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Zombie Playground is a game where you take the role of a kid during a zombie apocalypse as seen through a child's imagination.
3,787 backers pledged $167,590 to help bring this project to life.

Steam News, Free Steam Hat, Cont'd Enemy Dev Art

Posted by Massive Black Inc (Creator)

Only 1 Week Left!

YOU did it!  Thanks to all of you Backers out there, we've reached our first Milestone!  But, we're just getting started, so there's plenty more goodies to come.  Buckle up!  Still one week to go so let's see if we can hit another milestone!


Steam support is now verified! This game WILL be released via Steam! We couldn't be happier! This news is awesome and will make distribution of our game, along with all of the exclusive Kickstarter rewards, a piece of cake! Thank you Valve and Steam, we can't wait!

2. Free Steam Hat to Backers!

What better way to celebrate Steam than to offer you guys a free in-game Steam 'hat'.   All backers of the $15 reward tier and above (only because you need a copy of the game to enjoy this item) will receive this Kickstarter exclusive, Steam hat!

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3. Cont'd Enemy Character Dev Art

More creepy enemies coming your way!  This time via our Massive Black Artist, and legendary frenchman, "Noxizmad".  These are early concepts and are all subject to change.  Thanks Nox, you rock! 

Anatomical enemy early character idea

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      Alex Aguirre on

      wait so do we have to have steam to receive the game?

    2. William James Szendrey on

      I haven't checked back here in a while, but I'm excited for the game now! Having it on Steam will be amazing, and it'll allow me to give you guys a glowing recommendation to all my Steam friends. ;)

    3. Massive Black Inc 2-time creator on

      We're currently working to integrate this and other steam features.

    4. thenthomwaslike on

      you know what would be a great stretch goal? steam workshop integration! it would fit in perfectly with this game!

    5. Massive Black Inc 2-time creator on

      @Tobias Gruetzmacher
      Haha! Don't worry, we'll add a 'Steam' effect, to the 'Valve' hat!

    6. Tobias Gruetzmacher on

      The Steam hat looks a bit Valve-like... I feal cheated ;)

    7. Charles Wright on

      Noximad, that is one of the most creative monster character type I have seen! You sir are indeed a legendary Frenchmen!

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      Steven Corriea on

      That's awesome news. Steam is a solid platform for gaming and distribution. I've been using it since the beginning and I've never had an issue with it. As for DRM it applies only to games where the developer includes it, Ubisoft for an example.

    9. Maxence Leret d'Aubigny on

      That's great news guys! Keep the amazing work up!!!!!

    10. Brandon Vladimir Hernandez on

      This right here... It's so beyond awesome I just threw in extra money and love at you guys... I might have to throw in more too.

    11. Nathaniel Lakota on

      Oh my glob you guys! You made it! And you got Steam? Awesomeness right here.

    12. Silvernis on

      Steam is good because (like Tom said) you quickly gain big exposure to a big potential customer base. More to the point, ZPG is going to be online to begin with -- if your connection is flaky, you're unfortunately going to be at a disadvantage even without Steam. Also, Steam is NOT "must always be connected" DRM. Provided you can connect for a game's initial start-up, you should be able to keep playing even if you lose the Steam connection.

    13. Other Tom on

      Instead of doing slow word of mouth, paying for adverts on t.v., you can just immediately get millions of hits on steam who are all gamers. On DRM yeah that is pretty horrible even with their offline mode being buggy. Most people are going to play this game online with other people.

    14. Massive Black Inc 2-time creator on

      @Andy Bates
      The main elements of this game will be online, but we're discussing the possibility of an offline mode (which is actually pretty standard for Steam games). When we know for sure, we'll make an announcement. Thanks Andy!

    15. Veav on

      @Andy Not all games require that - plenty of Steam games work in offline mode. Dunno which model ZPG will follow but it's not a given.

    16. Andy Bates on

      Why is releasing the game via Steam a good thing? The 'must always be connected to the internet to play' DRM is a pain especially if your internet connection is flaky (thank you Cox Communications). What am I missing?

    17. Chad on

      If you can get said hat in tf2 it would increase sales!