New guest cards - Mr. Destructoid and Zpocalypse crew!
by Sebastian Haley, Creative Director
A wise man once told me, "Haley, you need to use more smilies in your emails." That man was Niero, the founder of www.destructoid.com. If you don't know what that is, you'll probably want to skip down to the second part of this announcement.
For all the Dtoiders out there, though, I'm very honored that my old boss will be joining Tex Murphy and Jessica Nigri in our humble little zombie apocalypse. I'm also a little surprised that Niero agreed to let his shiny new helmet get splattered with blood for his card, but I also lied and said it would wash right out, so....
To honor the occasion, we're holding a contest of sorts where anyone can submit a Photoshop or drawing of what Mr. Destructoid would look like as a survivor, or as a zombie.
You can link to them in the comments below, or post it on the Destructoid announcement article.
We'll share the best ones in an update this weekend, then on Monday, June 25th, we'll choose two winners (one zombie, one survivor). You'll both get a Deluxe Boxed Edition of Z., signed and numbered, with over 350 cards.
To kick things off, here's my rendition of a zombie Mr. Destructoid. It took me roughly 10 WHOLE seconds to Google.... :)
Now for the second part of today's guest card announcement: Zpocalypse.
The Zpocalypse crew has kindly agreed to appear as cards in Z. You can never have too many zombie apocalypses going on at once, right?
One day Jeff decided to make a board game. With the support of his wife Theresa, he gathered his team; Zack was the technical shaman, Ricky added artwork, David added business savvy, Nick gave legal counsel and Julie created a storyline and provided editing for the group. Thus Greenbrier Games was formed…and then there was an outbreak.
Zpocalypse combines combat, resource collection, character development and team strategy with the goal of surviving a zombie apocalypse.
If you missed your chance to back Zpocalypse on Kickstarter, you can now pre-order the game.
I'll put the decision out to you guys, the backers: Should all five Zpocalypse characters (who are also the devs) be their own card, or should they be a single bad-ass card with all five characters?
Either way you'll get it for FREE, along with Mr. Destructoid, included with every pledge at $15 and above.
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STARTER BUNDLE - A code for a DRM-free SPECIAL EDITION of the game with rare Kickstarter-exclusive cards. ONE profile is all you need to play across EVERY platform (PC, iOS, Facebook, etc.). +++ An all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes blog, videos, and galleries so you can see how the game is made!Estimated delivery:
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UPGRADE BUNDLE - Upgrade to an Elite Survivor Starter Deck and Elite Zombie Starter Deck containing RARE hero and weapon cards +++ Free MP3 download for the official game soundtrack. +++ Special thanks in the credits and on the website. +++ Two Kickstarter-exclusive in-game cards (one zombie, one survivor). +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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RETRO COLLECTOR - Choose a Collector’s Edition Retro Z. cart (survivor or zombie). +++ The Art From the End of the World concept art book (PDF). +++ Two more Kickstarter-exclusive in-game cards (a total of 4). +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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VIP BUNDLE - FIVE EXTRA ELITE COPIES of the game to share with friends and family. +++ Tokens to download FIVE ELITE BOOSTER PACKS guaranteed to have AT LEAST TWO RARE CARDS EACH. Each token can be gifted individually. +++ Two more Kickstarter-exclusive in-game cards (a total of 6). +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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ULTIMATE ALL-DIGITAL BUNDLE - HELP US REACH OUR GOAL WITH THIS LIMITED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! +++ Start the game with all six Elite Edition Starter Packs for survivors and zombies (over 350 cards!) +++ Lifetime VIP pass - one Enhanced Booster Pack every week! +++ Five extra Elite Editions of the game to gift to anyone you want. +++ Tokens to download five Elite Booster Packs with at least two rares in each pack. +++ All 10 Kickstarter-exclusive rare cards. +++ The Golden Rocket Launcher and Golden Minigun weapons. +++ Permanently unlock any Filter type to use on all your cards. +++ PDF of the Art From the End of the World concept art book. +++ MP3 download of the official Z. soundtrack. +++ Exclusive access to closed beta for Z. and future Downward Viral games. +++ VIP access to the development forums and wiki. +++ A personal phone call from the dev team thanking you for your support!Estimated delivery:
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PRODUCER - VIP access to the development forums and wiki where you can discuss and vote on game features, card types, and directly help us CREATE THE GAME THAT YOU WANT TO PLAY +++ A PERSONAL PHONE CALL from the dev team thanking you for your support. +++ Exclusive access to CLOSED BETAS for Z. and future Downward Viral games. +++ PRODUCER CREDIT in the game and on the website. +++ Two more Kickstarter-exclusive in-game cards (a total of 8). +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS excluding the All-Digital Bundle (which is not included in any other rewards since it is limited).Estimated delivery:
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RARE COLLECTOR - A Kickstarter-exclusive BOXED EDITION of Z., NUMBERED and SIGNED by the dev team. This rare collector’s edition will never be made again! Choose which Starter Decks you want included in your boxed set. +++ BOTH Survivor and Zombie retro carts. +++ Two more Kickstarter-exclusive in-game cards (INCLUDES ALL 10). +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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LIFETIME VIP - A lifetime VIP pass! You will get an ENHANCED BOOSTER PACK EVERY WEEK FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! +++ New cards will be released at least once every month. Can be gifted. +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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CREATOR - This is where things really start to get interesting! A weapon, item, location, or character will be named after you (you choose the card type and name you want). +++ A numbered and signed PHYSICAL copy of Art From the End of the World that will also include the item you created! +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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GOLDEN COLLECTOR - A HAND-DRAWN IMAGE OF YOU as a survivor or zombie by one of our lead concept artists. +++ Choose an extremely limited Collector’s Edition Retro GOLDEN Z. cart (survivor or zombie). +++ Two Exclusive Weapon Cards: Golden Rocket Launcher and Golden Minigun. +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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SURVIVOR - You or a friend/loved one will get to be a survivor in the game! Send in a photo of yourself and we’ll use it to create an awesome new survivor card through digital trickery! We will work with you beforehand to come up with a cool character concept. Can be gifted. +++ An OVERSIZED CARD OF YOURSELF, frameable! +++ Both golden retro Z. carts +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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THE Z. SPECIAL - You will get to be BOTH A SURVIVOR AND A ZOMBIE. Our makeup/film team will TRAVEL TO YOU at a time/place of your choosing to TRANSFORM YOU and take your photos. We will work with you beforehand to come up with a cool character. Can be gifted. +++ A FRAMEABLE OVERSIZED CARD OF EACH OF YOUR CHARACTERS! +++ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in the game and on the website. +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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VIDEO STAR - THE ULTIMATE Z. PACKAGE: YOU’LL BE CAST AS A RECURRING CHARACTER IN THE LIVE-ACTION SEQUENCES. You will have DIALOGUE and appear as a survivor in AT LEAST SIX EPISODES, plus have survivor and zombie cards made of you. +++ CREDIT as a cast member and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS (note that this reward is NOT included in the Hometown Apocalypse tier).Estimated delivery:
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HOMETOWN APOCALYPSE - YOUR TOWN OR CITY WILL BE FEATURED AS AN IN-GAME LOCATION. Wage war in your own backyard! +++ At least 20 unique cards will be created to capture and represent local landmarks, willing participants, and more! +++ An UNCUT SHEET of your exclusive hometown cards, FRAMEABLE! +++ When the dev team visits to take pictures for cards and film your neighborhood, we’ll take you out to lunch/dinner and play a few games of Z. (or Halo, Dominion, minigolf, or whatever you want!). +++ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT in the game and on the website. +++ ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS.Estimated delivery:
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