Soldak Entertainment are known mostly for their unusual action-RPGs, click ‘em ups like Din’s Curse and Depths of Peril with dynamic quests and living worlds. Their latest is Zombasite, a zombie apocalypse action-RPG in a fantasy world, and though it’s still in Early Access, it now has a demo so all and sundry can give it a go.
Zombasite combines action-RPG with a touch of zombie survival, and NPC factions who are also out exploring and questing for supplies like you. Adam played a little of the initial beta version in October and reported back:
“It’s a very busy game, with loads of quests available right at the start. I was told that my nemesis had slaughtered a human settlement and had to be stopped minutes after beginning my first playthrough. That was the first time I’d even realised I had a nemesis. When I stepped out into the randomly named wilderness – the superbly appropriate-for-the-genre “Desert of Items” – I killed a bunch of monsters, collected a stack of loot and met a couple of clans. Then I murdered a man I’d been attempting to rescue from a terrifyingly speedy zombie. He turned on me as soon as I rescued him because he was a bastard in disguise.”
Buuut he found it a little too similar to earlier Soldak games for his liking. But maybe that’s exactly what you’d want. Or maybe it’s changed over the past five months. Or maybe you haven’t even played any of Soldak’s games before, and the whole thing will be a big surprise for you.
If you fancy a crack, you can grab the demo standalone for Windows, Mac, and Linux, or snag it through Steam. If you dig it, hey, Zombasite is £10.99/$14.99 through Steam or direct from Soldak. Their last two games have gone through paid beta so they do know what they’re doing with this.