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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 7 2014
Last updated April 7, 2014

Zombie ATX (Canceled)

Save survivors. Kill the undead. KEEP AUSTIN SAFE in Zombie ATX, an iOS/Android MMO party game set in apocalyptic Texas.

Zombie ATX (Canceled)

Save survivors. Kill the undead. KEEP AUSTIN SAFE in Zombie ATX, an iOS/Android MMO party game set in apocalyptic Texas.

$1,213
pledged of $ 40,000pledged of $ 40,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 7 2014
Last updated April 7, 2014

About

Congrats! You've survived the zombie apocalypse long enough to find the Kickstarter page for Zombie ATX. Thanks for sharing a few of these harrowing moments with us. That’s awfully sweet of you.

Zombie ATX is a MMO party game for iOS/Android that with feature a suite of game modes based in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled universe. You’ll rescue survivors, rebuild civilization, and kill a #$@! load of walking dead. It’s a great way to take your mind off the REAL post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled nightmare happening outside.

The Rundown on Zombie ATX:

  • A suite of zombie-themed games that integrate with each other. What you do in one mode will affect others. Choose wisely!
  • Innovative gameplay that takes familiar genres and makes them new again.
  • Cross-platform integration so you can play with iOS & Android friends.
  • Boatloads of new content at unbelievable prices. "Begun the Price War has!"
  • Hyper local ads that connect you with businesses in your area and don't interrupt gameplay. 

We’re ready to take the game to the next level. But we need your help to go from locked up developing/surviving in our apartment to YOUR gaming device.

Mennen Entertainment is an indie gaming startup in Austin, TX. We love craft beer, local pizza joints, and not being eaten by infected mind-munchers. Zombie ATX is our first project as a team but not our first gig.

Most of us met while working on the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO. Members of our team have worked for Blizzard, Bioware, Zynga, and Sony. Nick, our founder, was an Old Spice Challenge top 5 finalist for his game “Old Spice™ Racers," featuring monkeys! The only thing we love more than monkeys is zombies. (OH! Zombie monkeys. Write that down...)

We’ve been locked up for months avoiding infection and crafting the first game mode: Zombie Cardio. It’s an endless runner where you get to save citizens and decimate zombies. It’s set in Austin because people here were weird enough to plan ahead for the zombie apocalypse. And boy did that pay off! KEEP AUSTIN SAFE.

You’ll be able to build characters from multiple classes with diverse talents and unique looks who are usable in multiple game modes. Our goal is to add quality content ALL THE TIME. We’re gamers at heart, and we’re tired of games going static ten seconds after launch.

Our artists have a passion for detail and quirk. This game looks like nothing else out there. We're proud of the art and certain you're going to love it.

Additionally, we will be releasing a blog to teach local students and budding game developers about the successes and failures of creating video games.  We want more great games, and the only way to do that is to share our experiences with other developers eager to learn.

Hero / Zombie comparison.
Hero / Zombie comparison.
HQ mode building concepts.
HQ mode building concepts.

Once we have three game modes ready, we’ll launch the Zombie ATX app. (One down; two to go!) The next steps are development, beta testing, marketing, working on additional game modes, and saving up enough canned goods that we can hold out for a few more months. 

We’ve already started planning the next mode: an HQ style game giving players control over the layout of their Austin base to survive the zombie apocalypse and rebuild civilization. More game styles will be announced as we enter development on them, but community input is vital to create zombie modes that everyone is interested in. It's your apocalypse. Help make it a great one!

So far we've funded everything ourselves: development, art, coffee, intricate traps to keep out the horde. But to create the rest of the game modes and save the world from brain-eating Zs, we're turning to Kickstarter and YOU. 

The funds we raise will help us focus on an innovative gameplay experience, new modes, and working to encourage student game development. Your pledge will help make all this happen and more...like crossbows made out of office supplies. Please click the green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button and help us overcome the walkers.

To thank you for your generous support, we've put together some cool rewards, most of which will be available ONLY during the Kickstarter campaign.

While the first city to fight the zombie apocalypse is Austin, you better believe that other cities are going to step up to save their citizens. 

One way we want to help the heart and soul of zombie survival, small businesses, is through our innovative advertising system. Advertising has become a staple with today's gaming market, but we want to create ads that don't feel like they're gnawing at our brains. 

Innovative ads will be integrated with gameplay, and we'll give priority placement and pricing for small businesses in YOUR area. Hyper-local. We're all in this apocalypse together.

Thanks for checking out Zombie ATX. We hope you’ll consider becoming a backer.

Please share our project with anyone who loves zombies, gaming, or BRAAAAAINS. 

Facebook: fb.com/ZombieATX
Twitter: @ZombieATX
Website: ZombieATX.com

The zombie apocalypse needs your help! Please make a pledge before something eats your brain. Thank you!

- Nick & Friends & Zombies

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of making a game is *getting it right.* That is, making sure it’s not only functional but also lives up to our high standards and the expectations of the gaming community. We’re not interested in releasing junk.

Then the challenge becomes time and testing. We all work full-time jobs and are creating games on nights, weekends, and any time we’re not running for our lives in complete terror. The more funds we raise, the more time we can devote to development and testing. It’s our dream to be able to work full-time on game development.

Finally we have to get the word out. Sure, people are going to learn about the end of life as we know it *eventually,* but we want them to know that there’s a way to take their mind off it: Zombie ATX. The success of most games depends heavily on people knowing about it. Kickstarter is a great first step!

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    INFECTED // Thank you for fighting the horde! We’ll immortalize your contribution on our website by listing you as a “Known Survivor” and giving you our sincere thanks. We’ll also send you exclusive updates about ALL the game modes and development.

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    UNDEAD // 5 in-game credits + listed as “Known Survivor” on the Zombie ATX website.

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    BITER // 15 in-game credits + listed as “Known Survivor” on the Zombie ATX website.

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    ROTTER // 25 in-game credits + early access to Zombie Cardio + listed as “Known Survivor” on the Zombie ATX website.

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    WALKER // 35 in-game credits + Keep Austin Safe & Zombie ATX stickers + early access to Zombie Cardio + listed as “Known Survivor” on the Zombie ATX website.

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    I WILL SURVIVE // 75 in-game credits + limited edition Zombie ATX T-Shirt + Keep Austin Safe & Zombie ATX stickers + early access to Zombie Cardio + listed as “Known Survivor” on the Zombie ATX website.

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    APOCALYPSE LATER // Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward.

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    REBUILDER // Your generous contribution will be immortalized in the Zombie ATX app where you’ll be given “Special Thanks” in the game credits + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward.

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    EARLY BIRD: ZOMBIE // Be immortalized as a zombie character in Zombie Cardio + “Special Thanks” in the Zombie ATX app + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward. [80% OFF!]

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    BRAAAINS! // Nick consults on your game! One hour personal session to discuss every aspect of your game project + “Special Thanks” in the Zombie ATX app + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward.

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    EARLY BIRD: HERO // We’ll put you in the Zombie Cardio game! You can play as YOU saving humans from the horde + “Special Thanks” in the Zombie ATX app + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward. [80% OFF!]

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    ZOMBIE // Be immortalized as a zombie character in Zombie Cardio + “Special Thanks” in the Zombie ATX app + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward.

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    PROPHET // Early access to ALL modes and exclusive updates about Zombie ATX (and tips for making your own game) + “Special Thanks” in the Zombie ATX app + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward.

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    HERO // We’ll put you in the Zombie Cardio game! You can play as YOU saving humans from the horde + “Special Thanks” in the Zombie ATX app + Limited edition Zombie ATX poster + I WILL SURVIVE reward.

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