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You play a sort of god-king who has been roused from suspended animation to deal with an evil sect who has taken over the planet and is killing your followers.

Includes music by the industrial band the Revolting Cocks, and art by underground artist Aidan (KMFDM) Hughes.


ZPC Windows Before the game begins the player is treated to a bit of the background story
Demo version
ZPC Windows These blokes are heavy, and they just keep coming at you
ZPC Windows These guys are seriously bad news
ZPC Windows To jump you have to chi-punch the floor in the opposite direction you want to go. Apparently nobody thought this was the least bit sucky

Alternate Titles

  • "ZPG" -- Working title
  • "Zero Population Growth" -- Working title
  • "Zero Population Count" -- Title's acronym expanded

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Game Freaks 365 Windows 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1996 92 out of 100 92
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Windows Jun 05, 2004 B 75
GamePro (US) Windows Jan, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
macHOME Macintosh 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezilla Windows Oct 11, 2000 56 out of 100 56
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Windows Dec 10, 1996 3.6 out of 10 36
Power Play Windows Feb, 1997 14 out of 100 14


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ZPC was controversial at the time because of its theological imagry and notations: The protaganist is nicknamed "The Messiah" and is illustrated as a neo-classique Jesus figure (who is dark, moody, and kicks ass).

Related Web Sites

  • ZPC (official website)
  • [ z p c ] (official game page at the developer's website, snapshot from 1998 by the Wayback Machine)
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