Platforms: iOS & Android smartphones (PC and MAC later)
Release Schedule: Monthly releases starting from July 2018. Fully playable version by end of 2018, and full release with all Kickstarter features (campaigns, etc.) by May 2019.
Stay tuned to this page for additional updates!
Note: All backer tiers include our base rewards:
- Personal entry code to our playable, feature-complete Beta that will be released later in 2018
- Access to monthly builds of features that you can check out starting next month
- Weekly development update newsletter and exclusive sneak peaks
Thanks for considering supporting Zombie Battleground!
The dead fighting the dead… to the death!
Zombie Battleground is a fast-paced, loot-filled trading card game from Loom Network. We’ve combined revolutionary new technology and masterful game developers, so that we can usher in a new era of digital trading card games for you.
Back in the day, we played games like Pokémon, Magic, and Yu-Gi-Oh with our buddies after school. In those days collecting, trading, and selling was easy – we had physical cards that we actually owned. Unfortunately, modern day digital card games have lost that spirit of collecting, trading, and being able to battle your friends.
Now it feels like they require you to empty your bank account to purchase a “good enough” collection worth playing - that’s not how it’s supposed to be! Plus they make vague claims of rarity and can decide to shutdown the servers any day, leaving you with nothing from all your work building a deck.
These are just SOME of the problems we’re here to change...
Zombie Battleground puts you in control
In case you’re wondering, we’re not a bunch of noobs trying to build a game either. We have a veteran team of worldwide game developers and designers who collectively have hundreds of successful games worth of experience.
Zombie Battleground will break new ground by:
- Certifying the rarity and count of each card in play - so there’s no stacking the deck!
- Giving you ownership of each card in your deck - real assets with real value.
- Enabling player-to-player trading and selling - skip the middleman, P2P secure trading.
- Building an amazing marketplace for in-game cards - trade, sell, buy in confidence.
If it’s not clear yet, the guiding principle for Battleground is total, 100% unapologetic transparency. This means that from the very beginning, you’ll know the precise number (and types of) cards that will be in circulation. Players can trade and sell cards directly to other players at any price. There's no fudging the numbers: the data is completely open, you'll literally own the cards you have, and no one can take your cards away!
With Zombie Battleground, for the first time in history, you’ll finally have full control.
At a time in the future, after the “Event”, humanity has prevailed! Rising up from the ashes of the zombie apocalypse, not only have we triumphed and eradicated the spreading disease, but we have now come to use zombies for both manual labor and our personal entertainment — mainly in the Battleground arena!
Zombie trainers unleash their hand-picked armies of 30 unique creatures against each other, in order to take down their opponent’s mighty zombie hero. Each trainer can use one of the 6 elemental factions for their strengths, but must also be very aware of their weaknesses. Each hero amasses the power of one of the elements: Fire, Water, Life, Toxic, Air, and Earth. The hero is protected by its own zombie horde of the same faction, and together, they unleash fury upon their matched opponent.
Every battle is one of a kind, owing to the millions of unique deck combinations and strategies available. You — the trainer — need to stay sharp, devise your own tactics, and be extremely flexible during these fast-paced and spectacular battles.
...and to all of the new trainers out there: Which Zombie is the best, the toughest, the most fierce?
On the battleground, you command a horde to do battle with unique and challenging competitors. Your goal is simple: amass an unstoppable army of zombies to fight under your zombie hero. Protect your hero like your life depends on it (because it does) and destroy your opponent's to win. Make them wish they hadn't been matched with you. Make them wish they were dead… more dead!
Skill required. You'll have to assemble the right deck and play your cards right to win, but you won’t need to be paying freemiums to be the best. We've designed the game to reward you with plenty of loot as you hone the skills you’ll need to win. The depth of your pocketbook holds no weight in the Zombie Battleground, only your cunning will save your Zombie Hero from death after death.
Gaming the system is out of the question. There's no trump card you can buy or cheat code you can enter, you'll need to collect, trade, and strategize for every battle. You can buy cards, but you won’t be able to purchase your way to victory. If you’re willing to put in the hard work—we’ve designed the game to reward you with plenty of loot as you hone your skills and prove your worth.
So the question is, what will you bring to the battleground?
We've planned out a great core game and can’t wait to share it with you. On top of the core game, we are planning some incredible (additional) features for our stretch goals.
Fast-paced, lots of loot
We get it, you’re busy… but you want to game. Zombie Battleground is a game that will fit into those moments in your life where you just want to unleash a bit of chaos. Our target match length of five minutes is perfect between classes or when you’re waiting for your order. Every match will be action-packed and have a chance for loot with guaranteed rarity.
Master the elements to survive
Not every deck will have what it takes to protect your Zombie Hero and unleash the fury upon your opponents. Make sure to strategize early and bring your prowess to the Battleground. Featuring six elements to start (Air, Earth, Fire, Life, Toxic, and Water), you’ll have to balance the strengths and weaknesses to match your deck and playing style. There will be millions of deck combinations, so you’ll need to know what you're doing, and plan ahead to win.
Spooky artificial intelligence
Since you’ll never know if you’re going to face a blitz of Feral Zombies or a strong defender who will wear you down… you’ll need to balance your deck to be prepared a dizzying array of AI opponents. These opponents will play with varied personas and decks, so even in single player, you’ll have a very sneaky (and fast) opponent on your hands. Better yet, our AI is built to evolve as the game gathers more metadata from matches, new AI profiles will emerge to surprise you! It’ll be an arms race against AI, who will win?
Besides quick AI battles, you can play solo adventures that are self-contained campaigns, each with challenging opponents, fun storylines, and new cards.
The most open marketplace possible
Trade cards with other plays or sell them at any price you set, just like a garage sale. You’ll be able to see how many of that card exist in the game, your card’s actual rarity, and the historical selling price of the card. Because our marketplace is built on open, blockchain technology, anyone can audit and verify the number of cards and ownership of items.
We will provide you with a great marketplace, but other developers can also build their own version of the marketplace with additional features. This is the most open game economy possible.
Play for supremacy
Battle other players in ranked matches or hone your craft in practice mode. Online play will also pack great rewards, especially for the most dedicated players. After the initial release, Zombie Battleground will also feature community events with new cards and more – again, all with measurable, provable rarity!
Built to grow
We’ve got a plan for continuous growth and expansion. All of our additions will keep the balance and strategy you’ll come to love. We’ll never introduce pay-to-win schemes or take away cards you’ve earned. Over time, the game will expand with:
- More solo adventures with new cards – never stop explorin'
- New heroes to add more styles to each element – new capabilities and powers
- Additional elemental factions – bigger and better
- …and much more!
What’s the Loom Network?
Loom Network is the next-generation blockchain platform for large-scale online games and social apps. As part of the Techstars New York class of 2018, we’ve been working hard on some amazing technology.
When you think blockchain, you probably think of banks and other boring financial institutions, but we think some of the most exciting potential is in gaming. Why? A blockchain is really just a form of database with unbreakable connections between information that’s stored, with the benefit of peer auditing.
This enables some incredible features that have never been possible before:
- Actual rarity. You’ll be able to see exactly what ‘Rare’ or ‘Legendary’ means and know the supply of each card.
- Distributed control. With distributed game servers and item ownership, games built on the blockchain can’t just shut down one day. No single company can make a decision and take away everything you spent hours or years earning.
- Forever yours. You literally own the in-game items you’ve earned – forever. You can do anything you want with your items through our marketplace or any other app that interacts with the open game blockchain.
- Cross-game marketplace. You can sell, trade, and see the price history of all sorts of in-game items. Developers can even link items between games, so owning an item from one game can impact another.
...and that’s just a tiny list of what’s possible with running a game like Zombie Battleground on the Blockchain.
What your pledge supports
You’re backing a revolutionary, next-generation game that’s shaping up to be incredible!
But beyond Zombie Battleground, you’re backing what we believe to be the foundational technology for the future of gaming. We think it’s important to deliver an inaugural game that can showcase how this revolution will benefit developers, publishers, and (most importantly) gamers.
To make this game absolutely jaw dropping, we need financial support from passionate gamers like you. Everything we raise through crowdfunding will be going into helping us complete our vision and make the game even deeper. Our alpha version has been met with excitement and enthusiasm, but you can help Zombie Battleground sprint across the finish line and make a huge impact on gaming.
We’ll be doing a monthly rolling release schedule to backers of the Kickstarter campaign, as well as sending weekly update emails so you can be a part of the process.
That means you’ll get a new version of the game with new features every single month, so you can start playing, give us your feedback, and help contribute to making this game as amazing as possible.
All features listed on this kickstarter will be completed in under 10 months (by May 2019). But with that said, the very first roll-out will ship in July 2018! And as an early backer, you’ll get exclusive access to it before everyone else.
If we can make it past our initial goal with your support, we have set out some stretch goals to add even more to the battleground.
As you can see through the videos and screenshots on this page, our game team is chock-full of talented producers, developers, and designers. Zombie Battleground’s Director, Roy Shapira, brings over 100 games of experience to his leadership of the team. With team members in 15 countries around the world, we’re proud to bring diversity to the table.
Want to add some extras to your rewards tier? If your base tier is over $30, you can pledge extra for these add-on options. After the campaign, you’ll get a survey to confirm what you wanted to add-on.
- 10x Booster Pack +$10
- 60x Booster Pack +$50
- 130x Booster Pack +$100
- 10x Rare Chance Pack +$20
- 60x Rare Chance Pack +$90
- Extra Beta Invite Code +$5
- Digital Collector’s Book (concept art, developer insights, and more) +$15
Risks and challenges
Zombie Battleground is a game with an entirely new take on creating an open, transparent, and fair game economy. While we’ve been working for a year to build an amazing blockchain SDK and concurrently started building the foundation for an incredible trading card game, new technology and approaches bring risk with opportunity.
With limited budget, we’ve built an alpha release that’s been received very positively, so we are confident that Zombie Battleground is on the right track. There has also been huge developer interest in leverage Loom Network’s technology.
We hope this game can chart a new course for transparency and ownership and are dedicated to make it the best showcase it can be – which means a game thousands, if not millions, of people will play. Our plan is to bring on more veteran game talent to support the work we’ve already completed and are confident we can deliver Zombie Battleground.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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