Report article RSS Feed The Ascent of Ringod

With the task countdown now at three, we thought we'd give you a brief run-down on what we're up to at PZ Towers. Currently on Lemmy's agenda is to fix a few bugs that have cropped up through recent task completions (there's one to do with breakable windows, for instance, and another with grumpy furniture that refuses to budge despite the best efforts of the zombies), but we're almost there.

Posted by Batsphinx on Mar 1st, 2012

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The remaining tasks aren’t minor ones, but blue sky is visible. Lemmy hasn't seen daylight in weeks, and won't until we’ve kicked this thing out of the door...

Annoyingly, something else that's cropped up is a nasty lighting bug that means any videos we take will look horrid – meaning that we wouldn't really want them propagated to a mass audience on YouTube. In the absence of a play-through vid, then, we thought we'd share some good news that we were saving for after the update.

In short, the PZ team is going to expand a little. Famed Zomboid mod hero Ringod (aka Paul Ring) is going to helm the scripting part of PZ Stories – working alongside The Will Porter to further the adventures of Baldspot and Kate, and indeed the raft of new characters who will follow them. Lemmy, meanwhile, will be able to concentrate on engine and gameplay development – and of course that all-important save system.

Paul lives and works in Newcastle, and is an entirely spiffo sort of guy – you might know him from his excellent PZ modding videos on YouTube. We're really excited to officially welcome him to the development team, and not just because of his charming regional accent. His impending work means that we'll be able to punt story and dialogue updates out far quicker than we would have done had Lemmy been their sole custodian.

We'll likely have further staff announcements to make after the update has been released, as well as our plans for a PZ meet-up in Newcastle, but until then we can't afford to remove our nose from the
grindstone.

To celebrate and alleviate the wait-pain, please take this picture of a sign of Spiffo the Raccoon (mascot of independent Knox County fast food chain Spiffo's and star of PAWS, the cancelled Indie Stone platformer) with our love.


Oh, and here's a few screenshots showing a couple of the new weapons/recipes going into the update. Here we have survivors waving knives, using a saw on a shotgun to create a sawn-off (or 'sawed-off' as they'd say in Muldraugh), and said weapon being used to dead some zeds. Thanks everyone!


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Renay
Renay Mar 1 2012, 8:45pm says:

Good news, more people on the dev team is always a nice thing.

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Riccars
Riccars Mar 2 2012, 1:19am says:

A butter knife? I'd rather have a fork.

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Batsphinx
Batsphinx Mar 2 2012, 4:03am replied:

The idea is basically to have a common, but poor, weapon that you have to desperately arm yourself with while you're searching for guns/bats in the early stages of the game. Don't expect to take heads off with it!

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Hayst
Hayst Mar 2 2012, 10:15am replied:

Sweet. Its annoying when all you have are shotgun shells and can't fight anything.

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Dotzy
Dotzy Mar 2 2012, 6:39pm replied:

Or a Spoon. Spooning always leads to forking

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Muffalopadus
Muffalopadus Mar 2 2012, 8:15am says:

Woah! Thats awesome news! Sure, I have no idea who he is but if you're adding people to your team that must mean Indie Stone are feeling good about PZ. =D

Now, hurry up and release the newest build! MY GRUBBY PAWS WANT TO TOUCH IT.

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VandalSQ
VandalSQ Mar 2 2012, 9:37am says:

Wow that's awesome , thanx Guys , this game will be the best Zombie survivor game in the world !

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MatthewOliver
MatthewOliver Mar 2 2012, 3:51pm says:

I think it's really awesome that a fan, who made videos of project zomboids (good ones in fact. You guys should check him out!) has become part of the team.

Keep on rolling Project Zomboid and you'll make me a happy Panda : )

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Sembiance
Sembiance Mar 2 2012, 4:05pm says:

The screenshots remind me of Syndicate :)

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Skylar15
Skylar15 Mar 2 2012, 8:07pm says:

You mispelt help, might wanna fix that before people yell at you.

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Garvain
Garvain Mar 2 2012, 8:28pm replied:

If you mean where they said "helm", I think they meant it in the leading sense, like being "at the helm."

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ConstuctioidZomboid
ConstuctioidZomboid Mar 4 2012, 12:46pm says:

How long will it be until Project Zomboid get its update? I cant wait any longer!!

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Syate
Syate Mar 10 2012, 12:56am says:

when is update ? :(

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McMarius11
McMarius11 Mar 10 2012, 9:40pm says:

The update comes out next week guys...

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ConstuctioidZomboid
ConstuctioidZomboid Mar 18 2012, 4:26pm says:

The update still hasnt released and its the end of the week?

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_Rouge_Xvil
_Rouge_Xvil Mar 20 2012, 4:03am says:

the update should be available in october, sorry to keep u waitin' :)

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klostu
klostu Mar 23 2012, 12:14am says:

Just take my money!

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SoDopeStavi
SoDopeStavi Mar 26 2012, 12:14am says:

Why do I see people playing 0.2.0? I just bought the game and I have .1.5? Am I the only one?

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BonezDWB
BonezDWB Mar 27 2012, 11:26am replied:

No you can get 0.2.0 from the forums, you can use the code you got from here to play them now that you've bought the game, enjoy. :)

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