Zombie Grinder is the debut game of TwinDrills, an indie game development duo made up of Tim 'Infini' Leonard and Jordan 'Jordizzle' Chewning. It's a multi-platform (windows, mac, Linux!) (also Free!) cooperative multiplayer arcade game, reminiscent in style and gameplay of retro games like 'Zombies Ate My Neighbors' and 'Super Smash TV!', but with the added benefit of some newer game mechanics - achievements, ranking, player-customization, rpg style stats and so forth. The game sports a variety of different game modes, from co-operative 'campaign' style levels, to wave maps and even the classic 'pvp' style game modes - deathmatch, capture the 'bag' and so forth. All of these mods are bristling with a variety of weapons and items, all lovingly displayed in Jordan's classic quirky pixel-art style.

Forum Thread
by member
  Posts  
[IDEA][TestMap] Weapon Item Test Labor (Games : Zombie Grinder : Forum : Suggestions : [IDEA][TestMap] Weapon Item Test Labor) Locked
Thread Options
Apr 22 2013, 10:19am Anchor

After Reading so many Item/Weapon Ideas i got a very nice Suggestion how about a Map where we could Test some of those Weapons/Items?
We should only be able to use/test those Weapons in that Special Map, after the Test Phase was a success we should be able to use it normaly.

Map Rules 
No EXP
No Coins
Maybe (Only)Special Achivements (Like Weapon Tester and something like that?)

The Map should have a nice Size to Test all Aspects of the Weapons/Items maybe something like this:
Room 1 there you can Select your Weapon of Choice (that needs to be tested).
Room 2 Wave Test Room, there you can test how well Balanced the Weapon in Wave like Maps is (there should be a Button to Activate/Deactivate the Wave System).
Room 3 PVP Test Room, there you can test how Well Balanced the Weapon in PVP is.
Room 4 Result Room there should be something Special like a "In-Game Weapon test Formular" where we could Enter some thoughts about the Weapons/Items we have tested maybe something like this:

Weapon Test Formular 
Weapon/Item name: [select your Weapon/Item here]
Price Suggestion: [from 15k to 500k? also should be a reasonable price suggestion]
Balance: [1 too Weak to 5 Perfect Balanced to 10 IMBA! ]
Suggestion: [If you have an Idea to Improve the Balance of the Weapon you can Enter it here]
Testing Ground(s): [Wave Test, PVP or Both]
Approve/Disagree: [If it is not your Formular you can Approve/Disagree it]
Approval Rate: [the Higher the better]
Comment: [Why do you think its Bad or Good or how you tested. (or you can leave it empty if you want)]

Is this Possible to Implement/create?

Infinitus
Infinitus Developer
Apr 22 2013, 5:05pm Anchor

I actually already have a bunch of weapon testing maps, I may look into uploading them to the game.

--

Reply to Thread
click to sign in and post

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.