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GDC08: Zombies in space


Not much can compare to some good old-fashioned zombie shooting. Add a space station and a light gun to that formula, though, and you're guaranteed to come away with something special.

Siliconera's Spencer Yip, the lucky guy, got to try his hand at Forbidden Terror on Space Station Z at the Game Developers Conference. While we'd like to say we aren't brimming with envy, that would be a flat-out lie. This may not be the next "Game of the Year" (although it will be in our hearts), and it's actually not even a game (just a tech demo, unfortunately). Yet, it involves shooting zombies in space -- and at the end of the day, that's all we really want in life.

As if that wasn't enough, we're completely smitten by the title of Forbidden Terror on Space Station Z. Why is terror forbidden? Our own Eric Caoili suggested that they might be attending an intense seminar at the space station on getting over their fears.

While there wasn't much to the demo, Spencer described it as "amusing" and "pretty entertaining." Unfortunately, it may never actually turn into a full-fledged game. Spencer asked Emergent Technologies if they would consider releasing this for Wii Ware, however, and they seemed willing if they could work something out. Here's hoping!

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Cyan091

2-21-2008 @ 3:02PM

Cyan09 said...

must...have...zombies...in space. I also like that they have nyko perfect shots for the display, still can't find those anywhere.

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Tom2

2-21-2008 @ 4:38PM

Tom said...

GotY???? In your hearts!? So I guess that a little game called SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL has no place in your hearts? SHAME!!! SHAME!!!!
Looks like a decent game though.

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Candace Savino3

2-21-2008 @ 6:06PM

Candace Savino said...

Maybe if Smash Bros. Brawl had zombies in space, I'd see your point ;)

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hvnlysoldr4

2-21-2008 @ 9:34PM

hvnlysoldr said...

If ReDeads are still in the game you could have zombies in space stages.

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JC Fletcher5

2-21-2008 @ 4:40PM

JC Fletcher said...

Yep, was a Gamebryo Engine demo. Looked neat!

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Mr Khan6

2-21-2008 @ 6:07PM

Mr Khan said...

huh, looks like they're actually putting the multiplatform engine to good use

Wii Ware as a gamebryo tech demo would work nicely

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Perverted7

2-21-2008 @ 6:51PM

Perverted said...

Zombies in space? a classic title? I'd buy it! It just sounds so awesome! especially after the disappointment I'm suffering with Brawl.....

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