I’ve been following the development of the zombie massively-multiplayer online game, Exanimus, for over a year now. They have been in pre-production, so there are few details. The forums, however, had some pretty active hardcore zombie fans speculating on this game. Some of the game design features that have been discussed on the forums included:
- Permadeath: whether it should exist at all, and whether there should be dedicated servers for permadeath
- Clans and guilds
- Safe houses
- Resources and weapons
- PvP and game balance issues between zombies and humans
A couple of months ago, the forums, and indeed the entire Exanimus website, went down. The website displayed the following message:
Sorry, ExanimusTheGame.com is currently unavailable.
We are performing updates and fixes to the website.
Please check back soon for more information.
The site is still down. I checked the Exanimus wiki and found the following cryptic message on the main page:
The website was impaired by something we have not yet determined, not sure if it was a hack, or just a software database failure.
The forums, for the time being… are gone. Hopefully this is only a temporary thing.
The reason for the time taking so long, is, well, a reason I cannot go into as it would violate the privacy we enjoy in our family lives, suffice it to say, that there is a concrete, non-game related reason for the site being down for as long as it has been.
Please feel free to spread this around to any of the fan sites or other community members you speak with.
I will have a dev log on a the main page hopefully by the end of the week.
Odd. I hope the forums are restored soon.