Fort Z is essentially a game that embodies an aspect of zombie fiction barely touched upon in gaming: the survivors’ makeshift homes and the struggles related to maintaining them in a hostile world.
With this project, I have the opportunity to work with two more talented students: Nick Phipps and Hadeel Miqdadi. The brief required us to design and develop a game from scratch. As an exercise in authorship we had to embody a secondary world design in a playable game concept which was coherent from an authorship perspective. It is still work in progress and I will continue to update this section. Links will unlock as the pages are finished.
UPDATE: It was somewhat vindicating to see This War of Mine released 3 years later. Much of this War of Mine was very similar to what we prototyped for FortZ: basically DayZ in a sidecrolling/XCOM form. And what a great game This War of Mine was. If only we were working full time on DayZ… 🙂
To play Fort Z on your web browser please cick on this link : Fort Z Game