Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven Discussion Thread 1



Hello, I highly doubt to be able to beta test seeing as it is the last day of the specified trial period but I’m gonna share my praises anyways.

I have played through five or six times and I personally loved the game, it was 100% worth paying for. I absolutely loved the character diversity and character customization. The options you gave allowed for me to create myself in game, which is absolutely amazing. The writing was fantastic and well worded, I was able to create a very clear picture in my mind of my surroundings. As well as the character dialogue and how different people would use different vocabularies and have certain sayings. It makes me almost giddy to read well written stories.

Now along with my praises I do have some dislikes. Such as, how little the romance scenes came into play. I get the fact that they are being set up for the future but would have liked just a bit more from them. Another thing was the choice with the wounded soldier, Lopez, I had really hoped I would have been able to save him but they always managed to escape. Thought it was not all bad as when I reached the ending and he came back and joined.

All in all this game is a masterpiece and I feel that it should be given more attention. Especially with a genius like you writing it. Thank you for reading if you do and have a wonderful Day/Night.


So I was reading Jim’s blog and couldn’t help but notice this particular part:
“Where does that leave Safe Haven, Part 3? After writing about zombies for over two years, I am taking a slight break. However, I still plan to continue that story as long as it interests my readers.”

This makes me nervous :frowning: I can assure you, Jim, that it interests your readers greatly hahah, please don’t leave the story unfinished! A break is totally understandable though.


I am working on 2-4 games in 2018 but will also work on Part 3, here and there. Part 3 will be massive too, so I want to pace myself :slight_smile:


I loved part 1 of safe haven, my only criticism that actually persisted was that I wasn’t as much of a fan of the skill building. Where we allotted the points ourself, which in the long run made sense for skill checks. But with as much as was going on and all the options available, it almost seemed trivial with as little time is spent in the home in the grand scheme. I loved the streamlined gradual stat increases via choices in the original exodus. Made it seemed far more realistic.


2-4 games! So many at once? I can’t even play that many games at once without getting confused


Not all the games will come out at once or in the same year. Additionally, JimD will be working on different roles/capacities based on the game.


He stated in his blog that at least 2 of those games aren’t actually his, he’s just working on them in some capacity (maybe writing a bit of them, but not HIS games). I’m guessing the 3rd is one he hasn’t discussed much, or at least that I’ve seen, and the 4th is ZE:SH.


Dad, when are you going to let us free from these shackles and let us test ZE:SH part 2?


Testing is closed. :notes:


Within a month you should be able to play the game


We don’t know the release date - it will be ready when it is ready.


Part 2 has been sent to Hosted Games. It is about 310,000 words and 30,000 words per playthrough. Lots of side branches and replayability.

HG staff are very busy, and the game is large. Copyediting will take a while. I will keep y’all posted on the progress.


Wish I could have part 2 immediately. But I’m still happy It’s coming to me sometime this spring or late winter and my wallet is ready. Thank you Jim. Your original zombie exodus is what drew my attention to hosted games and made me come to love them. As such I’ve been closely following safe haven since announcement. I’m glad I get to continue the story now with part 2 thanks for such a intresting and fun take on the zombie apocalypse Jim.


It’s just an estimate, given the facts it seems likely that the game will release in about a month


I’m unsure if this has been answered yet, but will our adult MCs be able to be a parent-figure to Madison and Brody? @JimD


Jim just said the game entered copyediting - that is good but with HG’s backlog and the size of the game (3x bigger than others) you just can’t be sure. Just don’t get too attached to any date and just be happy it is advancing towards the goal …

It will be released soon but may not be released soon enough … just be cautious in your expectations, that is all I am saying.

Since they are near the age of majority, I’m not sure how they would react to those trying to be their parent figures … at that age I would have resented any that tried that …


I concur

I am about that age, and I would resent anyone trying to become a parent-figure to me. So yeah, the MC becoming a parent-figure to Madison and Brody would be strange…


This was probably asked aready but who are the ROs for a teenager MC (other than Madison and Brody)?


AFAIK it’s Jaime, Woody, Tommy, Jillian, the neighbor from the farm (I forgot her name lol), Sifer (if she’s still a RO), Lopez, Rachel

I’m pretty sure you can start a romance w/ most characters as a teen but it’ll be harder. ( Somebody correct me on this bc I haven’t been in the forum for months;; )


It may be easier with Madison and Brody.