Shambling Onto Kickstarter: Undead Overlord

By Craig Pearson on October 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 am.

Presented without comment. Apart from eeewwwwwww!
Zombie games are self-cannibalising. Take Undead Overlord. It’s a strategy game where you control the zombie hordes and not the humans. You drag and drop the undead, creating more and more brain-chewers as you burn through the population. The developers JumpCore are so excited that their Kickstarter says: “Undead Overlord is born of a passion to see something different exhumed from the zombie games space. So in the tradition of games like Dungeon Keeper, we’ve turned the genre on its head, and put the player in charge of the zombie horde.” Perhaps someone should show them Ray’s The Dead?

That was snarky of me. Undead Overlord is more of traditional RTS game to Ray’s The Dead’s action puzzler, so the similarities (I won’t mention Stubbs The Zombie) are basic, but they are there: you are a flying brain (always evil) controlling an ever-growing gathering of undead minions, using both normal, everyday scalp-chompers with the occasional special unit tossed in. Your enemy humans will become part of your shambling gathering, so it makes sense to be aggressive and take on the population, as it both bumps your numbers and creates fear among the rest of the resistance. You are basically the apocalypse.

So sell it to us, Mr Developer Man:

Anyone in?

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11 Comments »

  1. frightlever says:

    Stubbs the Zombie was brilliant.

    • brulleks says:

      Really? I found it to be a brilliant idea irredeemably marred by atrocious execution. Admittedly, I only played the demo but, as I gave up on that before the end, I suspect I wouldn’t have managed to force myself through any more of the full game.

  2. CultOfTheStaringEyes says:

    I fear there is a tag missing.

  3. Syra says:

    This would have been awesome but the monsters ruin it for me…

    They could have instead made it more tactical with bigger hordes and well defended human settlements with objectives ranging from spreading the virus to taking down human fortifications…

  4. Megakoresh says:

    I can back just for the music. Holy tits, this is amazing!

  5. Ergates_Antius says:

    Game of Infectionator anyone?

  6. Webbz says:

    This is more like Zombie Master then anything mentioned so far which I suggest everyone have played atleast once(its free if you own HL2). Zombie Master is slightly different in that as the master you dont fight NPCs but fight players instead and not just tho horde control but triggers traps within the area as well. Check at the following vid for some the idea gameplay on both sides http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RhoQ3v6-p8.

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