May 18, 2012
The trend for zombie based television and games is still alive and well, unlike the zombies in question. After so many zombie games on iOS, such as Zombie Highway, everything that can be done with the genre has been done, right? Developer Naquatic thinks differently. Meet Affliction, the worlds first virtual reality zombie shooter. The developer has created a very short teaser trailer of the game, to get you foaming at the mouth: If you cannot view the embedded video above, it is also available by clicking here. While looking impressive, the trailer shows little about the unique nature of Affliction and the way you navigate the game world. The game utilizes the iPad's gyroscope to allow you to look around and explore your surroundings. Hear a noise behind you? You will need to turn your whole body around to see what is approaching. The team have created a second video, showing off the exciting approach they are taking with Affliction: If you cannot view the embedded video above, it is also available by clicking here. Naquatic describes their game not as a simulation, but as a window into the game world. With the power of the iPad you can, "Step into this terrifyingly immersive world and arm yourself for survival." Affliction can be played alone, with a friend, or with strangers via online matchmaking. The game sounds like great fun to me, and will be able to try yourself, when it is released May 26. Keep an eye on AppAdvice for a full review once Affliction hits the streets!