Yes, there are tons of zombie games on the App Store. Yes, there are also tons of line drawing games on the App Store, maybe even more than zombie games... But how many line drawing zombie games are there? Viqua Games' upcoming post-zombie apocalypse line drawer, Zombie Escape is exactly that. Using the same skills you honed landing planes in Flight Control and docking ships in Harbor Master, you can save survivors from a legion of zombies.

Helicopters land, and you must draw lines to guide the survivors to them. Each helicopter can only hold a few survivors, indicated by the dots below each helicopter. When one is full, it takes off, and after a while another one takes it place. Things get hectic quick as the screen fills with zombies and you need to manage the survivors while you wait for a new helicopter to arrive to load them in to.

This is where the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Crates are randomly dropped in game that contain goodies that the survivors can pick up by walking over them. These goodies include bombs that can clear out swarms of zombies, emergency helicopters that are great for dropping on groups of survivors waiting for a ride, meat to lure zombies, and others.

You can see how this all goes together along with how the difficulty ramps up in this gameplay video:

Three different levels are included that are slowly unlocked as you play, and Zombie Escape has full OpenFeint integration with loads of achievements and online leaderboards. Zombie Escape is currently entering beta testing, and the build I played in the above video is a work in progress that doesn't even have an icon yet. I like what I've seen so far, and can't wait to see the final product once it's fully tested and tweaked.

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    Is the blood splattering in the screen part of the game or just the promo? I have an impressionable 7 year old that would like this game but I cant go for all the blood...

    • araczynski

      maybe your impressionable 7 year old would be better served by NOT playing zombie-eating-humans games altogether? just a thought.

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    Is the blood splattering in the screen part of the game or just the promo? I have an impressionable 7 year old that would like this game but I cant go for all the blood...

    • araczynski

      maybe your impressionable 7 year old would be better served by NOT playing zombie-eating-humans games altogether? just a thought.

  • Chanon

    @Moist
    Hi! I'm Chanon from Viqua Games, the developer. Your suggestion has been noted. We'll have an option to turn that off.
    Thanks a lot for letting us know that. Other suggestions welcome!

    • Jake

      Could you also have an option for *extra* blood and gore?

      Now -that- would be cool!

      • araczynski

        i've always laughed at options in games that are geared at parents turning things on/off for their kids, but then never having any passwords to enforce any of the settings.

  • Chanon

    @Moist
    Hi! I'm Chanon from Viqua Games, the developer. Your suggestion has been noted. We'll have an option to turn that off.
    Thanks a lot for letting us know that. Other suggestions welcome!

    • Jake

      Could you also have an option for *extra* blood and gore?

      Now -that- would be cool!

      • araczynski

        i've always laughed at options in games that are geared at parents turning things on/off for their kids, but then never having any passwords to enforce any of the settings.

  • araczynski

    nice, but without some usable m60's or some chain guns on those choppers the game feels neutered.

  • araczynski

    nice, but without some usable m60's or some chain guns on those choppers the game feels neutered.

  • http://www.rottenworks.com RottenOne

    @Moist, so the dropping of bombs, people running for their lives, and zombies feasting on people is perfectly acceptable for your impressionable child, it's the blood that causes issue? Who are you?!

    As an aside, this game looks great! Looking forward to its release!

  • http://www.rottenworks.com RottenOne

    @Moist, so the dropping of bombs, people running for their lives, and zombies feasting on people is perfectly acceptable for your impressionable child, it's the blood that causes issue? Who are you?!

    As an aside, this game looks great! Looking forward to its release!

  • Diesmia

    @RottenOne
    C'mon now, blood is a serious issue. After all, you're more likely to see explosions, people feeling in panic, and flesh-eating than blood. We must protect the children from upsetting images like, you know, blood.

    Perhaps if the blood were, I dunno...green? Then @Moist could tell them it's really that green ketchup they sell at the store. :-)

    • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

      Im going to assume you dont have children... ;)
      Thanks to the developer for the response :)

      • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

        Sorry, hit the wrong "reply" button. Response is to the post above yours :P

      • Rick

        Remember folks, monsters eating people is okay - just as long as there's no blood.

  • Diesmia

    @RottenOne
    C'mon now, blood is a serious issue. After all, you're more likely to see explosions, people feeling in panic, and flesh-eating than blood. We must protect the children from upsetting images like, you know, blood.

    Perhaps if the blood were, I dunno...green? Then @Moist could tell them it's really that green ketchup they sell at the store. :-)

    • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

      Im going to assume you dont have children... ;)
      Thanks to the developer for the response :)

      • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

        Sorry, hit the wrong "reply" button. Response is to the post above yours :P

      • Rick

        Remember folks, monsters eating people is okay - just as long as there's no blood.

  • moris

    looks like a really cool game!!! it would be cool to have a power up that give us the option to call out some marines!

  • moris

    looks like a really cool game!!! it would be cool to have a power up that give us the option to call out some marines!

  • festival

    OMG...yet another zombie game. The undead are alive...at least on the iphone.
    Why is there a zombie mania....can anyone explain?

    • Dark NRG

      Because Cannibals are taboo

  • festival

    OMG...yet another zombie game. The undead are alive...at least on the iphone.
    Why is there a zombie mania....can anyone explain?

    • Dark NRG

      Because Cannibals are taboo

  • Rick

    At first I thought "Not another line drawing game" but this one looks pretty good. I can see spending a couple of bucks to pick it up.

  • Rick

    At first I thought "Not another line drawing game" but this one looks pretty good. I can see spending a couple of bucks to pick it up.

  • Mike

    I would love the option to control the zombies in their attack on fleeing people. Why save people when you can be a general in the great zombie war?

  • Mike

    I would love the option to control the zombies in their attack on fleeing people. Why save people when you can be a general in the great zombie war?

  • djflippy

    /do want

  • djflippy

    /do want

  • Ridgecity

    This looks very fun. Wil buy it the first day!

  • Ridgecity

    This looks very fun. Wil buy it the first day!

  • TheGeekNextDoor

    This looks like a great game. Love the new twist on the Flight Control style game. Looks like it has the potential for a lot of good updates to keep people interested in it. I like the idea of choppers with guns on them. Even a stationary automated machine gun like in Modern Warfare 2 would be great as a protection system that you could earn. It's obviously a tricky job to keep a "balanced" game such that it doesn't become too easy. But I guess that is what different modes are for.

    I like the notion of a leveling up mode where I could unlock different items the more I play. Picking from a limited set of items to play the next round and advance further would be cool. You gotta have something for the 2.0 release! :)

    I like Mike's idea. Would make a great multi-player version. One person controlling the "good guys" and another person controlling the zombies. Either way, I think you have a great new twist on a well understood game genre that has gotten kind of boring. Good job!

    Can't wait to buy this one. Where's my flame thrower?!?!

  • TheGeekNextDoor

    This looks like a great game. Love the new twist on the Flight Control style game. Looks like it has the potential for a lot of good updates to keep people interested in it. I like the idea of choppers with guns on them. Even a stationary automated machine gun like in Modern Warfare 2 would be great as a protection system that you could earn. It's obviously a tricky job to keep a "balanced" game such that it doesn't become too easy. But I guess that is what different modes are for.

    I like the notion of a leveling up mode where I could unlock different items the more I play. Picking from a limited set of items to play the next round and advance further would be cool. You gotta have something for the 2.0 release! :)

    I like Mike's idea. Would make a great multi-player version. One person controlling the "good guys" and another person controlling the zombies. Either way, I think you have a great new twist on a well understood game genre that has gotten kind of boring. Good job!

    Can't wait to buy this one. Where's my flame thrower?!?!

  • http://www.kuyimobile.com/ egarayblas

    I think I'm going to enjoy this game a lot! Line drawing + Zombies = FTW! :)

  • http://www.kuyimobile.com/ egarayblas

    I think I'm going to enjoy this game a lot! Line drawing + Zombies = FTW! :)