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Download: Atom Zombie Smasher v1.71 Patch

This small patch for Atom Zombie Smasher updates the game to v1.71, fixing a number for bugs for the PC, Mac and Linux releases of the game. A full list of changes can be found after the jump.

Updated demos are also available. The full game can be unlocked from the demo or by visiting the official website.

Patch
Download Atom Zombie Smasher v1.71 Patch [Windows] (1 MB)
Download Atom Zombie Smasher v1.71 Patch [Mac] (306 KB)
Download Atom Zombie Smasher v1.71 Patch [Linux] (755 KB)


Demo
Download Atom Zombie Smasher Demo [Windows] (24 MB)
Download Atom Zombie Smasher Demo [Mac] (31 MB)
Download Atom Zombie Smasher Demo [Linux] (25 MB)

Review: Atom Zombie Smasher

The map screen for Atom Zombie Smasher
Atom Zombie Smasher toes a very careful line. On one hand, it is a supremely accessible and entertaining game. On the other, it's totally surreal and devoid of the context most people would associate with zombies. The result is a bizarre, hilarious, fun strategy game that manages to keep from being tied to a single genre. It's not surprising given the developer's background in blocky, colorful, surreal games. It's the strongest indie release this year so far, however, and has the potential to keep its position at the top until 2012.

Funnily enough, there's no atom smashing.

Download the Atom Zombie Smasher demo

Download: Atom Zombie Smasher Demo

This is the playable demo for Atom Zombie Smasher, a unique strategy game developed by Blendo Games. In it, players must save survivors from the 1961 zombie apocalypse by assembling an army of mercenaries and firing nuclear missiles from orbit to destroy the oncoming horde. The demo is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. System requirements are shown after the jump.

The full game can be unlocked from the demo or by visiting the official website.

"The only thing standing between peace and the zombie apocalypse is 90 million tons of Honest John baby nukes, 300 million tons of Vulcan-65 airstrike missiles, and a generous amount of napalm. Use them wisely."

Download Atom Zombie Smasher Demo [Windows] (24 MB)
Download Atom Zombie Smasher Demo [Mac] (31 MB)
Download Atom Zombie Smasher Demo [Linux] (25 MB)

Atom Zombie Smasher announced

Before you say anything, we know: zombies. We are getting sick of them popping up in new games just like you are. But this one looks like it will actually be different. For one thing Atom Zombie Smasher is being made by Blendo Games, the same indie team that made the cool space-based strategy-adventure game Flotilla. For another this top down arcade game looks like it will be a lot of fun.

The nominal setting for Atom Zombie Smasher is 1961 at the height of the Cold War. You are in charge of an orbital space station that has lots of weapons (didn't know we had such a thing in 1961 but oh well). You order teams of mercs to rescue civilians from the ground while also taking out zombies, including the use of tactical nukes that you fly into the ground. Look for three player co-op modes as well. There's no release date or pricing yet for the game but its due out for the PC, Mac and Linus. You can check out a gameplay trailer after the jump

[Via Shacknews]

Flotilla released; demo available for download

While there are a ton of space strategy games out there, only a few are fully 3D in that they use space in the same way that Kirk used to defeat Khan in Star Trek II. Developer Blendo Games' newly launched indie title Flotilla is giving gamers a chance to use "three dimensional thinking" while playing in their space battles.

The game is now available to purchase and download from the developer for $10. In addition to the space battles there are some adventure game elements that involve talking animals like cats. Yep, it's that kind of a game. If you want a chance to try Flotilla out, you are in luck as we have the demo available for download:

Download the Flotilla demo from Big Download (57 MB)

Upcoming indie game Flotilla gives us that Homeworld feeling

While we have seen a number of space strategy games released in the last few years, none of them have given us that Homeworld feeling. Relic's classic RTS game used 3D space for its battles in a way that has yet to really be duplicated. That's why the announcement of Flotilla from indie developer Blendo Games caught our eye.

While the game uses rather simple graphics it's gameplay seems to be anything but. As you can see in the video after the jump, it's a turn based game but uses the full 3D space to battle enemy space ships. The result? A game design that, while not a pure RTS game, is about as close to Homeworld's design as we are going to get. Flotilla's single player game looks to be a combo of strategy and adventure (panda bears are involved) and yes there will be both co-op and skirmish gameplay for multiplayer. The game is due for a downloadable release on the PC later this month but no price point has been announced.
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