KEMCO, responsible for games such as Dragon Prana and Neko Atsume, has launched its latest mobile game titled Raging Bytes. A foray into the old school, Raging Bytes or Zombie of the Dot includes pixelated visuals that will take the players back to the days of consoles past and furious button punching. However, the game includes a plotline and characters that purportedly ensure that gameplay is not monotone and drab.
Raging Bytes unravels an old-school setup for players by offering pixel-art visuals. The game is a single-player mobile game and uses pixelated zombie RPG elements. The storyline of Raging Bytes further heightens the quaint console game vibe.
The game is set in a 1970s post-apocalyptic zombie-infested USA. The mobile game has “survival” genre elements which are revealed by the players as the game progresses. The players can explore the game through the protagonist, Ben. A police officer, Ben has just woken up after an accident and as things would have it, he has a zombie apocalypse on his hands. With the help of his team, Ben explores ways to kill zombies and prevent himself from getting infected.
The plotline is similar to a zombie movie although it evolves in a step-by-step format. It features a turn-based system. The gameplay is further enhanced by players having to seek supplies in different locations. There is also a cache of weapons that includes a pistol, a grenade, a knife, and a shocker.
Go back in time
The game is story-driven and deviates from the glossy visuals of contemporary mobile games by offering a pixel-art mobile gaming experience. It has four main features: encounters, battles, weapons and supplies. It also has 8 characters that provide the main plot line, and 6 different types of zombies. The developers have kept the gameplay engaging and attractive. They describe the game as a “zombie RPG for all.”
The game designer is Jiro Ishii, a game writer and screenwriter, who is responsible for planning, drafting and supervising the game. His other works include Time Travellers and Bungo and Alchemist.
The game has a teen rating in the USA and Canada by ESRB. You can download the mobile game at Google Play.