Check out this incredibly cool art from Jason Chan for an independent video game concept called Zombie Playground. This is such a cool concept, and it spawned from a piece of art created a few years ago showing a group of kids taking out zombies on a playground. I'm sure you'll recognize it below. It's the last piece of art in the series. The creator even started a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money to develop the game.
Here's a description released for the game:
You take on the role of a kid during a zombie apocalypse as seen through his or her imagination. Your school is overrun by the undead, and it's up to you and your friends to do whatever it takes to survive!
Zombie Playground is an online, team based, action arena game with RPG elements. Gameplay will be deep, challenging, and rewarding. The game combines childhood nostalgia with horrific monsters, visceral combat, and a unique atmosphere straight out of a child’s nightmares. We do want to make it very clear: this is not a game for kids!
The mood we want to capture Zombie Playground is the feeling that you had as a child when you were completely immersed in your imagination fighting monsters, shooting guns, and doing things that you thought were cool from your favorite movies, comics, and video games. For Zombie Playground, the setting is inspired from popular Zombie franchises and will take place in the local middle school. We aim to deliver all of the horror and tension associated with zombie titles, but spiced up with some good old childhood nostalgia. It can be easily explained in the following formula:
Goonies + Attack the Block + Walking Dead = Zombie Playground
Sounds awesome! I'd play it! Check out the art and let us know what you think of the concept!