What's up everybody! It's me, Jordizzle! It's been about 3 months since we updated the game, but Summer is upon us! We're rapidly approaching our 1 year birthday here on ModDB, and are mere days from the game's 3 year birthday! Super exciting to see how far the game has progressed since this time back in 2009! (especially since Tim and I didn't work on it at all for about a year and a half)
First gameplay... Dude, that is ancient!!!
I still don't even remember the Zombies ever having health bars...
The game has grown exponentially, and speaking on that note, Tim has been hinting at it, but we're going to be adding a full on interactive HUB world where every online player will be able to see every other Zombie Grinder's avatar online! The HUB will replace a majority the current main menu's customization aspects. Shops with NPC's will replace your shop/loadout menus. Though this is a ways off, please be ensured that it is really awesome! Tim's sent me very early builds of it, and one of the coolest things I saw was a little sign that displayed stats of the top players, so say someone has the most zombies killed, their name would be displayed. Makes for some fun in-community competition!
Along side this news, I'd like to give you a deeper look into our current patch! Tim acquired a few servers, which he set up 6 official dedicated servers on for players who are unable to join or host maps, but still want in on the Zombie Grinding action! Map voting, and vote kicking are still very in-tact on them, so if you find one empty but not on a map you want to try, you can easily change it. He also made a new map type which is a very small fast paced map where once you trigger the enemy wave, you're faced with an onslaught of Zombies falling from the ceiling! I played on a map earlier with a few very talented players who managed to hit wave 51!! One of the biggest, most exciting things this patch is we finally have an account system!!!!!! When you log in for the first time after patching, you'll choose your username and password, and set up a default email address in case you forget your password. You can also choose to remain logged in, so any time you join you don't have to type in all your login.
On my side of things, I've been hard at work creating new assets to be used in map creation, as well as new hats (yay?)! Oh, I also drew a new explosive Zombie which Tim patched in this update! He's very beta and missing plenty of poses, so I've started a thread for you all to give us your feedback on him!
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That's it for the time being (off the top of my head)! I'm planning a pretty decent sized content patch in the very near future to give all you item collectors some more swag to acquire (8 new hats, 3 new accessories), and you zombie slayers some more brutal weapons to mow down the undead (9 at the moment, as well as 3, and possibly 5 new turret types!)
Also planning on a flurry of new maps ranging from quick-paced, to PVP, as well as possibly fleshing out the current campaign... I wanna see what inside the mall looks like!!!!!!
Anyways, thank you all very much for all of your time and dedication to helping Tim, Steven, and myself make this game all we dreamed it would be! Your support is truly appreciated!!!