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Left 4k Dead (

By Markus Persson, submitted on Dec 8, 2008
Min JRE version: 1.5
This game was submitted in the Java4K 2009 Competition.

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Surrounded by zombies in a strangely planned town, your goal is to find the red safe zones on each level. Kill zombies, collect power-ups and try to survive the hoards.

Being "inspired" by Left 4 Dead, Left 4k Dead has the same levels every time you play it, but the locations of zombies and powerups change with each play through.


Move your character with WASD.
Press the left mouse button to fire.
Press "R" to reload.

The red bar is your health. When it runs out, you die.
The yellow bar is your ammo. When it runs out, you have to use your pistol (click to fire).
The yellow dashes is how many clips you're carrying. Every time you reload, you lose one.

Red powerups restore health.
Yellow powerups restore clips.

User Comments

Total 13 comments:

#1 By Arni Arent (appel) Dec 8, 2008 at 14:18:12
Absolutely amazing! Feels like DOOM3, scary!
#2 By rattas Dec 11, 2008 at 19:38:31
I really like it, especially the lighting effect and the zombie floor splatters. These zombies move just as fast as you so you cannot outrun them. If the zombies move slower, but they're tougher, then there'd be some opportunities for crowd control (or getting yourself hopelessly trapped) and the game would become a bit more strategic :-D
#3 By ido Dec 23, 2008 at 16:11:03
Awesome! Is the source code available somewhere?
#4 By Elliot Franford Dec 27, 2008 at 17:12:23
Nice! Very fun, very addictive! Best of luck in the competition :)
#5 By KageOni Dec 27, 2008 at 23:52:08
I love the lighting. It's funny though. The longer I play it, the more it looks like 3d walls and not shadows.
#6 By pjt33 Jan 10, 2009 at 23:25:50
It's a good thing the zombies aren't very good at walking through doors, or I wouldn't stand a chance!
#7 By Omer Akyol Jan 12, 2009 at 13:07:00
One of the best in 4k. Yep, very addictive and got the thrill when a hoard of zombie was rushing to me. You may think of releasing an advanced version with some sound fx and so on...
#8 By Miguel Mar 20, 2009 at 10:25:54
It would be great if one could play these games in the mobile phone!! But I guess it would be hard to re-write the code for a midlet version... :S
#9 By gef3233 Apr 7, 2009 at 09:53:38
#10 By Jorge Aug 15, 2009 at 15:53:26
It\'s a very good game! In 4Kb only... Really you don\'t need 1Gb RAM to play a good game.
#11 By Erik4Life Dec 12, 2009 at 12:41:26
When i´m pressing the \"click here to play\" button, the how to play and the FAQ shows up. But not the game.What do I do???
#12 By megamigs Jul 6, 2010 at 16:14:59
Where can I get a jar file of this awesome game? :D I wanna save it ony my PC
#13 By Eleuin Feb 9, 2013 at 02:01:20
great job Notch, this is one of mojangs most underrated games!!! consider linking to the old stuff on the games page of your website, otherwise great job.

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