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Taking me Pyre

February 7, 2019

Hey all, this week has largely comprised of bug-fixing, optimization and general necessary busywork around what was discussed and shown last week, alongside the compilation anims vid.

That said we have implemented zombies that get covered in blood, which can be seen below, and are continuing to tick items off the list from Connall and Turbo’s vast timed action spreadsheet. Screenshots of which can also be seen below.

Please note that in Build 41’s final form blood will slowly accumulate on zombies and player through combat, though clearly a certain number will be gory from the word go.

(It should also be underlined at this point that we’re now in the process of working out exactly which anims will be included in the first release, and which won’t – ducking behind fences and wall-hugging, for example, is a confirmed ‘not 41’ at this point as we want to get the fundamentals right first.)


Stas has been going great guns with our public controller beta, and we’re now well into the bug fixing and polish stage. If you want to check out the latest version, number 14, details can be found here. We’re approaching the end of this work now, and would like to thank Stas and General Arcade for all the great effort that’s been put into this aspect of the code.


While the rest of the team works on Build 41, we currently have three people on map content. Mash is developing our take on Louisville, while RingoD is providing her with variations on our current housing models so that its suburbs don’t feel too cookie-cutter.

Here’s a rare glimpse of a WIP urban location that’s been prised from Mash’s iron grip, shown with the understanding that the release will be a fair few builds into the future

Seeing as the main map expansion is still so far away, however, we now also have the New Denver creator Xeonyx working on new locations that will come as a part of new challenges in the main game. Here,for example, is the main resort building on the fictional paradise island of Kingsmouth.

This week’s parking lot pyre from David8 [FOR ALL]. A general list of stuff added to PZ, and vids of features being worked on, is kept here– so you don’t have to plough through endless dev blogs for info.The Centralized Block of Italicised Text would like to direct your attention to the PZ Wiki should you feel like editing or amending something, and the PZ Mailing List that can send blogs like this and patch notes direct to your mailbox. We also live on Twitter right hereOur Discord is open for chat and hijinks too.

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