Atom Zombie Smasher Launches With Demo

Indie developer Blendo Games released its zombie apocalypse strategy game/historical recreation Atom Zombie Smasher this morning as

Indie developer Blendo Games released its zombie apocalypse strategy game/historical recreation Atom Zombie Smasher this morning as promised, priced at $15. You can download a demo from FileShack for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Set during the infamous Neuvos Aires zombie holocaust of the 60s, Atom Zombie Smasher charges players with rescuing civilians from cities before they're bitten and become part of the problem. As the campaign progresses, you'll receive new units and abilities--from snipers and land mines to artillery and orbital nukes--to lure, redirect and outright obliterate the walking dead. Oh, and there's local co-op for up to three players.

As in Blendo's Flotilla, the campaign is generated procedurally so each play-through is different. Modding is also supported, so you can shake things up yourself.

If you can't download the demo just yet, take another peek at the trailer below.

From The Chatty
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    January 24, 2011 6:17 AM

    I take it this will be on steam soon, yes?

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      January 24, 2011 7:19 AM

      This is pretty much the only reason I haven't purchased it yet -- waiting to see whether it shows up on Steam or not.

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        January 24, 2011 1:23 PM

        What kind of cut does Steam take and why would you rather give that money to Valve instead of to an indie dev who makes good games?

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          January 24, 2011 2:12 PM

          yes. yes, i would. steam is ridiculously convenient, and i am completely spoiled by it. got a new machine a few months ago and had to re-install my collection of games, and the experience of hunting down installers (or disks in the case of non-digital purchases), patches, serial keys, etc for my non-steam games versus the sheer simplicity of getting my steam collection re-installed convinced me to only buy from steam except in cases where steam is not and likely never will be an option. if theres even an inkling of a chance of a game ever coming to steam... im waiting on steam.

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          January 24, 2011 3:49 PM

          I have no idea what kind of deal Steam has for the titles it offers, but I generally prefer Steam because it manages a lot of the hassle for me. I don't want to worry about updates, or backing up binaries just incase (no offense intended blender81, but I just feel more comfortable with something like Steam backing the title), or providing my CC information to yet another site, etc. So if an indie title is available on Steam, I'll typically buy it there.

          If you're telling me that Valve is taking an unreasonable cut from blender81, then I guess I'll give it some thought, but I was under the impression that it wasn't such a terrible amount.

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      January 24, 2011 8:16 AM

      We're working on it! With any luck it'll get on Steam.

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        January 24, 2011 12:05 PM

        You know, I think this looks cool too, and Alice has been giving it praise this morning in Campfire. But I see $15 and it gives me pause. I know it's tough out there, and indie or otherwise you've gotta earn a living, but while I might have just gone and gotten it at $10, $15 just strikes me a little high.

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      January 24, 2011 8:55 AM

      yeah, i wont make the mistake of buying too soon again like i did with flotilla

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