XDev Studio Europe Associate Producer Robert Karp
has sent out a call for help today for Dead Nation Metagame PlayStation 3 fans.
To quote: Due to issues beyond our control, a nasty, disgusting and horrific zombie outbreak has occurred and we need you to help prove your nation is the best in world at fighting the zombie infection.
Dead Nation has a unique online component which we call the metagame. It means that every time you kill a zombie, we know about it and so does the game. The metagame uses that information to track many things. So, every single zombie kill counts!
Every single dirt-ridden, disgusting sack of flesh you kill will count towards clearing the virus in your country. The more zombies you and your countrymen kill, the quicker the virus will be cleared.
Below is a snapshot of part of the Metagame:
- Currently selected country.
- Player's statistics.
- Statistics about the currently selected country.
- Ticker texts which displays various information about the global status, player's country status, player's friends and about the player.
- Access to more in-depth detailed statistics.
The metagame features an interactive map of the world, which can be used to access all the information. For example if you want to see who the best player in Japan is, you would select the country on the map to get that information.
You can also easily check if any of your PSN friends live in that country and how well they are doing compared to their fellow countrymen. Can you be the best in your country?
The metagame also informs you which player is currently the best zombie killer in the world; best in your country of origin; and best amongst your friends.
On a higher level, the metagame tracks which country is the best in eradicating the zombie threat. This aspect can be seen as "Zombie killing World Championships." It will be interesting to see which country will come on top and if they are able to hold that position.
Every country is ranked, so that you'll be able to see how your homeland is progressing against your nearest ally or foe; and as you progress through the virus cycles it is worth keeping an eye out. Who knows when things might change?
Although the basic premise of the metagame is to see how your nation is progressing, it really does much more than that, and will take on a game of its own as it organically grows over the months and years after release. We'll be keeping a close eye on it and are most definitely planning on supporting the Dead Nation community!
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