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25 hearts 25 Points Collect 25 hearts in one game
5 days 50 Points Survive 5 days
KO 100 50 Points Shoot 100 humans in one game
TNT 50 50 Points Knock out 50 humans (in total) using TNT
The week 100 Points Survive 7 days
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Author Comments

This game was submitted to the mini Ludum Dare #35! This means that it was created in under 48 hours!

Woo! Thanks for the front page Tom!!
And thanks Prodevus for telling me!

You are the zombie in this human apocalypse arcade game (Interesting twist, huh?)
The goal is to survive for as long as you can while humans try to capture you!

Disclaimer - you can not infect other zombies, sorry! I hadn't thought of that until you guys told me. I will work to create an altered game-mode version in the future :)

- There's achievements for you to get! GET THEM!
- Try and get your name at the top of the scoreboard (see below).

It's an infinite world with the following features:
- There are bricks that you can break by shooting at them. The humans can break through blocks also!
- There is TNT which you can blow up (But be careful if you're too close!).
- There is water which slows you down.
- There are health power-ups that restore 1/10 of your health.
- There is Notch's Minecraft head! It only has a .0075% chance to spawn. It's just for fun.

TIMELAPSE!
www.youtu.be/l13QMTqQB64

Now that I've actually had a good chance to play it, I've found that having a strategy is the best way to survive. My strategy is to go back and forth in an area right from the start, breaking all of the blocks and shooting anything that's in my way. Once the humans come and start breaking the blocks, I'll have more room to move around! Using your enemies to work for you! How cool!? Also, using that method, it's easier to find hearts.

UPDATED:
- Score save properly again
- Reset highs scores because of weird numbers (Sorry!)
- Added pause
- Updated instructions
- Added energy boost

Reviews


GetorixGetorix

Rated 0 / 5 stars June 24, 2012

Dumb.


Zanzlanz responds:

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TailsTurrosakiTailsTurrosaki

Rated 2 / 5 stars June 24, 2012

Very good concept, but the execution is...questionable. For multiple reasons.

1. The zombie has a gun. The humans do not have weapons. This is very backwards as instead of abusing the concept you've thought of (which /is/ a good concept), you instead made another copy of any other humans vs. zombies game, just that the twist is that you're a zombie...which doesn't even do much for the game.

2. The game does get repetitive and crazy hard very fast. There are no new places to go, instead it's just a randomized map of bricks, water, and land. Would be more interesting to have this set in a city with multiple places to go. Another repetitive thing is the music, which just seems to be the same thing going for five seconds and then looping. It could be a lot more interesting than that.

3. A shop would be nice. Upgrades keep people going and it gives the player a goal.

4. It would also be more interesting to actually play as a zombie, than just what seems to be more like a person with green skin. Be able to transform people and build an army. I read that elsewhere, and you replied that it would eventually be overpowered...then make it not overpowered. Make the copy-zombies weaker, and have the humans start out as just passing by citizens. Eventually your existence is more aware to the people, and armies are sent in, police officers and people start getting guns. With upgrades, you'd eventually get stronger zombies and more powerups, maybe more health.

This is definitely a great idea and this is the potential I see! If you do all of this, your game would definitely be more appealing and you'd get yourself out there more. It's quite a bit of work, but it would all be worth it in the end.

Things that you did good on was the pixelation of it. That never gets old to me.
The concept, as I said, was a very nice one. Switcheroos to popular ideas never get old, either.
I also liked the little mutterings of the humans. "Zooombiiie!" It adds a bit of environment to the game, and comedy.

There's so little to name because this game is so limited, but I do request that you improve on this. Add in a couple things and this game might be the next Pandemic.


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Zanzlanz responds:

I'm going to have to say yes, I'll make a new altered-game-mode version, but I don't think I'm going to go completely crazy with this one - adding realistic AI and stuff. At least not yet. Maybe after I finish Maze of Mist I'll come back to it with better ideas :)

Thanks for your review though, it was both understanding and creative :)


supercrazythsupercrazyth

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars June 24, 2012

It is clearly a game of zombie-looking-HUMAN v.s. human-looking-ZOMBIE. nothing's reversed except the look.


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Zanzlanz responds:

Then play it however you wish :)


hurricanes70hurricanes70

Rated 1 / 5 stars June 24, 2012

I thought this was going to be a fun world domination let's kill time and enjoy a good time. What I found is a little more pushing the envelope and there's nothing about it. I can't shot the Tnt if the zombies are attacking me even if it's right in front of me. There are no zombies even myself when I have to use a gun to kill the humans and not infect them. As to early comments if the world is endless there should be no end just good old fun and end game...Tanks. Zombies can't eat tanks. I understand the simple concept and some of those games are great fun this is not. Strategy or not those humans come faster than Dawn of the Dead remake zombies.


Zanzlanz responds:

Okay


VorpikeVorpike

Rated 2 / 5 stars June 23, 2012

That's it, why not make another genetic lone human vs zombies game? You should seriously let the zombie be a zombie, with melee, one hit kill attack, vs humans with guns (could totally imagine a 3D version like that), and when you kill a human, they become zombies or something (too cheap, maybe you need a special move to do that). Now about the game, too repetitive, and it's inevitable that zombies swarm you, really early in game. Unlike most games like this, I can't dodge the zombies, as they home on me, and I don't see what the point of the water, as zombies slow down on it as well. Also, it's strange that I don't get blocked/slow downed by the zombies. The TNTs are rather useless as since the zombies are going for me, and not the TNT, I don't a whole lot of them in one go.


Zanzlanz responds:

It's hard to write about this game without saying zombies when you really mean humans, isn't it ;)
You did that about 5 times xD
Anyway, yeah well if I took out water and TNT, what more fun would it be? Less, actually. It's variety and sometimes the outcomes can be interesting. I've shot a TNT and killed hundreds of humans before. If I speed through water, I leave most of the humans behind, and it's nice.
If humans would have hit boxes, it'd be insane - you'd probably not last more than a few minutes. It'd be frustrating and annoying. And it would lag a lot because it would be doing a lot more calculations.

I'm planning on making an altered game-play version of this game where you infect.