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The Last Stand: Aftermath Blows Away Kickstarter Goal, Plans November Beta

The Last Stand Aftermath

Con Artist Games, a game development company with a hopefully ironic name, is happy to announce that its first commercial project has blown away its crowdfunding goals by 120% and will finish development soon.

The Kickstarter campaign for The Last Stand: Aftermath ended up raising just over $60,000 when it finished earlier today. The devs took to the Kickstarter update page to thank supporters. “Throughout the campaign, we regularly received comments and messages from people who grew up playing our Flash games online and remembered us from those days with fond memories,” the team wrote. “While these made us feel REALLY old, they also were incredibly touching and motivating. It means the world to us that we can make a game like this with your support.”

The Last Stand Aftermath game cycleThe Last Stand: Aftermath is a zombie survival game that takes place 15 years after the end of the world. When you discover that you’ve become infected with the Z virus, your fellow colonists send you out with a few supplies and a pat on the back while you pledge to make a difference in the little time you have left. Your character is generated from a pool of random survivors (some of which were named by Kickstarter backers) and each run out into the great unknown will vary from one playthrough to the next.

“In The Last Stand: Aftermath, it’s not if you’re going to die, but when,” the Kickstarter page describes. “The game’s roguelite loop means that each time your character dies, you start up again as another. ‘Volunteers,’ as they’re called in the game, begin back at the enclave. However, they’ll benefit from the progress and supplies found by their predecessors, and no journey will be the same as the last with the game’s randomized maps.”

If this sounds like something you’d like to check out, you can add the game to your Steam wishlist and check out the game’s Discord server to chat with like-minded folks as they plan their attack on launch day (still unannounced).

The Last Stand as a series first began in 2007 with the release of the original titular web game. With each game since then, we have tried to evolve and change the series in ways that are interesting to us. Breaking out of the defense genre, The Last Stand has been an action RPG in the form of Union City and even a browser based MMO in Dead Zone. With The Last Stand: Aftermath, we’re making a roguelite that feels like a Last Stand game.

Gameplay from Prior Last Stand Games

We wanted to see footage from prior Last Stand games, so we poked around on Youtube and found these:

The original 2007 game Last Stand

The Last Stand 2

The Last Stand: Union City

The Last Stand: Dead Zone

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Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's Massively.com, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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