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Another Anti-Zombie Game Emerges (Updated and Corrected)

Update: As per a comment below, apparently Project Zomboid is not an MMO at all, but a Minecraft style game which features vicious Anti-Zombie behavior. As such it is not part of the Anti-Zombie MMO trend but rather part of an even larger trend of upcoming Anti-Zombie games with online multiplayer, often in a strategic or semi-strategic setting.

The Zombie Rights Campaign regrets the error; we like to know where to properly categorize our nemeses.

The original post follows below; keep in mind MMO-specific sections appear to be no longer operative.

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Wow, I guess 2011 might be the year that Anti-Zombie MMOs crawl out of the woodwork like cockroaches:

Retro isometric style with plenty of zombie insides thrown in for good measure.

A massive city and the surrounding areas to traverse, explore, and loot.

Open-ended sandbox world – survival is your only goal, and we’re sorry to tell you… you WILL die eventually.

Character progression. Learn skills and perks to help your character face the challenge of surviving the zombie apocalypse.

Starvatkion, illness, loneliness, depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, suicide, insanity, trust issues. There’s more to survival than shooting zombies heads off.

Join your friends and survive the apocalypse in multiplayer.

Oh goody! I know when I think about an apocalypse, I wonder how I can use it to socialize with my friends from the comfort of my computer screen, case of Mountain Dew at the ready.

Project Zomboid is taking a decidedly retro approach to the Zombocalypse. It really looks a lot like an NES game, which is novel, I suppose, and undoubtedly allows it to be played on an extremely wide variety of machines with minimal tinkering; I wonder if the whole thing will be done in flash. There might be a certain charm to an MMO with such a laid-back art style, and there would certainly be an appeal to one that you could run on just about anything. That is, if said MMO wasn’t all about massacring the Differently Animated as some form of social networking.

Well, that, and apparently distrusting other humans and hoarding canned food. There’s a leisure activity.

Project Zomboid is clearly not angling to get a Zombie Friendly rating from the ZRC. Thankfully we still have Fallout for all our Undead tolerant post-apocalypse gaming needs.


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2 Responses to “Another Anti-Zombie Game Emerges (Updated and Corrected)”

  1. lemmy101 says:

    Hiya actually it’s not an MMO it’s a single player game to be released minecraft style, that we’ll add a multiplayer component to at some point during development.

  2. John Sears says:

    Oh really? I’ll correct the article then, thanks for the information. I’ll let Buy Zombie know as well.

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