Video Game: Space Pirates and Zombies
Space Pirates And Zombies (And Bounty Hunters)
"The hull has been breached and the science is leaking out!"
— Unknown Scientist
is a top-down action/strategy/RPG game in the vein of Star Control II
and Escape Velocity
, made by Minmax Games
. It can be found on Steam
, Impulse, and several other digital distribution platforms. In March 2012, it got a free Expansion Pack
update that adds a Bounty Hunter faction to the fray, hence the new subtitle And Bounty Hunters
The plot follows Don Gibson
, Elsa Young
, and Dr. Carl Memford
as they embark on a quest to the center of the galaxy in search of a mythical motherlode of Rez
, setting out from the ruins of Earth That Was
in their cobbled-together starship known as The Clockwork. Assembling a band of followers from outcasts, press-ganged prisoners of war, and anyone else who wanted to join them, they put together a small fleet of additional vessels and set forth on a voyage that will have consequences nobody could have foreseen.
Humanity has spread all across the galaxy but is split into hundreds of unorganized factions, loosely classified as the United Terran Alliance and the Civilians. As mentioned above, there is also the new Bounty Hunter
"faction" to contend with. They'll be after you as you rack up bounties for wrecking UTA and Civilian ships, clear gates, and complete certain missions. Compete in their arena matches, destroy zombies, and their ships, to earn Respect and lower your Bounty level - or hire them to help you in missions and clear particularly tough blockades.
The cutscenes/intermissions were narrated by TotalBiscuit, aka The Cynical Brit
. It has its own wiki here
A sequel titled Space Pirates and Zombies 2
is under development, with a tentative release date of sometime in 2015. From what info has been revealed, it is know that it will be set directly after the end of the first game and deal with the consequences of the zombie overmind's destruction on the status quo of the entire galaxy, and the first game's protagonists' struggle for survival in this new environment.