Zombies have become such a common trope in video games that there’s a whole subgenre of zombie survival games and that’s firmly where Infectonator: Survivors sits. From Indonesian developer Toge Productions this survival simulator sees you manage a small squad of survivors against a zombie apocalypse, although the atmosphere is a lot less oppressive than many zombie titles with some cutesy pixel graphics.

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In terms of Kickstarter projects Infectonator: Survivors is one of the most advanced you’re likely to see with an extensive amount of information, screenshots, videos and even a playable demo. In fact the game is already available through Steam Early Access and the developers are very up front in admitting that the Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise enough funds to help Infectonator: Survivors reach the finishing line and be the best game it can be.

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It certainly seems very promising, although I’d disagree slightly with the developer’s comparison to XCOM (I’d say it has more in common with Cannon Fodder or Syndicate). Several different gameplay styles all sit side by side with squad combat, resource management, crafting all present and accounted for and seem to gel together well and hopefully the additional funds raised can help add more variation and a focused campaign mode.

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Feedback seems fairly promising so far, with the backing of Valve in particular being a major plus, (they’ve even given permission for the Left 4 Dead characters to make cameo appearances). Backers can look forward to seeing a quick return on their pledges as Infectonator: Survivors is currently slated for a February 2016 release date and with 10% of the $20,000 target raised after only a couple of days the future this is definitely one of the more promising Kickstarters I’ve seen.

Track the progress of the Infectonator: Survivors Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

Dan Miller

Dan Miller

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Dan’s gaming habit began in the 1980s with the NES and since joining Kickstarter in 2014 he’s backed over 100 crowdfunded projects - more than half of which were for video games. Hailing from the UK, he also writes for BrashGames.co.uk
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