Project Zomboid Brings a Minecraft-style Release to Zombie Survival Games

Zombie apocalypse games aren’t anything new, but one indie developer is trying to bring a little freshness to the genre by adopting a release and payment style similar to another game you may have heard of – Minecraft.

Project Zomboid, currently under development by a duo calling themselves Lemmy and Binky, is a zombie survival RPG. Originally planned to be secret right now, Project Zomboid has been revealed because of what the developers are calling “imminent money death.”

In light of the lack of funds, the pair has decided to release the game for free initially and then follow up with content updates for the folks who donate to the cause, just like Notch did for Minecraft.

The game sounds quite interesting, as it’s slated to include the ability to play in a browser or with a downloadable stand-alone, real-time day and night lighting, a crafting system, AI survivors, and much more. All of the info, as well as the ability to donate and secure your place in the burgeoning community, can be found on the game’s website.

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6 Comments on Project Zomboid Brings a Minecraft-style Release to Zombie Survival Games

Anonymouse

On June 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Minecraft style? Are you ing stupid? It’s Xcom styled… nothing like minecraft unless your a dip who has never played video games… what kind of video game news writer doesn’t even play video games?

Guest

On June 2, 2011 at 11:58 am

Stop with all the “Minecraft” related to every new indie. Jesus you are ing stupid..

Both Posters Above Are Retards

On June 3, 2011 at 11:07 am

@Anon and Guest:
This game is nothing like X-com besides the perspective. The release is Minecraft-style in that they’re asking people to buy the product before it is released for a lesser price to support them while they are developing it.

Lern2read, retards.

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On June 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

To be fair, they’re not selling it. They sell one of three games, the cheapest of which is £5, and putting it in as a bonus. Later on they might start selling it by itself, though.

Learn2Read

On June 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Learn to read idiots before you comment. It’s Minecraft-styled RELEASE, you can buy it when it’s in alpha to have free for life updates like in Minecraft.

Koz

On June 17, 2011 at 12:27 am

Game is aweesome already, 8$ well spent.
Already have been some updates and additions and much more is coming (:
Best 8$ I have ever spent on a videogame, and its not even finished yet.

If this game seems interesting to you check out some of hte youtube videos of people playing it, that’s what got me to give it a try and im glad I did.