Every now and then I lament the fact that I’ve missed out on another great title that passed through the gates of Kickstarter, fortunately I’m not the only one that got excited by the details surrounding Zombie Playground. Thanks to the support of the community Massive Black Inc was able to obliterate their goal of $100,000, they raised a total of $167,590 to bring this awesome looking game to life… If you contributed to the Closed Alpha tier on Kickstarter, then now is the time for you to start laying waste in the schoolyard. However if you’re like me and completely missed out on the campaign, you don’t need to worry it’s not only the backers that are getting early access to the game. Head over to Steam and pick up your copy today…
Wait a minute?!?! You still don’t know anything about Zombie Playground? Then it’s time you checked it out for yourself…
In Zombie Playground you take on the role of a kid during a zombie apocalypse as seen through his or her imagination. Your school is overrun by the undead, and it’s up to you and your friends to do whatever it takes to survive!
Zombie Playground is an online, team based, action arena game with RPG elements. Gameplay will be deep, challenging, and rewarding. The game combines childhood nostalgia with horrific monsters, visceral combat, and a unique atmosphere straight out of a child’s nightmares. We do want to make it very clear: this is not a game for kids!
Mood & Atmosphere
The mood they’re looking to capture in Zombie Playground is the feeling that you had as a child when you were completely immersed in your imagination fighting monsters, shooting guns, and doing things that you thought were cool from your favorite movies, comics, and video games. For Zombie Playground, the setting is inspired from popular Zombie franchises and will take place in the local middle school. They’re aiming to deliver all of the horror and tension associated with zombie titles, but spiced up with some good old childhood nostalgia.
It can be easily explained in the following formula: Goonies + Attack the Block + Walking Dead = Zombie Playground
Zombie Playground will be a hybrid of third person shooter and action RPG mechanics set in a cooperative zombie survival horror arena. This is not a mindless hack and slash! Players will have their teamwork abilities, battle tactics, and survival skills put to the test as they fight to survive against hordes of the undead. As players progress, their characters will level up, allowing players to unlock invaluable new abilities to help them take on increasingly dangerous challenges. Acquiring new weapons, items, and articles of clothing will allow players to further customize their characters for even more variety and tactical versatility or specialization.
You’ll be able to select from a number of characters with a wide range of weapons, abilities, and personalities. From brutal close range fighters to agile gunslingers, they ultimately want to make sure to give you a large variety of characters to keep gameplay fresh and cater to different play styles. Acquiring new abilities and finding new weapons and equipment will help you tailor your character to better fit your play style or to better fill the needs of your party. As long as there’s a growing demand from the fans, they plan to continue offering new weapons, items, equipment, and characters long after the release of the game for maximum replay value.