June 21, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Mongadillo Studios Inc. announces that Survivor Z will be available Free starting June 21 until July 1st, when it returns to its regular price of $1.99 USD. The game debuted in the iTunes App Store in February. The initial release has been enthusiastically received by reviewers and players, as it draws players into a story where they struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic version of the world around them. Survivor Z combines interactive fiction with a game engine for mobile devices.
The game begins when the virus outbreak reaches critical levels, and you are challenged to make your way home from work amid the chaos. In an illustrated text adventure similar to classic games like Zork and Adventureland. Once you survive the many dangers and obstacles along the way and make it safely into your bunker, you find that this is only the beginning. After running low on food and water, you emerge into a drastically changed world where familiar places are now desolate ruins.
At this point Survivor Z blows open, combining interactive fiction with a game engine for mobile devices to allow you to explore a blasted wasteland version of your everyday surroundings. While waiting in an airport, on your lunch break, or on a walk, you can scavenge the area for useful items like crowbars, shotguns or canned food. Danger lurks around every corner, with infected hordes, rival survivors, and bloodthirsty bandits eager to kill for a few bites of food or flesh. Certain locations will launch deep and complex adventures in which you have multiple choices at every step of the way about how to use your inventory, recruit allies, and explore the ruins, with more encounters being added regularly.
When asked how long the production cycle for new content will last, creator Ed Anderson replied, "This game will continue to grow as long as players continue to play." Survivor Z has just released its fifth update, version 2.1, with new features such as Player Versus Player expected by July.
Mongadillo Studios, located in Portland Oregon, was founded in 1999 by animator, artist and agitator, Ed Anderson. Copyright (C) 2013 Mongadillo Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.