Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall prey to the undead. Conduct massive rescue operations with a helping hand from snipers, artillery crews, orbital bombardments, and more. Experience the tactical richness of fully-destructible environments and procedurally-generated campaigns. And when the apocalypse ends, create your own game mods and share them with the Online File Share.

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6 comments by lodle on Jan 12th, 2012

The Independent Games Festival (known on the web as IGF) is in full swing once again in 2012, with this years judges having just posted their picks for the honourable mentions and final placings.


With our end of year events having just wrapped up it is nice to see that our personal selections mirror some of the judges selections Dear Esther, Frozen Synapse, To the Moon and Atom Zombie Smasher making the final cut.

We will keep you notified once the winners have been announced but for now check out all the finalists below.

Excellence In Visual Art

Botanicula (Amanita Design)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Lume (State Of Play Games)
Mirage (Mario von Rickenbach)
Wonderputt (Damp Gnat)

Honorable mentions: Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Dustforce (Hitbox Team); Fader(Chris Makris); Proun (Joost van Dongen); Toren (Swordtales)

Technical Excellence

Antichamber (Demruth)
Fez (Polytron)
Prom Week (Expressive Intelligence Studio, UC Santa Cruz)
Realm of the Mad God (Wild Shadow Studios & Spry Fox)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games); Nitronic Rush (DigiPen Institute of Technology); Reflow (Xymatic); Super T.I.M.E Force (Capy); Tiny and Big - Grandpa's Leftovers (Black Pants)

Excellence In Design

Atom Zombie Smasher (Blendo Games)
English Country Tune (Stephen Lavelle)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Gunpoint (Tom Francis, John Roberts and Fabian van Dommelen)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Faraway (Steph Thirion); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Excellence In Audio

Botanicula (Amanita Design)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Pugs Luv Beats (Lucky Frame)
To The Moon (Freebird Games)
Waking Mars (Tiger Style)

Honorable mentions: Beatbuddy (THREAKS); Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Fez (Polytron); Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Best Mobile Game

ASYNC Corp (Powerhead Games)
Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo)
Faraway (Steph Thirion)
Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
Waking Mars (Tiger Style)

Honorable mentions: Fingle (Game Oven Studios); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); iBlast Moki 2 (Godzilab); Temple Run (Imangi Studios); Tentacles (Press Play ApS)

Nuovo Award

[Designed 'to honor abstract, shortform, and unconventional game development'.]

At a Distance
(Terry Cavanagh)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Fingle (Game Oven Studios)
GIRP (Bennett Foddy)
Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Storyteller (Daniel Benmergui)
Way (CoCo & Co.)

Honorable mentions: Deep Sea (WRAUGHK); Four Letter Word (Terry Cavanagh);GlitchHiker (Aardbever); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); POP (Rob Lach)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Fez (Polytron)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Antichamber (Demruth); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Source: Igf.com

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Atom Zombie Smasher Linux Demo

Atom Zombie Smasher Linux Demo

Jul 28, 2011 Demo 0 comments

Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall...

Atom Zombie Smasher Mac Demo

Atom Zombie Smasher Mac Demo

Jul 28, 2011 Demo 0 comments

Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall...

Atom Zombie Smasher Win Demo

Atom Zombie Smasher Win Demo

Jul 28, 2011 Demo 0 comments

Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall...

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HoellP
HoellP Jun 28 2013, 11:30am says:

I love this game, but sadly it doesn't work anymore with Ubuntu 13.04...
When i try to start it from the terminal, i get: "Corlib too old for this runtime."

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Grossor
Grossor Oct 14 2013, 6:15pm replied:

works fine for me in the latest version of xubuntu.

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hemebond
hemebond Sep 7 2013, 6:31pm replied:

Yeap. That'll teach me for buying a closed-source game built on Mono.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Toonarmy
Toonarmy Mar 22 2013, 4:01pm says:

I have this game on desura but any chance one of the devs would give me a steam key?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Jsmon
Jsmon Mar 18 2013, 10:50am says:

Hey guys.

This game is awesome and is one of my all time favorites!
It's really, really, really fun.

I made a short Let's Play with it, so why not check it out to decide if you should buy it or not?

AND I LOVE THE MUSIC!

Youtube.com

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BeatYourHeadIn
BeatYourHeadIn Jan 26 2013, 4:08am says:

From the summary: "Take command of your MERCENARY forces in Atom Zombie Smasher."

The idea that the heroes saving civilians from a zombie pandemic would be soldiers-for-hire makes me laugh.

After all, what kind of an A-HOLE facing a MANKIND EXTINCTION EVENT says, "sure, I'll go there. Save the people. Save the world. But first... let's talk about how much you're gonna pay me!" :D

I have the game on Steam and loved it while the novelty lasted, but that merc thing always makes me smile.

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BeatYourHeadIn
BeatYourHeadIn Jan 26 2013, 5:00pm replied:

Payment? You want to talk about... PAYMENT!? Out there, right this second, there are little blue and yellow rectangular prisms fleeing for their lives down the streets of Simcity, being converted into purple rectangular prisms BY THE HUNDEREDS! Let's talk about what you're gonna do about that! You're gonna take your sorry little uh... 823rd Emerald Buffalos... heh, whatever! And you're gonna go uh... let me see that contract... you're gonna uh... deploy landmines, right... uh... deploy remote detonation explosives. Oookay that's a little bit better, i guess... and you're gonna... deploy barricades? Oooooh CHRIST! IS THAT ALL YOU"RE GONNA DO FOR ME!? Two useless things and one REALLY USELESS THING!? ARGH! I could just atom zombie smash your FACE IN RIGHT NOW!!!

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FatexRage
FatexRage Aug 22 2013, 7:26am replied:

d1d u l1ke kow that gurls hav b0bes?!?!?!?!?!?

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anagromataf
anagromataf Jul 20 2012, 1:21am says:

I don't know why they are unable to distribute a working copy of atom zombie smasher.
But I downloaded my humble indie bundle copy of it and patched with:
Blendogames.com
to the newest version. Please tell the official desura people about it.

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NiBu
NiBu Jul 4 2012, 3:20pm says:

Please repair the game for Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

+4 votes     reply to comment
alkyl
alkyl Jul 8 2012, 5:26am replied:

same problem here. Desura is stuck at Installing Tool : Mono and never complete. I can't find any log file about desura and so I don't know what's going on.

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alkyl
alkyl Jul 8 2012, 5:29am replied:

launching the script by hand :
$ ~/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher$ ./AtomZombieSmasher

Mono: gc took 23 usecs
Mono: Assembly Loader probing location: './mscorlib.dll'.
Mono: Image addref mscorlib[0x20d2ce0] -> /home/alkyl/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher/data/mscorlib.dll[0x20d1c60]: 2
Mono: AOT failed to load AOT module /home/alkyl/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher/data/mscorlib.dll.so: /home/alkyl/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher/data/mscorlib.dll.so: Ne peut ouvrir le fichier d'objet partagé: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type

Mono: Assembly Loader loaded assembly from location: './mscorlib.dll'.
Mono: Config attempting to parse: '/home/alkyl/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher/data/mscorlib.dll.config'.
Mono: Config attempting to parse: '/etc/mono/assemblies/mscorlib/mscorlib.config'.
Corlib too old for this runtime.
Loaded from: /home/alkyl/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher/data/mscorlib.dll

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Coryf88
Coryf88 Sep 1 2012, 5:46pm replied:

I ran into the same problem. Very simple fix though, edit ~/desura/common/atom-zombie-smasher/
data/atomzombiesmasher and change
MONO_LOG_LEVEL="debug" mono ./release.exe "$@"
to
MONO_LOG_LEVEL="debug" ./mono ./release.exe "$@"

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pizza
pizza Apr 29 2013, 8:40am replied:

I tried this on ArchLinux x86_64.
It shows the loading screen and crashes right after.

Here's the output: Pastebin.com

+1 vote     reply to comment
uffe321
uffe321 Jan 18 2013, 5:00pm replied:

Worked for me. Thank you!

+1 vote     reply to comment
cr0n
cr0n Jul 6 2012, 12:22pm replied:

I was also having issues running the game under (K)Ubuntu 12.04 x64. What I did was download the .tar.gz package through the Desura site, not the client, manually extracted it to a directory on my machine (I used ~/Games/atomzombiesmasher) and double-clicked on the file "AtomZombieSmasher" and it works. It's a bit more cumbersome than running it through Desura, but at least I can play the game until it gets fixed.

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