Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall prey to the undead. Conduct massive rescue operations with a helping hand from snipers, artillery crews, orbital bombardments, and more.
User reviews:
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Mostly Negative (26 reviews) - 38% of the 26 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,296 reviews) - 86% of the 1,296 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2011

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July 18

Quadrilateral Cowboy release date

I'm very excited to announce Quadrilateral Cowboy will be released on July 25, 2016 at 10AM PST.

Quadrilateral Cowboy is a first-person cyberpunk heist adventure from Blendo Games, developer of titles such as Atom Zombie Smasher and Thirty Flights of Loving.

The initial launch will be for Windows, with the Mac and Linux builds coming in September 2016. Read more info at: http://blendogames.com/qc

See you in a week!

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Reviews

“Atom Zombie Smasher puts a typically fresh spin on the undead, while leaving the developer plenty of room to unleash his unique, blindsiding sense of humour and laudable fondness for surf guitar.”
http://www.next-gen.biz/features/atom-zombie-smasher-review">EDGE Magazine


“What happens when one of the most exciting indie developers of the moment takes a shot at the zombie survival genre? Atom Zombie Smasher, that's what.”
http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2011/02/review_atom_zombie_smasher_ble.html">indiegames.com


“[Blendo Games] define development independence strictly through their originality, the innateness of creating things featuring tempered mechanics dressed in weird charm.”
http://www.gameandplayer.net/articles/2011/01/atom_zombie_smasher.html">gameandplayer.net

About This Game

Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall prey to the undead.

Conduct massive rescue operations with a helping hand from snipers, artillery crews, orbital bombardments, and more. Experience the tactical richness of fully-destructible environments and procedurally-generated campaigns. And when the apocalypse ends, create your own game mods and share them with the Online File Share.

Key features:

  • Mercenaries for hire: Hire and upgrade your ragtag group of snipers, demolition teams, orbital bombardment crews, and more.
  • No two cities are the same: Cities are procedurally-generated, giving a unique experience with each playthrough.
  • Destructible environments: You can absolutely blow up everything.
  • Play with friends: Up to three people can cooperatively play together.
  • Mod support: Modify the game rules however you like, and share your mods through the Online File Share.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 60MB
    • Video Card: 60MB OpenGL-compatible
    • Additional: Gamepad or Joystick required for multiplayer
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard Disk Space: 60MB
    • Video Card: 60MB OpenGL-compatible
    • Additional: Gamepad or Joystick required for multiplayer
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2Bladder
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I loved this game back in 2014 when it was just about the only thing my laptop could run. Clocked up a good 20 hours or so back then.

Just trying to get the postive votes up as Blendo Games/Brendon Chung is one of the best indie devs out there.

If you're having trouble running the game in Win10 try going to the Atom Zombie Smasher data folder in program files (the default location is at: c:\games\steam\steamapps\common\atomzombiesmasher\data) and then delete atigktxx.dll

Fix worked for me so I'm putting it out there in the hope that it'll work for someone else as this really is an amazing game. The surf rock and llama bombs got me through some tough times.
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Cave Herpes Mechaguyver
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
This game is pretty fun, if played in short spurts. It's quite simple to grab, and hard to master, since you have to think through your choices before commiting to something, or risk getting zombies overrunning a lot of areas, both in the city and on the zone map.

Saw a lot of people complaining about the game, but it does seem to be a Windows 10 issue, since I'm using 8.1, and all it asked me was to download a file from the dev's website, which a did, installed, and the game booted with no issues.

So, I guess that if you have Win 10, stay away from it, if you got other Windows versions, go for it!

Not sure why anyone would install Win 10 anyway...
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queot
( 46.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Works fine with Window 8
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Alex
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Game is literally broken now. When I bought it everything was fine but the game has effectively broken. Won't launch on my GTX 960 or my 750ti, and the people in the community were complaining about issues on their 600 series of cards (So NVidia cards=♥♥♥♥ed).
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Verdant Rapture
( 58.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Played dozens of hours of this game. Loved it. Would love to play it again. Haven't been able to boot it in years. Seems there are tons of people who are experiencing the same issue. Downvote
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Jo Black
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
First a massive disclaimer: Install and run this immediately, then be prepared to use the steam refund system if it crashes or fails to run.
This game is essentially abandoned by the developer, who has done nothing to update or fix the game. I personally advise you only buy this game if you have windows 7 home, because 7 home is the only version I have been able to get the game to run on.

That being said, I do have a functioning copy, on an older laptop running windows 7 home, with integrated Intel graphics.

Gameplay consists of having zombies enter a destructible city map from multiple locations along city streets. You will have a preparation phase, during which you can put down units, barriers and equipment. Your unit availability will change from month to month, adding to the challenge of planning for the defensive.

Once into the action mode, you will be able to slow down game speed using spacebar, and move units, call in artillery strikes, as well as move helicopter extraction. The zombies and civilians will respond to each other accordingly, with zombies moving towards civilians if within range, or otherwise wandering aimlessly, while civilians will remain in place unless driven away by zombies, or attracted by the extraction helicopter. Manipulating civilian movement will manipulate zombie movement in response.

After each map you will have successfully saved civilians counted towards your score, and infections counted to the zombie score. After this you will receive further points based on areas controlled, and areas infected for zombies, which is followed by selecting the next area to assault.

In the end this game is worth playing, and a value for people who enjoy combat tactics simulators that are somewhat more forgiving. It can be frustrating at times when civilians respond in moronic ways, but then some people are just morons and thus it is an accurate simulation unintentionally. But if you cannot get the game to run on your rig, then do not hesitate to refund, since the developer should have fixed that issue a long time ago, especially if they want to keep getting revenue from sales.
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Sans
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Excellent zombie-killing strategy game with Tower Defense elements. The core of the gameplay is to rescue as many civilians as possible out of a city being run over by zombies. You have a variety of units at your disposal, and after every round you get another unit. Which unit you get is randomized from playthrough to playthrough making each playthrough feel unique. You also have access to upgrades for your units between missions.

The only caveat is that the game won't run on modern operating systems, so if you are running Windows 10 (some people are reporting issues on 8.1 as well, but I can neither confirm or disprove those claims) you are ♥♥♥♥ out of luck.

If you are still back on Windows 7 and enjoy strategy games or tower defense, definitely give this game a ♥♥♥♥.
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FruitPolo
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Used to be a fun game but now the game won't run on Windows 10. Devs unfortunately don't seem to 'have the time' to fix it.
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MiniMackeroni
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Hasn't worked for a long time. You've got maybe a 1/10 chance of actually running this thing on a modern computer.

Damned shame. This was a fun little game.
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Nibbles
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Giving this game a bad review just because OS's have outgrown it is sort of like saying your bed is a crap bed because you've outgrown it. For people that can play this game; it's a solid game, great mechanics, fun to place what is essentially World War Z. Sadly not being worked on anymore but as I said, folks with updated OS's have probably stated this enough to make that clear. Anyway, I had fun and you will too.

(Edit Note: Oh yes, give me your un-helpful review scores. I taste the anger of Windows 10.)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Devs cant fix it because "no time"
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Was a really great game! Just sucks it doesn't start anymore and dev doesn't answer questions about it.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Doesn't work on Windows 10, unless you download the additional file from the blendo website.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Game's support for modern hardware and software is spotty at best.

Devs don't give a ♥♥♥♥.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Non-functional on many Windows 10 machines (see the steam community forums for thread after thread about the game not working), yet still being sold in its broken state. DO NOT BUY.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
It was a good game, but it doesn't work on Windows 10, devs don't care anymore.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Don't Buy. Can't launch the game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Hasn't worked for a long time. You've got maybe a 1/10 chance of actually running this thing on a modern computer.

Damned shame. This was a fun little game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I logged a few hours of gameplay a long time ago, at which point I decided that I didn't care for the game and uninstalled. Just recently I was browsing my games library and came across this one. I remembered that it left a bad impression, but I couldn't remember what specifically turned me off after just 2 or 3 hours of time with the game, so I decided to re-install it. It wouldn't start, so I headed over to the discussions to see if I could find a solution, and apparently the game just doesn't start anymore for several people, and that there's a very low likelihood of a fix coming anytime soon.

Not recommended for anyone until a fix comes along. Even then, I might still recommend against it. I did stop playing the first time because of bad impressions, after-all. Even if I don't remember what they were.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful