OZombie will be Spicy Horse's take on Oz

While Spicy Horse continues to work on Alice: Otherworlds, American McGee is also moving forward with his vision of the land of Oz, the steampunkish world of OZombie.

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American McGee isn't waiting to find out if he can get the Alice IP back from Electronic Arts. While his team at Spicy Horse continues to work on Alice: Otherworlds pending those negotiations, he is also moving forward with his vision of the land of Oz in the steampunkish world of OZombie.

In this new vision, Dorothy, Toto, the Tinman, and the Lion will be facing off against the Scarecrow. "Asked the artists to play around with the idea of Scarecrow zombies... basically normal Oz characters converted into Scarecrows," McGee said on the game's official Facebook page. "This is in line with the narrative I'm working on for OZombie; one in which Scarecrow is dissatisfied with the "brains" given to him by The Wizard - then goes on a rampage across Oz to covert everything in his path to zombies."

The story will also include some very large "immortals of Oz," but McGee didn't go into much detail other than a piece of concept art. He said that no matter which game the company does, Kickstarter will be used. He has even started outlining some of the reward tiers for OZombie, soliciting fan feedback.

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    May 20, 2013 4:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, OZombie will be Spicy Horse's take on Oz.

    While Spicy Horse continues to work on Alice: Otherworlds, American McGee is also moving forward with his vision of the land of Oz, the steampunkish world of OZombie.

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      May 20, 2013 4:20 PM

      Oh God no! I'm already completely sick of zombie games. Please don't make any more!

      This situation has got even worse than the period when every game was a WWII game.

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      May 21, 2013 1:39 AM

      really? zombies in oz? and you called it Ozombies?

      ...really?

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      May 21, 2013 1:44 AM

      Unsurprisingly terrible.

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      May 21, 2013 5:46 AM

      Slightly on-topic: I live a five minute walk from the Spicy Horse studios in Shanghai. They're in a gorgeous renovated Art Deco warehouse along the Suzhou Creek, in a neighborhood full of crumbling tenements and poor people with no indoor plumbing. Across the (tiny) creek are multi-million dollar apartments. That's modern China - 3rd world a 3 minute walk from 1st.

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      May 21, 2013 5:49 AM

      Welp, I thought it wasn't possible to apply a Zombie theme more creatively bankrupt than it's already been done a million times before. I was wrong!

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      May 21, 2013 6:12 AM

      What a terrible terrible idea... and concept... and name, mostly the name. WHY?

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      May 21, 2013 6:21 AM

      I am the last person to complain about zombies being in everything but this just sounds dumb.

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      June 25, 2013 11:46 PM

      ...and with that, I've permanently lost any interest in anything from American McGee ever again /eyes /wrists