Darkness is coming. How long can YOU survive?
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Release Date: Mar 28, 2014

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"This is one of the simplest and fun games I've ever played. Definately worth getting on sale if you have a few friends to play it with."

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August 14

Endless Night mode is now available

Today's update adds new game mode: Endless Night. In this mode there's no base building or shopping, only brainless zombie-shooting. It's designed as a short distraction so that a single playthrough takes just a couple minutes. There are also three new achievements related to this mode.

Other features included in this update:

  • More responsive user interface
  • Keyboard controls mapping
  • Leaderboard anti-cheat tools
  • Better multithreading support
  • Option to adjust amount of blood
  • Minor bug fixes

While it took quite a long time to release this update, the behind-the-scenes work done will allow future updates to be released more frequently - the next one will be released in few weeks.

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About This Game

Yet Another Zombie Defense is all about defending yourself against hordes of undead attacking you every night. However, when you're the only survivor struggling against waves of enemies who are getting stronger and stronger, your end is inevitable. The only important question is how long can YOU survive?

The game is a top-down arcade zombie shooter with strategy elements. You're able to choose from variety of weapons to mount them onto auto turrets and set up defensive barricades to stay alive as long as you can. It's for gamers who like to put their skills to the test, find optimal strategy, and reach the highest spot on leaderboards! It also features online co-op mode, where you can blast zombies with up to three friends!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
394 of 460 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I bought this game to shoot zombies.
I shot zombies.
I shot zombies WITH friends.
I shot zombies WITH guns.
I was happy.
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212 of 249 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
"We hate DLC as much as you do ..."

Best Dev. Ever

11 / 10
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
"Yet another simple but good game ..."

This game makes fun! You kite around a lantern and must survive several waves. On 4th wave you'll have enough money to buy a better weapon (I prefer the Sniper Rifle) or start to build up your camp. Therefore are wooden or steel palisades and turrets where you can mount all weapons.

Every wave you evolve more. But the zombies do also. Each property of their damage, life and speed raises by a factor. There are even more effective weapons like a rocketlauncher, the tesla coil or a lasercannon, but the ammo is mostly too expensive or the reload time is quite too long.

Another mode is the endless night mode. which you gain after 10 waves of survival. In endless night mode there are no palisades. Weapons spawn by random of killed zombies. Here you must survive 5 min max.
The MP is stable and makes fun. Achievements are partly deactivated for MP. Don't miss this little but nice game. The devs have promised some more content if you support them.
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Well I paid this game less than 1$

- It's fun
- It's hard
- It's zombies
- It cost less than a cig in my country !
- Musics are cool, 1 second to load, 1 second to understand what to do
- You can play with friends or anybody
- You can build fences and buy weapons
- It's for a true gamer like you !
- If a lot of people buy this they say they will add DLC in futur so GOGOGO !

Thanks creators for this game :-]
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is a great arcade-esque style shoot em' up and I adore it. I played for a few hours with a friend and it was a lot of fun but I have a few suggestions to improve gameplay:

1. SKILLS
-You can put a point after every round into a skill
-Skills could be like: accuracy, damage, run speed. and scavenger (get more from cash/supply drops)

2. GUN UPGRADES
-Pay to get various upgrades/attatchments to your guns
-Such as: incendiary (does dmg over time) explosive (hurts more than one target) or like an increase in damage, accuracy or firing speed

3.CHARACTERS
-We need just a little bit of character development, who is "The Girl"? Or "The SWAT"?
-I suggest adding MORE characters and giving them each starting attributes depending on who they are like: The SWAT gets a defense bonus due to his bulletproof vest.

4.TRAPS
-You should add more traps and trap like elements to the game
-Such as a bear trap that costs, say, $50 and you could put them in a 1/4 space of a normal tile
-Fire traps would be cool

5.PALISADES
-Palisades should decay with damage and you should have to pay to repair them
-The advantage of this would be you could add in palisade damage. As in they do damage to zombies based on how new and freshly repaired they are.

These are just a few suggestions that I thought could make this game better, even though it already is pretty addicting.

-Zac

P.S. Add some detail to the map, just a few cracks in the concrete or litter. Something to make it more immersive.
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Very easy to learn game, the difficulty gradient becomes increasingly steep as the levels progress. Game gets pretty laggy at times, so find friends that are closer to where you are to host the game. Great emphasis on teamwork and resource management, as late game you find yourselves running out of funds. Developers says future DLCs will be free of charge, hope they hold true to their word :D
8/10
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Yet Another Zombie Defense is a small, unpretentious game that manages to do what it wants to do quite well. The objective is very clear: defend yourself against ever increasing hordes of attacting zombies (hey - that's in the title!). So I went into it, as in quite some of these small and cheap games, I do admit, for the trading cards, and since I love games with Steam achievements. During the first encounters thing got on in a rather predictable way. I managed to survive several waves of attack circling around a single lamp-post with nothing but darkness surrounding me. There was the ability to buy new weapons and ammo in between the rounds, but no upgrade possibilities for the weapons, to name but one thing.
Also, I could place some fences, but that produced a rather weird result, since the fences can't be turned around so stand as soldiers in a row awaiting the onslaught. And slaughtered I got, out there on my own in the darkness.

This morning, I decided to give the multiplayer co-op a go, and made my game open to anyone who wanted to drop in or out. And that made quite a difference: people came and went, staying for some seconds or longer, and suddenly it proved to be quite some fun to blast away at those pesky zombies. I do have to admit I find it difficult to watch other players jumping around like grasshoppers on speed - be a man, stand your ground and shoot!!

All in all, a small diversion for the dead moments in between the more serious games, but hey, this game didn't pretend pretend to be anything more than just that.

Gameplay: 18/30
Graphics: 10/20
Sound: 5/10
Technical state: 15/20 (co-op is very easy to join/host)
Replayability: 6/10 (for those who want to do the achievements I guess)
Personal appreciation: 5/10

Overall: 69/100
Go and buy it when you love this kind of game.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
If you like the tower defense, if you like classic stick shooters, if you like trial and error defense tactics...

Buy this game.

pro tip: For playing with your steam friends, someone has to start a game and set it to allow friends. Also you may have to allow it to accept "anyone" if you have issues with the friends option.

This game is absolutely worth 2.99 if you have at least 1 friend to play it with.

My opinion is that in it's current rate of content and enjoyable challenge I'd say its a fair game that if you like the genre is worth 9.99.

Game sounds are a bit generic, but they aren't expected to be stellar yet and for the price you get enough.

The animations, while repetive are very smooth and mesmeric when you enter the Flow state of mind, and become completely mentally engrossed in trying to keep yourself along with your team and your defenses off the ground.

I recommend it for harcore zombie killers who want to vegitate, and for the casual pick up and drop occasional scream fest for anyone.

Enjoy!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Yet ANOTHER zombie defense is a decent entry in the zombie/survival genre despite the over-saturation of zombie games in recent years.

STORY & GAMEPLAY
Choosing one of three characters, you must survive for as long as possible by constructing and buying resources by day and defending by night either alone, or with friends and strangers up to four players.

The game presents you with an assortment of weapons and accessories to aid you in your zombie slaughter. Ideally in zombie shooters the most expensive weapon is the most effective. That concept is no different on Yet Another Zombie Defense: Expensive = Effective. You can either buy weapons during day break at full price, or wait for a discounted sale to hit in later days. You will burn through money fast; therefore sales provide you with an option to cash in on low-price gear. You can effectively create your own “safe zone” through the use of auto-turrets and two variants of palisade walls: Wood and steel - the latter being more durable to zombie attacks. You can have all sorts of combinations, though their effectiveness will be tested in combat.

The online portion works just as well as the single player with a drop in/drop out feature. I had some lag drops here and there, even during my own hosted lobbies though not too often that would ruin the overall experience. Players can communicate via the in-game chat box and host is able to kick players who are otherwise trolling or lack contribution. From the several games I played the community is rather active, friendly and helpful which is a major plus.

The current offering is satisfying, though for a limited time. The game lacks weapon/fortification upgrades and variation in terms of maps. Once you breach wave 20 you will stop and question whether it is possible to progress any further as zombies become ridiculously over-powered in terms of speed, durability and damage. Future updates are promised by the developer (most recent being 14 August 2014) possibly free of charge, therefore it would be nice to introduce additional features to build on the current game.

I only played this game with an Xbox controller, therefore cannot comment on the functionality of keyboard and mouse. Xbox controls handled well without any problems.

GRAPHICS / ART STYLE
Aesthetically nothing impressive. The character and zombie models are almost identical to those in Garry’s Mod. Delivers an entertaining game of mindless zombie killing.

AUDIO
Between 4-5 different tracks; nothing major in terms of variety. Some sound effects were off-sync – i.e weapon shots and zombie growls.

OVERALL
A fun but limited zombie shooter with a not-so-ridiculous price tag. In dire need of additional content to bolster its current offerings.

PROS
+Two modes which can be played alone or co-op + supported by leaderboards.
+Nice assortment of weapons and tools to change gameplay.
+Ridiculously cheap.
+Developer is opposed to the idea of charging players for additional content (DLC).

CONS
-In dire need of additional content – especially map variations.
-Unexplainable lag in single player and online.
-Some sound effects off-sync.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
It's a pretty simple game, you just basically have to shoot a lot of zombies while trying to stay alive.
With some friends to play it with or by just yourself, it's a nice way to spend some time.
Theres a few little bugs that are really annoying, like the fact that zombies do damage to you before performing the animation of the strike but oh well.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Just did not expect something like that, really unexpectedly good game :)
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
A cheap game that's perfect for a lan! addictive and fun!

8/10
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Simple game... fun... cheep!
Awaiting some updates, so I recommend it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Game is cheap normally but on sale it is a steal!
The game doesn't pretend to be anything it isn't. Zombies attack, shoot them and don't die.
Simple concept executed well.
Music is good, sound effects could be better but get a 2 pack because the netcode is very good and with a friend it is tense but funny!

Be sure to tell your friends.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Yes, I understand this game is bad but its also fun if you play with friends and other people, plus you can easily earn your money back from selling the cards.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Great deal for the price. I reccoment playing co op with friends, Very fun easy to play but still challenging.

9/10
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44 of 76 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Less complex but slightly more polished than your average Flash game, YAZD is an extremely mindless game where you shoot zombies, get cash, buy stuff, and repeat on an utterly plain map. You build walls and/or autoturrets, buy ammo, shoot zombies, get cash, buy stuff, repeat. Sometimes zombies drop cash, you pick it up, buy stuff, repeat. I guess if you were playing it co-op you might have more fun shooting zombies, picking up cash, buying stuff, placing walls, and repeating while your partner shoots zombies, picks up cash, buys stuff, places walls and repeats, but for me I didn't have much fun shooting zombies, getting cash, buying stuff, placing walls, and repeating.
The good news is, during sales this game has an extremely low price, so there's a low barrier of entry to shoot zombies, get cash, buy stuff, place walls and repeat. If shooting zombies, getting cash, buying stuff, placing walls and repeating sounds fun to you, Yet Another Zombie Defense is definitely a standout in the shooting zombies, getting cash, buying stuff, placing walls and repeating genre, but I personally am not a fan of the genre of shooting zombies, getting cash, buying stuff, placing walls and repeating genre so I can't recommend it. Very repetitive.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Just cool game i recommened all to buy it/ because it's worth it!!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I love the barricade physics, how they all face the same way. The enviroment is beautiful, such nice shades of gray, I'd say theres about 50 different shades. I especially liked the level where you defended against zombies. I would just like to restate, I LOVE THIS GAME, I WISH SKYRIM'S MAP WAS THIS GOOD. 10/0.75 Yaas Gaga
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
It's fun for the first 60 minutes
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