Hi there! I’m somewhat new to the forum and definitely new to posting on it, but I had a question. I was playing @JimD 's new demo for Zombie Exodus: Safe Haven and a particular scene brought up old memories of reading the novel Warm Bodies several years ago because I had planned on seeing the movie when it came out. In addition to that, I had only recently binged all of iZombie. Those two premises combined, I’ve been pondering the thought of how zombie psychology works.
The idea of cognizant zombies has obviously been explored, such as in the examples given, so I guess I’m hoping to find any rpg I can where I can experience that kind of story for myself. And if one doesn’t exist, maybe I’ll even attempt to create my own (not that I wanna get anyone’s hopes up, such an endeavor would take at least a year and I doubt I’d ever even finish it anyway). Also, each time I’ve played the original Zombie Exodus so far, I played as a scientist who agonizingly explored zombie biology and how the virus works. What I’m more interested in looking into, story-/game-wise is how such a virus would affect the brain. Not that I’m planning on setting this story, were I to successfully write it, in the same world as ZE, so whatever virus I cook up would by no means be biologically identical to virus Zeta.
Come to think of it, the closest recollection I have to something like what I’m looking for was the game your character agonizes over in Creatures Such As We, which is probably called Creatures Such As We as well. But if you’ve played that CoG, you know the game, the main one you’re playing in real life, is focused on romance and, unfortunately, I find games centered around romance kinda boring. I crave a more impactful objective in my CoGs, or any rpg for that matter (i.e. kill zombies, kill the virus, save your friend, kill zombies in the process of saving your friend, etc. Of course, by the time I saved Jaime in Safe Haven, I had realized I wanted my character to be in love with him so…). Sure, I’ll approach the romantic angle w/ any available character that gauges my interest, but I need there to be more going on. And yet I complain when the author doesn’t give me enough smut to satisfy once I’ve approached that relationship. What can I say, I’m demanding. Or perhaps not, considering what I identify as “smut” may be the two romantically involved characters being cute or flirting or something.
Anyway, I was just wondering if/where I could find such a game where I can play a zombie not 100% focused on hunting and acquiring sustenance (or from the living perspective, us-stenance), or if anyone would be interested in such a game. Ok, I’ll get going now.