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You're trapped in a small town with a whole city of zombies headed your way! When they get there, will you be ready?

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Fort Zombie is a focused-scope, casual RPG title in which the game world revolves around a single building – your fort – and the mission specific chunks of the small town that surrounds it. Instead of a major city or a vast countryside, player’s focus their efforts on building up a single structure, finding and training survivors, and venturing out into town looking for supplies.

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lexyz123
lexyz123

Fort zombie tries to do what all the zombie fans ever wanted but the tech problems, the bugs and the outdated graphics can scare off most gamers... its still quite fun

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NordicHeathen
NordicHeathen

It's just an indie game, it isn't big company like EA or Activision Or Infinity Ward. Give'em a break, they also made the mount and blade series which is pretty awesome. You'll just have to wait ^_^

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

That's more of an excuse for lack of content than bugs, but still a valid excuse, since they have limited time, people and testers.

Also, these guys didn't make the Mount and Blade series, they made the Sword of the Stars series apparently. You must be reffering to Paradox, which is a publisher, not a developer.

Which does still stand for something(as I see it, Paradox publishes good games, even if they can be a bit broken, you'll have a good time with them, good example is Magicka, rather broken on release and still is occasionaly, but it's a great game)

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Their time isn't really limited, they have no one pushing them to rush a game towards a release date.

In any case, as with mount and blade, there will always be some people who will make hi-res texture packs for the game. :D

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

@Lucifer:
True I guess, but they need to eat and if this is their Source of income... well the Publisher may provide some funding until release, but they can't delay the game forever, still time is indeed less of an issue I think.

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Pvt_Pirate
Pvt_Pirate

i'd rather have a game released late than having a game at their deadline which is bugged and unplayable (like gothic 3).

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Eegah
Eegah

Kerberos Productions developed this game. It's from the Sword of the Stars people, they're a much smaller team than the entirety of Paradox.

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architectts
architectts

They are the Publishers of Mount&Blade.

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Spe¢ter
Spe¢ter

Well, you can't say Mount & Blade has great graphics. It's really amazing though.

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nhess96
nhess96

i hate how the mouse cursor shows up

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GopherforceMN
GopherforceMN

i bought this. Great idea! Abysmal execution.

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Colossal
Colossal

As much as I think Unreal Engine is overrated, you should think about moving over to it.

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myles
myles

So yeah I would be enjoying it if it didn't crash on start. meh.

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myles
myles

Okay my bad, I just had to download Microsoft.com but honestly, shouldn't desura have the power to install any packages required by the program?

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

It should I believe, you may wanna try and contact someone involved with Desura, from what I know of the ModDB/IndieDB/Desura people is that they're generally quite nice :)

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Henley Author
Henley

Yeah we had it set to XNA 3.1 which we figured would be backwards compatible which it seems it is not. A fix will be coming soon, thanks for notifying us.

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Otreum
Otreum

The dev team actually worked on Fort Zombie as a sort of engine showcase turned game project, while they were developing their next new title I believe...so it's not really a fully finished game, hence the lack of polish, but for such a small dev team to work on a simple game like this, it's not too bad an attempt (i've seen plenty worse).
Visually the game doesn't look TOO bad (for what it is), however the UI and controls are horrible, and will drive most people insane. Couple that with RPG elements affecting whether or not your crowbar physically going through a zombie's head will MISS, and it's a very frustrating experience.
The performance optimization in this game is almost non existant, and will make even the best computers chug from time to time, especially on the final day of the game when there are loads of zombies attacking your fort.
This game is alright for hardcore zombie enthusiasts wanting to try out the next ATTEMPT (even though it'd been out a while) at making a zombie game, and while this game has plenty of great concepts, it fails in it's execution (like most games now days).

All in all, I know I sound like i'm bagging the game out, but it's actually not too bad when you start appreciating it for what it is. I have spent many hours playing Fort Zombie, and have had plenty of fun, but that fun only lasts so long sadly :(

Good concept, bad execution, some fun to be had by hardcore zombie fans.

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myles
myles

Engine showcase? It uses XNA doesn't it?

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Elementalist
Elementalist

Even if it's XNA, XNA is NOT a game engine. It is a game framework. There is much work that must be done to get from XNA to a fully fledged game engine, therefore a showcase is still valid.

@Otreum - Have you ever played Morrowind? :P Same kind of combat system. Which is definitely annoying, but the game still managed to be amazing. Hopefully Fort Zombie is similar.

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Otreum
Otreum

Well Morrowind is elementally an RPG game, mixing guns with stat based gameplay is nothing more than an annoyance. Morrowind was excusable.

If the controls weren't so bad for Fort Zombie, I probably wouldn't mind too much about missing enemies with swings.

The aiming system is funky, and difficult to explain, but it's 3rd person, you control the camera AND your aim simultaneously with a mouse cursor, and in order to move the camera, you must push towards the edge of the screen to rotate. While in theory it doesn't sound difficult, it can be EXTREMELY frustrating, especially when objects get in the way of the camera and cause your aim to start spazzing out when you have zombies literally charging you way (the grid iron zombie).

You do eventually get used to the controls and learn how to work with it, but even after playing the game for days, you will still find yourself frustrated because that doorway managed to get you killed after a successful day looking in town for weapons.

One more thing, and this annoyed me, was the difficulty levels.
Easy was too easy, and the final battle was far too small for the amount of time spent building up my fort.
Normal was good in the streets, however the final battle once again was very "meh".
Hard was hard, but in a frustrating way, not an enjoyable way. And was the only difficulty with a final battle worth fighting.

Also, you cannot play all forts on all difficulties, there are 3 forts/buildings, each which are assigned to a difficulty. You cannot play the police station on hard mode for example, even though the Police station fort is fun to barricade.

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Pythus
Pythus

DO WANT. this game looks pretty rad

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EvilRunner
EvilRunner

THis game could be epic, but it's sooo hard (but, i just begin, it's maybe normal. But i don't know if i will continue, i can't survive before reaching the fort x))

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LifeStar
LifeStar

This game wasn't made by the same people from Mount and Blade....they only have the same PUBLISHERS. There's a difference.

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42

I'd play it maybe if it was first person, I don't like 3rd person games

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macacos2
macacos2

I could say "don't rate the game until you try it", but taking that the game doesn't have a demo, it's a pretty dumb thing to say.

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LordDz
LordDz

I understand it's an indie trailer, it doesn't have to be perfect.
But please, never show low framerate in a trailer.

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Draze Online
Draze

Why no steam?

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macacos2
macacos2

Because apparently Steam doesn't take as many broken games as they usually did

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Otreum
Otreum

It doesn't really get any easier :P

(uh...that was supposed to be a reply to EvilRunner)

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SirWallyWombat
SirWallyWombat

This game had so much potential, but it the controls (in my opinion) were terrible.

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SirWallyWombat
SirWallyWombat

The DEVS of this game have even said it was just a Tech demo for a future game.

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Otreum
Otreum

That's right, I couldn't think of the game, but I remember now that it was the next "Sword of the stars" game, which are actually not bad games. Kerberus is a good, honest and down to earth production studio, so it would be great to see them put some more work into Fort Zombie at a later date to try and polish it up, or completely redo it to a lesser frustrating degree :P

They really have a gem here, but at the moment, it's kindof just shining out of the cave wall, they need to dig it out, and polish it up so it's nice and shiney :)

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