Posts Tagged ‘Atom Zombie Smasher’

Will You Blendo? Latest Humble Weekly Is A Smasher

By Alec Meer on April 10th, 2013.

Not sure we’ve posted about the Humble Weekly Sale yet. This is because all we enlightened souls on RPS all dispute the concept of ‘weeks.’ It’s an artificial tyranny imposed upon us by the secret world government in order to keep us from the independent thought that would allow us to realise there are in fact 417 days in a year. The world leaders spend these hidden 52 days at a giant orgy the rest of us aren’t even aware of, let alone invited to, because we’re too busy working, paying the taxes which fund that immense, secret international flesh-fest. It makes me so angry! Thus, I’m sickened that the Humble Bundle guys feel they can make light of the insidious concept of ‘weeks’, that they can appropriate this tool of ultimate opporession for a pay-what-you-want bundle of awesome indie games. This week – OH GOD THEY MADE ME SAY IT – it’s the turn of the incomparable Blendo Games. Atom Zombie Smasher, Flotilla, 30 Flights and Loving and more are yours for a low, low, customisable price.
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Pagan Pricecuts: Steam’s All Hallows’ Eve Sale

By Alec Meer on October 29th, 2012.

mwah-hah-hah, etc

It’s some sort of annual festivity, which means there can only be a Steam sale to match. If you’re not too busy pouring boiling oil onto the damnable children who keep on turning up at your door and begging for candy while you’re busy trying to watch the latest episode of M.A.S.H., you might wish to play a videogame which you’ve not paid much for. Over eighty games are in the sale, most of which have a scary theme and crazy-low prices. There are also quite a few zombie-related games, but we all know zombies are about as scary as a cat dressed up as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart these days.

WARNING: Comic Sans is used on the Sale page.
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A Fortnight Of IGF Demos Starts On Onlive Today

By Craig Pearson on February 28th, 2012.

Sweep up a Dustforce demo
Onlive and the IGF are spooning for a fortnight. The sensual lovers are celebrating the Indie Gaming New Year by giving you access to 30 minute demos of 16 IGF finalists. The alphabetically sexy list of games is: Atom Zombie Smasher, Be Good, Botanicula, Dear Esther, Dustforce, English Country Tune, Frozen Synapse, FTL, Lume, Nitronic Rush, Once Upon a Spacetime, POP, SpaceChem, To the Moon, Toren, and WAY.
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The More Or Less Complete IGF Factor 2012

By Alec Meer on February 20th, 2012.

Aren't you glad to see this picture again?

They said it would never end. And then, on Saturday, it did. We’ve been posting our series of chats with the many splendid finalists in this year’s Independent Games Festival over the last couple of months, and, with the exception of English Country Tune (dev was worried about sounding boring), Mirage (dev didn’t reply) and Fez (dev wouldn’t confirm the possibility of a PC version) we managed to get mini-interviews with all the PC/Mac indie developers in the running for a gong.

In case you missed a few, didn’t understand what the hell it was all about or just like looking at neatly-ordered lists, here’s the complete series for your relaxed perusal. It’s a fascinating and diverse bunch of games in the finals this year, and if nothing else, it’s a rare chance to see what 18 different developers would say to the monsters in Doom if only they could talk to them.

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IGF Factor 2012: Atom Zombie Smasher

By Alec Meer on January 23rd, 2012.

And so our series of interviews with the finalists in this year’s IGF continues… High-speed, high (un)death toll strategy game Atom Zombie Smasher is up for the Excellence in Design prize at this year’s Independent Games Festival. Here, we chat to Blendo Games’ Brendon Chung about his origins as an indie dev, how people are creating their own narrative arcs in AZS, and his answer to the most important question of all.
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Wot I Think: Atom Zombie Smasher

By Alec Meer on February 10th, 2011.

Released a couple of weeks ago and picking up a good buzz amongst People Who Know, Blendo’s Atom Zombie Smasher is a high-speed kinda-strategy game about the end of the world, and one government’s attempt to stop it. You’re the government. Stop it. I’m the games reviewer. Here’s what I think.

I didn’t smash anywhere near as many zombies as one might have expected. This is because a) Atom Zombie Smasher is hard and b) ‘avoiding’ is a whole lot more important than ‘smashing’, it transpires. This is not, at heart, a game about killing – it is a game about helping people to run away as efficiently as possible.
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Atom Zombie Smasher Is Out, Also Demo

By Jim Rossignol on January 24th, 2011.


The heroic Blendo Games (Gravity Bone, Flotilla) have released Atom Zombie Smasher, which is a game about killing zombies. But no wait come back! – don’t judge things by the zombies and the really unattractive screenshots. Instead take a look at the trailer below, and then, warmed by the light humour within, head over to the Blendo site and download the demo. I think you might be okay with this. Really. Play then judge.
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Undeathcon: Atom Zombie Smasher

By Alec Meer on November 22nd, 2010.


Flotilla and Gravity Bone clever-brain Brendon Chung’s taken the lid off Blendo Games’ latest project – and it’s a zombie game. Wait, wait, wait though: Atom Zombie Smasher is marching its horde somewhere enticingly different to the brain-splatting norm. This isn’t about skulking through the streets with a shotgun. This is a strategy game in which you genuinely have the tools to defeat the apocalypse. To put it the other way: nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
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