NEW YORK CITY - June 14, 2011 - Safe Zone, a tactical adventure RPG created by Blind Eye Games, combines a modern Zombie Apocalypse with the classic game The Oregon Trail. Players must travel across a zombie infested United States to a Safe Zone located on the West Coast.
You’re trapped on the wrong side of an army of the undead. Scavenge for supplies while trying not to attract their attention, as anything you do will increase the number of zombies following you. Eventually, you’ll be need to face the horde, but before then, stock up on weapons, craft traps, fortify barricades, fend off raiders, and create a party. You can’t stop them; there are too many. All you can do is keep going until you reach the Safe Zone.
A gameplay trailer can be found here: http://www.blindeyegames.com/media
As seen in the available trailer, gameplay mainly consists of three parts:
· Top down free exploration when scavenging for supplies
· Side shooting defence when fighting hordes
· A menu based travel and encounter system as you cross the country
· Fist fights with raiders
· Puzzle based gameplay for moving traffic jams, disarming traps and hot-wiring cars
· Stealth based infiltration of raider camps
· Side scrolling beat-em-up gameplay during a frontal attack on a raider camp
· Innovative Morale system that affects your stats based on your party’s confidence, fear, and general mental well being.
· Much more!
As a side note, the zombies in Safe Zone are the traditional“slow zombies” of Romero fame.
Safe Zone is slated for release this Fall. Blind Eye Games is running a fundraising campaign on www.kickstarter.com to support the development of Safe Zone. Rewards for donations have been set up, from beta access, to the inclusion of a character based on contributors, to working with Blind Eye Games to add a special item or accessory to the game of your creation, and many more.
A playable tech demo will be made available in early July to the media as well as those who pledge $25 or more to the Kickstarter campaign.
Blind Eye Games is looking to raise $5,500 to increase production values (art assets, sound design, advertising, etc.), and also because it is numberwang.
“Our hook is‘Zombie Apocalypse Meets Oregon Trail,’ but Safe Zone is very much its own game, with gameplay much deeper than our tag implies. We are taking a lot of old school gameplay elements and adding layers of strategy and integration that will make Safe Zone really stand out.” said Trevor Scott, Co-founder and Creative Director, Blind Eye Games.
“We really want to allow users to create their own content through map editing, custom campaign creation, and more, but we need the community’s help to make this happen,” said John Sawyer, Co-founder and Technical Director, Blind Eye Games.“We’re really excited to get Safe Zone out in front of the public and hear the community’s feedback for the first time.”
About Blind Eye Games
Blind Eye Games is an indie game company looking to make our mark with our first game“Safe Zone.” Though all team members have day jobs, they spend their free time developing“Safe Zone” in the hopes that they’ll eventually be able to work full time for Blind Eye Games.
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