Zombies are the new Nazis, says Mr Guild Wars

Tuesday, 24 November 2009 12:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Here comes the news. And it’s news about being able to kill zombies in videogames without feeling guilty.

“The reason zombies are so powerful and transcend fantasy is because right now they are the modern, societal guilt-free meat-puppet,” Guild Wars creator Jeff Strain has told Eurogamer.

“We’ve been through the Nazi phase, we’ve been through the communist phase, we’ve been through the terrorist phase. Those were all at various times in history fair game in the gaming culture. Right now zombies are fulfilling that need for us.

“That no-rules, no-guilt mentality is something that people really resonate with,” he said.

Using a zombie as a “guilt-free meat-puppet” could go either way, quite frankly. Semi.

More through there.