ZDAY Survival Simulator
By Mongadillo Studios Inc.
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Through November 6, 2012, all proceeds from the sale of this game will be donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims of recent natural disasters in the Northeastern US.
This version is compatible with all iPad versions, and iPhone 3GS and later, and iPod touch 3G and 4G
"For those of a certain age who loved adventure game books, it’s the perfect app to play and one that players will find themselves returning to. Not least because they’ll have to be pretty skilled to ‘win’!"
4 out of 5 stars - Jennifer Allen, 148 Apps.com
"I've been having a blast with this since it's essentially gameifies what runs through my head whenever I read or watch a piece of zombie content, but it's also solid production-wise. I heartily recommend this to anyone that still has an itch for zombies, or even an appreciation of primarily text-based titles."
~ 4/5 stars - Brad Nicholson, Toucharcade
"ZDAY is a 21st century text-based Simulator game that puts you the player in tough, real-world situations. The game play is easy and you can soon control it well."
~ 4/5 stars - Top10app.com
"4/5 Stars" - Dan Zuccarelli, Gamezebo.com
What better way to survive a full blown apocalypse than to PRACTICE? This is not a traditional shooter or an arcade style game where you poke buttons to shoot digital bullets at virtual zombies. ZDAY is a 21st century text-based Simulator that puts you the player in tough, real-world situations and says "what would YOU do?".
Created and Designed by Animator and Director Ed Anderson, and beautifully illustrated by renowned DC comics artist Matt Haley, ZDAY is an intelligent adventure game that starts you in a crowded suburb at ground zero of a full blown infection, and says "what would you do?". Faced with one scenario after another, the player has to make choices that will either lead him to escape the zombie-filled suburbs or perish like so many others. The sophisticated game engine keeps track of every decision that you make, and keeps a running tab on your survival probability based on the choices you make.
So keep your wits about you, and choose carefully, because one wrong move could have you facing a zombie horde or roving bands of trigger-happy looters.
The detailed results given after the player has completed the challenge provides very useful insight to what he may have done right and wrong. If the player wants to try again he can, and since the game engine reshuffles many of the exact events, ZDAY Survival Simulator is never exactly the same twice.
What's New in Version 2.5.1
Addressed resolution issue on iPad 3
Very cool but...
This is a fantastically fun way to play a game- and it is excellent so far, but I agree with the reviewer who said it needs "more." It resolves too quickly for one thing. Because of this the game feels unfinished- this is the sort of game it would be incredible to be able to get totally immersed and play for hours- its like text adventures but better, with the graphics, which are comic book style and very well done.
It would be even better if you could interact with, and use items in your pack- like the first aid kit if you were injured (right now being injured is sort of vague and does not seem to carry any consequences. It would be cool to see what weapons your party has as well. And to be able to switch off long range and closer combat weapons also....
I'm asking a lot :) but this has the potential to be amazing. I really hope the developer keeps going and really expands this into the epic adventure it deserves to be.
Great experience, but a few things
This game is great and has potential like no other, which is why it is 4 stars. Some notable issues are that:
- The game is too short, and needs more ways to go.
However, there are some great things.
-This game is realistic, if you play with the correct mindset (stealthy and mobile)
-Every good answer is correct.
-It is noted when you get a high survival chance that you are one of the few smart people, which is true because many people will not survive.
This game has alot of space to improve and it can be a truly deep game that really tests your survival logic. It just needs to be longer and has to have a few key features that it's missing. This game is great, as a starting piece to something amazing.
However, there are a number of things that could be done to make this game even better. One would be to add a more sophisticated inventory system that allows you to manually give weapons to your groupmates, so you can focus your group weaponry on, say, stealth. Another way would be to add a combat system that allows you to actually kill zombies; partly because it isn't at all realistic that a person with a weapon in each hand can be taken down by 2 lone zombies, and partly because killing zombies is half the fun. You should also factor the amount of noise you make and how visible you are into whether you're attacked or not.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 04, 2012
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 12.3 MB
- Languages: English, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Mongadillo Studios
- © Ed Anderson, Mongadillo Studios Inc. 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.