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Graveyard Shift

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Like Matt Damon in the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Super Ninja Kung-Fu Puzzle is the project that keeps getting bumped for another. This time for the...


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What's it about this time? Graveyard Shift is a thumbstick shooter / tower defense hybrid set in a zombie-infested graveyard. The player builds his base during the day and at night the zombies attack. The game has been in development for some months now.


The player kills the zombies with guns. Instead of towers the player lays down tiles on the ground . Zombies spawn out of the ground but never on a player tile, although they can walk over them.

Tiles cost money, which the player gets by killing zombies and grabbing the coins they drop. Tiles can also be upgraded to benefit the player or affect the zombies. In the video below the player is setting down tiles and upgrading them to slow down the zombies:

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The game will also feature a co-op mode with up to 4 players. In the video below there are two players, one of which is reading the tombstones:

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Right now we have a basic prototype but there is much to be done: add all tile upgrades and guns, replace some of the art, add sound effects and music, etc.
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[quote name='yckx' timestamp='1306296189']
I like it. But zombies need love, too ;)
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They do, they do...

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I like this. It sort of reminds me of an old game I've been thinking lately Chaos Engine, are you old enough to remember it? I always wanted to make a game like that. It was great at it's time. Those Bitmap Brothers keep being a great source of inspiration for me. If you don't know it, you might want to [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547c2KElkT8"]take a look at it[/url]. It may give you some more ideas.

Nice job, keep it up!

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Awesome! ... it's post like these that get me hyped about working on my own projects. Man, this is very impressive. ... I want to hear some sound [img]http://public.gamedev.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif[/img]....do you already have sound track laid for it?

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Thanks guys!

Owl, I'm old enough to have played Chaos Engine but I don't think I ever played it, though I played some similar games. Cannon Fodder?

et1337, Not right now, but it would be a cool easter egg. :)

a_insomniac, right now the game has no sound fx or a soundtrack. I'm hoping my cousin will do the soundtrack like he did for Bennu, but I don't know if he'll have the time...

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[quote name='freeworld' timestamp='1306811698']
Looks fun.. How do the tiles effect the player?
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They don't, only the zombies... There may be tiles that recover the player's health later.

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