Survive zombie attacks by working together - Shoreline resident helps create co-op game

Monday, November 21, 2016

Zombie Fight or Flight

Shoreline resident Emily Martin co-created a new, cooperative card game where players work together to survive zombie attacks.

The game, called Zombie Fight or Flight, is easy to learn, and fun to replay. If players are able to survive long enough to reach safety, they all win together. Otherwise, they all lose together. 

Collaborative games are of big interest to Martin, who is a mediator and conflict resolution professional.

In June 2016, Martin participated in a game jam weekend for mediators in British Columbia. The game jam’s goal was create a collaborative game short and simple enough to be used in dispute resolution training.

The art is dramatic but not too scary
Zombie Fight or Flight was the result.

It is not only great for trainings, but is also a fun, simple, and socially cooperative card game for family and friends.

Martin and the six other game developers, collectively known as PignPotato Games, hired an artist and created prototype cards. PignPotato is now trying to make the game available through Kickstarter crowdfunding.

As each game lasts between two and 15 minutes, Zombie Fight or Flight is very flexible. It encourages collaboration and communication, which makes it well suited for casual play. A good filler game for more serious board gamers, it is short and simple enough to use as an ice breaker for a meeting or a classroom exercise on dispute resolution. It is kid friendly, recommended for anyone over the age of eight.

One version is family-friendly
the other is for 21 and over
The zombie art is in a comic book style which is dramatic but not too scary. The game’s art is intentionally inclusive. It does not show images of the survivors, which allows players to more easily imagine themselves in the game.

The art is also adapted into a drinking version, for those 21 and over.

The game’s Kickstarter deadline is midnight on Black Friday. Currently, the game has reached 56% of its funding goal. Pledges will be collected only if the entire funding goal is reached, so reaching this goal is critically important.

Learn more about PignPotato here and support the Kickstarter campaign. Copies of the game are available as a reward for pledges. If all goes according to schedule, the games should be delivered before Christmas.


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