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    Published: 2014-03-06, by Janel.

    Choose-Your-Own-Undead-Adventure

    6.6
    • Choose-Your-Own-Adventure mechanic
    • Drop bookmarks to return wherever you like in the decision tree
    • Full color illustrations
    • Hundreds of endings
    • Zombies are simply a tired topic

    "Stuffed bunny at the end of the world"

    The great thing about Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books was that they were like a zillion stories riddled into one. Same deal with Tin Man Games' Zombocalypse Now, a horrifically humorous gamebook centered around a zombie apocalypse, the topic that just won't die.

    The journey's narrated through the eyes of a stuffed bunny who starts out innocently awaiting an internet date at a pseudo-Italian restaurant. He doesn't have much taste for sweetbreads, but his date craves braaaaaaains. Do you run out on your decaying date, or attempt to reason with her to order the manicotti instead? Thus begins one in a series of decisions that drive your story in one of hundreds of permutations - at least seven of which, promise the devs, don't lead to a disemboweling demise.

    Every so often you'll come across cartoony illustrations that add a little spice to the text. The music/SFX aren't any great shakes, but you can turn them off if they're not to your taste after a few repetitive minutes. Drop a bookmark anywhere along a decision tree where you'd like to return (replicating the experience of sticking a finger in between each page like you did as a kid).

    I love Gamebooks and reading in general - as such, my chief issue with Zombocalypse Now is one of taste. It just feels bland. Zombies have been done, and done, and done again, and, stuffed rabbit protag aside, the plot twists just don't feel like anything new. It could be I haven't explored enough yet to find the truly innovative branches, but I would love this exact format telling a different kind of story.

    If you're a zombophile, though, you'll love creating multiple stories of undead invasion in Tin Man Games' Zombocalypse Now.

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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Mar 06, 2014

    Description

    They don't want your body, THEY WANT YOUR BRAINS.

    You're a stuffed bunny and it's the end of the world.

    When you slowly catch onto the fact that your latest date is in fact, the newest member of the living dead, there's only one thing to do - run! ...or, should you hang around a bit longer? After all, this is probably the best a date has gone for you in a while. This choice (along with many others) are entirely up to you...

    Zombocalypse Now is a comedy/horror reimagining of the choose-your-own-ending books you grew up with. You'll be confronted with undead hordes, internet dating, improper police procedure, and the very real possibility that you'll lose your grip on reality and wind up chewing the carpets.

    The zombie apocalypse has never been this much fun.

    **FEATURES**
    •Includes all the interactive reading and gameplay features found in the previous Gamebook Adventures titles.
    •Read and dictate the direction of the story! Choose your own path to your impending doom!
    •Lots of achievements to collect and artwork to find throughout the book. These are placed on your achievement wall.
    •Hundreds of endings - at least seven of which don't include your horrible demise!
    •Full colour artwork along with new images specifically created for this edition - lucky you!

    Zombocalypse Now has been created using Tin Man Games’ critically acclaimed Gamebook Adventures Engine featuring:

    •Read the book horizontally or vertically on your tablet.
    •Artwork gallery. Find an illustration in the gamebook and be able to access it full-screen forever.
    •Bookmarking system which saves your position in the gamebook, much like putting your fingers between the pages to remember your previous page when reading the paperback!
    •Specially composed soundtrack and sound effects.

    Join Tin Man Games at www.gamebookadventures.com for lots more exciting digital gamebooks including the Fighting Fantasy series and Judge Dredd!

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