Trendy Entertainment, creators of Dungeon Defenders [$2.99] on iOS, are currently working on a project tentatively titled Afterlife: Ground Zero. The game will be a survival-horror third-person shooter, and should contain some sort of cooperative gameplay. I use the word “should” because at this moment the Afterlife project is still in the very early stages, and nothing about the game has really been finalized.

Over this past weekend, an internal gameplay video of Afterlife was accidentally uploaded publicly to the vastness of the YouTube interwebs, and it didn’t take long for members in our forums to take notice of the video and post it for all to see. The problem is, the video wasn’t meant for public consumption, and was really only meant as a tech demo to show off internally.

Well, you can’t fight the power of the internet, and instead of running around and trying to eradicate every version of the video that gets uploaded Trendy decided to just recapture the same footage in a higher quality and release it publicly. Keep in mind, this video is mostly just a tech demo running on an iPad 2 using the Unreal Engine, and many things can and will change before a final release:

One thing worth pointing out is that the virtual controls are definitely placeholder, and were whipped up quickly just for the purposes of this demo. Other than that, though, Afterlife looks pretty astounding. As was stated, the game is VERY early and will likely evolve quite a bit as it continues development, but this demo video shows a ton of promise. You can follow along with the discussion in our forums and we’ll definitely have more news on Afterlife: Ground Zero just as soon as it’s available.

 

  • Anonymous

    Though I'm more old school - that is a pretty impressive demo. The kind that forces high end console owners to short circuit and repeat the same ol' "yeah, but you need real buttons for a FPS and an iPad is not even good for games".

    • SMP

      Yeah and thats okay if others feel that way, I personally dont care what other people think ( nor will I ever), and I enjoy playing shooters on my console/PC. iOS or no, I can only tolerate so many more shooters, but this game has my attention.

    • SMP

      Yeah and thats okay if others feel that way, I personally dont care what other people think ( nor will I ever), and I enjoy playing shooters on my console/PC. iOS or no, I can only tolerate so many more shooters, but this game has my attention.

    • SMP

      Yeah and thats okay if others feel that way, I personally dont care what other people think ( nor will I ever), and I enjoy playing shooters on my console/PC. iOS or no, I can only tolerate so many more shooters, but this game has my attention.

    • Asd

      Let's see them using something other than UE defaults and creating a gears clone first. If they can create a good looking game that isnt a gears clone, then we'll have something to look forward to

  • MrNomad

    The possibilities of this engine are astonishing. 

  • Jeremy

    What we can't forget either is that this is early in the development cycle... This game should actually IMPROVE between now and when it hits the AppStore. I've seen enough here to make me think I'd buy it already

  • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tom - mooedia

    This def looks like potentially a great shooter to own. Hopefully it will run just as good on the 1st Gen iPad or the iPhone 4 as this looks great.

    Kinda made me think of Gears of War. Now im not a huge fan of Gears of War, have played them and love the co-op aspect of it all but I don't intentionally go out and buy them, but this does look really good.

    Will been keeping my eye on this one!

  • Guest

    Graphically almost on par with Gears of War 2 imo.

  • Declan466

    Looks awesome. I'm so sick of people looking at games like infinity blade and trolling about how (and I quote) "it's only got these level graphics because there's no free movement, it can't support REAL games"...

    Take THAT trolls. Now shut up and play the game.

    • Gue

      I didn't see any enemies on screen. All I saw was a badly animated character roaming around with terrible controls. Nothing even decent here. Once again another unreal engine game proves how limited this engine is on mobile devices.

      I'll pass thank u!

      • Anonymous

        I agree with the first parts of your comment but then the end showed your true colors.  "Nothing decent" "proves how limited this engine is".  ..please.  You sound like a butthurt Vita fanboi.

      • http://twitter.com/TrendyEnt Trendy Entertainment

        That's because this was actually leaked and not meant for public consumption... The UI was a temp-UI made in under an hour to demo the game to our business partners. It was merely meant to be a graphical tech demo for the environment. Even the character's animation is temp... haha, when he swaps guns he's actually reaching for a different type of gun and reaching down below to pick up a pistol...

      • Furtin

        Love the last seconds. It looks so promising, I'm really glad to see, that a different developer than Epic/ChAIR is capable of handling the engine properly. Keep the vids coming ;-)

      • Asd

        It's not the engine that's limited. It's the creativity of the developers. If they want to use UE to make a gears clone, that's their choice. But don't blame it on the engine.

  • Declan466

    And yes, looks awesome. Looks set to do to iOS what crysis did to pc gaming

  • Guest

    Nice attempt at cloning Shadowgun ;)

    • Vimy

      no comparison, this work already looks much better than shadowgun.
      smoother character animation, more interesting environment, better lighting, better rigging etc.

      not that shadowgun looks bad, it looks great as well, but this looks incredible.

  • Anonymous

    "Leaked"  yeah right...   That's a pretty common way to market these days.  Not sure if that is what they are doing but anything that is said to be leaked I take with a grain of salt.

  • iHandyStore

    Amazing work! Can't wait to get my dirty hands on it!

  • Cesar Ramirez

    WOW!!! INCREDIBLE!!

  • Cesar Ramirez

    WOW!!! INCREDIBLE!!

  • Cesar Ramirez

    WOW!!! INCREDIBLE!!

  • Furtin

    Please! Please! Please! Dont can that precious pearl - keep it coming! The iPad, no I am in desperate need of those graphical monster games. Its about friggin time, since the UE3 SDKs are out long enough. And dont you worry about the virtual dual sticks - gamers have Flings for that!

  • Rasterico

    Looks like a nice gears clone even at this early stage, as was mentioned in a previous post though it features no enemies so far so I'd be interested to see it running with a few on screen, I'm sceptical that this was uploaded by mistake though, seems a perfect way to create a bit of hype and hysteria about a forthcoming release! Also I hope they don't dumb it down to make sure it runs on earlier iOS systems, I know it's selfish but I'd love to see a release specifically for iPad 2 so we can finally see what our machines are truly capable of.

  • http://www.missionseal.net/ horror video gamer

    Fear 3 - A first person combat horror shooter. I was hoping to see a lot more paranormal encounters of Alma Wade. Alma should have been the main story.

  • Vimy

    looks great, I especially like the particle effects, which add a depth to the reality of the world if you ask me. Still, not sure why every protagonist looks like a steroids lab monkey, but WTF, not the end of the world.

    i dont understand the haters, the work looks very good and it is obviously running smoothly on the IPAD. the world looks very detailed, the character modeling looks good, smooth, the weapons look good, I liked everything I saw, which is more than I could say about a lot of major developers works.