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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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The "Dead Island" for Mac Discussion Thread

So, I can't be the only Mac user who wants to be able to play this game natively, without wineskin ports, without Bootcamp or Windows.

Let's discuss it!

Heard any development rumors? Post them here!

Want to share how your excitement for the game has been stoked by either seeing it on another platform, playing it on another platform, or watching web playthroughs?

This is the place for you.

For me, I watched some HD playthroughs on Youtube, and loved the dynamics of the game.

See this one first, and you'll be hooked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaV7U8e3P9k

But, even before that, I think many of us were sucked in by that slow-motion, backwards-playing trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg

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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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I played through this in bootcamp when it came out, great fun.

I'd love to see a Mac port, but I really doubt it would ever happen. Fairly niche, unique, and not to mention ultra-violent. I know for a fact one Mac porting house has already passed up on porting this. And I doubt the others are going to pick it up.

We can dream though.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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I played through this in bootcamp when it came out, great fun.

I'd love to see a Mac port, but I really doubt it would ever happen. Fairly niche, unique, and not to mention ultra-violent. I know for a fact one Mac porting house has already passed up on porting this. And I doubt the others are going to pick it up.

We can dream though.
Who passed up? Do you recall?

As for it being too niche, I disagree. We have "Left 4 Dead" 1 and 2 for the Mac, just as violent and niche as "Dead Island".

To my eye, "Dead Island" is just updated visually.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Haha, of course I know. I'm not saying because its confidential.

Dead Island is significantly more violent than left 4 dead (1 or 2) mostly because of how visceral and intense it is to (often) slowly dismember the zombie hordes. Guns are rare as you would know if you've played the game, its almost exclusively melee based. Both are rather violent yes, but having played L4D 1 & 2, and also Dead Island, I find Dead Island far more violent in general.

By niche I mean, its open world rpg/slash/shooty zombie slaughter. We don't have anything like that on the Mac. L4D 1 & 2 are shooters, which are common everywhere. A Zombie shooter, but still a shooter.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Haha, of course I know. I'm not saying because its confidential.

Dead Island is significantly more violent than left 4 dead (1 or 2) mostly because of how visceral and intense it is to (often) slowly dismember the zombie hordes. Guns are rare as you would know if you've played the game, its almost exclusively melee based. Both are rather violent yes, but having played L4D 1 & 2, and also Dead Island, I find Dead Island far more violent in general.

By niche I mean, its open world rpg/slash/shooty zombie slaughter. We don't have anything like that on the Mac. L4D 1 & 2 are shooters, which are common everywhere. A Zombie shooter, but still a shooter.
I guess I'm the only one who prefers to play L4D2 with a katana or ax.

Aspyr? Feral? The list is getting shorter quickly.

Also, I'm sure I'm forgetting some porters who don't publish.

What is the landscape in Mac game porters and publishers? Who am I missing?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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Dead Island : Riptide will be out in a few months, doubt you'll ever see a native mac port. Maybe the sequel will be however.
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I really hope this happens - I would love to play "Dead Island"!
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