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August 7th, 2009, 01:17
Thanks to Resch on our forums for pointing out an update from Brian Mitsoda revealing some detail about DoubleBear's indie game. Get ready for zombie survivalism:
Was hoping to save this for a rainy day, but it is cloudy here in Seattle today, so here we go. As the speculators have correctly guessed, yes, DoubleBear’s first game is indeed a Zombie RPG, which we have fondly referred to as a ZRPG internally. Before people start running in all kinds of directions with that, here’s what I will confirm:

-Set during the breakdown of society as emergence of zombies causes widespread panic and disorder.

-Slow, shambling zombies. Spreads like a virus/bite transmission. No, you are not a zombie, that would be stupid.

-Serious examination of a national crisis or natural disaster. Humans and a lack of order are a bigger threat than the undead. Think Hurricane Katrina, Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead NOT Resident Evil, Return of the Living Dead, zombie shooter-type games.

-Game is about survival. Scavenging resources, exploring the area, dealing with other survivors, and managing a “shelter” of sorts are the main focus of the game. More on this later.

-Game is open-ended. There are characters and events that could happen, but the story depends on where you go, what you do, and who you meet. Of course, there’s a lot more to this and we'll go into more details as time goes on.

We’ll be here often shooting down the wildest of theories and discussing our systems in more detail. Let’s start the old back and forth, shall we?

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August 7th, 2009, 01:17
Heh, I just watched Planet Terror and wondered why the zombie genre had little representation in crpgs.
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August 7th, 2009, 01:30
Oh. My. God.

I officially have died and gone to heaven!
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August 7th, 2009, 01:41
so I get the prize for guessing this before they announced this in the o ther thread?
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August 7th, 2009, 01:46
Yep. That was actually pretty clever.
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August 7th, 2009, 01:49
Originally Posted by VDweller View Post
Yep. That was actually pretty clever.
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Very cool to see, I would suggest they read world war z it could give them some great ideas….
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August 7th, 2009, 01:50
Sounds very promising, and I'm not a big post-apoc player. Looking forward to more information as things progress.

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August 7th, 2009, 02:25
I will try to overlook the fact that I am utterly bored with zombies (zombie films, zombie computer games, even frigging zombie books) to what will hopefully be the shiny gem of a game underneath.
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August 7th, 2009, 02:27
I bet xSamhainx likes this. He seems to have a thing for zombies.
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August 7th, 2009, 02:36
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I will try to overlook the fact that I am utterly bored with zombies (zombie films, zombie computer games, even frigging zombie books)
You haven't played Plants vs. Zombies yet, have you?

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August 7th, 2009, 03:17
Zombies are cool. They're also perfect for computer games since they have basicly zero intelligence (which in turn makes their AI very believable.)
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August 7th, 2009, 03:37
Originally Posted by bemushroomed View Post
Zombies are cool. They're also perfect for computer games since they have basicly zero intelligence (which in turn makes their AI very believable.)
Not only that but they fit into many forums


I'm seriously interested in this.
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August 7th, 2009, 03:42
Very nice, it's about time that someone took the more cerebral path to zombie survival. Here's hoping that they continue to be as interactive with the public as Gareth and Vince are, during development.
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August 7th, 2009, 04:24
I am glad they are making a unique rpg and am looking forward to this. Hopefully more unique rpgs will follow.
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August 7th, 2009, 07:57
If the Zombies don't groan: "braaaaiiins" then I am not interested

ahem, sorry just my PvZ addiction acting up

Seriously though, this sounds very interesting I hope they pull it off !
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August 7th, 2009, 08:18
sounds like an interesting idea - hope it becomes a reality!
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August 7th, 2009, 09:01
zombie RPG ???? I am sorry I cannot say I am the least bit excited about this… vampires they are cool and interesting??? but zombie no thanks,,, they work good for splatter movies or those kind of games but an RPG??? I don't think so…..

unless it is like planescape torment that is………………………………………… ………………………………………….. but I wouldn't call that a "zombie RPG"
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August 7th, 2009, 09:47
Definitely, really, truly promising! Gotta keep my eye on this one.

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August 7th, 2009, 09:52
I think this is one of the better rpg's announced in awhile at least in the indie scene…I can see some pretty good rpg moments just from the tension of trying to stay alive ina city over run by zombies….read the walking dead comics then you will see the potential for this idea. People write of zombie stuff as bad films without seeing some of the really good stuff that is out there. Too bad, your loss.
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August 7th, 2009, 10:04
I'd expect this to be based more on the Zombie Survival Guide than Night of the Creeps. Either way, it sounds WAY cool.
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