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Title: Project Zomboid
Post by: emmet on May 31, 2011, 05:13:31 am
What's that? (http://www.theindiestone.com/lemmy/index.php/2011/03/15/a-slightly-less-pathetic-game-announcement-with-screenshots/) An isometric open world zombie survival RPG? (http://projectzomboid.com/blog/)

Sign me up!
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Clayface on May 31, 2011, 06:57:54 am
looks cool,
good find
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Lippy on May 31, 2011, 08:54:14 am
I've been following this for a while. 

They were allowing people to purchase it for donations of 5,10, or 15 pounds on Google Checkout.  Google Checkout didn't like the idea of the word donation so they shut them down.  They finally got back up and running by selling 3 really crappy, simple games for 5,10, or 15 pounds, and you get Project Zomboid free.  Heh.

And then Paypal decided to hold their money for 6 months because they don't like the idea of pre-orders because it could be ripe with fraud.  (They cash all the checks, and don't finish the game)
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on May 31, 2011, 05:55:50 pm
And then Paypal decided to hold their money for 6 months because
...because they do this with any remotely viable excuse, because they make interest on it. Paypal has a bad history of doing this and not telling people the reasons why. Look at what they did with Notch's minecraft cash previously, they literally held it to ransom. Then there is the more famous Something Awful charity donations deal. Any account with a sizable slice of cash in it, they will often find/make reasons to freeze the account. Google for the horror stories (yes, many more than just the higher profile ones).
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Xoatl_169 on May 31, 2011, 06:22:02 pm
4chan has a pirated version, lurk around/use browser, just in case you cant buy it. I played it, i like where this game is going. There simply isnt enough content to make this enjoyable for long though(Its understandable). However, adding building mechanics similar to haven and hearth and NPCs (Which they plan on doing immediately after they release a playable demo) would make this game an instant buy on steam for me. Who knows what else the future can bring, multiplayer?

On a completely unrelated note. I havent been to this forum in a logn while, something like 4 yrs. I go to the PC board and I see Terraria, Minecraft, Project Zomboid, Dwarf Fortress and Haven and Hearth. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 04, 2011, 06:04:04 am
I saw Jef do a playthrough of it on livestream once. Looks pretty cool.

Also:

1) Kill Shotgun Guy
2) Smother Wife
3) ? ? ?
4) PROFIT
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 04, 2011, 07:28:34 am
Think they'll ever make it a MMO? Would shake things up a little, with players who managed to get their hands on assault rifles and other guns stealing supplies from the fortresses of weaker players.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 04, 2011, 07:37:15 am
There should be a multiplayer option, but making it an MMO would be a really bad idea. Sometimes I just want to kill zombies without being teabagged, y'know?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: emmet on June 04, 2011, 07:41:05 am
Would shake things up a little, with players who managed to get their hands on assault rifles and other guns stealing supplies from the fortresses of weaker players.

Read over that sentence again, and think about it.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 04, 2011, 07:59:38 am
Project Zomboid v1.21 Release Notes:

New Features:
*Barbed wire gates
*Griefing
*Powerleveling
*Tin opener +1
*Grinding
*Customisable guild shorts
*Farming
*Monthly Fee

Fixes:
*Fixed exploit where players with social lives and jobs were enjoying the game.
*Increased levels of butthurt to 80%
*Women should now be treated with overwhelming favour as intended.

Game Balance:
*Upped spawn rate of 13 year old self diagnosed autists
* Reduced effort/reward ratio

Misc:
*Game now administers a painful electric shock to user's genitals on startup.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: dndfreak on June 07, 2011, 03:03:46 pm
That totally makes me want to play this game more.  Nothing says zombie survival co-op like huge amounts of butthurt and a shock to the nuts.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Kishmond on June 07, 2011, 04:59:54 pm
So who has actually played it so far?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Clayface on June 08, 2011, 10:16:29 pm
I just played it for the first time,
pretty cool game, has a lot of potential,
would make a pretty cool multilayer game,

I accidentally burnt my house down cooking soup, so I went to try to save the guys wife, but zombies broke down the door, and I had boarded up the back door so I was screwed,
about to do try#2
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Plank of Wood on June 11, 2011, 05:50:52 pm
They've added Molotov Socktails and Sleeping Pill Loots.

Be afraid.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Clayface on June 12, 2011, 10:09:52 pm
so, some people on the IRC had asked me to upload the game for them or send it to them so they could try it,

so here is a link

(link removed)

P.S. (if this is against the rules in anyway please remove link)

P.P.S. ((if the link is removed and you still want to try the game, shoot me a pm))
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Gungnir on June 19, 2011, 11:42:01 am
http://projectzomboid.com/blog/index.php/2011/06/sorry-weve-had-to-take-the-game-down/

Just gonna leave that here.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Clayface on June 20, 2011, 03:57:17 pm
the version I have isn't the auto updating pirated version they are talking about that is losing them money,
the version I have is the offline version it mentions
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offline versions, which we’ve been largely unconcerned about, do not cost us real money
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Met on June 21, 2011, 09:11:48 am
Oppurtunity cost. You are costing them money if you intended to buy the game if you could not find a proper pirated version...

...and really, it's pretty sad if you couldn't fork out 5 bucks to give the game a shot.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 21, 2011, 09:23:59 am
Gotta love them pirates, apparently even 5 bucks is to much. But man they are so justified! how can  they  be expected to buy a game without a demo man!? what if it has DRM man! they gotta check! or they gotta get it and stick it to the big man because the big man charges to much!

5 bucks....

Reminds me of how much the humble indie bundle got pirated despite the fact you could buy it for a penny if you wished.

Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on June 21, 2011, 10:26:15 am
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...and really, it's pretty normal if you aren't willing to fork out 5 bucks to give a pre-alpha leak of an incomplete game a trial.
I fixed that for you.

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Reminds me of how much the humble indie bundle got pirated despite the fact you could buy it for a penny if you wished.
Except that is completely different. Buying a game that isn't even at alpha stage, when all you have is goodwill to assure you they will actually complete the project, without even having a look at a halted offline version first, is a longshot from pirating a cluster of finished, functional full games that you can purchase for penny that goes to charity. One is caution without costing the developer, the other is greed. If you're going to go on an anti-piracy tirade, at least do yourself the favour of waiting for a ripe subject so your strawmen don't make you look so over-reactionary.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Gorman Conall on June 21, 2011, 10:36:33 am
No no, its perfectly reasonable that you don't want to spend money on an incomplete game. But if that is how you feel then why do you feel that you are in fact entitled to play/own it anyway as opposed to waiting until a time when the game is complete and worth your money?

If you don't trust their goodwill don't buy it and move the hell on, don't run and pirate it because its totally not worth your money but you want to play it anyway.

Very very simple to understand.

Just because you don't think its worth the money does not mean you are entitled to have it for free anyway.

If you can not afford it does not mean you are entitled to have it for free anyway.

Just because you would not ever buy it anyway does not mean you are entitled to have it for free anyway.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on June 21, 2011, 10:53:10 am
No no, its perfectly reasonable that you don't want to spend money on an incomplete game. But if that is how you feel then why do you feel that you are in fact entitled to play/own it anyway as opposed to waiting until a time when the game is complete and worth your money?
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Just because you don't think its worth the money does not mean you are entitled to have it for free anyway.
If you can not afford it does not mean you are entitled to have it for free anyway.
Just because you would not ever buy it anyway does not mean you are entitled to have it for free anyway.
An incomplete pre-alpha leak is not representative of a full final product, and can act as a sneak-peak in place of any official demo, to help decide whether or not it is worth making that little investment. Yeah, we could wait for an official demo in the far future, but when you consider how barebones the leak is at the moment, they are not being harmed beyond perhaps an 'invasion of privacy' of an incomplete work they might not want to show. We're not talking about the latest version, nor a full product, or anything that stands to harm them. They even stated they aren't concerned about the leaked, older offline version. By all means have the discussion stopped on grounds of legality and by premise of discussion of anything piracy related (being against the rules and potential piracy-related sharing is a good reason to have this clipped now), but lets not inject false moral supremacy here. This isn't about entitlement. For me, this is about turning a molehill into a mountain. As I said, you could at least wait for a situation or subject more immediately ripe for discussion, and not an outdated pre-alpha leak, man. You're scraping the barrel here, and I don't think it is warranted at all.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Met on June 21, 2011, 01:35:04 pm
[attempts to justify illegal pirating]
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Brandonazz on June 21, 2011, 02:22:19 pm
[acts like legality and ethics are the same thing]
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Cyst on June 21, 2011, 05:52:54 pm
[says something funny]
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: dndfreak on July 01, 2011, 07:12:21 am
[says something funny]
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: PatMan33 on October 20, 2011, 10:43:38 am
I hear this game got all kinds of jacked up.

Anyone in the loop know if it's still coming out or not?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: emmet on October 20, 2011, 11:17:15 am
Last I heard, it is not.

The top guy got his laptops stolen. He had had the game "backed up" by copying it from one laptop to the other, though they were right beside each other. They both got stolen.

He freaked out on twitter but said he'd continue. Then a bunch of people started calling him unprofessional or a conman while he got drunker, until eventually he said "**** you guys, I'm going back to business programming." Or something to that effect. The other programmers just started being horrible to their fans, saying they were going to take their money and run, for some strange reason. It was, obviously, a PR nightmare. :P

However the site says that they're back on for it? So I guess they sobered up.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Met on October 21, 2011, 07:21:58 am
Ironically I bought this yesterday before seeing all that.

I enjoyed the few hours I played.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on October 21, 2011, 09:08:31 am
Well, hopefully they'll actually stick to it and release the damn thing, so you didn't just waste your money.
If this gets further towards release I know i'll be getting it, but I still worry for the things chances of surviving that long.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Met on October 21, 2011, 03:13:48 pm
What do you mean, "Waste"?

I have it. I've been playing. I might even get updates. Where's the waste?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on October 21, 2011, 05:52:36 pm
In the fact it is still in a pre-alpha state? Paying pre-order for a game that bombs long before release would come under 'a waste' to me. :P
Wasted money, and so much wasted potential.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Met on October 22, 2011, 02:07:48 pm
From what I can tell, it isn't a bomb yet.

and for 5 bucks, I put more hours into it than plenty of other games that cost more.

Besides, what's wrong with paying alpha games? Do they equate to zero value to you unless they reach some imaginary 1.0 number?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on October 22, 2011, 02:42:17 pm
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Besides, what's wrong with paying alpha games? Do they equate to zero value to you unless they reach some imaginary 1.0 number?
Nothing is wrong with buying a pre-order and recieving an alpha, but there is plenty wrong in pre-ordering a game that dies before it even reaches a fraction of its true launch state.
So tell me, why are you grasping at straws like this? You seem somehow offended.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Haseri on October 24, 2011, 10:04:33 am
Because he doesn't feel he's wasted his money, so it doesn't matter if they never release the game.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on February 16, 2012, 07:28:25 am
Hmm, is this game dead now? A brief ruffling around the forums reveals the last patch was September 11th, 2011. A relatively minor adjustment at that.
Anybody more in the loop able to shed some light?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: /lurk on February 16, 2012, 11:01:59 am
Devs ran off with your money, sucker.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Met on February 16, 2012, 09:44:03 pm
No they didn't.

The game is getting a new patch within a couple weeks.

Link (http://theindiestone.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5659)

Lurk is not in the loop.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Uroboros on February 16, 2012, 11:49:40 pm
Ah. Good.
I just want this game to hurry up and move more towards 'reliable pre-purchase' so they can take my damn money and I can make with the zombie-ing. >:I
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 17, 2014, 03:04:33 am
Anyone play this game?
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Kishmond on July 20, 2014, 01:06:47 pm
I do sometimes.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on October 18, 2014, 10:57:50 am
I built a car!
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Zomboid/zomboidcar_zpsf0c94e10.jpg)
Ok maybe not a real car but it kinda looks like one.  ;)
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Slinky on October 18, 2014, 03:33:28 pm
This looks really cool, I just picked up the demo.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: /lurk on October 18, 2014, 03:53:59 pm
Never, EVER, buy into early access, Slinky.

It's 2014. We should all know this by now.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Slinky on October 18, 2014, 04:15:15 pm
That's why I picked up the free demo! I'm waiting until I can be thoroughly disappointed by the full game, rather than mildly disappointed by the unfinished product.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: emmet on November 13, 2014, 03:08:50 am
Was just looking through the list of PC games topics and saw I started this thread. I was like "whaaa?" I've never played this game. Totally forgot about it. Whoops.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 22, 2015, 06:15:19 pm
Yossitaru, Summoner and I will be meeting up for a multiplayer game this weekend (probably Saturday). No time yet. Yossitaru can give the server details since he will be hosting.

If anyone is interested let us know.

EDIT: Looks like Flamester is coming too. The Time will be Friday 7pm EST / 4pm PST
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: PatMan33 on January 22, 2015, 09:27:39 pm
Holy Jazz!! I probably won't be able to play but get those donks to post on the forum regularly again.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Gauphastus on January 22, 2015, 11:42:07 pm
I miss Yossi. I used to hang out with that guy like errday.
It's funny how the usual crew changes even when on the exact same forum.

But whatever, you guys have fun. Post some progress maybe, tell some tales.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 23, 2015, 10:55:36 pm
The game was fun.  I would like to do it again sometime.  ;D
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 27, 2015, 07:17:38 pm
So Yossitaru, Flamester and I are working on a mod. If anyone is interested in helping us with code and/or art please let me know.
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 20, 2015, 10:23:37 pm
Hydrocraft Mod v1.5 was released today!

Hydrocraft Mod
http://theindiestone.com/forums/index.php/topic/11557-hydrocraft-mod/
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Hydromancerx on October 22, 2015, 02:00:27 pm
I should have mnetioned this earlier but I got a modders spotlight for Project Zomboid and mentioned this forum.

http://projectzomboid.com/blog/2015/10/mod-spotlight-hydrocraft/
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: eropS on October 22, 2015, 02:41:57 pm
Awww yeeeee, shoutouts
Title: Re: Project Zomboid
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 22, 2015, 04:18:01 pm
Cool. Looks like you put a lot of work into your stuff.