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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The Great Zombie Depression
8:21 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In the latest issue of The Escapist magazine Wideload Games' Matt Soell discusses Stubbs The Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, the unique shooter putting a zombie in the unlikely role of hero. The interview discusses the origins of the game before focusing on the underlying themes and social commentary lurking in the shadows of Punchbowl.

"One of the underlying themes in Stubbs - which I lifted from Poe's 'Masque of the Red Death' - is the idea that you can't build a wall big enough to keep entropy out," Soell says. "Andrew Monday doesn't like poverty and decrepitude and unpleasantness, so he builds a city where luxury is a birthright and everyone can relax because bad things only happen to lesser people in lesser cities. Then Stubbs shows up, and he's not just poor and decrepit and unpleasant ... he's undead. He stands in direct opposition to everything Pleasantbowl is about. And he wears a really ugly tie."
Other articles in the issue include a discussion of online gambling and a look at "retro" games. To read the full Matt Soell article follow the link below.

The Escapist: The Great Zombie Depression
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