Into the Dead Now on Android!

Into the Dead, the popular iOS zombie survival game has finally come to Android! Now Android users can join their iPhone counterparts in the struggle for survival. The game finds you through a zombie filled field, armed with only your stamina and a rusty pistol to avoid the hungry hordes. Here are the deets from the Play store:

“In a world overrun with the Dead, you have survived… but for how long?

Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run!

• Intense gameplay with stunning visuals & sound depicting a grim zombie apocalypse
• Unlock an arsenal of powerful weapons and perks to help you stay alive
• Missions and minigoals provide constant challenges to overcome
• Tablets supported
• Challenge your friends to beat your high scores
• Ongoing updates to deliver new modes, features, and content”

I know that the zombie density in pop culture has reached critical mass and we’re all a little tired of the undead. But Into the Dead is a fresh take on the genre that’s surprisingly addictive. Its intuitive gameplay and stylishly creepy presentation are a cut above most zombie games for mobiles, and it has an evenly ramping up level of challenge that sucks you in. I spent an hour with this game and I’m hooked.

Like some of the best mobile games, it’s deceptively simple at first: You play the game from a first person perspective, constantly running.You tilt phone to turn, avoiding the silhouetted zombies that pop up in the fog. The density of the undead increases until, when you have nowhere left to tilt, the screen goes red as you’re ripped apart by the rotting fingers of previously living. Eventually you can defend yourself when cornered with a pistol that can be found in a crate you run over. Better weapons like a machine gun and chainsaw unlock as you accomplish mission goals. But the weapons are  more of a last resort and the meat of the game is frantically tilting your device looking for an open space between the undead. This is no FPS, the point of the game is to avoid the zombies as long as you possibly can.

The game is available free on Google Play and uses an in-game currency to buy power ups (like starting out with a weapon) or to skip challenges. You gain currency by completing objectives, and you can also purchase it with real world dollars in the game.

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