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They Are Billions adds The Six Wonders

Set amidst a 22nd century rabies-like outbreak of Zed-ism, They Are Billions is a game about keeping your steampunk settlement alive while raiding zombie towns... and dealing with the repercussions. You manage everything from gold to oil as you handle a Left 4 Starcraft situation wherein zombies keep trying to pick off the citizens -- first in smaller numbers and then in screen-collapsing hordes. The…

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Undead Lemmings: Zombie Night Terror Released

Zombies are scary. Sort of. They've been the stuff of nightmares for pretty much... forever. Maybe we've been inundated to the point of no return. Maybe there are never too many zombies. Puzzle-platformer/infection-sim Zombie Night Terror [official site] looks pretty fresh though. It's Lemmings, it's zombies! It's alive! Wait, that's Frankenstein - not a zombie. Whatever.

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Feature: What is it with New Orleans and zombie apocalypses?

Premature Evaluation: How to Survive 2

Survival games seem to break down into two broad categories. On the one hand, you have the survivalist games, where the focus is on an endless battle against the elements, a hostile environment, and resource scarcity so severe that even basic needs like food and shelter are hard to satisfy. Then there are survival games like EKO Software's How to Survive 2, where some survival…

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Dying Light: The Following Out Early Next Year

As winter draws nearer, so too does darker nights and frosty pavements. I like running, you see, and it's at this time of year I switch from jogs around my local park to the treadmill at the gym. Which is way more boring. I often think: what would make this run more exciting? And the answer is invariably zombies. Zombies make things like aimless running…

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Dead State Demo Is Hammering At Your Door

Zombies! They're everywhere these days. Shambling up and down the road, moaning about something or other in those inaudible voices, causing long queues for the teller at your local bank. That sort of thing. They're a menace and there's just too many of them on the streets. It's enough to make one long for the days when a human's brains were their own concern. Still,…

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Zombie A Go-Go! H1Z1 Launches Into Early Access

Let's get all this out the way first: yes, this post is about paying to access a beta of a DayZ 'em up that will be free-to-play when it properly launches. This may not appeal to you; that's fine. For the curious, let's continue. Sony Online Entertainment yesterday launched their open-world zombie apocalypse survival multiplayer game H1Z1. SOE are bigger and have more resources than…

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See How Inhuman You Can Be In Human Element

No such thing as too many zombie games, right? Robotoki's upcoming Human Element is a fast-paced shooter-slash-base-management chimera that takes place 35 years after the end of an undead uprising. Humanity has broken into gun-loving factions, and is now clamoring over what few resource-rich outposts remain.

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Undead Lemmings: Zombie Night Terror

The problem was never zombies. It was games unimaginative enough that they just threw zombies in. It was games with a skeleton of an idea, papered over with the sun-dried skin of the dead. Poor old zombies, having long-since bitten off their own tongues, couldn't make a case against ho-hum game design. Bless 'em. But there's hope for them yet. Here, look at Zombie Night…

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As Seen On Craigslist: Cottage Of Doom

Doom is awesome! Maybe not the state of being doomed. Or even that movie where The Rock forced his cooking down alien olfactory senses. But domiciles of doom? Better than cottage cheese. Master of leafy strategy games Alex May recently released a remake of Cottage of Doom, his winning entry in 2007's TIGsource B-Games competition. The idea behind this piece of lo-fi goodness is a…

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Freeware Garden: The Running Dead

The Running Dead is Rick Dangerous turned into an (essentially) endless runner. With zombies. And though I still have traumatic memories of both Rick games and never really understood what the fuss with Canabalt was all about, I am deeply enjoying it. Yes, despite also being mortally bored of zombies.

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DayZ Of Our Lives: SOE Also Doing Zombie-Based Survival

If it wasn't already plainly obvious, survival games are all the rage these day(z), and zombies - thanks to DayZ's ever-looming influence - come part and parcel with that. The War Z/Infestation: Survivor Stories hit a little too close to home on that front, and Nether, with its possibly dubious ties to the former, also deals in apocalyptic baddie bashing, but with a slant toward the…

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Open-Ended Zombies: State Of Decay – Breakdown

I'd been looking forward to State of Decay for a long time when it finally arrived on PC but after shuffling around on my hard drive for a while, it fell as flat as a zombie on an icerink. Hordes of people were quick to tell me that the game had more charms hidden beneath its fetid flesh than I had been willing to acknowledge…

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Business’ End: Zombies Stars The Undead, Bureaucracy

Zombies' slogan is "Smash all the things." And while its central conceit - a world in which hordes of already zombie-like business folk up and transformed into actual undead hordes - is depicted in entertainingly tongue-poking-through-rotten-hole-in-cheek fashion, it takes the smashing of things quite seriously. The number of things that can be smashed is tallied at the start of each level, and then you're told…

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Metro 2013: All Aboard Resident Evil 6’s Zombie Train

I'm beginning to wonder if Resident Evil's really about a zombie apocalypse at all. Instead, my leading theory - only bolstered by this new reel of freshly unearthed footage - is that Leon Kennedy was an overzealous zombie fanboy who made some kind of Midas Touch devil pact to generate unending waves of shambling undead with his mere presence. First day on the job in Raccoon…

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Patching The Apocalypse: New Project Zomboid Alpha

Project Zomboid developers The Indie Stone aren't have-and-have-not types. They're more egalitarian in their views, and have just released a newly updated public version of the Project Zomboid alpha for everyone. This is actually a test-build of the public build that's being worked on, with a full, working release incoming in 'a week or so' - that'll have story-based content reinstated and a working launcher.…

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Telltale Talk The Walking Dead

Telltale have begun the process of explaining their take on The Walking Dead, which you may know as a brilliant but at times excessively brutal comic, or a tellybox show that I find strangely unappealing. There are three screenshots, all of which can be embiggened below, and a developer diary that the game will not be an episodic escort mission. Sorry, I'm mistaken, it's not…

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Overbooked: No More Room In Hell Imminent

Say, do you remember No More Room In Hell? It was one of the first zombie source mods announced after Half Life 2's release, way back in 2004. Cancelled twice, it still shambles on. Tomorrow Edit: actually, 31st October - finally sees the release of the re-imagined original concept. In development for three years, this new version is going to be an 8 player co-op…

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Ties & Tragedy: Half-Life’s Zombies

Preparing for a much-needed Windows reinstall, I'm currently unearthing all manner of old pieces from my freelance past. Many are... well, you know how it can feel to read something you wrote many moons ago. For the sake of all humankind, most of these documents must never see the light of day again. This heartfelt paean to the original Half-Life's zombies (originally published in PC…

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Spread The Disease: Zombilution Demo

I've had this idea for a game! It's a game where there's zombies! Indeed, as vampires saturate the movie and book world, the zombies take over gaming. In fact, this zombie invasion is taking on a worryingly appropriate pattern, each undead game spawning dozens more. It can only be a few years before there are only a tiny group of non-zombie games, battling to survive…

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