Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download


zombie.gam
For all systems. To play, you'll need a TADS 2 Interpreter - visit tads.org for interpreter downloads.
zombwalk.txt
Walkthrough

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Zombie!

by Scott Starkey profile

Zombie
1997

(based on 5 ratings)
1 member review

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1997 competition release
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 323
IFID: TADS2-04E5DC65DAF55E617FACBF938435537C
TUID: 1ryqybw3jw8469ox

Awards

12th Place - 3rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1997)

Editorial Reviews

Baf's Guide


A mixed bag--atmospheric in spots, but the mood breaks too often. It's a zombie/mad-scientist caper with a split protagonist, initially at least--you start out as Valerie, and shift to her boyfriend once Valerie meets her demise--but Valerie never reappears. There are a few well done creepy bits, but not enough to preserve the mood, and there are also simply way too many bugs. On the other hand, some of the puzzles are nicely put together, and even if the idea itself isn't especially fresh, the author has some fun with it now and again. It's far from a polished effort, but you might like it if you're a fan of this sort of thing.

-- Duncan Stevens

>VERBOSE -- Paul O'Brian's Interactive Fiction Page

I kept finding myself feeling frustrated, because every time I really got into the game, allowed myself to get interested in its tensions, a bug or a spelling error would come along that would shatter mimesis and deflate the emotional effect. The thing is, the game does a great job of building that tension. It's a b-movie all the way, no deep or serious issues here, but it's definitely got that suspenseful, creepy feeling that the best b-movies have. (Yes, I'm aware of the irony in that phrase, so you needn't bother pointing it out.) The sound of heavy footsteps approaching, or the feeling of driving rain beating against a worn, gothic mansion, or the sight of horrific creatures staring dead ahead (literally!), and similar gothic pleasures were all very well-executed in this game, until you hit the inevitable technical error. Still, better to have a good game with lots of bugs than a mediocre game executed flawlessly. Bugs are easy to fix. When Starkey fixes them, Zombie! will definitely be one to recommend.
See the full review

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(0)
4 star:
(1)
3 star:
(4)
2 star:
(0)
1 star:
(0)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review


A fairly long romp exploring a mad scientist's house, July 1, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours
This game has a long prologue as a young woman who dumped her boyfriend. After the prologue, you play the boyfriend.

The boyfriend's game is nonlinear and interesting, as you explore a mad scientist's house. It suffers too much from 'flail about until something interesting happens' syndrome, though. Its hard to know exactly what they want you to do.

But the writing is good and there are several interesting and well-written NPCs.

If you enjoyed Zombie!...

Related Games

People who like Zombie! also gave high ratings to these games:

9:05, by Adam Cadre
Average member rating: (443 ratings)
The phone rings. Oh, no — how long have you been asleep? Sure, it was a tough night, but... This is bad. This is very bad. The phone rings.

Arrival, or Attack of the B-Movie Clichés, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (29 ratings)

Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin
Average member rating: (233 ratings)
A vacation in our lovely country! See the ethnic charms of the countryside, the historic grandeur of the capital city. Taste our traditional cuisine; smell the flowers of the Old Tree. And all without leaving your own armchair! But all...

Suggest a game

Links




This is version 3 of this page, edited by Yekrats on 15 May 2009 at 1:53pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item