View Full Version : Stubbs The Zombie

Sinful Sam
10-30-2004, 05:33 PM
When Alex Seropian's Wideload Games announced plans to develop an action title using Bungie's Halo technology, hands up everyone who predicted it'd be a comedy/revenge/love story starring a zombie. Okay, both of you get out of here, because you're obviously lying.
It's called Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel without a Pulse". Nope, we're not kidding. Our hero is one of the walking dead, pitted against a '50s conception of the ultra-modern city in a quest for vengeance and true love.

The city in question is called Punchbowl, Pennsylvania -- the idea is that it's a model community created 50 years ago to envision what life in the 21st century might be like. Luckily, the entire environment is destructible, allowing for selective or total punishment of crimes against taste.

Stubbs can destroy with his physical strength or numerous bits of his undead body -- some parts are explosive, others repulsively foul-smelling, and yet others simply useful for administering blunt trauma. He can also put the bite on living opponents to turn them into his fellow zombies and command them to destroy, or simply possess humans with his detachable hand and use their modern weaponry against them.

The human foes in the game apparently range from "mad scientists" to "rural militiamen" to "the world's deadliest barbershop quartet," which sure sounds like fun.

Aspyr Media plans to publish Wideload's game in the summer of next year across the usual Halo platforms -- Xbox, PC, and Macintosh. We'll look forward to seeing more of it in action later this fall.
There is one screenshot of the game if you fallow the link.