like me off.

 

As a little back story, I'm probably on my 20th try at this game now. Death comes easy when you're a loner and without supplies.

 

So, night time in Dayz is fucking scary. Seriously. The eerie music that the developers have put in, can really make this experience amplified. Plus, you can't see for shit wihtout night vision goggle. Using your flashlight is a no no, also.

 

Anyway, I found myself in a typical spawn piont near a low value town (low value for looting, which is the only thing a new player can do.). So I move in to where I know of the first house where loot can be obtained. Basically hoping for food and water. I get myself inside and I'm seeing what suplpies are available when i hear someone running near the house and a horde of zeds ont he chase. Yelling and moaning and what not.

 

Be fore i know it, the dude is in the house with me. His name is MR. PING. We establish communication and suddenly from outside the house over voice chat I hear:

 

"Down on the ground and face the wall."

 

Great. I'm 20 minutes in and Im abotu to be but fucked by a group of grievers. :rolleyes:

So I comply. I have no weapon and they likely have NVGs and weapons. Turns out they are known as "The A-Team". These guys go around helping new players. Blood tranfusions, food/water and even weapons if you need one. Cool. After the exchange:

 

"I'll leave a pistol on the ground outside the house. You guys stay in the corner and count to 30 while we leave."

These guys are pro. Cautious. Well equipped and also decent dudes.

 

I tell MR> PING to grab the gat. I nice silenced 9mm beretta. MR. PING is a bigger nueb than me, adn immediately starts firing the damned gun. Dont waste the ammo, dude! He wants to meet up with his cousin he has on skype. Saying he's in a beacon tower by the shore near a heli crash. So we head towards the city together.

 

Long story short from there, I needed supplies, so we hit a docks area. Zeds wont go on the docks, so it's a safe spot. I show my companion the glitch about staying on the docks and tell him to wait for me while i run into the warehouses to find loot. I find nothing but vehicle repair parts. :rolleyes:

 

But i can hear the zombies yelling. MR> PING didnt stay on the docks. I dei trying to get back to the docks. Who knows what happened to PING. Another epic adventure in DayZ.



#30 hoagie

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

 

trolling on video games.  so funny



#31 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

Day 15. The longest Ive ever survived. I have found myself a guillie suit, a silenced pistol and silenced M4. A camo SVR, and a nice place to camp. I nearly died last night at the hands of some 8 yr old with a sniper rifle. :rolleyes:







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