2012 Julia Böger and Mona Mohr finished their fandom studies with an impressive project – ZOMBASE. It is a mixed-media open-source game concept for Nintendo DS.
The game play is very fast and should not be interupted by long cutscenes and dialogues. Storytelling mainly happens through webcomic episodes. The use of both media allows to choose the one most suitable to deliver the current message.
The game intends to generate attention with young players and fans of the platformer genre due to its specific looks and game play. ZOMBASE offers a special incentive for female players: The main character is a powerful girl, the story focuses on social relationships and tensions between different characters.
You play as the teenage-girl Lizza and battle your way through the streets of Megalocity which are overrun by zombies. Your only weapon aginst the zombified citizens is your ghettoblaster. By playing the right track and combining it with a visual input (jump your jumping rope) you make your enemie’s heads explode!