After a longer-than-anticipated delay, we are delighted to say that Zombie Pirates is now available on Steam. Steam has a huge community, allows you to chat while playing, and keeps your games updated, and we are very proud to be adding Zombie Pirates to the list of fine titles available. Check out our page here.
Cannon Fodder is an occasional series of video shorts that look at the enemies in Zombie Pirates, letting you know the best approach or most suitable vessel to take them on.
the second in the series looks at the fearsome Rocketbarge first encountered in the Shang-Ti zone. Watch and learn!
The first reviews of Zombie Pirates are in, and we're very pleased with the reception so far - 4.5/5 and 9.5/10!
For highlights and links to the reviews themselves, check out our Games page and click on the Reviews tab.
Check out our New Demo to try out the tutorial plus the first few levels. And when you decide to buy the game, your progress will carry over into the full game!
Our first comic book, which we were distributing at PAX and other shows this summer, is now available here at the site.
Check out our Comics Page to read about Jack's exploits on the Shimmering Seas in "It Came From the Sargassum Sea".
Zombie Pirates is now on sale!
As we get ready to take the game to PAX, you can check out the game in all its glory at your favorite games vendor.
Here's the list of vendors stocking the Zombie Pirates Collector's Edition:
|Big Fish Games*|
* Sites marked with an asterisk will have the game available shortly
After a tireless effort from our fearless crew, we are proud to announce that Zombie Pirates will launch on September 1st!
Our distributors are being shipped the final build of the game and we are getting ready for our first show with the finished game at PAX, where we will have the game on display, and will be handing out copies of our Zombie Pirates comic.
We are also proud to announce that Impulse has joined our growing list of distributors (see below), and will be carrying the Collector's Edition on September 1st: our LAUNCH DAY!
As we mentioned last week, we have found an outstanding distribution partner for the soon-to-be-launched Zombie Pirates game.
Select distributors will also be selling the Collector's Edition (only). So far, our line-up of distributors is as follows:
We'll update this list as it continues to expand.
Dr. Theopolis is one of the foremost inventors of the Shimmering Seas, and a frequent companion of Jack and Esmeralda.
Theo provides the pair with an array of incredible inventions and bizarre weaponry, all devised in his home-made laboratory.
For more on Theo, and his amazing submersible, check out his profile.
Our new Wallpapers page now boasts some new wallpapers for download. Each wallpaper is available in a number of resolutions and features the heroic characters from Zombie Pirates.Look out for more wallpapers and additional character profiles, coming soon.
Esmeralda is the feisty captain of the Manta, and Jack's close friend and ally. Without her speedy catamaran, Jack would have fallen afoul of the many menaces of the Shimmering Sea a hundred times over.
Despite the obvious attraction between the pair, Esmeralda and Jack have kept things professional, perhaps helped by the fact that Jack can't resist cracking an awful joke when the situation gets dire and never met a terrible pun he didn't like.
For more on Esmeralda, her background, and the secrets of the Manta, check out her profile.
Our Studio head, Shane Hensley, was interviewed by Imagine Daily's Tommy Brownell, covering Dust Devil Studios, Zombie Pirates, and much more. Read the interview at Imagine Daily.
"Dust Devil is proud to announce our first trailer for Zombie Pirates. Take a look at the sidebar on the right or check it out here.
In addition to a first glimpse at some gameplay, the trailer features a killer soundtrack by the incredible Abney Park!
What's more, we have new screenshots featuring images from the Shang Ti, Polaris, and Sargassum Sea zones. You can find them on the Screenshots tab on the Games page.
Shane has taken time out between attending shows and steering Zombie Pirates toward completion to write our first developer diary instalment. The article looks at the origins of the game, how the idea developed, and where Shane gets his best ideas!
Simon and Shane are in Seattle attending the Casual Connect show and showing our latest build of Zombie Pirates to prospective distribution partners. We'll post some images and Shane's experience of Casual Connect when they return. Check it out next Wednesday in our Developer Diary.
We've been busy devils here at Dust Devil Studios slaving away over hot computers to keep adding content to both our game and our website. Check back regularly, as we'll be updating the site every Wednesday!
In addition to adding new developer bios, the first of our character profiles from Zombie Pirates, and a closer look at our first advertisement in PC Gamer magazine, we've also added new ways to follow our progress.
As we countdown to the launch of Zombie Pirates, you can subscribe to our RSS feed to get the latest updates on the game's development, or follow us on Twitter so you never miss out on any new announcement.
In today's update we take a look at the intrepid adventurer, Captain "Smiling" Jack O'Hurlihan, the hero of our forthcoming game Zombie Pirates.
Each week, as we get ready to launch the game, we will be adding new character profiles of the game's heroes and villains.
Check them out on the Games page on the Characters tab.
Dust Devil Studios is proud to announce the company's first title, Zombie Pirates!
Coming in the summer of 2010, Zombie Pirates is a unique new game featuring nail-biting boss battles, swashbuckling minigames, and a horde of undead buccaneers, Zombie Pirates will send a shiver right down to yer timbers!
Look for more information about Zombie Pirates on our Games page.