Zombiebound for the PSVita released – Pop off zombie’s head on your Vita!
Homebrew games on the PSVita have been popping up since HENkaku was released but 3D ones have been far and few between. Now, thanks to VitaHEX, we got Zombiebound, the second LPP game that uses 3D graphics and this one is a first-person zombie shooter.
As the title suggests, Zombiebound is an original homebrew zombie-shooting game for the PSVita. The game is a first-person zombie shooter with pretty decent 3D graphics which is a genre you may already be familiar with if you played games like Call of Duty: Zombies or on COD4 servers with the Reign of the Undead mod (one of the best ways to enjoy multiplayer zombie shooting in my opinion). The game has various things to offer such as:
- Decent 3D graphics that have been hand-drawn by the author of the homebrew.
- Endless waves of zombies with increasing difficulty so that you could play the game for quite a while without getting bored.
- The ability to choose between 3 different weapons, namely a pistol, shotgun and assault rifle.
- A buttery smooth framerate at the Vita’s native resolution which makes the game experience quite fun.
- The ability to purchase the aforementioned weapons from walls by using in-game credits you get from killing zombies.
- The ability to build barricades (a la ROTU for COD4) to prevent zombies from swarming in on you.
In my opinion, the game is quite a feat as it is able to deliver appealing visuals combined with a smooth framerate at the Vita’s native resolution (960×544) so VitaHEX should really get a round of applause for his great work. Like all of VitaHEX’s work, this homebrew game is written in Lua Player Plus, a powerful Lua interpreter that even lets you output 3D graphics accelerated by the GPU. Lua Player Plus was ported to the Vita by Rinnegatamante and has various other great features such as the ability to play back video which was introduced a few days ago.
How do I get it?
The game is available on VitaDB which means it’s also on Vita Homebrew Browser. That being said, I had some problems when I tried to install it. When I installed it via VHBB, it didn’t show up and VitaShell threw an error at me when I tried installing the VPK.
It only worked after installing the VPK via MolecularShell and then rebooting but your mileage may vary. Remember, this is a 0.1.0 release so it’s no secret that there might be bugs. If you encounter any bugs, report them to VitaHEX (big_Sakis25) on the Wololo /talk forums thread linked below.
Hopefully, this homebrew game will continue being developed as it really looks like it’s going to be one of the best Vita homebrew games. VitaHEX has plans for future releases such as more levels, smarter zombie AI and better animations among others. Make sure you don’t bug VitaHEX for features and just wait patiently.
Wololo /talk forum thread (bug reports + more info): http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=116&t=48583
Download link: http://vitadb.rinnegatamante.it/#/info/328
Patreon page of VitaHEX (he really deserves a buck or two for his excellent work in my opinion): https://www.patreon.com/vitahex
Wololo isn’t affiliated with VitaHEX in anyway and won’t benefit from any donations you give to VitaHEX on Patreon.