March 26, 2012 in iOS Development (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - The upcoming Kickstarter funded title ARG Zombies is making waves by allowing donations of just $1 early access to the game. Mega backers Jane McGonigal, author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better And How They Can Change the World, joined the backers with Jesse Schell, professor at Carnegie Mellon and author of The Art of Game Design on day one! ARG Zombies is an upcoming indie developed, GPS based, Alternate Reality game for iOS and Android devices. They are seeking funding to finish the project started while deployed to Afghanistan in the United States Marine Corps, there are only 5 days left to help fund the project.
ARG Zombies uses your devices GPS capabilities as the core concept behind the game. Travel across the US, fighting zombies and other monsters that are unique to the part of the country you are in. "Check-In" when you enter a building in real life, clear out the zombies and find loot in the game. Use the materials you find to craft items to trade with other players, but watch out, everyone playing the game can attack or be attacked by other players near their current location. A unique main quest line will drive players to achieve the maximum level, where an updating story will yield progressive loot and real life rewards.
Owen Morris, first came up with the idea for ARG Zombies, while deployed to Southern Afghanistan in '09-'10 as a Marine Corps infantrymen. After spending his spare hours designing the game in a war zone, Owen returned home safe, and began production with his own money. Since then fellow Marine David O'Hagan has joined the effort along with Owen's brother Trevor Morris. They hope with a successful Kickstarter campaign, they will achieve their dream of becoming game designers and continue to push the limits of modern day mobile gaming in future releases.
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