State Of Decay Was Secretly Full Of Penises

State Of Decay Was Secretly Full Of Penises

You remember zombie game State of Decay? Turns out that at one stage that game was full of dicks. And I'm not talking about the players.

XBLAFans spoke with Geoffrey Card — a designer with the game's developers Undead Labs — at PAX, and he revealed that a bunch of contractors working on the game thought it would be awesome to leave NSFW "calling cards" throughout State of Decay's visuals.

"Some of our contractors worked a ridiculous amount of genitalia into the background."

Because the game was originally released on XBLA, and featured relatively low-res textures, Card says these went unseen and unnoticed be players. It's only when the team were working on a hi-res remake that the dicks apparently became visible, and were quickly removed (there don't seem to be any actual pics of the dicks; the image above is an, ahem, artist's impression).

Tragically, Card says neither the dicks nor balls were ever seen in a publicly available version of the game. Though it's weird that nobody playing the original PC version of the game ever noticed them...maybe they were still too low-res. Or maybe players were too busy staying alive to notice the background was a kaleidoscope of wang.

Microsoft later issued a statement to Game Informer confirming the removal of the offending cocks.

Undead Labs was not aware of the textures in question until they began the process of exporting textures for State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition, and they are not visible in the original edition of State of Decay. Undead Labs is no longer working with the contractor in question, and this material will not be present in State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.


    It's a pretty amazing game, definately one of the best zombie survival sims out there!

    Most companies add content to draw players back.........

    this material will not be present in State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition.

    But look out for the schlong texture pack DLC coming soon!

    On one hand this is hilarious, on the other hand name and shame the contractors for being so utterly unprofessional and potentially sabotaging their employers.

    I'll be picking up this game again on xbox one....dicks n all :D

    I'm more confused on how people still find nudity to be offensive, so when you shower you just avoid looking at your dick because ew gross. I mean c'mon, it's a +15 game, it should have dicks and tits and swearing and violence, this is why I enjoy mods, an example is Skyrim, it gave my character a dick, it made my character a man. And I used that same dick to battle dragons! In a zombie survival game, I'm not sure but it adds realism.. like have you seriously ever been in a public bathroom (god forbid disgusting, those things are worse than dicks) theirs pictures of wangs everywhere.. of course I have heard females bathrooms are like a 5 star hotel with a fireplace and crap in it, but that's just myths.

    I went massively off-topic, but I still fail to understand how these people take offense to dicks, something most have or have seen and touched, sigh.

    Last edited 11/03/15 4:04 pm

    Ah, reminds me of my halcyon game development days.

    The stranger thing is, this isn't the first time something like that has happened. I've had friends in the industry tell me of work coming back from contractors with gay porn hidden in it.

    I may or may not know of hidden things in certain popular movies' CGI that may or may not be dicks.

    Bloody texture artists & dicks.

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