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.

Report article RSS Feed Welcome to the Whole buncha new stuff-date!

Introducing Item modification, trading, an overhaul to the shop and loadout screen, new hats, new miscellaneous items, new weapons, new maps, new game modes, and a TON of bug fixes! It's the WHOLE-BUNCHA-NEW-STUFF-DATE UPDATE!

Posted by Jordizzle on Aug 11th, 2012


What's up, Zombie Grinders!

Jordizzle here with some awesome news, announcing our latest patch to Zombie Grinder! Today's update comes with more stuff than any of our previous patches so hold onto your butts!



Gems!

Along-side coins, Zombies will now randomly drop gems which can be attached to your hats to add custom statistics! All hats' current stats have been removed to make way for this new system! This ensures you will always be looking your best, while maintaining the buffed statistics you choose! Gems have 5 quality tiers that range from +2% to a stat up to +10%! Each hat, misc item, and weapon can have up to 2 gems of any quality attached to them, so get creative!!!


Trading!

It's been a LONG time coming, but players are now able to trade their customized weaponry, hats, and miscellaneous items to others! At the moment, it may seem arbitrary since all items are currently available via the shop, but that may or may not change down the road ;)!


New PVP maps and game modes!

2 new ways to get your fight on! Introducing All-out deathmatch, which pits all players against one another with no bars on weaponry! Tired of getting stuck with pistols-only? Fret no longer! We've also packed a map demonstrating the game mode! Along side Deathmatch we've included the coveted GUN GAME! Fans of the Call of Duty series will recognize the name instantly! Each player starts out with a weapon, and must work their way up through 12 different guns! Each time you kill a player, your gun is switched to the next tier. This fast-paced game mode gets pretty frantic around half way through, Especially with the new and improved 8-player support a few of our servers have! :D/

Along with all this good news, Tim has also patched the heck out of quite a few bugs, and I've got some pretty exciting news for those of you wondering how you can support Tim and I's endeavors!!!

We've added 2 tiers of Donator Editions of Zombie Grinder!

That's right, pals! While the game will remain 100% playable for free, we've also made available a small donation version for a mere $7.99 and a Grand Beneficiary version for $29.99! As well we've also created a paypal for players who merely have change kicking around and want to help a good cause (see: help keep our dedicated servers running smooth) Information on that can be found at our website Twindrills.com <3

Both versions get access to exclusive weaponry, a bonus donator hat (bonator? ...that sounds gross nevermind) access to a donator-only server, a cute little icon next to your name to show your support, a starter pack of stat gems and coins, and who knows what else the future holds! Purchasing now puts you in line for all of our exclusives! Gee whiz!!!

With the release of all this awesome content comes a small re-cooperation period, but we will be back in no-time-flat with more amazing content and fun features for you all to eat up! We still have a MMO-style HUB to make, NPC's, 6 more weapons, a slue of new hats, accessories, and of course new zombies (I presently have 2 new types concepted up!)

But for now, please enjoy this patch, and let us know what you think, what you'd like to see, what you think is broke-as-hell, and any other concerns in the comments, or on the forums!!!

Happy Grinding, all!

Love,
@jordizzle 

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Aug 12 2012, 5:13am says:

Amazing ! New stuff, new time to spend the game and i hope: new players !

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uthere1
uthere1 Aug 12 2012, 5:29am says:

The Desura button on the website seems to be only for the large donator version.

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Infinitus
Infinitus Aug 12 2012, 9:30am replied:

Cheers, updated that :).

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Infinitus
Infinitus Aug 12 2012, 11:24am replied:

Humm, seems like we're waiting on desura to approve the linuxbuild on the small version.

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Forkey
Forkey Aug 13 2012, 2:49am says:

Oh Nooo!!! It happened with Zombie Grinder!!! D:
Such S**t happened with TF2,and now that Game ARE NOT SHOOTER.
Pleas Infinitus STOP D:

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Infinitus
Infinitus Aug 13 2012, 11:14am replied:

How does making a donator edition not make it a shooter O_o.

And we sure aren't doing what TF2 did, there is no in game economy, there is no buying items for money, all there is a donator edition with a handful of rewards, nothing to get upset over.

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Forkey
Forkey Aug 13 2012, 3:19am says:

Because with new update all "Veterans" (Include me) will be get kicked by Donators!?
They can buy Laser-Guns and Other,and WE-That Played Game Long and Hard-will be just... ****?
I thought that game will be nice... Thought... *deleting Zombie Grinder*

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Infinitus
Infinitus Aug 13 2012, 11:13am replied:

wut, why would you get kicked from the game by donators? Donators have no more kicking power than anyone else. And *shrugs* we have to give something back to donators, why not weapons? They are well balanced so they won't get some kind of huge leap over other players.

I'm sorry but, servers cost money, a lot of money, donating seemed the least offensive way of people being able to help towards them.

But fine, if that's your attitude, goodbye.

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markpoosh
markpoosh Aug 14 2012, 2:40pm replied:

i just wanna say thank you for making this game free and giving us the option to donate instead of forcing us to pay for the game. zombie grinder is definitely the best free game on desura. some people like forkey just don't appreciate anything.

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FlyingMonkey59
FlyingMonkey59 Aug 16 2012, 1:24pm replied:

Wow. It's too bad your paranoid, but at least you overreacted!

*UNSOLICITED ADVICE: Get outside, see the sunlight, make friends and get some perspective!!*

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liamdawe
liamdawe Aug 13 2012, 11:32am says:

Posted on www.gamingonlinux.com for you :) <3

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Infinitus
Infinitus Aug 13 2012, 11:54am replied:

Thanks :)

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AGuyCalledSpyke
AGuyCalledSpyke Aug 23 2012, 12:55pm says:

Hey guys, great work on the update. However, I found a bug where the game crashes when the master server connection is lost and - here comes the bug part - the notification telling you so will not go away. In the end you have to end the zombiegrinder.exe process in Task Manager. You may want to look into fixing this.

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mintyjones
mintyjones Feb 17 2013, 8:40am says:

Absolutely excellent work for a free indie game. Need to try and see if I can dust off my gamepad!

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╚»★ShadowFox★«╝
╚»★ShadowFox★«╝ Jul 15 2013, 5:10pm says:

I have been telling my friends about this game! :)
and... um.... how would somebody get in the makers team?
-thx,
ShadowFox

also re-read this comment: "Todos los juegos son gratis? gracias" and anything re-ed (lolwut)

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