I like zombie films. I played Resident Evil 2, and that’s a great game. I enjoyed the Resident Evil films (Heresy!). One of the things I like about post-zombie film analysis is deconstructing the actions of the characters in the film. I even bought The Zombie Survival Guide for fun, and because sometimes I think about what I would do in the event of a zombie infestation.
For instance, and this shows you how exciting my work is, I have thought about what would happen if I was at work during a zombie outbreak. How would I escape from my zombie-fied co-workers? I figure that the use of cubicle walls may be a valid way to avoid zombie hordes. How would I get out of the office? Cubicle walls allow access to the ventilation system via the ceiling. I’m a fairly small, light person, so air ducts may be a good option. My sense of direction is pretty good as well. What would I use to put zombie-fied co-workers out of commission when I encounter them? I know where the fire axe is on our floor, but I could always use a stapler or something. Once I got out of my building, how would I get out of the city? I think I’d have to steal an abandoned car. Where would I go? I’m thinking home, but after that, I don’t know. Somewhere remote and defensible. Where the hell is the nearest gun store? I honestly have no idea. I live near the NRA‘s national headquarters. Maybe they have guns there? It might not be a good idea for me to use a gun to put down zombies, anyway, because the only thing I know about them is that you shouldn’t point them at people, and this isn’t exactly helpful when you need to point them at undead people. So, fleeing is my first option, and the use of a bludgeoning weapon is my second option.
In light of my fascination with the zombie genre, the prospect of a zombie MMOG is an exciting one. Exanimus:
Exanimus is an online massively multiplayer game created in a world where the dead live and roam the earth eating the flesh of the living. While most of the world is dead, there are small pockets of survivors that exist in barricaded cities across the globe. Players of Exanimus will have the option of playing as a living survivor or as one of the dead roaming the earth. Exanimus will allow players to experience a MMO based in a horror genre by creating a dark and visually “intense” environment.
Exanimus is expected to be rated “Mature” and not intended for anyone under the age of 18.
I haven’t been able to find any more concrete information about the game, but I’ll keep my eyes peeled.