Update #24 · Apr 6, 2013
First an update on the ZPG Closed Alpha: we are predicting a 4 week window until Closed Alpha launch. We are using this time to polish our current build and optimize our codebase. Please check our forums for continued updates on the ZPG Closed Alpha release here: http://www.zombieplaygroundgame.com/forum/
Here’s a few more details for those of you who contributed to the Closed Alpha Tier (and we know who you are!):
Closed Alpha will be a Single Player Survival Mode
– How long can you survive an imaginary horde??.
Leaderboards – If connected to Steam, you will have the option to save your survival time to a leaderboard (of course to show off how awesome you are).
There will be different weapons/items (with varied stats) scattered randomly throughout the map for pickup.
While there is some character customization that feature will be limited for now.
Dev Map/Testing Arena will be included to play
Final Inventory System will not be implemented upon Closed Alpha release.
GUI is minimal atm (not arted).
Everyone who backed the Closed Alpha Tier will be receiving 5 Closed Alpha keys. One for yourself, and 4 extra to do with as you wish. We will be contacting you all via email closer to Closed Alpha launch. Time to make some friends!!
Dev Look: Character Controller & School Map01
Last but not least, we have a Developers Look, showcasing the current state of our character controller and the first footage of the level which will be used for Closed Alpha, School Map01. What you will see in the video is very much a work in progress. This footage is not representative of the finished product, and should not be considered final by any means (We promise it will be much cooler!). Closed Alpha will include access to the Testing Arena seen in the video. We hope you like it. =))
You can discuss this video here: http://www.zombieplaygroundgame.com/forum/discussion/343/zpg-dev-look-map01
Thank you everyone for believing in us; we are working non-stop to bring you an awesome game that you’ll love to play. Stay tuned for more updates and thanks for your support! <3