Posts Tagged Zombie
I don’t know why, but adding “zombies” to any genre of app seems to instantly make it cooler. So I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised to see that yet another zombie game is making its debut—though Capcom’s Zombie Cafe adds a unique twist. Instead of killing zombies…you’re employing them! The app’s description lays out the basic premise nicely:
It’s hard to find good help, which is why you’ve partnered with an evil corporation to use zombies as free labor to build your café empire.
Makes perfect sense to me! Anyway, as the manager of your new Zombie Cafe, you’re responsible for catering to your customers’ every whim and milking them for their money. It seems to be based on restaurant sims like Diner Dash, but with zombie-themed additions. Zombie-themed fare has replaced normal diner dishes, so for example, you’ll be getting a “handburger and flies” instead of a normal burger. And if you’re short on staff, you can even inject your customers with a toxin to turn them into more zombie minions. (What was that about evil corporations again?) However, by the same token, if you work a zombie too hard it may decide to munch on your customers, which is hardly good for business. Additionally, you can send your zombie minions to attack your competition, stealing toxin and recipes from other cafes.
These combined undead twists add up to a humorous almost-parody of a rather repetitive genre. If Diner Dash and its clones feel just too vanilla for you, a helping of brainy humor might be just what you need. Plus, it’s nice to see a zombie game that adds more than just a “skin.” Too often zombies replace humans just because they look more menacing, but these undead waiters actually do change the gameplay.
While Capcom hasn’t released a gameplay trailer, check out the video below for a revolting teaser clip:
Should you wish to try your hand at zombie-restaurant-management, Zombie Cafe is lurking in the App Store for the low, low price of free.
Appy Entertainment has bundled together ten bone-chilling, flesh-rotting, scream-inducing Zombie Apps together to celebrate Spooktacular October! For a limited time you can get these Apps for the one price of $0.99. That’s a 90% discount on each! Here’s an overview of what you’re going to get:
Defend your town from the undead plague with guns, guns, and more guns! How long can you stem the relentless horde?
Blast through blood-soaked streets in this retro zombie arcade game!
Draw Slasher: Dark Ninja vs Pirate Monkey Zombies
Hack off the heads, hands and legs of Pirate Monkey Zombies invading your peaceful island! Plus … you’re a NINJA!
Carve up attacking zombies — or remove your own infected limbs — with this handy pocket saw. (Not so much a game, as this is a utility, don’t you think?)
Serve up gruesome pizzas topped with eyeballs and brains while ravenous zombies crash through your kitchen door!
Torment a pocket-sized animated zombie head!
(Like having your own Zombie-Head Virtual Pet, just what always wanted as a youngster!)
Apocalypse Zombie Fish
The Binary Mill
Destroy mindless hordes of Zombie fish with a fist-full of pipe bombs!
(I imagine exploding Zombie Fish would make quite a stink!)
Put the pedal to the metal for wacky throwback zombie kart racing thrills!
(Zombies + Go Karts = Win!)
Zombie Apocalypse Manual
Hundreds of survival tips for surviving the inevitable zombie outbreak!
(Don’t forget a Solar Charger so you’ll be able to read this from your iOS device!)
Zombie Whale Hole
The most epic, cute, mean, and downright bizarre app in the All-In-1 ZombieBox … it’s like a moron test for zombies!
I would hazard a guess that this batch of Apps would satisfy even the most ravenous zombie fan. While there are “Lite” versions of some of the Apps listed, what you’ll be getting is the full version. Most of these Apps run the $0.99 mark on their own, while a couple (like Zombie Pizza, for example) are $1.99. This is definitely a deal, and obviously great timing too. Pick up the ‘All-in-1 ZombieBox’ if you wanna have some Zombie fun!
Gameloft has announced that Zombie Infection HD is now available on the App Store for iPad owners. Priced at $6.99, the launch continues the company’s porting of its existing core titles to the iPad platform. Making use of the iPad display, Zombie Infection offers full HD graphics and continues the undead-maiming mayhem seen in the iPhone version launched in May this year.
Meanwhile, for iPhone users, Gameloft has also announced that three of its popular titles; Modern Combat Sandstorm, Dungeon Hunter and Skater Nation will all be available for the discounted price of $0.99 for a limited time, so grab ‘em while they’re cheap.
To find out more, check out Gameloft’s homepage
Released: 2010-07-15 :: Category: Games
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While Zombie Infection rises only to the level of Resident Evil imitator, it does a bang-up job of it. With plenty of zombies to shoot and a fun B-movie vibe, it's the a great survival horror game for the iPhone.
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Monster Mayhem uniquely combines the hack-and-slash gore of a first-person shooter with elements comprising a typical Tower Defense game. Subsequently, players are offered a fun, beautiful game play experience with a unique, well-designed take on the Tower Defense genre. All that and zombies, too.
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Fridays are the perfect time for reflecting on the past week…and Fridays at 148apps are no exception. Here are five interesting apps released in the past week for your perusal!
ustwo seems to enjoy creating unique apps, such as the masterfully titled “…“. Inkstrumental is their newest app, and it’s a funky one. The point is to create your own weird music videos and strange soundtracks, using the 31 creatures included. See, each character will emit a musical sound when you tap it. A “VIP character” allows you to record your own sounds, too. By mixing them together against different backdrops you create a unique mash-up of noise and your very own music video. It might not be as complex as other sound-mixing apps, but Inkstrumental is intuitive and packs a ton of character. Who couldn’t love these fuzzy creatures? As an added bonus, you can share your masterpieces by in-app uploading to YouTube.
Released: 2010-05-07 :: Category: Entertainment
By now it’s an established fact that the Tap Tap Revenge series reigns supreme when it comes to iPhone rhythm games, at least in terms of popularity. Nirvana Revenge is the latest spin-off, featuring—you guessed it—hits from Nirvana. Fourteen songs are bundled with the app, including songs like Smells Like Teen Spirit, Breed, Heart Shaped Box, and Lithium. (Note that the fourteen includes three live versions.) The songs give you a good sampling of the band’s work, and you get to tap along to the fourteen tracks for far less than they would cost on iTunes. This being a Tap Tap game, you also have a few neat features like four difficulty levels and four boss tracks thrown in. If you’re a Nirvana Fan looking for a gaming fix, you’d better check out Nirvana Revenge.
Released: 2010-05-12 :: Category: Games
To quote Komenten’s description: “A comet has been born, please take good care of it!” Komenten is a colorful space exploration game in which you zip around the galaxy like an intergalactic tourist. There’s no real objective, but the vivid watercolor graphics coupled with the soundtrack make a relaxing, beautiful ride. Even if you don’t usually enjoy non-traditional games, I’m willing to wager that anyone in touch with their inner child could easily get lost in Komenten’s vibrant, bizarre world. The universe is such an exciting place—why not explore it?
Gameloft just keeps rolling out games. Zombie Infection is one of their latest titles, and if it looks familiar, well, chances are that’s because it’s highly similar to Resident Evil. That doesn’t stop Zombie Infection from being a technically stunning title, however, and Gameloft’s new zombie game is sure to devour both your brains and your free time. Zombie Infection comes with a 12-level campaign mode in which you switch between ex-soldier Damien Sharpe and journalist Alex Rayne, as well as a Survivor Mode. There are tons of enemies, including mutated and infected animals, plenty of weapons, a sinister zombie-filled storyline, and top-notch 3D graphics. In short? Gameloft does it again…this time, with zombies!
Released: 2010-05-10 :: Category: Games
StreetSpark is one of those apps that needs a large user base to function, which is probably why it’s free! StreetSpark is a location-based dating app that takes your location and searches for nearby users who match your profile (they call this a “Spark”). With an eye towards safety, StreetSpark doesn’t reveal your location or personal contact info. Instead, you can chat in-app or meet up in one of StreetSpark’s HotSpots, which give StreetSpark users discounts and offer users a place to congregate. Think FourSquare, but for dating. It’s a really interesting use of the location feature, and thankfully it looks like the app’s developers are aware of privacy concerns. Sadly, it’s currently limited to the UK, but the developers plan to expand to other countries (and, for that matter, handsets) in the future.
At GDC I had a very quick chance to try out a new zombie (yes, another zombie game) game from Bulkypix called Undead: The Last Refuge. This one is, honestly, very similar to Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies. It’s a very fast FPS that really shows off what the iPhone 3GS can do. The framerate is as good if not better than CoD. The movement and animation is very fluid and quick as you can see in the demo below.
Later in the video you see 32 zombies on the screen at the same time. CoD maxed out at 9 if I remember correctly. Very impressive.
We’ll have to wait for the game to drop before we can see if it’s a really good game. I only had a chance to play a partial level and honestly had pick my chin up off the floor, I was that impressed with the 3D engine they are using. The game should launch by the end of the month for $2.99.
Hit the jump for the full marketing text about the game and a feature list.
Description: The coming of the Apocalypse had been announced for centuries, so we were not to know that it was so close. The dead have risen from the ground and destroyed everything in their path.
You have managed to survive until now, but you are alone and cut off… How long will you be able to survive?
- Experience fear and stress in a battle for your survival.
- Enjoy being in an entirely 3D-modelled environment with impressive graphics.
- Take on the hordes of dozens of zombies coming to drink your blood. A totally new scenario for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
- Let your weapons do the talking as you drive back your assailants.
- Use OpenFeint to survive and achieve success. Beat the highest scores to become world number one.
- Challenge your friends on Facebook or Twitter by posting your highest scores.