How to Build a Zombie Game with Crey

There is something special about post-apocalyptic games that both gamers and game developers seem to be obsessed with. And if there are zombies involved, things become so much more exciting. We all love playing zombie games but what if I told you, making a zombie game is just as easy as playing it?

Well, that’s actually true thanks to Crey, one of the fastest-growing game development platforms that offers everything you need to create your own game from scratch. And today, I am going to tell you exactly how to build a Zombie game with Crey!

How Does Crey Work?

For those who don’t know what Crey is, it’s a free game development platform for beginners who want to develop games without having to learn how to code or create their assets by themselves. Crey offers a vast variety of pre-made high-quality game assets for developing both 2D and 3D games.

It uses a beginner-friendly interface that lets you choose from a massive catalog of free assets that you can simply drag and drop into your game. And the best part is, you can instantly play the game you are developing to test out different functionalities. And when you think your game is ready, you can publish it on Crey’s official website for everyone to play!

Making a Zombie Game

Now that you know how Crey works, let me run you through the basics of creating a Zombie game. And to make things easy for you, I have divided the whole process into easy-to-understand points.

1. Game Idea

Now the very first thing you need to do is to properly write down your ideas on paper or a document. You should have a clear idea about the game’s genre, the objective of the game, and how the player should go about achieving that objective.

Is it going to be a zombie shooter? Or a zombie survival game? Is the player going to kill the zombies or hide from them? And finally, how are they going to do that? Ask yourself these questions and you should have a strong base to start developing your game.

2. Game Design

Once you have a good idea of what you want to achieve, you can start working on your zombie game. For this example, I am going to assume you want to create a survival game with the obvious objective of staying alive in a zombie-infested world.

So, the first thing we need to do is find all the useful assets that we are going to need for our zombie world. As a beginner, you can start by using a map template and then making changes to it as you see fit. There are a ton of premade assets that we can use to add more detail to our zombie land.

And then finally, add some zombie NPCs to different parts of the map that will try to hunt down our player character. If the player falls victim to these flesh-eating zombies, then the game is over. The longer he survives, the more points he earns.

3. Refining the Gameplay

With the basic gameplay in place, we can now move on to refining our game to make it more immersive and challenging. And the first thing that we can do to refine the gameplay has added some coins and diamonds to the map for the player to collect. We can make it so the player can use these coins to unlock weapons or simply increase the score.

This step is all about making the game more fun and thrilling for the players. You can add more obstacles, more weapons, more zombies, and whatever you think makes the game better.

4. Play Testing

Lastly, when you think the game is ready, let your friends and family download the game and try out everything that your game has to offer to ensure there are no problems, or at least not the game-breaking ones. That’s all you need to do to create your very own zombie game in Crey. And don’t even worry about finding a platform to publish your game, Crey has got you covered. All you need now is a catchy thumbnail and title for your game!

Thanks to Crey’s ever-growing community, you can get your game in front of hundreds of thousands of players. And if your game is good, it will get the attention it deserves. That’s all you need to know to create your own Zombie game with Crey!