Patient 0: A Real Life Zombie Slaying Experience
Training for the eventual apocalypse
by Daniel Geikowski
©2012 Daniel Geikowski
Zombies are one of gaming’s favourite enemies. More often than not, they just shuffle around, waiting for us players to kindly blow them away. Zombies are a safe choice of enemy when developing a game, as most people won’t think twice about mowing down a walking corpse.
Zombie games are really popular with players, and are seemingly everywhere nowadays. Players have many apocalypses to choose from, such as Resident Evil, Dead Rising, ZombiU, House of the Dead, Left 4 Dead, etc.
Titles usually pit players against hordes of undead (obviously), testing them to survive and escape the apocalypse.
©2009 Noel Schneider
Upon reading this article by Industry Gamer, it occurred to me that whilst the article did indeed have interesting points, the premise of the article is wrong. The PC gaming industry is in fact far from dying.
Sure, the retail sector is taking a plummet but with internet purchases soaring the industry is merely in a transition phase.