Major setback in Project Zomboid development

A Minecraft/Terraria-esque indie game known as Project Zomboid has both building game and zombie fans in a stir, after news that the indie developers behind the game have been robbed of their computers.  With most of the code already completed for the next big patch on those computers, fans must wait even longer until the game’s final release.

I won’t beat around the bush. The Indie Stone have just suffered a major set-back. The Newcastle flat where Lemmy and Binky live and work was burgled this evening, and so far the clearest things taken are two computers and Lemmy’s credit card.

Project Zomboid was regularly backed up from machine to machine, but rarely – sadly and infuriatingly – externally. We have lost an awful lot of work. Mash and Binky don’t even know this has happened yet.

The news is disheartening, but police have been notified and are working on getting the computers back into the developer’s hands.  Despite the setback, the team says Project Zomboid is going to come back bigger and better, even if it means a longer wait until the next update.

This will clearly severely delay the next update, which was very near completion. I personally only just finished my work on it today (one of the final things on the ‘to-do’ list) and had it ready for input tomorrow.

Project Zomboid, however, will come back stronger.

Project Zomboid features a unique mix of survival horror and Terraria resource collection and building.  Collecting and storing weapons, food, ammo, and other supplies is key to survival, and the longer you do so, the more dangerous the city around you becomes.  For more information, check out this link, and to play the fantastic demo, click here.

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