As the month of Halloween nears, the creepy and horrific only becomes more and more exciting. In the world of video games, almost nothing is more bloody and exhilarating than Dead by Daylight, the best multiplayer game where you can happily kill your friends.
Dead By Daylight is an asymmetric survival game that was released in the summer of 2016. Players can either be survivors working in teams of four to escape a killer’s murder arena, or as the killer hunting down the survivors. The base game came with 5 different survivor options and 4 killers. In the past two years, that has expanded to 14 survivors and 13 killers. Some have been added to the game for free, but others exist as low-cost DLCs.
The game came out amidst a few others similar to it, but its largest competitor, Friday The 13th, ended its updates earlier this year because of decreased sales. Right now, Dead By Daylight is the king of its fun, niche genre.
Books everywhere have been written on the possible future of a Zombie apocalypse, making people wonder the new age old question “What’s your Zombie plan?”. From books like The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks to the Zombie Survival & Defense wikipedia, they’ve created a world of so-called “Zombie experts.” Yet, what if you don’t have the time to read pages upon pages of material, everyone should already know to take off the head, it’s obvious. Unless you want to become human jerky for the rotting undead how can you become knowledgeable in only 26 (slighty short) illustrated pages? The answer is simpler than knowing who George Romero is; and if you don’t, you might as well just coat yourself in honey and welcome those bloody teeth.
Only you can prevent becoming Zombie meat.
Coming from the mind of Adam-Troy Castro, Z is for Zombie is of course a literal A to Z of undead preparation. With illustrations by Johnny Atomic the book serves a range of topics like A is for Apocalypse, B is for Buried Alive, C is for Cannibalistic- it just makes you tingle with fright. After reading these gory little bits of information you’ll be buying a plot in Alaska for the day you see people rising from the Earth. Coming out next week, ‘Z is for Zombie’ is shaping up to be a welcome addition to anyone’s collection, right between those shotgun shells and sharpened katanas. As John Scalzi says, “It’s not the first alphabet book you’ve ever read… but it may be the last.
Are you prepared for the Zombie apocalypse?
How would YOU survive the upcoming zombie apocalypse? We all know it’s coming, so it’s all about the preparation!
How would you design your living quarters to keep yourself safe, and the zombies out?
Luckily, for your consideration, there is an architecture film called Architect Southwest who is holding a zombie safe house design competition, with four designs to choose from (shown below). Which would you choose?
Personally, I’m a fan of both the 40 Day Z Pod and the SS Huckleberry.
Entry One: 40 Day Z POD