Happy Halloween Everyone!! It's that time again, and as you may have guessed, Halloween is a very special time for us. Firstly, because you see more zombies today than on any other day of the year. =)) But secondly, because it is finally time for us to officially announce our Closed Alpha date for Zombie Playground. So, with no further ado, drum roll please...
CLOSED ALPHA ANNOUNCEMENT
For the ZPG Closed Alpha Backer Tier and those who backed above the Closed Alpha Tier, the official date for ZPG Closed Alpha is... official date is... date is...
TODAY!!... Yes indeed, TODAY is the day! “Whaaat!? How can it be!? That must be a typo..?” Fortunately, that's not a typo or cruel Halloween Trick! If you qualify for Closed Alpha, we are ecstatic to announce that you will be receiving another email from us today with an unlock code for ZPG via Steam (PC or Mac). Here’s the lowdown:
- PHASE 1 (Today)
Closed Alpha is happening in two Phases. In Phase 1, KS backers who supported the Closed Alpha Tier along with backers who supported the Tiers above the Closed Alpha Tier, will receive 1 unlock code each. This code will allow you to unlock ZPG on Steam (Mac or PC).
- PHASE 2 (TBD)
The same people in Phase 1 will each receive an additional 4 unlock codes to do with as they please. This is to account for the 4 additional games they are receiving (rewards from the lower tiers). Please note that the additional codes will not only unlock ZPG Closed Alpha, but they also double as your 4 additional full games. Once ZPG is unlocked via Steam, whether Closed Alpha or not, the game is unlocked forever. NOTE* Leaderboards will be implemented in Phase 2 (so practice now to top the charts!).
STATE OF THE GAME
ZPG is not yet ready for mass consumption, but it is playable from a base standpoint. For everyone playing Closed Alpha, it’s your chance to help us make ZPG the best it can be. We're relying on your feedback so we can balance and bug fix. There are many known issues, but we'll be addressing these and listening to you, the VIP backers, to help direct our course over the next few weeks and months. Several features have been disabled, but they will be coming online soon, so think of this as more of a 'fun size' candy bar rather than an entire bag of candy. We will be semi-regularly updating the Steam build, so please keep checking back with Steam in case we've improved the game and uploaded a new build (Steam handles this automatically).
SHAWN LEE RELEASES ZPG SOUNDTRACK!
Not only do we have a Closed Alpha release this Halloween, but we’re also thrilled to announce Shawn Lee has officially released his music composed for ZPG! Congrats Shawn! Your stuff rocks! We are loving the tunes and how cohesively they fit into ZPG! While many of you are getting a ZPG soundtrack from us later in relation to your KS backing Tier, our ZPG album will be a bit different from Shawn’s and will be released at our Open Alpha stage (a date still TBD). It will include Shawn’s tracks, but it will also have a few more for you to enjoy. So, go get an early fix of Shawn’s amazing tunes! Here’s the press release, grab it now!
Shawn Lee, the hardest working man in the music business, was recently approached to provide some music for a zombie computer video game called 'Zombie Playground.' You can check out the full write up here: Zombie Playground OST
Congrats again Shawn! Stellar sounds!
And a big thank you to everyone out there; we wouldn't be at this point without your support! Please have a fun, safe, and tooth-decaying Halloween!!