Active Duty Marine Is Making A Video Game About Zombies

Zombies, man. Everyone loves killing zombies. Marine Sergeant Jacob Way,22, is betting that video game players love killing zombies enough to make room in their libraries for one more zombie-slaying simulator.

Way has put all of his savings (around $US40,000) into the development of I Shall Remain, a top-down zombie-murder simulator that looks somewhat in the mode of the PS3 game Dead Nation.

The main character of the game is modelled in part after one of Way's friends, Captain Tyson Ackermann. Another character, C.J. Hodges, is modelled one of Way's marine compatriots who died in 2010.

I Shall remain will be playable on PC and available online through its official site. It will cost less than $US10. You can check out a clip of it in action above.

Speaking with Marine Corps Times, Way was philosophical about the game's financial prospects. "If I fail and lose all my money," he said, "I look at my $US40,000 as a year in private college." I admire that attitude!

I Shall Remain [Official Site via Marine Corps Times]


Comments

    Zombies are way to much over used, they need to stop

    the atmosphere in this game seems SICK!!! might have to check it out.

    Sooooo.... who ISN'T making a game with zombies these days??

      I'm not! Although, my puzzle game COULD use a zombie mode... :-P

    I am uninterested in everything that was mentioned in this post.

    I have grown bored of zombies.

    Thank you Mr. Hamilton for talking about my game here on Kotaku Australia! A shout out from one US Vet to any other Aussie Vet gamers out there- thank you! Australia is the ONLY country in the world that has joined the US in every one of its major conflicts since the end of WWII. Thank you- Australians everywhere for your friendship. You don't hear that one enough, if ever.

    Yup! Zythrone and Rowan are correct. Zombie games are overused. Just like WW2 games, 1st person shooters, fantasy games, racing games.. just about everything under the sun. Originality now must come in a games execution through its characters and story. In this case, our game is very unique. Also, get ready for heavy themes. Morally demanding decisions, and caring and leading for the men placed under your charge.

    I invite everyone to come check out our free demo over on Desura! We'd love it if you tried us out and reached out with some feedback. We are humbled by the immense support by people worldwide for our little endeavor.

    I'll be watching this thread over the next week, if anyone has any questions or comments post them up here and I'll respond!

    Best,
    Jake Way
    Producer of ISR

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