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  • Is The Zombie Trend Dead?

    Zombie games have been around for at least two decades, but the trend has become more invasive over the past couple of years. It seems the undead show up in mash-ups and star in new titles every other week, from Plants vs. Zombies to Zombie Driver. They’ve re-entered pop culture in TV shows and movies, too. GameStreamer asked our Twitter followers and Facebook fans if they think the zombies’ end is near and what the next big thing might be.

     Plants vs. Zombies  Fort Zombie 

    Press A to Continue, a new gaming magazine based in Hawaii, says “don’t think we can count out the zombies, it's always something that will continue.” David Nguyen agrees, “Not dead-it's still being milked for all it's got with shows like ‘The Walking Dead’ and zombie mods and such.” Joseph Snodgrass cleverly adds “zombies will never die.”


    Kimberly Unger, game designer and CEO of video game startup Bushi-go, believes “Zombies still have some legs :D We haven't yet hit the critical ‘me too’ mass needed to kill it off. Next up? Lycanthropes/shapeshifters.”


    Blake Howard offers his stab at the next trend, “I expect alien invasion games to go back on the rise.”


    What do you think the next trend will be? Developers, do you take the latest trends into account when creating your games? Share your thoughts with us.

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