If you sometimes find yourself fantasizing about being the last person left on earth, Survivor Z is the perfect game for you. Survivor Z is a text-based role playing game that uses your device’s GPS chip to add a fictional overlay to your real world surroundings everywhere you go. This provides an ever-changing, game scenario that changes dynamically according to how the game is played. Using complex cloud-based algorithms to deliver over an ever growing body of original challenge content in real time, the game will challenge you to explore, scavenge, and fight to survive everywhere you go, whether it’s school, work, or a trip to the movies.
The game is set 311 days after the zombie apocalypse has wiped out 90% of the world’s population. Gameplay begins with an exciting strategy-based scenario where you have to make it home to the safety of your homemade bunker. Then, you’re fast forwarded almost a year. Running low on food and water, you’re forced to emerge from your bunker, only to find that the population has been decimated, and the living dead roam the earth in incredible numbers. Every decision you make can be the difference between life and death, and one mistake can mean certain doom.
While playing the game you have complete control over how you utilize your collection of weapons, equipment, and supplies. Searching the remains of businesses, private homes, and even abandoned vehicles will help in gathering much needed food, medicine and water. But danger hides everywhere, from infected walking dead to rival survivors who are out to kill or be killed. You must gather weapons, collect ammunition, and try to find friendly survivors who can help you, as you move from location to location. You’ll learn quickly that you have to be very careful about who you trust, because in the new world survival is the only thing that matters.
Survivor Z is a dynamic and constantly changing game experience, with a full year of new content and special challenge events planned for 2014, players will experience a steady stream of new content and challenging updates. Players who level up will start to compete with other players for territory, and rivalries, and new partnerships will be born. As your influence grows, the more powerful you’ll become. Scavenge for supplies, craft fortifications, and set traps to protect your interests. It’s you against the world.
Just remember…. no matter where you go when you are playing Survivor Z, you are in the realm of the undead, and no place is safe.
**Note: This game requires an internet connection to play, and location services to be enabled.
Survivor Z Review Are You Clever Enough to Survive? March 7, 2013 – Clovis L. Dye, Jr. Ever wondered how well you’d truly do in the case of a worldwide viral induced zombie outbreak? While many people have often envisioned strategies for where they’d plan to hole up in such an event, and which weapons they might prefer, what they often don’t consider is one of the most important things of all: what are they going to do for food and water? Unless you have somehow sequestered away years worth of food in advance – a feat preferably accomplished before the initial wave of zombie induced panic strikes – at some point or other you’re going to have to begin scavenging for resources, and it’s this idea that is at the very core of Mongadillo Studios’ recently released Survivor Z . The first – and easily most significant – way that Survivor Z majorly differs from the horde of other zombie games currently available on the market is that it’s a text based RPG, rather than an action title. After first completing the game’s lengthy prelude/tutorial – chronicling the protagonist’s run home, avoiding rioters and the military in the process, in order to reach the safety of the bunker he or she has prepared – the real action begins a year later when the story’s hero is finally forced to leave their place of safety in search of more supplies. Along the way they will face down – or evade – the restless dead in various states of decay, as well as dealing with the other survivors whom can sometimes be far more dangerous than an entire throng of zombies. Survivor Z is – as I mentioned before – a game this is almost purely delivered via the medium of text, although playing the game will generally feel far more like reading a choose your own adventure book than playing a round of Zork. Normally you will be greeted with two textboxes: one which describes the world around you and any thoughts you have at the moment, and the other which describes the situation at hand that you are specifically expected to respond to. Below these two text boxes will be a varying number of buttons – each listing a specific action – that the hero can currently take, extra options may also show up if tools relevant to the present situation are currently on hand. A player – for example – may find themselves in front of a house that hasn’t yet been broken into as far they can tell, meaning all the potential supplies inside haven’t yet been carried off by other scavengers. A quick look around the place reveals that the back door is of rather flimsy construction and could easily be kicked in, but doing this would definitely cause a lot of attention getting noise. However, should the player happen to have found a hacksaw earlier – and thinks to put it in their hands at this time – they could just as easily cut off the lock far more silently. Survivor Z is not a game of flat out avoiding situations, since nothing ever ventured always equals nothing gained, rather instead focusing on how intelligently a player delves into each and every potential scavenge scenario. While the above example illustrates how a...
What do zombies and Foursquare have in common? Survivor Z. By Nick Tylwalk | Feb 26, 2013 Since I’ve never shot a gun and have a tendency to be way too trusting, I probably wouldn’t last long in a zombie apocalypse. Survivor Z by Mongadillo Studios and 3 Jacks Software is driving that point home even more since its text-based RPG adventuring and turn-based combat incorporates real world locations. Yes, the struggle against the undead is now personal on your iPhone, but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier. At least you don’t have to worry about any fancy goals. Your job in Survivor Z is just to keep living, period, something the game wryly notes that you can put your full attention to since you no longer have to worry about a job. The opening sequence of the game deals with the initial stages of the zombie outbreak, introducing some of the tough decisions you’ll have to make while getting you acclimated to fighting, searching and other useful skills. After holing up in your well-stocked bunker for about 10 months, it’s time to check things out topside and find out what’s left of civilization. It’s not much, to say the least, and you’ll spend most of your time scavenging useful stuff out of the remains. Food and water are the top priorities, but you’ll also come across weapons, protective gear (the better to avoid nasty bites from the infected) and a variety of tools and other items. The descriptions of the post-apocalypse world are well-written even if they do repeat after a while. In some places, you’ll have choices of several different actions, and since both the undead and other survivors can be threats, the game keeps you on your toes. Think of it as kind of a grown up Choose Your Own Adventureexercise, except with more rotting corpses. The real killer hook is the way the game uses the location services built into your iPhone to populate the game world with real-life locations near where you are playing. It certainly enhances the mood to be searching through the elementary school down the block rather than a generic locale, and you can freshen things up just by taking your phone on the road with you. The only problem is that the game occasionally misinterprets buildings in unintentionally hilarious ways, like when it mistook a small café near my house for a sports arena. Scripted encounters mixed in with the random exploration help propel the story forward while testing your problem-solving skills. Usually this means putting items you’ve found to creative use, and though the game does give you some hints, it doesn’t just hand you solutions. This feels right, but it does sometimes leave you at the mercy of what random stuff you’ve scrounged (although that’s probably how it would work in a real apocalypse, now that I think about it). When things get violent – and they will – the fighting takes place on a grid. There’s a bit of strategy involved in terms of initiative, but the combat mostly boils down to choosing a weapon and a target and watching things play out for that turn. All characters start out with the same skills, and the only way you’ll get better is to practice, just like your mom told you. If you get too lonely,...
Survivor Z – The People It Kills Get up and Kill Published on February 25, 2013, by Austin Griffith Survivor Z is the latest title from the creators of the zombie survival simulator “ZDay”. Survivor Z has the same basic elements of its predecessor, only with more fun baked in. You’ll start Survivor Z at the same time the outbreak occurs in the original ZDay, as all hell starts to break loose you’ll be given text based choices to make as you make your way towards your stronghold. The game plays like a text based adventure for the most part. You’ll be given a scenario and have to use a sett of choices to figure it out. There normally isn’t any right or wrong answer, some just end with better cases then ever. The real innovation in Survivor Z comes with it’s use of your location settings. Survivor Z is always pinging your location to give you more places to visit and loot in the apocalypse. This will have you always searching for more environments. This does have it’s downfalls though, as once you loot somewhere it can’t be searched again. This will create problems if you like to play only at your home, because unless you play at school or work, you’ll have nothing to do. The things Survivor Z gets right, though, it certainly gets right. The game has a unique system for your loot, which has you using it to open up doors and boxes, and fight zombies. That’s right, zombies. Survivor Z also has a unique board game type system for fighting the zombies you encounter. You can use almost any item you find, including guns, to mow down zombies and survivors alike. Overall. Survivor Z is a fun romp through your city after the zombie apocalypse hits and it will certainly keep you coming back for more – as long as you’re able to play out of your homestead....
Survivor Z Review Our Review By Jennifer Allen on February 14th, 2013 Expanding upon the offerings of its predecessor, ZDAY Survival Simulator, Survivor Z deserves to be quite popular with adventure game book fans. It tells an interesting story while offering them sufficient control over their destiny, also. It’s all about a matter of surviving here. There’s no deliberate mission to save the world or anything like that, it’s just a matter of lasting as long as possible, much like its predecessor. What changes here is the depth of options. Players can now use items such as flashlights, as well as change what weapon they use depending on the fight involved. Combat on the whole is more involving and there’s a form of levelling up system instead of the simple percentage listing of the previous title. There’s also the rather original addition of location aware moments. Regardless of if you live in a huge metropolis or a small town, like myself, it’s possible to interact with familiar locations. Of course, the algorithm behind Survivor Z means it’ll be less personal than it seems but it’s nice to have the introduction of names and locations that one is used to. I found a weird sense of realism while exploring my local gym in the game, rather than just a generic one. It’s a clever interface and one that should keep players coming back for more. The level of decision making throughout the game is more extensive than the previous instalment and easily makes one question whether it’s worth being a hero or more cautious. I found Survivor Z an ideal game to drop into on a daily basis, hopeful that I’d continue to survive, especially when travelling further afield. Fans should greatly enjoy the change of focus, much as I did. Read...