Vor fast genau vier Jahren bloggte ich über Jason Chans semi-legendäre Illu Zombie Playground (hier gibt's Prints davon) und basierend darauf entwickeln Massive Black ein Online RPG-Shooter-Something. Finanzierung über Kickstarter steht bereits und ich bin gespannt.
Zombie Playground is an online, team based, action arena game with RPG elements. Gameplay will be deep, challenging, and rewarding. The game combines childhood nostalgia with horrific monsters, visceral combat, and a unique atmosphere straight out of a child’s nightmares. We do want to make it very clear: this is not a game for kids! The initial release is planned for PC/Mac, but we’d certainly like to support Linux and hand-helds if there is enough demand and support. […]
The mood we want to capture Zombie Playground is the feeling that you had as a child when you were completely immersed in your imagination fighting monsters, shooting guns, and doing things that you thought were cool from your favorite movies, comics, and video games. For Zombie Playground, the setting is inspired from popular Zombie franchises and will take place in the local middle school. We aim to deliver all of the horror and tension associated with zombie titles, but spiced up with some good old childhood nostalgia. It can be easily explained in the following formula:
Goonies + Attack the Block + Walking Dead = Zombie Playground