The basic idea of the Zombie Panic is to create solid game play that is based on a classic zombie outbreak scenario. The living dead are coming for the last remaining humans, and these survivors must fight them off and live through the day.
Everyone joins a server, in the beginning you can either choose to join the human team or you can volunteer to be the first zombie. If no one volunteers the game will pick one human randomly and the game begins. The starter zombie's goal is to, of course kill the humans while the human goal is to stay alive as long as possible, complete objectives, or even wipe out all the zombies. The catch is that when a human is slayed he will simply join the ranks of the undead, now ready to finish off his old living teammates. The humans can't tell by the player list who’s alive and who’s not, eventually there will only be one survivor still standing if all goes wrong, facing all the zombies which use to be allies, with his back to a wall. The zombies only have a certain number of reinforcements (lives), when a zombie is killed they lose 1 life from the counter. However, when a human is killed they gain 1 life. If the zombies only have 1 respawn left the humans can win the round by killing off the remaining undead left on the map.
We want the mod to feel creepy and give you a sense of desperation, and yet not take itself so seriously that you can't laugh at the way you got slayed. Overall fun and playability is the priority, where is realism and horror while important are just a bonus when possible. We want a mod that you can easily play with any number of people, even with small numbers or uneven numbers. Plus, there's a certain sense of satisfaction in tearing apart those heartless survivors who failed to protect you while you were alive, limb from limb.
We would like to start this announcement off by announcing our intended Full Release date: April 11th, 2014
Yes this means we plan to have Barlowe Square, Pioneer Express, All new mocap animations, all new sounds, new features, and a proper balancing and polish phase all done in roughly 1 1/2 months. This also includes an all new Main Menu/UI/Hud and sometime between now and then updated characters, each character with a complete voice set, localization for numerous Countries across the globe, and our Release Trailer plus quite a bit more.
All our hard work will start pouring out to those who already own a copy of the game and we will continue to release builds after Full Release which are not just the Free DLC we promised time and time again. The SDK will be released soon after Full Release and prior to release Server Hosts will have the options they require to host their servers as they wish (no ETA on Sourcemod/Metamod just yet but it is being worked on).
Today we released some significant changes and fixes as well as a new weapon and will continue to release new content and share via our social networks unreleased content more rapidly starting today.
We we'll also be discussing new game-modes for Hunted and Zombie Panic fans! Be sure to check "What we're up to"/"In Development"/"Insert Name Here that fits" for more details of what to expect as well as either dates or hints at dates of release dates on our General Discussion Forums pinned at the top -here-
Some of us have taken our Vacation time to dedicate it to a proper Full Release! We want to thank everyone who posted bugs, helped us test, kept us motivated with kind words, offered constructive criticism, purchased or backed our game on Kickstarter and/or Steam! We won't disappoint (the many)!
Hot off the presses! We have some updates on the happenings over at Monochrome LLC including: Contagion's Steam Shop, Fall 2013 Release Announcement...
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