Slap a zombie theme on anything these days and it's almost certain you'll have a breakout hit on your hands before you know it. The gamer nerds at Edmonton-based Fluik Entertainment have done just that with their latest free Office Zombie app which rocketed to number one in the iPhone App Store overnight. The undead app has remained in the Top 20 since it launched on September 21, 2011.
Fluik cleverly reanimated their original chart topping iPhone game Office Jerk, to become a wildly zombified treat that allows players to poke out a zombie's eyeballs by tossing claw hammers, bricks or even beheading the undead desk dweller with three kinds of weapons. Sounds gory right? Not really.
The Fluik gang have managed to create a perfect mix of violent amusement in a relatively bloodless environment, which makes Office Zombie ideal for the younger zombie-obsessed gamer geeks. In order to move forward in this game, a long checklist of challenges must be completed. In-App purchases are offered to add weapons or you can choose to view a video advert so you can sample new weaponry for free.
I was hooked after just after hurling a gold vinyl record that instantly decapitated the snarky desk zombie who taunts by chanting "braaains" every so often. The axe and exploding teddy bear can also be used to behead the working dead, making the fun three times better.
Office Zombie has great illustrations and plenty of room to evolve as long as developers continue to add fresh creative items to hurl across the room.
Office Zombie made it as a number one monster hit in the App Store for the right reason. It's friggin fun to play! It's that simple. Fluik Entertainment merged their collective brains and decided not to reinvent the wheel, they just zombified it with great skill. If you don't think that's a brilliant idea, then EAT ME! I mean that literally for all you walking dead iPhone gamer zombies out there. Mmmmm Braaains!
[via iPhone Savior]