Project Zomboid is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die? Whether surviving in Knox County free-roam or controlling Indie Stone mascot Baldspot in his quest to save his injured wife Kate – death is always a certainty. Quite how long you manage to put it off is another matter…

Report RSS Never enough zombies: Kickstart another apocalypse

The radio is flickering back to life. As we’ve indicated on the Public Test Build status thread on the forums – the long awaited R build is currently in testing and receiving positive feedback. There are various loose ends that need to be tied up, but thankfully the zomboid infection is coming back out of incubation.

Posted by on

We’re not the only apocalyptic automaton plague around though, you know, so we wanted to take a few moments to flag up some Kickstarter projects we believe Project Zomboid fans might fancy biting chunks from. We’re acutely aware that our game wouldn’t exist without the trust and generosity of you guys – so wherever we see other crowd-funded zombie games we want to spread the love. First up is Dead State.

This is a turn-based zombie RPG, and it’s headed up by Brian Mitsoda who previously was a designer and writer on Troika’s utterly fabulous Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. The town of Splendid in Texas shares the same mentality as our own Knox County in Kentucky, in Dead State people are just as important/dangerous as the zombies, but the turn-based combat seems to give it an entirely different flavour. Original Fallout-style gunplay mixed in with a Romero zombie apocalypse? Count us in! We’re hugely excited about playing Dead State, so consider yourself prodded in the direction of its Kickstarter page.

Second on the deadhead Kickstart Conveyor is Zombie Playground – an entirely different proposition altogether.

It’s an online action game featuring a bunch of kids pummelling the recently deceased who’ve shown up in their school. Imagine Left 4 Dead with the Goonies as lead characters – it’s all very silly, a far cry from the desperation of PZ and Dead State, but is perhaps worth a look. You can find its Kickstarter page beneath these very words.

Finally, a little love for The Dead Linger – a project that’s already found Kickstart support. The guys at Sandswept have got big, big plans – and it's going to be great to see them come to fruition.

Well, that’s enough waving of non-PZ flags for now. As R is rolled out we’re going to get back to a semi-regular series of Community of the Dead blogs, alongside the appearance of a new regular we’ll be calling Modding of the Damned. While the kinks are knocked out of the released ‘R’ in preparation for the official release on our site and Desura we’ll also be doing community q&as for our English-speaking and international audiences.

So watch this space, but don’t watch it too hard – otherwise someone might climb through the window and bite you. Back to survivin’...

Comments
Cnaff
Cnaff

Can't wait until the next PZ update =D!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+12 votes
Stealthafied
Stealthafied

same here! love this game so much :) i want to see it get really big and see all the new stuff coming in :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
MarcosFelipe94
MarcosFelipe94

looks cool u-u

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Icetea117
Icetea117

After test build R is the full update going to come out or is there going to be test build S???????

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
WarHedd
WarHedd

the pic with the kids is epic... and yes looks nice. tracking.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

Best luck to them ! They are on a good way.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
ZeroGravityZero
ZeroGravityZero

I'm dying to get my hands on R :D

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
VandalSQ
VandalSQ

Nice !

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
CourierSix
CourierSix

when is the official update actually coming out?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Deathscreton
Deathscreton

They haven't stated yet. We're all hoping it's released within the next two weeks.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
SKULLZAW
SKULLZAW

Is zombie playground going to be on desura?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
SKULLZAW
SKULLZAW

also will dead state be on desura please say yes i really want them but i i would rather have them on desura

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
StevenThirkle
StevenThirkle

I'm actually ecstatic for the official update

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
babarteo
babarteo

same ;-)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Pabo
Pabo

Thank you for letting me know about Zombie Playground. The spin on the zombie franchise is surely worth a look. Kudos for supporting other developers through your fame :).

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Project Zomboid
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux
Developer & Publisher
The Indie Stone
Engine
Custom
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Follow
Purchase
News
Browse
News
Report
Report
Share
Related Games
Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid Role Playing
Related Groups
The Indie Stone
The Indie Stone Developer & Publisher