The population zombie-themed games has grown so unmanageably large that I think it’s time someone proposed a cull. Look, I don’t like it either, but it will be quick and painless for the poor zombie games — we’ll just go through the App Store and euthanize every third one, and see if we can’t get the numbers down to around the level of infinite running games. Any zombie-themed infinite running games will be shot on the spot.
When we do go ahead with the cull, we will of course be sparing Sarah Northway’s excellent Rebuild for iOS and Android. In Rebuild, zombies have taken your whole city and you must win it back (and hold it), one block at a time. It’s a genre-defying game that cobbles together bits from RPGs, worker-placement games, city-builders, and adventure and fashions them all into a truly outstanding whole.
Northway’s been in touch to show us some art from the forthcoming Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville. As the title implies, there’s more than just zombies in Deadsville; the sequel (first announced back in May) adds different factions to the city with whom you’ll be competing for supplies and space.
Gangs of Deadsville is going to be on Kickstarter in October — I’ve asked Northway to come by and tell us all about when it gets a little closer to kicking off.