Zombie game workstation for Steam Next Fest 2023.
by Dev Gibby and Dev Ear in
ZSGO developers meetup and smiling together.

Hello everyone! We’re back with another update from the world of ZSGO. Today, we’re delving into all the recent happenings within our vibrant ZSGO community. Notably, the Steam Next Fest has kicked off, and we have some exciting news for you. Don’t miss our live stream today at 3pm EST! As always, our small Indie dev team has been hard at work, and with our imminent release, there’s so much to share. Let’s jump right in!

Steam Next Fest October 2023!

Steam Next Fest (a 7-day long gaming festival for up-and-coming games & demos)! We are planning big things for the Steam Next Fest. Knowing that this is such a massive event means we aren’t taking it lightly. Not only are we going to be renting out an Airbnb for a few days, but we also have many different events planned over the fest!

The past few weeks have consisted of carefully cultivating every detail for the stream. From the decorations to the overlays and on-stream events, we hope to see y’all in there and put on a SHOW! Also, if you were wondering what “Command the Devs” means in the poster image for the next fest, we are planning on some sort of system that allows you guys to mess with us during the stream. I’m not too sure how exactly the system will work yet, but stay tuned!

Above are some in-person skits we shot before the start of the event! Sorry for the cringe!

1 Month Until Release

With less than 40 days left until release, it is officially crunch time! Everything is flowing nicely and the whole team is doing their thing! We have been pretty good at keeping a nice flow of content and updates for the community, while still packing a lot of surprises for the big release! Which is much harder than it sounds.

There are some gold nuggets I have to drop in the Dev Blog though, you know that! We have a BEAUTIFUL new trailer that is officially out! Be sure to check that out it is absolutely EPIC.

All in all, we are feeling confident that, come mid-November, we are about to have an epic time with y’all in the world of ZSGO!

Zombie game workstation for Steam Next Fest 2023.

Full-Game Giveaways!

To touch back on the community, it has been a BLAST over in the Discord. The giveaways are getting exciting and tons of new people are stopping by every day!

During the Steam Next Fest, we are going to have giveaways all throughout the week.

Also, it is October so be sure to take part in our Pumpkin Carving Competition! The winner will receive an IN-GAME pumpkin item named after them! A permanent mark on the world of ZSGO.

Concluding Steam Next Fest

We hope this dev blog was helpful and is getting you hyped for the release of ZSGO! Steam Next Fest was an absolute BLAST!

Thank you again to everyone who stopped by the stream!

Our team is dedicated to creating an immersive and exciting zombie survival experience for all the survivors out there. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to work towards the game’s release. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for new giveaways and updates!

Pre-stream desk setup with camo netting.

Thank you for your continued support, and we can’t wait to see you in the world of ZSGO!

Ever since I built my first PC to play custom zombie maps on 'Call of Duty: World at War,' I knew PC gaming would be a huge part of my life. My passion for zombies didn't just stop there—I grew up playing iconic games on my PlayStation 2 and 3, like 'Resident Evil 5,' 'Dead Rising,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Fallout,' 'Bioshock,' and the 'Sly' series. However, once I switched to PC, there was no looking back; my PlayStations found their way into storage, and my heart stayed with PC gaming.

My love for survival games deepened with 'Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead’s DayZ' mod, where fate had me meet Dev Ear and Dev SuperPoggers atop the triple yellow in Cherno. A simple meetup on TeamSpeak turned into a lifelong friendship. We've traveled across states—from California to Florida—bonding over countless survival games like 'Rust Legacy' and 'WarZ.' Our adventures led us to run our own Rust servers and Minecraft communities, even tinkering with game development tools like Unity and Unreal Engine.

Our shared dreams and dedication have culminated in the creation of ZSGO, our ultimate zombie survival game. Bringing our collective expertise and creativity to the table, we're committed to crafting an unforgettable gaming experience that stands out in the survival genre.

Howdy survivors!
I'm Dev Ear and I mainly handle the gameplay loop, web development, and Discord! I have also been surviving online FPS games for 10+ years. I have probably briefly touched every survival fps game you can think of.
The current survival fps drought means that it’s time for our team to step in and create what everyone has been waiting for!
Besides game development, I like making music and every now and then touching some grass. Since release, it's been nothing but ZSGO however. Can't wait to see what the game evolves into!
See you all in ZSGO!

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