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Open Source Zombies!

Zombies! is a team-oriented multiplayer game built on the Nonoba multiplayer platform. I’ve decided to open source it to give other developers a source for inspiration or to develop another game on the same code-base.

What it’s got

Zombies! has so far over 500k gameplays, 20 levels, boss-fights, multiple weapons and upgrades, 4 different enemies, and deathmatch. It’s stable and it’s pretty simple for a game of its size with almost no code on the Flash timeline, so it won’t be impossible for other developers to quickly get an overview.

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What I want you to do

Download the source and take a look. You might learn something ;) You have a free license to do anything you want with the codefiles that are not from Nonoba or otherwise contains a license notice.

If you want to make your own sequel to Zombies! or a differently themed games you must create or find your own graphics and sounds. How you decide to tweak the game beyond that is completely up to you. As long as you tell everyone about it if you do something fun with it :)

What could be cool

The game was programmed in about 60 hours, so a lot of corners had to be cut. I would love for someone to take the game and make some cool additions. Some examples could be:

  • Barriers / obstacles for the players to hide behind
  • A completely new theme: Make it about humans and orcs or something else
  • Make it possible for players to move around a bigger screen so more people can play at once
  • More monsters, more weapons, more levels, more upgrades

License

All code specific to Zombies! is hereby licensed under the mWTFPL, which is based on the WTFPL. Look it up if you don’t know it ;)

Download

Get Zombies! here

You need Visual Studio 2008 to compile the backend. Download it for free here.

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11 Responses to “Open Source Zombies!”


  1. 1 jason
    December 7, 2008 at 1:10 am

    oh man I can’t wait to check this out, thanks for the release!

  2. December 24, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Discovered your game on Kongregate. I’m definitely excited to do something with it. Way to support Open Source!

  3. 3 unterhunde
    February 11, 2009 at 6:49 am

    All I can say is…stoked. I was working on a game like this with XNA and was googling to see if i could find source images lol

  4. February 18, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Awesome! I was looking for something to figure out how in the world to handle projectiles, and player movement with the MP api. Thanks for posting this is great.

  5. March 1, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Its a nice game and maybe with the right touches it might be legendary +_+

  6. 6 Mark
    April 2, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Yay! Now i can learn how to make a multiplayer flash game! I’m downloading it now…

  7. 7 wiliam
    July 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

    cooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllll

  8. 9 Julian
    September 25, 2009 at 8:06 am

    nice work i have numerous games on kongregate so if anyone needs help with some of the coding i can help better at the coding that graphics and by the way barriers and obstacles ? surely if u can make a good engine like this u could of atleast made barriers and obstacles

  9. July 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I had a go on this qucikly the other day. Looks really good and the open source too. :D

  10. 11 Felipe
    February 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Maan, i was playing with my friends with TS3 (Team Speak).
    AWEEESOME.

    So, this game need new features.
    My team is a great team. The only problem is the lvl 20.
    We want more, more fun with friends!

    Able mic too!
    Play with mic is awesome!


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