Free Public Demo Released

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#1 Edited by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

http://projectzomboid.com/blog/index.php/2011/06/free-public-demo-released/ 

  
    

Can't recommend this game enough, it looks to be another huge indie success story. It looks similar X-Com with a strong open-world survival emphasis. Game features are being added almost daily to pre-orderers. Great music, great art style and a whole lot of potential. I predict that once this game gets its promised multi player update, it will explode in popularity. It's still a blast to play in single player, though.
  
 
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#2 Posted by Mikemcn (8173 posts) -

Try this game, its a 30 second download and is a ton of fun!

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#3 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

@Mikemcn said:

Try this game, its a 30 second download and is a ton of fun!

Agree quite an interesting game. Not sure on the combat atm, but apart from that it's fab.

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#4 Posted by Evilsbane (5561 posts) -

Wow strong first impression, rather dark and actually tense, the first time I looked out the window and started to "Panic" the sound made me jump.

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#5 Posted by project343 (2895 posts) -

Loving it so far. Just can't figure out how to eat. Haha.

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#6 Edited by Mikemcn (8173 posts) -

@project343 said:

Loving it so far. Just can't figure out how to eat. Haha.

Click on food, select it and then click on the heart icon.

@Evilsbane said:

Wow strong first impression, rather dark and actually tense, the first time I looked out the window and started to "Panic" the sound made me jump.

Murdering your wife with a pillow to skip the tutorial makes things pretty dark.

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#7 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -

Just finished downloading it. Will give it a go later tonight, it looks very intriguing, though.

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#8 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3523 posts) -

I'd "pre-order" this if the melee wasn't broken.

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#9 Posted by MancombSeepgood (403 posts) -

I gave the demo a whirl and it was fun but pretty difficult. The first time the psycho showed up I just got my head blown off, and I didn't realise I could "skip" the tutorial so I didn't bother going back in yet. Might give it another shot later, I can see the potential it has.

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#10 Posted by SaFt (567 posts) -

Oh man, i forgot to turn the oven off so it catched on fire and the fire alarm went off. So i turned the oven off and ran into the other room and BAM! A whole bunch of zombies cornered and killed me in an instant. 
 
I jumped pretty high.

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#11 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

Just so people know, death is inevitable in the game. The fun comes from seeing how long you can survive and your watching you eventual death unfold. The Alpha demo is pretty sparse right now given the extreme amount of bad luck the developers have been getting recently. Other then that, I highly recommend that you try it. There's quite nothing else like it.

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#12 Posted by SaFt (567 posts) -

This is a really cool game with lots of potential, i might buy it. 

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#13 Edited by Mikemcn (8173 posts) -

@ashriels said:

Wait a second, aren't all demos free and public?

Well there was a preorder only Alpha "demo" originally.

@SaFt said:

Oh man, i forgot to turn the oven off so it catched on fire and the fire alarm went off. So i turned the oven off and ran into the other room and BAM! A whole bunch of zombies cornered and killed me in an instant. I jumped pretty high.

Zombies are attracted by loud noises, ive never been able to successfully light the first safehouse on fire, any tips?

Edit: just did it, i guess the tutorial oven is the only stove that works one, cool though.

@eroticfishcake said:

Just so people know, death is inevitable in the game. The fun comes from seeing how long you can survive and your watching you eventual death unfold. The Alpha demo is pretty sparse right now given the extreme amount of bad luck the developers have been getting recently. Other then that, I highly recommend that you try it. There's quite nothing else like it.

I like how easy it is to get infected, if your not careful you really can get screwed over.

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#14 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -
@SaFt said:
Oh man, i forgot to turn the oven off so it catched on fire and the fire alarm went off. So i turned the oven off and ran into the other room and BAM! A whole bunch of zombies cornered and killed me in an instant.  I jumped pretty high.
It wouldn't let me turn the oven off...  I died the same way.  I removed the soup and kept trying to turn it off by clicking "On" and it wouldn't go off until I walked away a few steps, it caught fire, and then came back.  It then let me turn it off by clicking "On" but it was too late.  Lame.
 
Anyways, seems cool but holy shit the combat is bad.  Hopefully they make that better, it seems you need to be in a VERY specific spot to hit an enemy.
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#15 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

I will definitely check this out.

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#16 Posted by SaFt (567 posts) -
@xobballox: Yeah, the hammer sometimes didn't even hit for me even though i was standing right in front of the zombie. 
 
Altough when i found the Baseball bat it became way easier.

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