About a year ago there was a small news announcement of a new independent video game company forming from the former writers of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines and Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir. The company was called Doublebear Productions (inspired by Doublefine Productions?) and they made a small blurb that they're working on a zombie survival horror RPG. And that was it.
Flash forward to a few days ago and they officially announce the name of the game, Dead State and release some more information about it. Now I've been fairly excited for this game even though I haven't kept up with it too much. I like zombies, however they have completely saturated the market now and every game tends to feel cookie cutter, rarely adding anything new to the mix. I've always felt that a RPG centered around the zombie apocalypse, maybe in the vein of Walking Dead, would make for a great video game. And here comes Doublebear Productions with what I hope will be a great game.
The gameplay bullet point seem promising with open ended gameplay, engaging storyline, innovative noise and resource management. They have a few screenshots posted that look like the game would fit better in 1998 than 2010. That's not a bad thing mind you as long as the gameplay holds up. I'm also not too thrilled with the concept art at this point, but again it's still in the early stages and they haven't even announced a release date.
I'll at the very least try the demo for this game when they decide to release it and I hope it turns out well for them.