Episode 33: How State of Survival: Zombie War Became an Award-Winning Game

Mobile GameDev Playbook podcast by GameRefinery

In this episode of the Mobile GameDev Playbook, Bob Slinn, Head of Business Development at FunPlus, and game analyst Milka Paunonen from GameRefinery, a Liftoff company, joins our host Jon Jordan to discuss State of Survival’s well-deserved wins in the most recent Mobile Gamedev Awards!

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We will discuss the development and inspiration behind State of Survival, the recent trends in the 4x strategy genre, its wins in the categories of ‘Biggest Evolver’ and ‘Best Use of IP in a Collaboration Event,’ and what the future holds for the game.

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Topics we will cover in this episode:

  1. Introduction
  2. FunPlus and its background
  3. How does State of Survival fit the 4X Strategy space?
  4. The Walking Dead collaboration
  5. Finding the right collaboration fit
  6. 4X games in the Japanese mobile game market
  7. Adapting to a new market
  8. The balance between single-player elements and alliances in 4X games
  9. Monetization in 4X games
  10. What’s next for State of Survival?

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