In November, we reported that Eric Ruth Games was creating a Nintendo Entertainment System-style Left 4 Dead "de-make" for January. Guess what? It's January. And the game is now available for free download for PCs.
Here's a description of the game from Eric Ruth's official site:
Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead is a retro de-make of Valve's hit zombie killing masterpiece. Lovingly recreated in a fashion that would have been acceptable in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, this de-make stands as the flagship title of the upcoming Pixel Force series from Eric Ruth Games. Go alone, or invite a friend for 2 player co-op against the zombie apocalypse in all 4 of the original game campaigns. 2 difficulties and all 4 of the survivors make a glorious 8-bit appearence, complete with first and second tier weapons scattered along your path to escape. So, grab your controller of choice and kick back with an award-winning retro take on the end of the world with Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead.
You can download the game from several sites, all linked from the Eric Ruth page.
Here's Left 4 Dead's Death Toll mission rendered in Ruth's game:
Team Kotaku has not played the game yet, so we can't tell you if it's any good. But, hey, how about you tell us?
Thanks to Strategy Informer for the tip. That site is among those hosting the game for download.