We get a surprising amount of e-mails that are, like, "Hey, guys, I'm doing [X] or at [X] a lot, so I can only play really simple games in a specific orientation; can you recommend a few games that are like this?" This question is why we sat down with Zombie Stomp [Free] this morning. It's a super casual title jumping game where you tilt your phone to, uh, stomp on zombies. It's also locked in landscape, and can be played with a single hand without too much trouble.

In other words, it's a perfect game to play when you're bored during a break or on the bus or wherever else you may want a specifically landscape, tilt-based game.

Outside of this specific "I need..." scenario, we're guessing Zombie Stomp isn't going to be for everyone. We think it's charming, but recommend you check out the video before you take the plunge:

  • oooooomonkey

    R.I.P. "kitty corner" so sad to see it die. It was a great part of the weekly show.

  • bitbit

    This game looks terrible.

    • Tranceaholic

      Too young to appreciate the retroness?

      • bitbit

        No, I'm 29, and happen to be a developer that's made games with a pixel art aesthetic. This looks like a minimal effort, game with a lazy zombie theme, lazy pixel art, and super lazy mechanics. More like a jam game than something you'd expect someone to buy.

      • http://twitter.com/SimpleArcade SimpleArcade

        It was purposely designed to be minimalistic, but there is certainly nothing lazy about it. The mechanic as simple as it is, took hundreds of hours to get right, so that the progression was perfect. Perhaps you should take a look again, before brushing it off with just a 2 second glance at it. Thanks.

      • bitbit

        I was not in the bst of moods when I wrote this. I don't mean to trash your work without trying it. Sorry man.

      • http://twitter.com/SimpleArcade SimpleArcade

        Well, I certainly do appreciate an honest answer. No, it certainly does not look impressive. I was worried about the art style being too minimalistic or too simplistic. The graphics actually came from pixel art doodling one day and I liked what I was making so I decided to keep it. On top of that, personally, I'm in love with very old school graphics, like Atari graphics for instance.

        Most of the work was in making the mechanic balanced and fun. We did contemplate on redoing the graphics, however because the mechanic was so simple, we just kept the look, as it seemed to fit best.

        For our first game, we were aiming for a 5-minute, early 80's style arcade game (or VFD handheld - with the lit colored sprites) with no achievements or leaderboards. Just pure fun, difficulty and trying to beat your own score.

        Thanks for your response. πŸ™‚

  • http://twitter.com/artingu Martin Gumucio

    Commander Video?

  • Netsquash

    I love this game. It is simple and captivating. The retro graphics are sweet

  • dudeman8622

    Dont look to good idk if ever worth a dollar