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Soon we will take you on a stroll …

Hallo, dearest readers!

This is Aschaschi speaking. As you already might know, if you read our Tweets, we are quite busy working on ZOMBASE; and we really are looking forward to take you on a stroll around Megalocity (our game’s world) soon. There are many nice characters to meet (some of them actually joined our Twitter-conversations already!!!), strange new places to see and new things to learn about potential upcoming zombie apocalypses!

But befor we talk about the future of ZOMBASE, I really wanted to tell you some about it’s past!

We were asked why we decided to make a zombie game. And the answer sounds pretty cheesy: I had a dream about this game years ago! To be more concrete: Back then I dreamt of something one might call a “post apocalyptic ego shooter with RPG elements” best. And throughout we are now going to make ZOMBASE a cross-medial thing and the actual game parts present themselves in the manner of pixelated platformer games, the main character I met in my dream still has quiet some in common with the final main character we’ve created now and also a ghetto blaster and music will still play an important role.

In 2009 I’ve drawn some very rough’n'tough sketches showing the main character and some of the zombified monsters for the potential shooter! Even through this early concepts do not have much in common with the final look of the ZOMBASE game we are going to develope now, I still think that they should get some space here!

Very early Concept Arts for Blood&Base (now ZOMBASE) by Aschaschi / 2009

By the way: We didn’t plan to use the actual zombie hype for our own, but now we have to deal with the fact that we are “en vogue” (that is a new experience and actually sort of creepy, too) and may be that will prove to be a good thing! We can find a lot of inspiration around and we will hopefully be able to break with the dark and gothic like aspects that seem to come in a fix bundle with the idea of zombies.

Stay tuned and rock on,

your Happy Happy Creepy Cute team (Aschaschi)

 

4 Awesome Responses.

  • Aschaschi

    This post will be of much more interest, as soon as we introduced our new main character to you! Even though there have been so many changes made throughout the concept phase, there are still some things they’ve got in common!

  • Zombies aren’t at all so dark as they used to be. If you for example remember “Fido” where the outbreak takes place in a all colorful shiny 50isch world, where everybody is so jolly and ohh sooooo happy^^. It is a splendid variation of the original zombie genre. and more and more have been comming up. Aschaschi currently reads the first zombie romance book : Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. Maby she will write us what she likes about it some time.

  • Aschaschi

    Uh, I will see what I can do! I didn’t write a review for quiet some years, but due to the fact that the book is quiet a nice one … I might really so so, yeah! :) !

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