Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn is a challenging, fast paced, 2D survival shooter! Featuring a compelling single player survival mode and cooperative multiplayer for up-to four players, this is one zombie firefight you're not going to want to miss!
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Very Positive (448 reviews) - 96% of the 448 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 13, 2015

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July 10

[!!] Black screen on startup?

In case ZKW-Reborn launches at black screen..
and you have updated your Windows 10 to the creators update, then there's a very high chance that ZKW-Reborn (among some other games) can go into a plain black screen on startup, even though the game is still running (no pun intended) in the background, and you can hear the music.

How to fix this?
The issue can be fixed in most cases, thankfully.
You need to go to :

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn

and then find the options.ini file. Open this with a regular text editor app, and change the [WINDOWS] portion of the ini file as following:


I know this is a stupid workaround, but as it stands, there's really nothing I can do to fix this issue. It's very frustrating for me as a developer, and I truly hope you will understand that this is not directly the game's fault.

Old stuff
As for right now, I, unfortunately, don't know. I have only now realized the link between the Creators update, and this black screen issue. I'm trying to look into it, and in case I find a solution (or if any of you know how to get around this) I will update this blog post to give the solution to you

So what. We just supposed to sit here, an cry?
If that's something you want to do, I'm not going to stop you from doing so.
But if not, no. You can still play the game on windowed mode just regularly. Alt+Tab trick doesn't seem to be working for most, but it's something you should try anyways.
For now, all we can do, is to sit tight, and hope that Microsoft will get this issue fixed. So keep your Windows up to date, in case the miracle happens!

ps: Here's some more info about the issue:

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March 11

Updated multiplayer servers!

And problems with the updated servers

So, as some of you already noticed, no-one was able to play the multiplayer for the last couple of days.
This was actually caused by me. I just updated the servers to a new version, and I kind of sort of maybe forgot to validate the new version number.

So, how about the goodies?
Servers are now validated, and in working condition, plus! if everything else goes according to plans, we should now have gotten rid of so called "ghost" players on the server. This basically means, that I won't have to restart the servers twice every week, but hopefully just once a month (for an example) should do the trick.
We'll see how this goes on the long run, but it's looking good so far (if you forgive me for breaking the entire multiplayer mode for the past few days)
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About This Game

Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn is a challenging, fast paced, 2D survival shooter! And when we say fast, we mean breakneck, flat-out, adrenaline fuelled fast! What’s different from the other shooters is your goal isn’t to run through levels and finish the game, but to survive for as long as possible under increasingly frantic conditions (we say as long as possible because ultimately you will die!).

Seems simple enough, but where Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn really takes off is in the added layers of depth and huge variety of features and customisation available. Players earn money for slaughtering the zombies (money might not bring you happiness, but it does buy you guns!). We live in a consumer society after all, which is useful, as you can spend big on over 25 different weapons (including chainsaw, katana, mini-gun, RPG, D.O.M. and many others!). You also need cash to open doors, activate jumps, buy new weapons, or hunt for the magic fridge and see what loot drops are inside! In short… the longer you survive, the more weapons and prizes you get.

Surviving longer also gains you ZKW-Points which you can cash in to totally customize your character, customize your weapons, buy new weapons, buy different perks, open new maps, and a lot lot more! Players also earn XP as they play, allowing them to level-up their character and develop them to fit their chosen gameplay skills. Survival is all about the margins, and every little extra helps!

The Steam release also features an exclusive level editor for the Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn community, which allows the community to create their own custom and bespoke maps, then share them with friends (and enemies) for everyone to enjoy. Endless permutations and maps means endless challenges.

With a compelling single player survival mode, as well as cooperative multiplayer for up-to four players, this is one zombie firefight you are not going to want to miss! If that wasn't enough you can even play cross-platform play with Android owners too!

  • Kill zombies with a very wide arsenal of weapons, including: Chainsaw, RPG, D.O.M., katana and many others!
  • Over 20 Steam Achievements
  • 5 stunning maps
  • Exclusive Level Editor for PC. Create your own custom maps, then upload and share with friends.
  • Cooperative multiplayer for up-to 4 players
  • Full controller support
  • Online highscores
  • Cloud profiles
  • Weapon customization
  • Player customization
  • Skills, trophies, perks, blood and gore!
  • Original sound tracks composed by Roland La Goy
  • Cross-platform play with Android allowing you to carry on playing on the go!


System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 only
    • Processor: 1.2GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 128 MB memory
    • Storage: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 / XInput controller, Screen resolution of 800×600 (or bigger) recommended. 5MB/s download and upload speed needed for online multiplayer.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card with 512 MB memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Intergral
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