What would you change in zombies games?

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What would you change in zombies games?

Postby vitinho444 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:07 pm

Hey guys!!

On the aftermath of my recent Multiplayer FPS tutorials, I used the greenlight slot for the tutorials for the DEMO of the final build of the tutorials. Boy did I mess it up... I ended up with more than 200 reviews (mostly bad due to the nature of the game being a DEMO for a tutorial series..) and according to steamspy, between 40-50k players/owners.

So, I was ready to drop it and build my dream RTS, but in the back of my head, something told me "dude... 50k players" and damn I got some morale boost.

TL;DR; I'm making what is essential an improvement to the classic COD Zombies Mode and L4D2 mechanics. I'm basing the game in those two initially, but I want to go further.
So what would you add or even change in today's zombie games? I wanna know all about it, I want to do something good for a change.

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Re: What would you change in zombies games?

Postby Jackolantern » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:34 pm

Are you asking specifically in an FPS-type genre? There is an idea I have been kicking around for some time about a zombie RTS-esque game, but I know I am never going to make it.
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Re: What would you change in zombies games?

Postby vitinho444 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:45 am

Well yeah it will be an FPS, but possibly there can be a merge between it and your idea? I don't know :)
The essentials I'm looking at is wave-based survival, then I want to add some RPG elements like classes, active and passive skills and something more probably.
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Re: What would you change in zombies games?

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:53 pm

I always loved COD World at War zombie mode. Earning exp to spend towards better weapons.
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Re: What would you change in zombies games?

Postby 62896dude » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:46 pm

I'd say more variety in the zombies themselves. Think Left for Dead 2, the zombies all have unique abilities that provide different challenges, versus a mob of "spray and pray" zombies. In other words, I like zombies that act in a more calculated way than the mindless zombies we've come to know.
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Re: What would you change in zombies games?

Postby vitinho444 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:34 pm

hallsofvallhalla wrote:I always loved COD World at War zombie mode. Earning exp to spend towards better weapons.

I know right? I only played Black ops I and II and I was so addicted at the time, it's so simple and so addictive. You always think you can last more rounds :D
Also, those upgrades, I'm putting them in the game as well.

62896dude wrote:I'd say more variety in the zombies themselves. Think Left for Dead 2, the zombies all have unique abilities that provide different challenges, versus a mob of "spray and pray" zombies. In other words, I like zombies that act in a more calculated way than the mindless zombies we've come to know.

I hear you, I'll have to see what kind of specializations I can come up with without stealing from L4D2 and having my artistic and graphical limits in mind :roll:

Thanks for the feedback so far :D I'll keep you updated!
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