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

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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

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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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phluff
phluff Dec 29 2011, 8:34am says:

Love this game, had a quick go or two last night which turned out to be 2-3 hours longer than I'd anticipated :) Thank you to the developers for supporting Desura and Linux :) (although I'm having a problem getting the Linux version to work at the moment, it launches but crashes after the comic strip bit before the game starts, on both OpenSuse 12.1 and Ubuntu 11.04).

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Protektor
Protektor Feb 8 2012, 3:46am replied:

The update should have fixed that problem for you. I run it on Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.10 AMD64 without any issues.

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harfield
harfield Dec 18 2011, 8:56am says:

Doesn't work on 64 architecture without tweaking a lot (with intel graphics of course, with nvidia it's ok)... I don't want to tweak anymore so much on linux (I haven't neither time or patience anymore) so even if the game is very nice it goes directl to the trash!

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Mr_Cookies
Mr_Cookies Dec 4 2011, 10:08am says:

This game is great, have's an great idea turn't in reality... but gets boring after some hours of gameplay... and i say VERY BORING...

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BallistaBuffalo
BallistaBuffalo Nov 9 2011, 8:55pm says:

Great game! Works fine on Debian Stable.

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s_d
s_d Oct 19 2011, 7:38pm says:

So addictive...

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dleslie
dleslie Sep 30 2011, 10:22pm says:

Can't get it to run on Linux.

I get this:
X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 137 (DRI2)
Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (DRI2CreateDrawable)
Resource id in failed request: 0x2c00010
Serial number of failed request: 76
Current serial number in output stream: 80

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BlueCase
BlueCase Nov 26 2011, 7:49am replied:

I had the same problem... If you have a notebook then unplug your external mouse and try to start the game... That work for me.. After game start you can plug in the mouse agian.

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Hyeron
Hyeron Oct 21 2011, 3:34pm replied:

Same here. Archlinux x64.

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Hyeron
Hyeron Oct 21 2011, 5:18pm replied:

And solved by installing lib32-nvidia-utils. If it can help anyone else... :)

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kelthehet
kelthehet Sep 19 2011, 11:28pm says:

This is a great game, if you enjoy a little more of a casual and quick thinking strategy game. I find myself coming back to this game once and a while just to enjoy the music (I'm not usually a surfer music guy, but they did a good job with it). The graphics aren't high tech, but they weren't going for bleeding edge. Instead, a game like this concentrates more on concept.

Of a truth the best part of this game is the multiple ways in which you can approach it. Strategies must be applied on both mission and map interactions, as well as target missions, to yield more scientists for research, or more civillians, which tend to earn more as missions get harder.

Also, I love the elephantbird gun. It's something you just have to do to understand.

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It's fast and funny....great:)

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