OK, so lets get to it. What is Gombies?
GOMBIES is a 3 player cooperative game currently being developed using the Source Engine, for a PC release in late 2015.
Well I'm glad you asked! With GOMBIES, the clue is almost in the name. Zombies for one, but I'm sure you guessed that. Secondly, the G stands for Geeks. Yup! Geeks.
Geeks VS Zombies.. This won't fair to well now, will it?
Probably not. The idea of GOMBIES is out there, way out there.. You take on the role of 1 of our 3 Geeks, whose weekly LAN night has been interrupted by chaos and destruction hitting the town.
As you investigate, it's clear to see that people around you have become Zombies..but not blood sucking flesh eating Zombies, oh no. These are brainwashed Zombies, turned into slaves by a computer virus that has been spread across the internet to all devices that have displays. The code has literally re-wrote peoples DNA creating mutations and senseless violence. ..Good luck!
So, as you and two friends (or computer AI, if you have no friends :( ) battle your way through hoards of brainwashed Zombies - what's in place to make just another zombie shooter unique and not like the rest?
Well let's start with the gameplay, our 3 characters all have their own stats, perks, advantages and disadvantages. On top of this ammo doesn't grow on trees you know! Scavenge throughout the land to find new weapons, ammo and other sorts of contraband to help you survive the fight.
On top of that, this isn't your average shoot em up! For a start, this isn't an FPS! This is a 3rd person game that will rely on teamwork and well thought out decisions that will all have an affect on your journey throughout the game.
As with every virus, things aren't completely bleak! The virus can be removed, the damage can be reversed; if you make it.
In Chapter 1 you do some recon, get your gear from local shops and armouries and do some much needed R&D! Figure out what in the world is going on. After hearing a military broadcast regarding safe zones in the city, you decide to pickup and move on. Chapter 2 has you heading for a military controlled safe zone. Whilst reading the map for the fastest route, you find out there is a data centre nearby. The car is almost out of gas, so the geeks decide to make a stop there. After a quick discussion and some hasty choices you decide to investigate it in an attempt to try and dig up some information, where did this virus come from? How can you stop it locally to then create an anti virus? Play through the 6 exciting chapters and help bring the destruction to an end.
Hello and welcome back to GOMBIES, here's our latest update with information on what's going on in the Greenlight Games world of GOMBIES!
Sadly there's nothing more to see in this update, a lot of the work we do in the background right now isn't pretty enough to show you. On top of this our Lead Level Designer Teemu had a small mishap with his computer, which ended in his Power Supply blowing. Oops! So he's been out of action for a few days... but not to worry! He works night and day. *Cracks Whip*
Nicky our 2D artist has created some more GOMBIE concepts for you to look at! On top of this, she has designed another backpack that our characters will be able to use on their travels. We'll upload the backpack later today.
Our programmer Ruben, has currently whipped up some awesome frameworks and gameplay prototypes. We're running through gameplay to find what works best, making sure things are balanced. Hopefully we'll have something more to show you soon but you'll have to wait for now.
Our modellers Jamie and Brock are making good progress, we've a lot of props being created everyday and our 3 main characters are now modelled and currently being textured! We don't want to show you our characters just yet, sorry! But here are random props instead.
Nick AKA Elastic Music Productions has composed some awesome sound tracks! These will be used as menu music, game music and credits music. We won't tell what the following samples are for, but heres a minutes preview.
So that's it for todays update, as always please feel free to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter and subscribe to us on YouTube for more updates!
We hope you enjoy what you see and can't wait to show you more.
The Greenlight Games Team.
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