The year 2020. It's been 5 years since the zombie uprising that we now refer to as "Zombie Summer". You could say that we've since adapted to living with the undead… All you need to do is stay indoors, keep your weapons close, and don't trust anyone or anything. But as humans, we are a greedy species, and we found a way to make money off of the zombies. And that is where the ZombieZone comes in.ZombieZone, the new asymmetrical battle game from Jason Tagmire (designer of Pixel Lincoln, set designer of Quarriors: Quest of the Qladiator) (me!) and artist Carey Pietsch, launched today at The Game Crafter. The game is only available as a limited preview release until 12/31/12, so don't miss out. It's an American style board game (Ameritrash, if you desire), with a little bit of an abstract feel to it. And there are zombies too!
ZombieZone is a battle arena where 10 humans and 10 zombies will fight to the death… on live television. From the safety of our homes, we watch the destruction unfold, placing bets on or against mankind. And some of us will even risk our own lives for a chance at fame and fortune. Will the money hungry-humans, armed with a shotgun and a brain make it out alive? Or will the flesh-hungry Zombies multiply and take them over?
So many questions, so little time. The battle is about to begin. Enter the ZombieZone!
Check it out at The Game Crafter: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/zombiezone
I've been working on ZombieZone for a few years now, and it's escalated quickly in the last few months. I found an artist (Philadelphia's wonderfully talented Carey Pietsch) and found an avenue for release (The Game Crafter's famous print-on-demand service). We decided to go with a limited preview release for the last few months of 2012 to start the ball rolling before our 2013 wide release. This version is the basic game of Humans vs. Zombies, which will hopefully be expanded come next year.
Here are some photos of the game in progress, and our postcard that we'll be giving out at upcoming events. If you would like to try the game, visit http://www.buttonshy.com/zombiezone for a list of upcoming events, or you could download our print and play version later this week. Keep an eye on the site for plenty of updates.
And now the photos!
And finally, this one: