Local developer shows zombie game at UF club meeting

Agapitus Lye at Gator Gaming

Agapitus Lye sharing footage with Gator Gaming from his studio's upcoming game, "Dungeon Defenders."

Footage of a zombie apocalypse was unleashed at Gator Gaming’s member meeting on Wednesday, care of local game studio executive Agapitus Lye.

Lye shared a video of an early build of Trendy Entertainment’s next project: “AfterLife.” The game is still at an early stage of development, but Lye outlined several of it’s key features, including the fact that a famous movie director was collaborating with his team.

“He’s the biggest zombie director, and whoever that may be, I don’t know,” Lye said coyly.

Trendy doesn’t make games that have already been done by other developers, and “AfterLife” is no exception, Lye said. Instead of simply repeating the typical kill-as-many-zombies-as-possible formula, “AfterLife” will include elements of the tower-defense genre.

Lye described a scenario where the player would be attempting to survive throughout a dynamic day and night cycle. The daytime objectives would include foraging for supplies and setting traps for the undead masses which would descend upon the player at night.

Lye said the release date for “AfterLife,” which will be a downloadable title, is tentatively set for sometime in the beginning of 2012.

Plans to premier the Xbox 360 build of Trendy’s debut release, “Dungeon Defenders,” at Gator Gaming’s November LAN tournament were also announced.

2 Responses to “Local developer shows zombie game at UF club meeting”

  1. 1 Adam V
    September 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I wonder if its George A Romero

  2. October 2, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I really like seeing role-playing games in real life, like the Humans vs Zombies game on campus. I don’t play many video games but I think that many of them have very creative objectives and plots. I wonder if any of these video games might inspire more real life role-playing games. Do you know if there are any other real life games out there besides Humans vs Zombies?

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