Remember Jeff Strain
? His August departure from ArenaNet
was big news, and we haven't heard a lot from him lately. We found out today what he's been up to, and we couldn't be happier.
Jeff Strain has a shiny (slimy?) new project just officially announced today. Undead Labs
is his new studio, which is already at work planning a zombie MMO -- more specifically, a zombie-console-MMO. To quote the Undead Labs site, "Zombie MMO! Hell yeah!"
Of course, we already have a million questions, but he was kind enough to answer many of them well in advance
. (Points to him for anticipating them and spelling it out right up front, and for making us laugh.)
It's early days yet so we don't have a laundry list of specific details and screenshots, but the site already shows a departure from the traditional way of doing things when it comes to MMO development. A look around Undead Labs
sets the tone right off, beginning with the aforementioned answers to questions, and continuing with a fairly amusing etiquette guide
. Strain and Undead Labs look to be off to a running start with things, and we are going to be keeping a close eye on the impending zombie apocalypse.