The zombie hype is real out at PAX East 2016. Zombie fever has been spreading all throughout media. It seems that everywhere I go there is something zombie related. It’s as the infection truly is spreading. This contagion has claimed another First Person Shooter, Moving Hazard. Being that it’s a FPS and zombie based, it has the interest of this generation. The setting here hints to piece zombie apocalypse and a dash of civil war. Perfect ingredients to cause pandemonium.
Moving Hazard plays and shoots like a typical shooter. Run around the playground and shoot each other. Have some objectives thrown in and that is when you bring the zombies to change it up. I feel like they mashed together the roles of Left 4 Dead (survivors and playable zombies) series into the soldiers. Giving the players the ability to manage the dead to give the upper hand on the battlefield.
I’m interested in the story and how to go in depth on how this world was made to be. My guess is that the formations of the factions were due to the fall of government. Once resources are scarce the population of humans’ survival instinct kicks in regardless of what comes of it. At least that is what all this exposure to zombies has led me to believe is the story. The story is the only thing that can differentiate this title to falling into being a typical shooter. I enjoyed the fact in which the elements of zombies can alter the way you would normally play a FPS. As Oz mentioned “Is that truly enough to be a game changer and make you buy the game?”
It’s getting to the point in which you can put zombie poop and people will buy it. We are all affected by the Z-Disease. We crave it! That being said I don’t want to take away from this game’s credibility. I think that it’ s a smart idea for business and entertainment to fuse these two entertainment juggernauts. Psyop Games has made Moving Hazard a game to capture gamers who can appreciate both. I’m a NOOB when it comes to PC gaming but I think this game can provide the proper motivation to get me acquainted. Being a fan of both zombies and shooters makes it easy to love what Psyops Games is cooking up.
Psyop Games and IllFonic are launching a special free trial version of Moving Hazard, their multiplayer first person shooter where players use zombies as weapons against their enemies. Shooter and zombie fans can now download and play the game for free for a limited time through Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/334670/.
“We’ve been incredibly encouraged by our player feedback on Steam – everyone who plays Moving Hazard really seems to enjoy weaponizing creeps,” said Rocco Scandizzo, Managing Director, Psyop Games. “Our early adopters have helped us refine gameplay, determine new content, and make Moving Hazard a much improved game already. Now we feel that we owe it to them to add in as many new players as possible to create an even larger community. We’re hoping that the Trial Version will bring in a new batch of PC players to discover the joy of commanding ravenous zombies to eat their foes.”
The free Trial Version of Moving Hazard will provide full multiplayer play versus players from around the world, including access to all of the maps and game modes. The free trial will allow players access up to Level 5, with plenty of weapons and loadouts, unlockable items, hideouts, matchmaking, and more. Any and all progress made in the demo will carry over when players purchase the Early Access game, and higher level unlocks will become available at that time.
Moving Hazard’s Early Access release includes a robust feature set for a competitive shooter, including cutting-edge Unreal Engine 4 graphics, loadout customizations, player Factions with multiple classes, four maps, four game modes, and eight unique weapons. In addition, the game offers more than 30 Player Perks, more than 50 Weapon Mods, matchmaking and lobby services. The game’s “Player Hideout” allows players to level up, upgrade items, and select personalized skills.
Moving Hazard will continue development throughout the Early Access process, adding additional major features as well as taking and responding to community feedback to tweak the game and plan future upgrades. The game is expected to enter a full release on Steam later this summer.
About Moving Hazard
Moving Hazard brings a new twist to both competitive military shooters and zombie games by mashing together the popular genres in a fresh way. Set 50 years after civilization’s fall to a fast-moving zombie plague, the game boldly challenges gamers to play counter to everything they’ve learned from previous zombie games – namely, to avoid killing the living dead and rather, to spare the undead and deploy them as weapons against the enemy.
Moving Hazard is a full-fledged military shooter, featuring realistic weapons and a full arsenal of tactical equipment, including assault weapons, classic fragmentation and smoke grenades, and claymores. Most importantly however, players must take advantage of the zombie control technology that can attract, repel, sedate, and anger the voracious horde, including:
The Pheromone Attractor Molotov (The PAM): when applied to any infected, they become frenzied and immediately hunt down and attack enemies;
The Chaos Grenade: stuns enemies while making them the target of nearby zombies, creating a doubly vicious attack;
The Templar: broadcasts a signal that repels zombies, forcing the horde to turn in their tracks to head away as fast as possible.
Release Date: Mar 10, 2016