If you're not tired of the whole zombie thing yet, maybe consider giving Van Der Veer's War of the Zombie a look. From the looks of it, it's a mash-up of simulation with over-the-top strategy that tasks you with (presumably) saving the globe from the undead. In the clip of the game we've got below, you'll see how you'll be able to outfit a squad of dudes with various modern weaponry, order missiles from a cruiser, and then engage in a real-time point-and-click-y battle against a roving horde (while calling in missiles). It's a juicy display of a game that could be cool, no doubt.

According to Van Der Veer's Facebook page, War of the Zombie is in active beta right now and it's slated to release wide at some point in May 2013. We'll keep our eyes on this one, and hopefully get our hands on it soon! Here's some screens:

  • the fish

    I can't imagine playing this on iPhone. The world map and the ship look cool, but the game itself seems too small scaled.

    • Allen Arcelo

      I can't imagine playing this on anything let alone my iPhone.

  • shifty

    Same here, i hope it will be available for ipad.

  • SporadicMovement

    Yay! A zombie game that's not an FPS or endless runner that actually looks like it'll be playable for more than a couple times!

  • B30

    With a magnifying glass it will probably be playable ;)

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      We apologize that the video didn't show pinch and zoom features, we just got overly excited and released the limited video! :) The game will have pinch and zoom options the same way as shown in the world map screen. The zoom for missions is fairly reasonable for players to see enough of the action, but of course there's no doubt that it will look bigger on ipad. We are also implementing off-screen features where players can see where their team members are even while they are zoomed in.

  • icoker

    love how the budget is realistic. Gives the player a sense of how expensive military equipment are.

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      Although not 100% accurate we've done a lot of military research and want to keep stats as realistic as playably possible.

  • nao

    It's like watching ants in my backyard

    • Allen Arcelo

      more like a ten story building. It's like looking down from the moon and seeing the great wall of china and even then, the great wall of china still has more detail.

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      I love watching ants in my backyard too, if only they weapons!

  • dragon2777

    It seems like it is a "Set it and forget it" game. Looks cool I just hope that doesn't get boring.

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      The game will feature varied missions such as you'd expect - clearing outbreaks, rescuing survivors but will also feature more covert missions such as neutralising insurgents, securing zones and recovering weapons caches.

  • drloony

    Tired of Zombies??? That's a joke right?

  • q8719

    Maybe it will have a zoom feature. Cause like the it not playable on iPhone or iPad mini.

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      Yes, the game will have pinch-to-zoom controls, sorry if it wasn't included in the video :(

  • toxiccheese

    There is no way the dev would release this without the ability to zoom in and out. Right?

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      War of the Zombie has pinch/zoom capabilities in both tactical map and in-game missions :)

  • GlennDK

    I hope is not one of those sad freemium game. Every freemium game on App Store is always the same stupid thing. Build this, wait one week I real life to the building is finished, or buy coins to speed up the process. These in game buyings is always more expensive than brand new game for console! When you have to wait, to be allowed to play, then it isn't a game.

    • http://twitter.com/vdvgames Jacques Deul

      Thank you for your honest feedback :) We are intending to offer WOTZ at a reasonable price and everyone will be able to solve the missions at their own pace. Every weapon or item needed for the missions can be acquired while playing the game and building up your team and arsenal.

      • LunaKnight2

        How goes the process

      • somedumbgamer

        Sounds like an instabuy! Any idea when I can give you some money?

      • LunaKnight2

        For everyday this game takes ill slap a baby xD

  • Logis

    Can't wait. Love the option to carry a katana!

  • LunaKnight2

    Kinda remind me of xcom, can't wait

  • havenorhythm

    When is it coming out?

  • shifty

    Suddenly its quiet