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Zombie Office Politics Now Available on Steam Early Access

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Zombie Office features:

  • Invent your own unique zombie-killing strategy using a variety of items
  • Epic storyline
  • Huge open-office environment, go anywhere and talk to anyone
  • Beautiful retro pixel graphics
  • Catchy 8 bit soundtrack
  • Entertaining and original quests and dialogue

Zombie Office is an old school, three quarter view, 2D adventure RPG set in an office where the staff are mysteriously being turned into zombies. The player's epic journey will take him through many different departments; Accounts, Marketing, the Canteen etc, on a quest to halt the zombie infection.

There are many pickups in the game including: coffee - if the player drinks coffee they get a burst of speed 30 seconds or a minute (until the caffeine wears off). Herbal tea increases the players composure for a time - reducing the amount of stress they receive from zombie attacks. There’s no health stat in this game - just stress - if the stress becomes too much it’s game over.

Weapons in the game are items found in the office that the player can throw at zombies: paper balls, dvds, paper clips, stress balls etc. There are also explosive mines, repellent mines, gas mines, wooden spike traps and time bombs. The player can also interact with the environment e.g. move chairs, view sign posts and read sticky notes etc.

There's also a shop system using office vending machines where you can buy and sell equipment, ammo and consumable items and a crafting system using recycling machines where you can recycle your unwanted items into cool and probably more useful items.

Zombie Office was Greenlit on Steam in July 2015. After just over a year of hard slog the game is due for Steam Early Release in mid October.

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After over 18 months in development I’m delighted to announce that Zombie Office Politics is now available on Steam Early Access. This is my best shot at what I think would be a funny entertaining game. Although more content and features are planned to be added over the next few months, this is a complete game, playable end-to-end.

About Zombie Office Politics

Battle Zombies, save your co-workers and earn that promotion you’ve always wanted in this hilarious new Zombie RPG with a difference.

Zombie Office Politics is an old-school three-quarter-view RPG set in an office where the staff are mysteriously turning into zombies. Forget an easy first day watching Health and Safety videos and getting your picture taken for your I.D. badge. You’re off on an epic journey through unexplored reaches of the office. Your quest - to halt the Zombie outbreak.

Battle Zombies using improvised everyday items found in the office, paper balls, dvds, paper clips and many more. Stock up on essential supplies such as coffee and donuts at vending machines, or even recycle your unwanted items into cool new stuff.

Here’s the latest trailer:

And here are the latest screenshots:

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Zombie Office Politics - New trailer released

Zombie Office Politics - New trailer released

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A new trailer is available to watch and Steam Early Release still looking good for next month.

Progress Update

Progress Update

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So here’s a (very) long-overdue update. It’s surprising how engrossing the game-making process can be, causing me to neglect posting updates.

Zombie Office - Zombie Killing Strategies Explained

Zombie Office - Zombie Killing Strategies Explained

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Hold on to your stapler as we discover the best ways to fend off the Zombie Horde in Zombie Office.

Zombie Office Recycling - It’s not crafting honest!

Zombie Office Recycling - It’s not crafting honest!

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Well okay maybe it is a crafting system, but it's a modern-day take on a crafting system...

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

A perfectly valid strategy, a great trailer is all that is required

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Great new trailer - how does this feel say vs. Binding of Isaac?

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jeffo437 Creator
jeffo437

Thanks that’s an interesting question...

Zombie Office Politics has more of an open feel - There are no rogue-like elements to ZOP and none of it is procedurally generated - I’ve designed all the levels and built them by hand. There’s a definite route through the levels but this is also punctuated by side quests and exploration opportunities.

It’s probably a much gentler pace than Binding of Isaac although the player can speed things up by drinking coffee. Feedback from the Steam Early Release will probably highlight whether I’ve got the balance right there or not.

Zombie Office Politics provides a choice of tools and options to complete the objectives. It’s not like traditional class specialization, in contrast it’s loose and fluid. You can switch tactics at any time, choose what equipment to wear and what items to buy from vending machines. do you build up composure and take less stress? or do you build up your skill and do more damage therefore using less ammo?

Similar to Binding of Isaac I started with an idea - a ‘what if?’ scenario - everyday office politics layered over the backdrop of a Zombie outbreak. IMHO it’s ideas that will ultimately win people over that’s what happened with BOI and what I hope will happen with ZOP.

The ZOP scenario contains characters with clear motivations - it provides depth and makes the game more plausible and real; ultimately, rewarding the player for jumping in. and saying ‘okay let’s see where this takes us’.

Hopefully the simple gameplay mechanics / story and humour combination will provide something a little different.

Jeff

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Appreciate the detailed response, sounds like a lot of thought has gone in. Will a demo be released?

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jeffo437 Creator
jeffo437

No problem! After thinking long and hard I've decided not to release a demo. Not sure for certain whether it would hurt sales but I decided against it in favour of releasing trailers.

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Murel
Murel

Would you be against press copies?

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jeffo437 Creator
jeffo437

Hi thanks for your question - I will be releasing press copies.

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Murel
Murel

Sweet, I'll be keeping an eye out for sure!

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