FunGuy Studio has released a “crowd funding” Kickstarter video-game project “Day Of The Dead” and with it comes the opportunity for 15 disgruntled ex’s to name a class of Zombies after your “significantly hostile other”. Then sit back and enjoy watching the mobile gaming universe use your nemesis to take over and ruin other innocent lives, just as they ruined yours.
“Day of the Dead” is a new twist on an old tale of the undead. In the game trailer, featured on the Kickstarter web site, you can see that southern Mexico is under attack from zombies, only in this game you play as the zombie and try to infect the human population. As you succeed in infecting the town’s folk, they join your zombie hoard and go after the other innocents. Complete the level and move north to the next city, as you get closer and closer to infecting the whole of Mexico before sweeping over the border into the USA.
Warring said “we thought about what kind of gift we could give to our Kickstarter backers and the idea of naming a zombie class after a person of their choice seemed like a good idea at the time, of course who better to name a zombie after than for former spouse.”
Warring said, “Aside from being a wonderful game project, Day of the Dead should also serve as a wake up call to all Americans, that too many guns in a well equipped urban militia is barely enough. For all those anti gun campaigners out there, this is proof positive that private ownership of automatic weapons is nothing but a preventative measure in case of a zombie apocalypse, after all why else would you need them?”
If you are looking for a politically correct businessman you can rule Warring out of the search immediately. He is the guy behind the “smash hit, Smash Me Bernie” action figure, which shot to prominence in 2009, just days after the arrest of ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. The pint sized double dealing doll came packaged with a beautiful golden hammer for investors and associates of the white collar criminal to smash the effigy into a million pieces; and a reusable box / coffin to conveniently bury or burn the left overs.
Kickstarter is a crowd funding web site where “contributors” can pledge money to projects and see them funded to fruition. Warring said “we normally self fund our games but I wanted to give Kickstarter a try and see if we can engage with our end customers on a more meaningful level at this development phase of the project; and giving people the cathartic opportunity to publicly denigrate their ex lovers seemed like a really lovely way to say thank you.”
For those who do commit to funding the rewards are great.
Pledge $40 or more and you will appear in the credits under the heading "Our fantastic Kickstarter backers who we want to gratuitously thank for their support" and you will receive a free commemorative, limited edition (limited to however many people back the project) T/Shirt that is priceless.
Pledge $100 or more and you will receive the same benefits as the $50 contributors however you will have an individual Zombie named after you (or your ex girlfriend or boyfriend) and it will appear in the game. Take a screen shot of your Zombie and share it with your friends and use it as your profile pic.
Pledge $750 These 15 limited opportunities are reserved for those who want to milk every last drop of opportunity that life has to offer. Not only will you get the same benefits as a $50 contributor but you will have a class of Zombie named after you, your ex wife or husband, your commercial nemesis or your mother-in-law.
To join the “Day of the Dead” Kickstarter project visit
Or www.funguystudio.com and click on the link.