Casual Friday: Left 4 Dead 2


We are all avid gamers, here at Gaslight Games, and multi-player gaming is a large part of what we all enjoy playing. And when it comes to co-op games, one of the best has to be Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2.

Many of you would already be familiar with this game, so why bring it up? Well, when it gets to the end of the working week, the last hour or so on a Friday afternoon, productivity almost always falls. People get tired, the weekend is almost upon us and with only a few hours to go, there’s often little point in starting a major new task that you’ll only have to familiarise yourself with again come the next week.

With that in mind, we decided to devote the last hour on a Friday to multi-player gaming. Which brings us full circle back round to Left 4 Dead 2.

Just in case anyone isn’t familiar with this amazing Zombie Apocalypse title, here’s a very quick run-down of the game. You play one of four survivors who must battle (as a team!) through hordes of infected normal zombies and the special types, in order to make it to various safe rooms and an eventual rescue.

Working on as many games and various projects that we have, we know we collaborate well when it comes to work and co-op games like L4D2 are a great way to see if we can operate together outside of that environment. After many a rescue, frustrating restarts at safe houses (that damn L4D AI Director!!) we figure that not only can we make software, but we’d make a good group of survivors come the end of the World.