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Dying Light dev: There is room for more zombie games

Think the games market is overrun with the undead? Not at all, insist Dead Island and Dying Light developer Techland. Speaking to MCV, global marketing director Pawel Kopinski said that the sheer number of zombie titles in the market is an indication of their popularity, and that there’s room for …

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Welcome to Sumo Digital, the Pinewood Studios of games development

Disney Infinity 3.0. Crackdown 3. LittleBigPlanet 3. Forza Horizon 2. F1 2011. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Dead Island 2. Xbox Fitness. Dead Space Ignition. And that’s not even the half of it. That’s as diverse a line-up as you’re ever likely to see, and it all comes from one …

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Margin Makers: Guide to zombie merchandise

With zombie-filled games continuing to sell in droves, it’s clear that players’ love of the undead never dies.MCV checks out what’s alive and kicking in the merchandise sector Since seminal horror flick Night of the Living Dead kickstarted their cultural domination in 1968, zombies have remained a widely-loved topic – …

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PREVIEW: Escape Dead Island

It may bear the Dead Island name, but Escape Dead Island is bursting away from Deep Silver’s zombie franchise with several big changes. First of all, Escape swaps out the series’ signature first-person combat for a thirdperson take on zombie killing. Players can wield a combination of melee weapons and …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM PREVIEW: Dead Island 2

TheCity of Angels becomes the City of the Dead in the next game in Deep Silver’s open-world zombie-bashing RPG series, Dead Island. Dead Island 2 will continue the main storyline told in Dead Island, follow-up Dead Island: Riptide and cartoony spin-off sequel Escape Dead Island (set for release in November). …

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Stalled Dead Island movie back on track

Deep Silver has partnered with feature film production company Occupant Entertainment in an effort to get the previously stalled Dead Island movie adaption back on track. Deadline reports on Deep Silver’s new agreement with Occupant, with confirmation direct from the movie studio regarding the validity of the deal. "Deep Silver …

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Escape Dead Island announced for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Stealth and mystery title Escape Dead Island – the latest spinoff in the zombie horror series – is heading to PC and last-gen consoles, publisher Deep Silver has announced. The game is described as a story-driven game that requires more tact and deduction than previous Dead Island titles. Swedish studio …

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SONY: Dead Island 2 exclusives for PS4

Dead Island 2 has been announced during Sony’s pre-E3 press conference. The comedy trailer featured a runner who soon became a zombie, and then someone ran him over and stole his shoes. It is the latest in the successful zombie franchise from Deep Silver. The game’s Beta has a 30 …

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