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Blacklight developer Zombie Studios closes doors


Leaves behind twenty year legacy
Jan 08
Zombie Studios, the developer behind Blacklight and responsible for launching the Spec Ops series, has stated they are shutting down operations after more than two decades in the industry. The announcement comes by ... read
Starring: generic creepy witch ghost thing
I've been an enthusiast of the horror genre ever since I laid hands on Eternal Darkness for the GameCube. Although not a fair comparison to many survival horror games since, I’ve understood what it takes for... read feature

Daylight sees a slight delay, now coming April 29


Get the game at an early discount
Apr 02
Daylight has been delayed slightly, and will now be coming out on April 29 instead of on April 8. Why the delay? So Atlus and developers Zombie Studios can fine tune the scariness. Atlus released this statement on the exact ... read

Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 gets a horde mode


Better late than never!
Feb 27
Blacklight: Retribution on the PlayStation 4 just got a new update today, and with it came the Onslaught horde mode. This new mode sees four players working together to fight off endless waves of infected creatures. You know,... read
Daylight

Daylight will let Twitch users scare PS4 streamers


Kinda scaring me already
Feb 20
Atlus dropped quite a bit of interesting information regarding the first-person horror game Daylight today. The most important nuggets may be that the game is now set to release for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 8, price... read
DTOID News is wearing a dumb scarf
Hey everybody, I’m back from Japan! And here’s your quasi-timely news update for the first two thirds of this week. Irrational Games closed, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order gets you a beta for the new and... read feature

Daylight

New Daylight trailer gives a little horror atmosphere


and another hospital
Jan 06
Above you'll find a new trailer for Daylight, the upcoming horror title for PS4 from Zombie Studios. It's suitably creepy, moving slowly through the game's ruined hospital environment and filling it with haunting noises and ... read
Daylight screens

Grimy Daylight screens make me wan' go home


Sewer? I hardly even know her!
Dec 13
Zombie Studio's upcoming, procedurally generated PC and PS4 horror game Daylight just got some new screenshots, as well as a bit of backstory. It seems the abandoned hospital bit I played during my preview gives way to the se... read
Blacklight

Blacklight: Retribution has a terrible launch trailer


As terrible a trailer as this is, the game is amazing
Nov 11
Blacklight: Retribution, the best free-to-play game of 2012, returns with what has to be the worst trailer of 2013. Don't know if all of the chosen quotes were meant to be this bad as a joke, but it's not funny either way. T... read
Zombie Studios

Exclusive! Zombie Studios announces Phantom Army


New free-to-play cover-based third-person shooter
Oct 24
Update: We have an interview! Like '80s comic books?  You're gonna dig this -- Destructoid just received an exclusive look at Zombie Studios' next game: Phantom Army, a free-to-play third-person cover-based shooter with ... read
Not the Matt and Kim song
Daylight? More like Darklight. Because it's so fu*king dark in here and I can't god damn see and there are fu*king ghosts everywhere god damn it Hamza why did you make me preview this game. This is what I remembered a few min... read feature

The Oculus Rift is really daylight-ful
Sensory deprivation can be relaxing. It can also be terrifying in extreme measures, like the sound proof acoustic chamber that causes its guests to hallucinate. Wearing an Oculus Rift is a little bit like that. Especially in ... read feature

Lord of the Rings

Console MOBA Guardians of Middle-earth coming to PC


Well, this is a bit awkward
Aug 15
Monolith took a crack at making a multiplayer online battle arena experience for consoles with Guardians of Middle-earth. It was an admirable attempt -- and I enjoyed the game quite a lot for what it was, which was a trimmed... read

Blacklight: Retribution gets level cap increase, Dropzone


New gear made available, too
Aug 12
Fans of Zombie Studios' Blacklight: Retribution will be happy to hear that the free-to-play FPS has received a splendid little update, increasing the level cap as well as adding a new map that Tango Down players are... read
Blacklight: Retribution developer speaks on the PS4's strategy
Sony revealed several more indie titles last night during the Game Developers Conference that are set to hit the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, and even PlayStation 4. Sony has been showing a lot of support to smaller devel... read feature

Still free-to-play, but with a restructured monetization system
[Note: The images used in this article are from the PC version of Retribution.] Developer Zombie Studios has announced that its free-to-play first-person shooter, Blacklight: Retribution, will be coming to the PlayStation 4... read feature

Details on the surprisingly small team behind this horror game
Rounding out our recent coverage of Zombie Studios' horror game Daylight, I have a little more from my chat last week with studio creative head Jared Gerritzen and writer Jessica Chobot. With the studio behind Blacklight: Ret... read feature

Daylight

PAX: Daylight takes horror into the YouTube age


Procedurally generated indie title takes inspiration from Minecraft
Mar 22
When gamers argue about whether or not a game is survival horror, they tend to focus on the scares. Jump scares are a particular bone of contention because they can be effective only a few times before they get predictable. T... read
Zombie Studios talks procedural generation
After catching a glimpse of Zombie Studios' Daylight in action yesterday, I hope you're in the mood for more on the horror title. I spoke with studio creative head Jared Gerritzen earlier this week about how the game will lev... read feature

Daylight trailer

Exclusive: Debut trailer for Zombie Studios' Daylight


New psychological horror game for PC
Mar 20
Zombie Studios has shared details and screenshots for its procedurally-generated horror title Daylight, but now we're getting to see the Unreal Engine 4 game in motion. While the video is indeed a teaser, it should help put ... read
Daylight

Daylight will be playable at PAX East


Booth #668 is where you'll want to be
Mar 17
Zombie Studios has confirmed Daylight will be playable at PAX East 2013. The upcoming horror game has been attracting quite a lot of attention since it was announced back in February, and PAX East attendees will be ... read
Blacklight: Retribution

Blacklight: Retribution just got itself a horde mode


Onslaught mode sees you fighting waves of zombies with up to four players
Feb 27
Zombie Studios's free-to-play FPS Blacklight: Retribution just got some brand new free content in the form of a horde mode. Onslaught sees up to four players working together to fight off wave after wave of zombies. Players ... read
Also a temporary unlock for the new AK-470 rifle, an XP boost, and more!
[Update: Codes expired! Stay tuned in the future for more giveaways!] Our friends at Perfect World and Zombie Studios have given the Dtoid community 10,000 codes to unlock the Mr. Destructoid weapon tag in Blacklight: Retribu... read feature

Chest-high aspiration, knee-high realization
Special Forces: Team X looked to fill a certain void in the PC market. One without the joint effects of chest-high walls, competitive multiplayer, and a cover system. Mass Effect 3's multiplayer helped bring third-person cove... read feature

Daylight screenshots

New screenshots of Unreal Engine 4 horror game Daylight


Zombie Studios wants to play a little game
Feb 12
Although we already got the first details on Zombie Studios' PC horror game Daylight from an interview last week, the company has put out a proper announcement for the title. Built using Unreal Engine 4, Daylight focuses on r... read
Dtoid Show

Half-Life & Portal Movies? Rayman Delayed? What MADNESS!


Also: The Destructoid Show is being weird and stupid again
Feb 08
What a bunch of wacky news today about the video games! There's the ongoing Rayman Legends debacle, with it being delayed for a multi-platform release, causeing devs and fans to speak out. Meanwhile, J.J. Abrahms a... read
Daylight

Horror game Daylight relies on procedural generation


Developed by Zombie Studios using Unreal Engine 4
Feb 07
Blacklight Retribution developer Zombie Studios had previously shared a few details on its unnamed horror game, though there was a bit too much left to the imagination. As we now know via IGN, Daylight will utilize procedura... read
Vote on the map design in the pre-game lobby
At first glance, you may find Special Forces: Team X to be just another in today's long line of military shooters. I mean, for God's sake, it's actually called Special Forces: Team X. I don't think titles get more generic tha... read feature

Zombie Studios next game will use Unreal Engine 4


And it's a psychological thriller
Dec 18
Zombie Studios, makers of awesome games such as Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (For real, it's super fun) and Blacklight Retribution, have announced their next game will be utilizing Unreal Engine 4. This now makes them the se... read

When I first heard that Blacklight: Tango Down was getting a sequel, I was stunned. While the original game looked pretty, this particular reviewer found it incredibly tiresome and miserable to play. I was reluctant to tackle... read feature







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