Startup developer Proletariat announces World Zombination, a
faction-based strategy game coming to Windows and mobiles next year. Proletariat
was recently formed by veterans of Harmonix, Insomniac, Turbine, 38 Studios, and
Zynga Boston, and they say they will be attending
PAX Prime at the end of this month to
show the game off to the press. In the meantime, they offer
"infected" teaser trailer and promise a "survivor" trailer in the fall.
Here's word on the game:
In World Zombination, players choose between The
Infected and The Survivors and fight with (and against!) their friends to
control cities around the world. With compelling and asymmetrical
moment-to-moment gameplay, the choice of faction gives a totally different
experience and is a new take on real-time strategy combat. The Infected players
control a horde of hundreds of zombies while The Survivors control a band of
heroes trying to hold off the onslaught.
Proletariat Design Director Jesse Kurlancheek says, "The most fun and memorable
moments in games come when you're playing with your friends, whether it's team
death-match in an FPS, raiding in MMOs, or just sitting around playing cards.
We're hoping to provide those experiences, distilled down, with World
Zombination." The game features a constantly changing world map that allows
guilds and players to team up and work together to control the world in
real-time and on a massive scale.
Proletariat's CEO, Seth Sivak , adds, "We are focused on bringing cutting-edge
multiplayer games to tablets. This is the sort of game we love to play. With
World Zombination, we've come up with fun and unique gameplay that real-time
strategy gamers will find refreshing."
"We are creating a world that is both beautiful and utterly devastated," says
CTO Dan Ogles. "Quality keeps going up on tablets and we're pushing ourselves
from both a technical and a design perspective to take advantage of what these
devices can do."