Hey, fellow berserkers!
Welcome to the all spanking new blog here at Zoink. Today we revealed our new game Zombie Vikings. If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer yet, then DO IT NOW!
Zoink is an indie developer operating out of dark, cold Sweden, so making a quirky game about our crazy ancestors feels just right. We love games that can be played together. Friday night, pizza, a bunch of friends on a big comfy couch and a great game… being an old-school hack’n’slash, Zombie Vikings fits the bill perfectly. But we wouldn’t be Zoink if we didn’t surround the game with a stupendous and crazy story, lots of awesome voice actors and tons of energy put into script and character design. We call it a “story brawler”, and don’t mind taking credit for inventing a new game genre. This time we’re working together with comic genious Zach Weinersmith, also known for Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comics.
Our saga starts out with Loki snatching Odin’s one remaining magic eye right out of its socket. With Odin blind as bat and the Gods of Valhalla too busy partying, Odin makes a desperate move: He summons four of the most fearsome zombie vikings out of the Norse soil: Gunborg, Seagurd, Hedgy and Caw-kaa! A putrid posse on a mission through the most epic of worlds to retrieve The Eye and make peace with their own rotten pasts.
The action-packed road to find Loki and The Eye will take you through some seriously strange worlds. Why not hack through the boiling gingerbread swamps of Molgaga? Or take a cruise through the intestines of the Midgaard Serpent? You will also discover the previous lives of the zombie vikings: was Caw-kaa really raised by crows? And why is there a squid living in Seagurd’s stomach?
Choose among four different zombie vikings, each with their own story and special moves. We’ve aimed at finding ways to play together and cooperate using lots of different moves, and at the same time use the fun in already being dead. Yes, being dead is actually a lot of fun! Getting your head chopped off doesn’t mean you die… instead your friends can use your vomiting head as a weapon!
And who can resist a good stab? Stabbing your friends is a key feature in Zombie Vikings! Stabbing means you can throw your zombie friends, but you can also create fun towers like this! Work together like true Scandinavians!
We’re also working on a way to stitch all your zombies into one giant Mega-zombie, which you all have to control together… but more on that later!
As you can see we’re having a ton of fun developing this game, and we hope you will love to play it. We’ll share as much as possible up until release, so already next month we’ll premiere our first in a series of monthly making-of movies. The movies will be behind-the-scenes peeks into real game development, so be sure to check that out. We’ll probably be crying a lot and swearing in Swedish much of the time.
And oh – each week you can win one original hand-painted piece of concept art! Head right over to our Facebook page to see which one it is today. There you’ll also find wonderful wallpapers and the like!
And come back to our blog next Thursday when we are actually recording our first making-of-video, so I’ll try to get you few sneek peeks from that!
Stab you later!
Creative Monkey at Zoink Games