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Why So Many Zombie Games in The Appstore?

03-10-2010, 04:42 PM
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Why So Many Zombie Games in The Appstore?

To me the whole concept is quite repetant and stale, I know that there are a few stories of success using the genre but that was when the Appstore was fresh and basically everything was new there.

I think the idea is so overused that the only thing left that would be new is a zombie-racer and I wouldnt even be surprised if it already was in the store.


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03-10-2010, 04:44 PM
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I think it's partially because you need absolutely no AI for zombies, I mean all they have to do is chase and attack you. Unlike other enemies that actually have to dodge and stuff. There are other reasons also, like it has proven to be a selling point for games so...

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03-10-2010, 04:45 PM
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I think it's partially because you need absolutely no AI for zombies, I mean all they have to do is chase and attack you. Unlike other enemies that actually have to dodge and stuff. There are other reasons also, like it has proven to be a selling point for games so...
I know that newer games like Plants vs Zombies have been doing quite well but the game has been praised because of its simplicity not it's creativeness


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03-10-2010, 04:48 PM
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It's because zombies are 'in' nowadays. Not just on the appstore: Look at games in general. Can't step two feet in a game store without seeing another zombie game hanging on the wall :\

It's annoying. They need some new ideas, just like Hollywood

But if it's making money, why throw it away? Just like Hollywood, again.
03-10-2010, 04:50 PM
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i like em loads! they're great! for games that is

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03-10-2010, 04:51 PM
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i like em loads! they're great! for games that is
And you still havn't found it boring yet?


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03-10-2010, 04:53 PM
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not really. they just kinda seem to appeal to me.

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03-10-2010, 04:53 PM
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only thing left that would be new is a zombie-racer and I wouldnt even be surprised if it already was in the store.
Done. Zombie-Karts. Not a bad game, I liked it.
03-10-2010, 04:56 PM
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Done. Zombie-Karts. Not a bad game, I liked it.
I rest my case.


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03-10-2010, 04:57 PM
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i agree, there has almost been a zombie everything, now we just need zombie puzzle game and zombie fighting game

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