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Choice of Zombies

MobyRank MobyScore
Android
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4.7
iPad
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4.3
iPhone
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4.0
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Description

The player awakens one morning to discover their quiet contemporary suburban neighbourhood overrun by shambling corpses hungering for human flesh. Through selections from the game's multiple-choice interface, the player generates a character with certain skills and abilities and between these pre-requisites and further ongoing choice selection, the story unfolds. Players are presented (in text) with ongoing ethical and tactical conundrums such as whether or not to rescue the child trapped in a tree by three zombies beneath, whether to seek refuge in a church, mall or prison, and (numerous times) whether to noisily extinguish the threat of a given zombie at the risk of alerting other nearby zombies possibly lurking nearby.

The game's story of escape and survival unfolds in a more-or-less linear fashion, though player choices do inform the makeup (if any) of the travelling fellowship of other zombiepocalypse survivors traveling along with the player, all of whom have different strengths and weaknesses and not all of whom get along with each other very well under stressful situations.

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Choice of Zombies Browser Game start.
Choice of Zombies Browser Skills. Paramedic seemed like the obvious choice, since being an advertising executive with video game skills seems like a sure way to die on Day 1.
Choice of Zombies Browser Weakness. So, 'terribly out of shape' is another sure way to die in perhaps 15 minutes of the first zombie one encounters.
Choice of Zombies Browser Gender selection. Well, that clears up whether or not the story should be based on he or she.

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  • IntroComp
    • July 2011 – #1 out of 13 entries (an early draft of the game; the first third of it)

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