Communists vs. Zombies (CVZ) is tower defense with a twist: instead of placing static towers, you drop mobile footsoldiers and then modify their behavior with movement orders, permanent and temporary buffs, and even light artillery support.
CVZ puts you in the role of a Commissar in the Soviet Army during World War II’s infamous Battle of Stalingrad. In our highly fictionalized account, German forces have unleashed a horde of flesh-hungry undead, and only a few isolated pockets of Soviet troops remain to defend the city.
What is Chico State Game Studios?
Chico State Game Studios (CSGS) is a flagship project of the Applied Computer Graphics department at CSU Chico; our advanced production class is entirely student-led, and offers many unique opportunities:
Using cutting edge tools... CVZ was developed using Epic’s Unreal Development Kit.
Coordinating large teams... over 90 students have worked on CVZ during its three-semester development cycle.
Working with multiple disciplines... skills represented include concept art, modeling, animation, recording arts, programming, and game design.
Simulated industry environment... students work in nine departments and use project software including a wiki, ticket system, and version control server, and must manage their own training, work timeline, and release deadlines.
Training and improvement... working in iterative sprints, students receive and apply regular feedback from their peers, experienced student leaders, faculty, and alumni working in industry.