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horror-themed cyclepunk video game ‘z’isle’ seeks to bring characters from marginalized communities to the forefront of gaming

October 5, 2016

What’s better than a zombie video game, you ask? A zombie video game made by and for Black and Brown folks! Z’Isle is the cyclepunk video game from the mind of Lateef Martin, the creative director and founder of Miscellaneum, the Montreal-based indie game studio. Based on a comic book series featuring characters from marginalized communities in lead roles, now those same characters are about to break into the gaming world. Z’Isle, a horror-themed tactical RPG set seven years after a zombie apocalypse. Forging weapons from bikes, you set out to protect yourself and your crew from the impending attacks from the undead. After winning Montreal’s Independent Games Festival and securing a sponsorship by Alienware to help bring the planning process to a close, the good folks at Miscellaneum Studios are hoping that some AFROPUNK diehards will support their Kickstarter campaign to keep both the comic book series alive as well as bring this video game to life! Super stoked to play this game in real time, let’s show some support to this amazing venture!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Z’Isle’s website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zisle/zisle-a-cyclepunk-zombie-rpg

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