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‘World War Z’ Game Puts the Zombie Apocalypse in the Palm of your Hand


There’s certainly a lot of hype—and whispered production woes—surrounding Paramount’s upcoming film adaptation of Max Brooks’ book World War Z.  Of course, with that hyped movie comes the obligatory tie-in game…except there may be some genuine hope for this film tie-in.

Coming exclusively to iDevices and Android, World War Z looks to capture the insanity of its source material, complete with living tidal waves of zombies, on the small screen.  Powered by the Unreal Engine and developed by Phosphor Games (who also made the awesome horror-on-the-go title The Dark Meadow), the game has high hopes for the portable space.

“Our goal was to build Paramount a AAA game,’ says Phosphor Games Studio Director Chip Sineni, “and with that came all our favorite bells and whistles, like ambient occlusion lighting, multipass blended textures, and hordes of enemies to fight.”  You gotta respect a man who gushes out nerdy tech terms before talking about the zombies.

World War Z will be released May 30th for iOS and select Android devices.