Tom loved Rebuild on the iPad and so did I. It’s a terrific game of personnel management, urban revitalization, and dealing with the shambling masses of undead. Should I send Frank out to the dangerous hospital zone to clear out some zeds, or should I pair him up with Betty to scavenge for supplies in the suburbs? Frank isn’t very good at combat, but he needs more toughening up before the hordes of undead arrive in three turns. On the other hand, my merry band is running low on food… Decisions like that made pressing that next turn button compelling.
Sarah Northway has announced a Kickstarter to raise funds for the revamped PC version of her zombie apocalypse game. Rebuild: Gangs of Deadsville will come with big additions like NPC forts to trade with, a campaign that moves from small towns to a big city, an optional real-time mode, and all-new art!
My biggest expense for this game is the art. I want to bring Gangs of Deadsville to as many new players as I can, which means focusing on how the game looks and feels as much as how it plays. I’ve hired lead artist Adam Meyer of Steamroller Studios, who defined the new style of clean vector art and iconic characters.
And what art it is! The graphics on the iOS version aren’t bad, but there is a bit of disconnect between the gory illustrations and the almost cartoony map. The new style appears to unify the art between the screens. Check out some more screenshots of the new look here.
If you haven’t played it yet, the mobile version will be on sale throughout October for 99 cents! The original free Flash version is still available as well, but it doesn’t have all the features of the current game.