Deadlines: News roundup 06/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On June - 16 - 2011


A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT] Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

ParaNorman, the animated zombie movie from the team that brought us Coraline, just added a few more heavy hitters, as well as an award winning composer, to it’s cast. (Bleeding Cool)

Brad Pitt takes zombies very, very seriously. While filming World War Z, he’s put the wife and kids up in an 18th century fortress just in case a few of those zombie extras turn out to be the real deal. Okay, so maybe it’s just because he’s a rich bastard, but it’s still cool. (Showbiz Spy)

Henry Cho, the lead creator behind the upcoming multiplayer iOS game Zombiehood, answers a few questions about what may end up being a pretty cool game if they get the iPhone’s location services involved. (Australian Gamer)

After the break, check out the trailer for Safe Zone, a game which combines two of my favorite things: the zombie apocalypse and The Oregon Trail. Follow the link in the article to check out the game’s kickstarter campaign if you want to donate a few bucks to the development. (Voodoo Extreme – IGN)

Jason Ozubko dropped us a line this week to let us know that his game Zombie Wasteland Goners is currently in production and they’re looking to drum up some excitement. Goners is an online zombie board game that looks to incorporate all of the aspects of the classic Mafia (the community game where the other players are secretly playing against you, but you don’t know who they are or what their goals may be) style game play with classic zombie survival action. Head over to the site to learn more about it.

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