Zombies!. . . And Games
Frank Coppersmith
COO
GameSalad, Inc.
Thanks to. . .
Zombie Apocalypse!
Uh Oh
Are you ready?
For Real
“Real” Zombies
Game Zombies
But Why?
The Team
Freedom from Restraint
Guns!. . . And other stuff.
Your Hometown
Escape
Zombies!!
Zombies!... And Games.  See how zombies have infected our culture through the games we play
Zombies!... And Games.  See how zombies have infected our culture through the games we play
Zombies!... And Games.  See how zombies have infected our culture through the games we play
Zombies!... And Games.  See how zombies have infected our culture through the games we play
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Zombies!... And Games. See how zombies have infected our culture through the games we play

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Presentation to the 2011 Lone Star MENSA regional gathering in Austin, Texas on the depiction, meaning and use of zombies in video games and modern culture. The presentation examines how games depict zombies, typically either as horrific monsters (Left 4 Dead) or "cute" opponents. In either case, zombie games connect with us out of a sense of uncertainty (war, environment, society), a desire for freedom from societal restraint (guns, chainsaws), and the ability to work with others, often in familiar settings, to survive and escape.

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Zombies!... And Games. See how zombies have infected our culture through the games we play

  1. 1. Zombies!. . . And Games Frank Coppersmith COO GameSalad, Inc.
  2. 2. Thanks to. . .
  3. 3. Zombie Apocalypse!
  4. 4. Uh Oh
  5. 5. Are you ready?
  6. 6. For Real
  7. 7. “Real” Zombies
  8. 8. Game Zombies
  9. 9. But Why?
  10. 10. The Team
  11. 11. Freedom from Restraint
  12. 12. Guns!. . . And other stuff.
  13. 13. Your Hometown
  14. 14. Escape
  15. 15. Zombies!!

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