'The War Z' brings out zombies
'The War Z', a session-based, massively multiplayer online game (MMO), is inspired by all things zombie.
Set in a true post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world where other players can prove to be a greater threat than the undead hordes that populate the land, the game is slated for release in Q3 for the Windows PC platform.
"The whole team is completely obsessed with the zombie culture as well as with post-apocalyptic games like 'Fallout'," said Eric Nordin, senior game designer for 'The War Z'.
"Since we started the design of the game, we have continued to incorporate new features that inspire us as we go. At the end of the day we want to ship a game that we want to play ourselves and we're hoping that other gamers will recognize our passion and be excited about playing as well."
In 'The War Z', players are thrust into a post-apocalyptic world five-years after a viral outbreak that ravaged the human population and left, in its wake, a nightmare of epic proportion.
Hordes of undead zombies infest the cities, and the few remaining human beings have devolved into a lawless, nomadic society where the sole objective is to survive at any cost. Players must use skill and cunning in order to acquire food, weapons and other supplies necessary for survival. While navigating the vast landscape, they will discover cities teeming with the undead as well as other players that may or may not be friendly.
With strong RPG elements, 'TWZ' allows players toearn experience points and then “spend” those points to learn new skills that will aid in their survival. Additionally, there will be opportunities to acquire in-game cash and gold, which can be used to purchase supplies at one of the few safe-settlements located in the game. 'The War Z' will also allow those playing together to join servers as a group or locate friends already playing and join the same server.
'The War Z' is currently in Alpha phase, with a closed beta planned for the very near future.
Date Posted : 23 Jul 2012