Zombie Life on iPhone: A delightful dissertation on the drudgery of life
You'll rise from your grave into your very own house, greeted by a talking earthworm that will guide you along the path to successfully blending in with the rest of society. And you might laugh out loud once or twice along the way. Your first order of business is to get rid of the stink of decayed flesh, so what do you do? Put on some deodorant like everyone else, silly. As you traverse from menial job to humble career, expending energy along the way, your freshness will deteriorate and give you away to passersby.
Yes, to successfully become a part of human society, you're going to have to get one of those ... jobs. And zombies hate them as much as you might, especially when zombies have to start at rock bottom. (Zombies are the 99 percent, too?) Your first gig, after reporting to the employment office, will be as a janitor at the local burger joint. While you can enter any building and buy items like clothing for your customized zombie, furniture for your house or items like deodorant to keep fresh, you're going to need to work to earn the coin to do so.
Well, that's what the studio hopes will keep you hooked until it adds Facebook Connect-powered social features through which your zombie friends will roam your neighborhood, showing off what they've accomplished. (This all sounds vaguely familiar, no?) For a little game that takes place within your 4-inch or 10-inch screen, Zombie Life is a shockingly affecting if adorable statement on everyday life. And a hilarious one at that.
Of course, Zombie Life is a free-to-play game that's supported by microtransactions for premium items like flashy duds or more energy to keep working. You know, like those games on Facebook you dig so much? While the game is missing some of the features that will make it stick, such as friends, you might want to get a leg-up on the competition now. You wouldn't want to find out that your friend's zombie is a Level 5 Repairman while you're still a lowly Level 2 Janitor, now would you?
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