Posts Tagged ‘Nelson Sexton’

Meet The Teenager Who Made Unturned

“I get so many emails from people saying they thought the game looked atrocious and they played it just to laugh at how bad it was.” Nelson Sexton has a pretty good attitude towards his game, Unturned [Steam page].

On first glance, the Fisher Price art direction of this Early Access zombie survival sandbox surely wouldn’t trouble old man DayZ and his gang. But it’s had 17.5 million downloads on Steam, with 1.25 million people playing it in the past two weeks. Players really like Unturned: its Steam ratings are 92% positive. And Sexton, its sole maker, is just 18. I was really curious who this guy is, so I rang him up. I think you might like him – and maybe Unturned, too.

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Unturned: Minecraft Meets DayZ Meets Huge Popularity

I don't mind this. This looks fun.

In my day, we had to trawl through messageboards – uphill in both directions – to find new games we’d never heard of before. Now it’s possible to occasionally look at Steam’s top ten most played list and find something unfamiliar. That’s what happened today when Craig sent through word of Unturned, a game whose popularity seems almost inevitable: it’s an Early Access free-to-play multiplayer survival game with a blocky artstyle in which you cut down trees and fight the undead.

I’d be cynical about it all if it wasn’t for the trailer below, which reveals that the enemies are cute like Play-Doh and that you can drive a fire truck.

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