ZombiU live-action fan film would make Shawn proud

The Wii U exclusive just won’t stay dead

ZombiU was largely overlooked, which is a shame. Despite being rough around the edges, the game does a great job of summoning up feelings of loneliness and dread by focusing on details that are often overlooked in other zombie games. It’s a classic example of doing a lot with a little. 

It’s no surprise that fans of the game are similarly skilled at making the most of limited resources. The Real ZombiU was made with just £250 over the course of six months by a rag-tag team of passionate goofballs. The attention to detail and loyalty to the source material is quite impressive, making for a lovable interplay of comedy and horror. Using the Wii U GamePad to analyze toilet paper was a particularly nice touch. Here’s to hoping that the film and the game end up finding larger audiences over time. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes