Upcoming Zombie Game To Posit That Humans Are The Real Monsters
For too long, zombie games have focused on zombies as a force of evil. But an upcoming game will turn the entire genre on its head with a single, devastating question: what if humans are, in fact, the real monsters?
The Stumbling Corpses, or: Sometimes You Look In The Mirror And You See The Child You Once Were; Sometimes You Hold That Same Mirror Up To Society And The Child Isn’t There Anymore will be an action game in which you battle the undead, but in a way where you’ll find yourself asking “are they the bad guys, really, when you think about it, or is it actually us?”
The game’s lead developer, the mysterious Dr Wettler, summoned the press to his castle for a hands-on demo and interview. “As you can see, with the stumblers in this game – I want to emphasise very strongly that we do not call them zombies – there’s a basic humanity to them. The way they moan and shed their flesh as they desperately grasp at your skull, set upon feasting on the brains within – in a way, they are the real innocents of my game”, he said.
In The Stumbling Corpses, or: Sometimes You Look In The Mirror And You See The Child You Once Were; Sometimes You Hold That Same Mirror Up To Society And The Child Isn’t There Anymore, you’ll be able to kill the undead with a chainsaw, a baseball bat, a crowbar, and over 40 different guns. Once they’re down, though, your protagonist – Elias J. Rockwell – will bend over the corpses and question if they’re really so different from humans, who, Wettler reminded us, “are, in a way, the real monsters of this world”.
At this point, our interview was interrupted by a furious banging at the door, accompanied by a deep, guttural moaning with an air of the supernatural to it. Wettler’s insistence that we ignore these sounds was soon drowned out by the splintering of wood, at which point a hulking giant, a behemoth stitched together from the parts of lesser men, burst through the door frame. His rudderless wails sent the press scattering, and as he set about smashing the demo stations, gnashing his enormous teeth together as his mighty fists wailed down upon the snack table, making a mockery of whatever thin pretense of humanity we had attributed to the beast at first glance, Point & Clickbait resolved to confront the meaning of this impossible man.
But when asked if the goliath terrorising the assembled press was, as we suspected, Wettler’s Monster, the doctor bristled. ‘Clearly you have learned nothing from my game’, he angrily snapped, before immediately being crushed.
The Stumbling Corpses, or: Sometimes You Look In The Mirror And You See The Child You Once Were; Sometimes You Hold That Same Mirror Up To Society And The Child Isn’t There Anymore has been delayed to Q1 2020.